Researchers in Florida have harnessed the natural scent of the citrus leafminer and are using it as a weapon to try to control it.


Known as mating disruption, the practice inundates an area with female pheromone. The male can't find a wild female with which to mate.


Eventually, the population is brought under control for lack of reproduction.


Leafminers have become a concern because they form channels in citrus leaves as they feed, providing an entry way for the citrus canker bacterium.


Read the complete article at the Agricultural Research Service.