The availability or the type of food can influence insect susceptibility to pesticides or heat treatments physically by providing a refuge and nutritionally by making insects healthier and more resistant. Food may also remove pesticide from insects as they move through it. A good sanitation program therefore is important to maximize the effectiveness of pesticides or heat treatments. The following 53 references add to the Arthur 2000a paper cited on page 167 of the textbook, Fundamentals of Stored-Product Entomology.
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