Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Integrated Pest Management

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3692

This term describes the simultaneous use (ITP) of a bunch of different methods to control overflooding specimens of a given insect species in a limited area. This action may include at the same time use of chemical compounds, methods of  sterile male technique, and/or setting free cultivated aggressive insects such as tephritid flies (true fruit flies), wasps, ants, and/or termites, etc., depending on the targeted invaders.

Further Reading

  1. Benelli G (2015) Should I fight or should I flight? How studying insect aggression can help integrated pest management. Pest Manag Sci. doi:10.1002/ps.3974PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. O’Connor L et al (2012) Open release of male mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia biopesticide. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e4797Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany