Many methods and products are used for pest control in agriculture, including chemical pesticides, biological pesticides, organic pesticides, mechanical traps, and cultural management.
Each method or product has its benefits and drawbacks. Hence, choosing the right one for each situation is essential. For example, chemical pesticides can effectively control pests but can also harm the environment and human health. On the other hand, biological control agents such as bacteria and viruses can be particular in their targets and thus less harmful to the environment than chemical pesticides. Still, they may only sometimes be as effective. Organic pesticides such as neem oil are derived from natural ingredients and therefore have a lower impact on the environment than chemical pesticides.