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how do predators help lower FAW populations?
Hello Fiona. Predators are beneficial arthropods that prey on fall armyworm larvae and eggs. They feed and consume fall armyworm, thus, containing the pest and reducing its population. The use of predators or natural enemies in general is one of the most economically sustainable and environmentally friendly option to control fall armyworm. In the Philippines, we are looking at the potential of some earwig species in controlling fall armyworm populations.