With growing globalization and trade, insect incursions are increasing worldwide. A proportion of incursions involve pests of major economic crops (e.g. Mediterranean fruit fly), conservation value (e.g. tramp ants) or health significance (e.g. mosquitoes), and may be the targets of eradication programmes. Historically, such responses have included the use of broad-spectrum insecticides. However, with increasing public awareness of the negative aspects of pesticides, new environmentally friendly and effective techniques are needed. Here, we review and evaluate a range of selective to broad-spectrum tactical options for suppression which either have, or show potential for, integration within arthropod eradication programmes.