Urban Insect Pests
Sustainable Management Strategies

Edited by Partho Dhang
Cloth: 978 1 78064 275 8 / $165.95
Published: October 2014  

Publisher: CABI
264 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/5"
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A companion to Urban Pest Management, this book builds on the issues of insect pests in urban settings to discuss control strategies that look beyond products.

From an environmental and health perspective, it is not always practical to spray chemicals indoors or in urban settings, so this work discusses sustainable control and best practice methods for managing insects that are vectors of disease, nuisance pests and the cause of structural damage. The book discusses current issues in the field of urban pest control. It also covers future technologies which would govern the field of urban pest control. The book brings experts from both academic and industry together to contribute providing a balanced overview of the subject.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Urban Insect Pests: Sustainable Management Strategies
Chapter 2: Bedbug Management
Chapter 3: Emerging technologies for urban mosquito management
Chapter 4: Filth Fly Management in Urban Environments
Chapter 5: Sustainable cockroach management using insecticidal baits – formulations, behavioral responses and issues
Chapter 6: Fleas and Flea Management
Chapter 7: Products and Strategies for Nuisance Urban Ant Management
Chapter 8: Management Strategies for Subterranean Termites
Chapter 9: Management of Drywood termites: Past practices, present situation, and future prospects
Chapter 10: Urban Timber Pest Beetles: Risks and Management
Chapter 11: Molecular ecology meets urban entomology: how molecular biology is changing urban pest management
Chapter 12: Controlling hematophagous insects: The quality-of-life scenario
Chapter 13: Urban Pest Management: Need for Correct Mixture of Knowledge and Practice
Chapter 14: Marketing Integrated Pest Management as a Value Added Service
Chapter 15: Plants with Pest Control Properties against Urban Pests

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Reviews & Endorsements:
"Insects and related arthropods have made extensive use of Earth's natural resources for millions of years. The advent of agriculture some 10,000 years ago, followed by the increase in human densities and growth of urban environs, created a new and dynamic natural resource for their adaptations. Bed bugs, termites, ants, flies, mosquitoes, fleas, lice, and many others have suddenly found humans and the spaces they construct available for their adaptation and use. Here, insect science experts contribute 15 chapters grouped by pest type of technological approach to address problem identification and provide management strategies. Bed bugs, termites, and mosquitoes, for example, have been studied extensively, and there are specific protocols that will likely succeed. Less is known about timber pest beetles, which often leaves their managements to a trial-and-error approach. Recent work in molecular science and in renewed studies of plants with pest control properties provides a wealth of new information that should translate into better ways to solve urban insect problems. The book also makes a convincing case for the need to devise expert networks to diagnose and deliver holistic management strategies resulting in sustainability solutions for urban insect problems. Prophylactic control with pesticides is unsustainable, and this volume provides new and better directions for future management. Summing Up: Recommended"
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