SC PEST MANAGEMENT #17185
Civilization has been combating insects and other pests throughout history. A pest is an undesirable organism that injures humans, desirable plants and animals, manufactured products, or natural substances. Many insects, pathogens (disease-causing organisms, such as viruses, bacteria, or fungi), plants (known as weeds), mollusks (slugs and snails), fish, birds, and a variety of mammals (from mice to deer) compete for our crops and livestock. As the battle between humans and pests continues over time, so will innovative methods of control.