Other Kinds of Pests and Other Biological Methods of Pest Control

  • Robert van den Bosch
  • P. S. Messenger
  • A. P. Gutierrez


On occasion, vertebrate species become pests when they are accidentally or purposely introduced from one area of the world to another. If the new habitat provides no natural population control, the population of the introduced vertebrate expands dramatically and an artificial means of population control must be implemented, either through harvesting or biological control. Examples of such introductions are: the marine toad, Bufo marinus L., in Australia, the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevus in Florida, the Norway rat, Rattus sp., throughout the world, and the European rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus L., in various regions of the world (Figure 11.1).


Biological Control Dung Beetle Pest Population Host Plant Resistance Cytoplasmic Incompatibility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert van den Bosch
    • 1
  • P. S. Messenger
    • 1
  • A. P. Gutierrez
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Biological ControlUniversity of California, BerkeleyAlbanyUSA

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