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What is the reproductive strategy of most species of insect pests and harmful bacteria? Why does this make it difficult for us to control their populations?

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The type of reproductive strategy used by most species of insect pests and harmful bacteria and the reason behind facing difficulties in controlling their population.

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Carrying capacity is the strategy that is used by the most species of insect pests and harmful bacteria for reproduction. Carrying capacity allows the population of a species to grow indefinitely in a particular habitat. It is because some species can increase their number in a very short period. Some mammals start reproducing at an early age, and they reproduce many times in short intervals between two successive generations...

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