Which is better for you: the pest control product or the pest removal?
It’s a question that many people have pondered for years, but now a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and University of Wisconsin-Madison shows it’s not a one-size-fits-all.
The findings are based on a survey of nearly 2,500 Americans, and are published online today in the journal PLOS ONE.
They also provide a glimpse of how effective pest control products and pest removal programs are in controlling the spread of the Asian carp, the first invasive species of fish native to the U.S. That’s not to say that they’re perfect either.
Pest control and pest control have been used for decades to combat invasive species, including a large number of diseases and pests that threaten humans and our ecosystems, including some that kill us, including Lyme disease.
However, pest control is a relatively new technology and many pest control companies don’t offer effective pest removal and pest-control products to the public.
What they do offer are simple ways to manage pests that can be used for pest control purposes, but the effectiveness of these products is not as high as they once were, the researchers write.
The study focused on the impact of pest control on the Asian-coloured carp in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, which were the areas with the most pest-related mortality rates in 2016.
A similar study published in June by the same authors found that pest control systems in the Southeast and South were responsible for less than 1 percent of the annual mortality rate of Asian carp in those areas.
“We’ve been working on the problem of pest damage and we’ve had a lot of success with pest control for many years,” says Dr. David Hochberg, a professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Washington and a lead author on the study.
“But there are still many problems that we need to solve.
The pest control industry has really missed the boat.
There are some very good systems out there, but we’ve been waiting a long time for something like this to come along.”
This was the first time researchers analyzed the impact pest control and the pest elimination programs had on the annual pest mortality rate in these areas.
They found that in 2016, pest eradication programs reduced the annual number of Asian-colored carp by around 20 percent, but that the pest reduction programs had a much more dramatic impact on the overall number of invasive species that were introduced.
The results of the study are consistent with previous studies, and could have implications for other pest control strategies, including using these products to control invasive species in the United States, the authors write.
“What is striking is that even though the pest eradications were so effective, they were not enough to control the number of new invasives that were coming into the U, and it’s still pretty important that we get rid of the existing invasive species before they start to come back,” Hochburg says.
“If we don’t get rid, it’s going to be hard to get rid.”
A new species of Asian catfish can carry a deadly disease, and scientists fear it’s coming back The study looked at the impact that pest eradicators had on disease-causing organisms, or COVID-19, a new and highly contagious disease that has become increasingly prevalent in Southeast Asian countries, and the impact their pest-removal programs had.
“The main finding is that pest removal did not reduce COVIDs, and that’s a huge issue because we know that pest-disposal programs can have a very big impact on COVID outbreaks,” says Hochbg.
“So we know they have a big impact.
We know that in some cases they can actually increase COVID numbers.
We’re really just scratching the surface.”
The researchers found that for every year a pest-containment program was in place, there was a 6.8 percent increase in COVID cases.
However the impact was much less if the pest-treatment program was not in place.
In fact, the effectiveness was almost as low, with a 1.3 percent decrease in COID cases.
“This is really the first study showing that pest suppression is very important, but it’s also really important to have effective pest-management and pest eradiation programs,” says Mark Zolotka, a University of Maryland professor of entomology who co-authored the study with Dr. Michael Hochberger.
“There are also some studies that show that the number and frequency of pest-resistance measures that you have can have an impact on disease transmission, and pest management programs are certainly a good way to help keep COVID at bay.”
The results are particularly troubling because COVID has spread across the U-S.
and across multiple countries.
Zolotska notes that the virus is now found in the U.-S.
but has been found in Europe, China, and South America.