12. What serves to keep biological species from becoming overabundant (commonly
referred to as the balance of nature).
a. Parasites, predators, and old age.
b. Parasites, predators, and disease.
d. None of the above.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXERCISES 13 THROUGH 17. Match the pest in the
first column with the integrated Pest Management (IPM) practice(s) in the second
column which would most effectively control it. More than one practice may be used in
an answer and practices may be used more than once.
_______ 13. Ticks and mites.
Cleaning refuse containers.
_______ 14. Mosquitoes.
Weed and brush control.
_______ 15. Stored products pests.
Ditching and filling.
_______ 16. Rats and mice.
Removal of scraps.
_______ 17. Filth flies.
Insect proof packaging.
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