Why Does Insecticide Resistance Occur?

Insecticide resistance occurs due to some insects surviving the environment. As these pests that survive reproduce, they pass on a resistant gene to their offspring, creating a community of resistant insects and other pests.

Keywords: pesticide resistance, insecticide resistance, other pests, resistant insects, pests that survive

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