Efficacy of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema riobrave against the stored-product insect pests Tribolium castaneum and Plodia interpunctella
Ramos Rodríguez, Olgaly
Campbell, James F.
Ramaswamy, Sony B.
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Persistence of stored-product insects in hidden refugia and their subsequent movement into stored commodities resulting in product infestation contributes to their pest status and represents a potential target for biological control agents. Entomopathogenic nematodes have not been previously tested against stored-product insects in environments such as empty grain bins or food processing and warehouse facilities, but their effectiveness at finding and infecting hosts in other cryptic habitats has been demonstrated.