Evaluating effectiveness of locust control operations

Preliminary assessment of locust population per unit area in the potential spray site will be undertaken by the officer in charge of control operation. The spraying operation will then be executed. The Post spray assessment will be undertaken to determine the number of dead locust per unit area. The difference in numbers of live and dead locust per unit area will be used to approximate the percentage (%) killed. Other parameters that will be used to assess the effectiveness of the control operations will include but not limited to:

  • The toxicological classification of pest control products used.
  • The dose rate of application (amount dispensed within a unit area)
  • The cost of pesticide amount to be applied per unit area
  • The ease or practicability of conducting the control operation
  • Knock down duration

Risk posed to none targets and the environment