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Chemical controls for an integrated pest management program

January 1, 2021

Chemical controls ranging from natural products to synthesized chemicals are widely used in aquatic pest management activities. Chemicals can be used to lure organisms to traps or can cause direct mortality by altering the physiological function of an organism. Much of what is known about controlling pests with chemicals is from research done on terrestrial pesticides. This paper focuses on how chemicals might be used as aquatic pesticides to control or eradicate aquatic invasive species. Current control tools are described, as are new technologies designed to selectively target the pest to reduce risks to nontarget organisms and the environment.

Publication Year 2021
Title Chemical controls for an integrated pest management program
DOI 10.1002/nafm.10339
Authors Kim T. Fredricks, Terrance D. Hubert, Jon Amberg, Aaron R. Cupp, Verdel K. Dawson
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Index ID 70215993
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center