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Articles related to pest control

Browse: Toad-Proof Fence Browse: Biocanisters of Toxins
The discovery of the mechanism by which certain bacteria poison insects could prove invaluable for both the fight against pest species and for future medical advances.
Feature: Does Culling Work?
Culling of pests such as foxes, feral cats and dingoes can have unexpected and completely undesirable effects.
Browse: Farms to Benefit from Robotics and Pest Surveillance
Expert Opinion: Genetic Sprays Use RNA Interference to Combat Pests
Monsanto is developing sprays to control weeds and insect pests by temporarily altering their genetics through RNA interference as an alternative to developing new GM crops, and could also be used to introduce traits like drought resistance.
Expert Opinion: Mozzies Knocked out with Gene Drive
Researchers say they've successfully used a CRISPR-based gene drive to cause the collapse of a population of caged malaria-carrying mosquitoes by targeting a gene that determines whether an individual mosquito develops as a male or a female.