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February 18th, International Day of Biological Control

February 18th, International Day of Biological Control The biological control is referred to the artificial method of control, related to the use of natural agents with propose to attack plague, parasites, insects or depredators that could affect another living organism (causing agent) through another living organism (natural enemies).
The strategies to apply Biological Control are known as:
- Importation: Introduction of species to a habitat in which it naturally does not exist (foreign species).
- Conservation: Opposite to importation, the conservation consists in the management of the ecosystem interactions with the purpose of maximizing the natural agents in their habitat.
- Increment: Direct human intervention, increasing the population of natural enemies with the purpose of producing more quantity of attackers to causing agents.
The biggest benefit of the Biological Control: total or partial elimination of insecticides. Also, there are no troubles with intoxications and avoids the secondary plagues.

Did you know that?
The first success in biological control material was reached on 1880, after the importation from Australia to EE.UU. of a bug called Rodolia cardinalis to control an exotic plague in America.