Lesson #10-- Control Tactics
- Explain how the legal system can be used as an effective tool to control insect populations or limit their spread. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of legal control.
- List at least four examples of cultural control strategies. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- List at least four examples of physical or mechanical control tactics. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Explain how parasites, predators, and pathogens can be used to manage pest populations. Describe the attributes of a good biological control agent.
- Identify physical and chemical methods for inducing sterility in insects. Explain how sterile males may be used to control pest populations.
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of host plant resistance for pest control. Distinguish between tolerance, resistance (antixenosis), and antibiosis.
- Distinguish between allelochemicals, semiochemicals, and insect growth regulators. Give examples of each and explain how they may be used for pest management.
- Identify at least five different categories of conventional insecticides. Explain how they differ in mode of entry, mode of action, activity spectrum, biomagnification, and human toxicity.
- List examples of pesticide adjuvants and explain their role in pesticide formulations. Identify five different types of pesticide formulation and explain how each one is used.
- Explain how pesticides are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Define "tolerance" and describe how the dose-response curve of toxicity is used to establish a pesticide's tolerance.
- List the types of information that must appear on a pesticide label. Explain the meaning of "signal words".
- Explain why insect populations often develop resistance to insecticides. Describe three effective strategies for slowing or preventing the development of resistance.