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Natural Enemies

Natural enemies are organisms that kill, decrease the reproductive potential of, or otherwise reduce the numbers of another organism.  Natural enemies that limit pests are key components of integrated pest management programs.  Important natural enemies of insect and mite pests include predators, parasites and pathogens.

Gallery of Natural Enemies to help with Identification

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