The Sterile Insect Technique

The sterile insect technique is an environmentally-friendly insect pest control method involving the mass-rearing and sterilization, using radiation, of a target pest, followed by the systematic area-wide release of the sterile males by air or ground over defined areas, where they mate with wild females resulting in no offspring and a declining pest population.

For more information on this topic, please consult Roadmap for the control and progressive eradication of the New World Screwworm (NWS) from the American Continent, 2018 (in Spanish).

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