Reduce Pests With Natural Enemies
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Qureshi, Jawwad. 2023. “Reduce Pests With Natural Enemies”. EDIS 2023 (April). Gainesville, FL.


Natural enemies such as predators and entomopathogens are beneficial organisms that attack multiple pests. Natural enemies can also be pest specific, such as parasitoids. This method of control is called biological control. These beneficial organisms have been reducing pest populations across commercial and urban environments for decades. This is achieved through their introduction, conservation or augmentation. Their abundance and distribution over landscapes may vary with prey availability, habitat and human intervention of pest management.

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