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 Life Science from the University of Madras, India. His research interests are on insecticides, natural product chemistry, insect pheromones, biopesticides, and insecticide baits. Dr. Dhang is a prolific writer and speaker in the International pest control market. He has spoken at many international conferences such as NPMA, ICUP, IRG, Pest Summit, FAOPMA, TRG, Rapid Conference etc. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in international journals of repute. He has edited and written four books on "Urban Pest Management" which are all published by CAB International.