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Forest Research Institut Baden-Württemberg (FVA)
Department of forest economics

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D-79100 Freiburg

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Author(s): Susanne Kaulfuß (Translation: Cameron Dron)
Editorial office: FVA, Germany
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The Insect Pest Handbook: Prevention – Identification – Action

Insect Pest Handbook
Photos: top left: FVA/H. Veit, bottom left and right: FVA/Waldschutz.

Besides bark beetles and their ilk there are still many other insects that can cause considerable damage to forests. If you are a forest owner or forester you may ask, "how can I deal with an insect attack: what can be done when beetles, caterpillars or aphids are threatening the forest?".

Prevention – How can I protect my forest sustainably against insect pests?

Identification – How can I identify insects and which ones are dangerous?

Action – What can I do when I find insect pests in my forest?

Protect your forest – with our help. In the "Insect Pest Handbook" we have collected web links and articles about this topic, so that you can find practical answers about the most important tree species and insect pests.

Who's eating my forest? Insect knowledge and identification Who's eating my forest? Insect knowledge and identification

For the correct monitoring and application of defensive measures one should identify insect pests as early as possible. Here you can see how you can identify insect pests with books or internet sites or check to see if there is an expert who can help you further.

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The monitoring and prognosis of insect pests The monitoring and prognosis of insect pests

The most important forest insects are monitored using different methods. With this information one can draw conclusions about the size of the populations, recognize hazards and take the appropriate defensive measures.

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Prevention of damage from insects – prevention is better than cure Prevention of damage from insects – prevention is better than cure

Near-natural forests are the best prevention for a potential pest outbreak. But other measures can be productive too. In this article we have collected web links and information about this topic.

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Measures against insect pests Measures against insect pests

We see that certain insect species can, through an outbreak, cause problems and therefore appropriate action must be taken. In this article we have collected web links and information about this topic.

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