ARS entomologist is developing microbial pesticides for the effective control of mosquitoes and the pathogens they transmit.
There are three main methods used for control of invasive species -- biological, mechanical, and chemical.
- Biological control is the intentional manipulation of natural enemies by humans for the purpose of controlling pests.
- Mechanical control includes mowing, hoeing, cultivation, and hand pulling.
- Chemical control is the use of herbicides.
You can also use a combination of these three methods in an integrated weed management approach which some authorities would consider as the fourth method.