I need information on biological controls of gypsy moths. I've
exhausted 3 libraries, internet & 2 entomologists--Any states/farms
using/experimenting with parasitic wasps, flies, beetles, viruses,
predators, etc?? Do you use these controls as opposed to or in
addition to spraying programs?? If you spray what do you use?? I
also need information on long term problems from Bt v.
k.--for the environment or humans. It's fairly
innocuous I know, but are there problems with continuous spraying??
Can it be used over residential areas?? Continuously??
I understand plants with small flowers are the most attractive to
parasitoids. One experiment from the University of Oregon found
these provide the best food sources--catnip, yarrow, dill, annual
alyssum, cilantro, mustard, buckwheat and Korean licorice mint. Any
other plant varieties?? What about flowers??
Any other suggestions for community gardens wishing to aid in the
biological control of this pest?? (I hate to even call them
pests---they are exquisite creatures!)
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