Pest control is the process of minimizing or removing a wide range of undesirable insects and other pests from spaces occupied by human beings. The actual process of pest control can take place in the home, in a place of business, or in a public building. Controlling pests normally involve using some type of insecticide to prevent them from entering the space, and to kill any pests that have already established a presence within the provided space. Many homeowners can choose to manage pest control on their own. This process often includes a combination of strategies designed to make the space less desirable to cockroaches, bed bugs and other types of pests. Pest control is a big term as there are thousands of pests to be controlled, depending on the climate and area. People often make use of both individual as well as professional efforts to maintain a pest-free environment. This often means keeping the space clean and uncluttered and making sure there are no cracks or holes to allow easy access for these pests from outside. The ultimate goal of all forms of pest control is to remove mice, cockroaches, termites and other types of pests from areas where human beings live, work, and play. Along with minimizing the chances for structural damage. Thus, pest control efforts also can reduce the chances of humans contracting diseases.