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Food production will need to increase significantly in the near future to feed an expanding human population, but this must be done without causing further harm to the planet. There is an urgent requirement for systems of pest management with greater levels of sustainability. These must be capable of increasing or maintaining food productivity and have positive outcomes for environmental services. The adult has a slender pale green body, about 10mm long, with long thread-like antennae and transparent wings with many veins.
The number of ingestions required depends on the generation of the anticoagulant insecticide. If they are from the first generation, multiple doses are required. In case they are a 2nd gen even a single-dose is enough to put an end to almost any rodent with a moderate size. They are produced and applied in the form of food which the rodents consume.
Trying to eradicate large numbers of one animal can wreak havoc with the food chain. For example, when Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, called for the extermination of sparrows, he unwittingly caused the spread of insects – usually eaten by the sparrows – which devoured food crops around the country. It’s thought this contributed to the Great Chinese Famine, in which 20 to 45 million people died of starvation. One only needs to look at to look at times when biological control has gone wrong understand why research and planning is so important. The cane toad in Australia, for example, was originally introduced in the hope that it would eat the cane beetles that were destroying sugar cane fields. In Australia, over A$20m ($14.6m) has been spent trying to control the spread of cane toads.
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