Augmentation of Natural Enemies for Control of Insect Pests of Man and Animals in the United States

  • D. E. Weidhaas
  • P. B. Morgan
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 11)


Although biological control in its broadest sense encompasses the use of methods or organisms to reduce the density of insects, we are here concerned only with the biological control produced by the use of predators and parasites. Also, the present paper does not presume to review biological control of all the many pest species of insects and arthropods that are of concern in the field of medical and veterinary entomology. Our purpose is simply to note general review articles that will lead the reader to the general literature on biological control of insects and arthropods affecting man and animals and then to review in more detail the background concerning the parasites and predators that are being considered for use in augmentation systems.


Biological Control Mosquito Larva Poultry Manure Augmentation System Musca Domestica 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Weidhaas
    • 1
  • P. B. Morgan
    • 1
  1. 1.Insects Affecting Man Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research ServiceU.S. Department of AgricultureGainesvilleUSA

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