Biological-control meaning

Control of a usually nonindigenous pest by introducing an organism that is a predator, parasite, or pathogen of the pest species in its native environment.
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The control of destructive organisms, esp. insects, by various, usually nonchemical means, as by the use of natural predators.
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Control of a usually nonindigenous pest by introducing an organism that is a predator, parasite, or pathogen of the pest species in its native environment.
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Control of pests by disrupting their ecological status, as through the use of organisms that are natural predators, parasites, or pathogens. Examples of biocontrol include the use of ladybugs to prey on aphids and scale insects and the treatment of turf with spores of the bacterium Bacillus popilliae , which cause milky disease in Japanese beetle larvae.
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Control of pests using natural predators, parasites, pathogens, or other organism(s) that harm the pest species.
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