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Control Mechanisms

Outlines biological, chemical, and mechanical control methods for invasive animal species. See Manager's Tool Kit - Control Mechanisms for general resources and other species.


Biology, History, Threat, Surveillance and Control of the Cactus Moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Jun 2004; PDF | 1.24 MB)
UN. Food and Agriculture Organization; International Atomic Energy Agency. Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture.
See also: Scientific and Technical Publications on Insect Pest Control

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Potential Side Effects of Systemic Insecticides Used To Control Emerald Ash Borer (Feb 2011; PDF | 310 KB)
Emerald Ash Borer Information Network.
Research and Extension Specialists prepared this comprehensive publication that addresses questions and concerns regarding insecticide use to control emerald ash borer. See also: Emerald Ash Borer Control and Insecticide Options for more control resources

Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management
Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management.

Managing BMSB
Stop Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.

Federal Government

Biological Control of Emerald Ash Borer in North America: Current Progress and Potential for Success (2012)
USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

Emerald Ash Borer - Control and Management
USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid - Control and Management
USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

Biological Control of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
USDA. FS. Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team.

State Government

Biological Control of Pink Hibiscus Mealybug
California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Pierce's Disease Control Program
California Department of Food and Agriculture.


Biological Control of Insects and Mites, An Introduction to Beneficial Natural Enemies and Their Use in Pest Management (2008)
University of Wisconsin Extension. Publication A3842.
This book addresses biocontrol implementation, cost analysis, planning, and integrating biocontrol into an Integrated Pest Management (i.e., IPM) framework. Approaches can apply to invasive plant and plant disease control.

Biological Control of Forest Pests in the Eastern United States
University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

Emerald Ash Borer: Biology and Control Options (Apr 2003; PDF | 236 KB)
Michigan State University. Center For Integrated Plant Systems. Diagnostics Services.
See also: Diagnostic Fact Sheets for more control resources

IPM of Midwest Landscapes (2004)
University of Minnesota.
This manual is available for educating growers, landscapers, managers, and consumers in the principles of IPM and its application to managing the over 150 common insect species in Midwest landscapes.

Pest Notes: Biological Control and Natural Enemies of Invertebrates
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.
See also: Pest Notes are peer-reviewed scientific publications about specific pests or pest management topics, directed at California's home and landscape audiences.

Starling Management in Agriculture (Aug 1998)
University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Cooperative Extension.

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