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Ants are as effective as pesticides

A new scientific review from Aarhus University shows that when farmers use ants as pest controllers, it is just as effective as using chemicals. In addition, the method is sustainable – and far cheaper.


As the global population rises and finite resources dwindle, farmers need new, more sustainable ways to control pests. Ecologists have now found a safe, sustainable and cost-effective new pest control. But rather than a high-tech new compound or genetic technology, it’s a tiny, low-tech organism: the ant.

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Source:  Christina Troelsen and Becky Allen, British Ecological Society, Aarhus University


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