3 Factors for Establishing a Pest

PEST analysis is a strategic planning tool developed by Harvard professor Francis Aguilar in 1967. It helps organizations identify and evaluate potential threats and opportunities. Lucidchart, the most popular online alternative to Visio, is used by millions of users worldwide, from sales managers to IT managers. Prevention is an objective when the presence or abundance of the pest can be predicted in advance. Ongoing plagues are usually very predictable, while sporadic and potential pests can be predicted if the conditions that will favor their presence as pests are known.

For example, some plant diseases only occur under certain environmental conditions. If these conditions exist, steps can be taken to prevent plant pathogens from harming desirable plants. The more you know about the pest and the factors that influence its development and spread, the more successful your pest control will be. There are three main factors that must be taken into consideration when establishing a pest: environment, host, and pest.


- The environment is the most important factor in determining whether a pest will become established. The environment includes temperature, humidity, light, soil type, and other factors that can affect the growth and spread of a pest.

Host - The host is the organism that the pest feeds on or lives in. Different pests require different hosts to survive and reproduce. For example, some pests feed on plants while others feed on animals.


- The pest itself is also an important factor in determining whether it will become established. Different pests have different life cycles and require different conditions to survive and reproduce.