Parasites and predators introduced into the Pacific Islands for the biological control of insects and other pests.
Kadocsa stated that Brachygaster minutus and Evania appendigaster were not important in the biological control of cockroaches.
The North American parasitic wasps of the genus Tetrastichus—a contribution to biological control of insect pests.
The effect of lizards on the biological control of scale insects in Bermuda.
|biological control |
Control of pests by disrupting their ecological status, as through the use of organisms that are natural predators, parasites, or pathogens. Examples of biocontrol include the use of ladybugs to prey on aphids and scale insects and the treatment of turf with spores of the bacterium Bacillus popilliae, which cause milky disease in Japanese beetle larvae.