Integrated Pest Management Glossary

There are currently 6 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter T.

Tactile detection
A monitoring method that involves physically feeling for insects on plants or soil to determine the presence and level of pest infestation.

A family of spider mites that includes many economically important species, such as the two-spotted spider mite.

Third instar
The third stage of the larval development after molting from the second instar.

The level of pest population or damage that triggers the need for pest management action.

Thrips (Thripidae)
Small, slender insects with fringed wings, whose nymphs and adults feed on plant sap and can transmit plant diseases.

Trained dogs
A unique monitoring method that involves training dogs to detect specific pests by scent.

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