What is mechanical pest control?

Gardens & Landscapes, Pest Management In and Around Structures March 14, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF
Mechanical control is the management of pests by physical means such as the use of a barrier (e.g., screens or row covers), trapping, weeding or removal of the pest by hand. It may also involve changing the physical conditions in a given area, for example, changing the temperature to make an area unfavorable for pests.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.