Sampling methods of insect pest populations. Chemical control. Factors affecting the effective application of insecticides, toxicity, selectivity, insecticide resistance, synergism. The use of non-pesticide substances in chemical control of insect pests. Biological control methods. Control of herbivorous insects and mites with predatory insects and mites, as well as entomopathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and nematodes. The use of sterile insect technique (SIT) in pest control. Plant resistance to insect pests. Coltural and mechanical methods for insect pest control.