Urban Pest Control

A Practitioner’s Guide

May 2018
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    29th May 2018
  • ISBN 9781786395146
  • Language English
  • Pages 144 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
  • Images color tables & figures

This guide brings together the varied and multiple skills and activities required of pest control practitioners, including biology, chemistry, architecture, engineering, sales, logistics, legal and accounting, presented with a primary emphasis on pest organisms at its core. This book provides information and tips on all of these aspects and explores the business of controlling pests (including trends in the industry, pest control tools, and sustainable pest control); covers biological information on each pest in addition to information on control and management, monitoring and follow-up; focuses particularly on globally significant pests with internationally-applicable use and guidance; and provides practical and hands-on experience, drawing on original case studies.

This is a key resource for pest control practitioners, as well as in-house staff of companies or buildings involved in household or urban pest control. It is also a valuable reference for researchers, and sanitation and building managers.

1. Understanding the Business of Controlling Pests
2. Household Pests and Their Control – Cockroaches
3. Household Pests and Their Control – Flies
4. Household Pests and Their Control – Mosquitoes
5. Household Pests and Their Control – Bed Bugs
6. Household Pests and Their Control – Termites
7. Sporadic Pests and Their Control
8. Stored Product Pests
9. Vertebrate Pests and Their Control
10. Methodology in Pest Control – Insecticide Formulations
11. Methodology in Pest Control – Insecticide Baits and Baiting
12. Shift to Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
13. Handling Pesticides

Partho Dhang

Partho Dhang received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Madras in India in 1994. Since then he has worked in various positions for both private and government institutions in a number of countries. He started his research on insect physiology with special interest on natural products. Later his research work expanded into other areas such as semio-chemicals and microbial pesticides. Some of his research work has been published in peer reviewed journals such as Phytochemistry, Journal of Chemical Ecology, Applied Entomology and Journal of Royal Entomological Society. He has also co-authored a number of book chapters. Partho Dhang moved his interest to urban entomology in year 2000, when he was presented with an opportunity to research on insect baits. Since then he has focused his interest on household and structural pests in pursuit of bio-rational and sustainable methods in managing them. A few of his selected work in this field are published in international pest control journals. He has also delivered a number of lectures covering his interests in international conferences of repute namely National Pest Management Association (NPMA), International Conference on Urban Pest (ICUP) and presented a paper in International IPM symposium in 2012. Presently Partho Dhang works as an independent consultant. His work covers diverse jobs involving research and development, field evaluation of products, registration and training of practitioners. He is also an adjudicator for doctoral theses from two universities in India and regularly evaluates theses on the subject of economic entomology. He lives in Manila, Philippines.