Farming has been on one of our main food sources since the early days. Our forefathers were farmers and that is how everything started. But along the way although the tradition of farming has continues it has seen many changes. Just like everything else that existed long time ago even farming in the modern day is not done the way it was used to. With the development of technology and the need to feed the rapidly increasing populations has brought about a massive change in how people do their farming. Some of the changes have been for the better and some of the changes have been for the worse. But with the need to grow more food has also come the need to control the insects that attack the crops so that we have a better yield for the efforts that are being put in to grow the large quantities of crop.
How we are currently tackling this problem
There was hardly a huge problem about crops being eaten up by insects in the days gone by. Because the amount of crop was less and farmers could pay a lot more attention to them. But now when the production quantity is so great they have has to find different methods of pest control in order to protect the crops. And with this need came the advent of chemicals that were being sprayed on plants and crop. They were an effective method of keeping the insects away from the crops. And people realized that as a result the produce was also a lot more than what they could have hoped for. But it was only years later they started realizing the adverse health effects of consuming such chemical laden food.
These adverse health effects have now created such a terrible impact on the society that people are even protesting against the use of chemicals in farming. There have been many substances that have been banned from being used because they have been recognized as the most harmful. And you will see more and more people turning towards organically that is chemical free, grown fruits and vegetables these days. That is why now insect control companies are trying to come up with alternatives to harmful chemicals in order to protect the crops. And of recent time research has shown that caterpillars which were once thought to destroy crops can actually be used to protect them as well. But the research is still in its initial stages and we can only wait for the results to see if they are actually an effective method of stopping the creatures.