Baculoviruses are excellent candidates for integrated pest management in an ecologically sensitive area. Explain giving reasons.

Dear student,
Bacillus thuringiensis is bacteria that kill larval forms of many insects, pests, small wasps so they are also used as bio-control agents. It alters the physiological, hormonal balance of the insects thus promoting their killing. They are also ineffective on humans so they are preferred over other chemical pesticides. They have species specific and narrow based insecticidal properties and are used as biological control agents. They do not have negative effects on plants, birds etc. Therefore they can be used as integrated pest management in an ecologically sensitive area.

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