FAQ – How long will it take before a real impact is achieved?

Experience from around the world has shown that biocontrol for most species takes between five and 10 years from the initial releases to the time significant control is achieved. Whilst more traditional management techniques such as mechanical and chemical control seem to offer more immediate control, one of the most important advantages of natural control is the long-term management it provides with minimal disturbance to the environment and reduced use of chemicals.