Soil applications of METARHIZIUM ANISOPLIAE could reduce F. occidentalis population significantly and prevent major damage to their host plants (Skinner et al., 2012).
The results obtained from Maniania et al. (2003) indicated that the potential of using M. anisopliae for the control of T. tabaci while protecting biodiversity in the onion agroecosystem in Kenya.
Dura et al. (2012) found that METARHIZIUM ANISOPLIAE was as effective as the chemical insecticides against F. occidentalis on pepper plant, while Ansari et al. (2007) considered METARHIZIUM ANISOPLIAE was more efficacious than chemical insecticides (imidacloprid and fipronil) for control pupae of F. occidentalis after treated with growing media, which offers much promise for control of thrips as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) program.