Biological control in the home garden

Biological control is the use of natural enemies to control 'pests'. In the home garden this involves introducing predators or pathogenic nematodes.

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Mealybug ladybird (Cryptolaemus montrouzieri) on the right with its prey, a mealybug, on the left.

Quick facts

Suitable for: Biological control can be an effective 'pest' control method
Timing: Mainly April to September

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