pt 4/10 – What’s the Difference?
Listen below to the forth in the series of the interviews with Wade Environmental and a selection of special guests discussing the questions that people genuinely are asking about Pest Management.
What is a pest?
A pest is any animal which has the capacity to do one or more of the following; cause Damage, spread Disease or trigger Distress. Therefore it is important to note that a pest isn’t just a specific species such as ‘rats’.
A rat in the forest for example isn’t a pest, it is a fundamental part of the ecosystem. However that same rat in a cattle shed becomes a pest when it damages food stores, distresses the livestock and brings the potential for disease transmission.
It must be stated however, that just because an animal might be considered a pest it doesn’t mean its free reign when it comes to its control. There are very specific laws and regulations around which animals can be controlled and how.