Urban Insect Pests

Sustainable Management Strategies

Edited by Partho Dhang
Paperback
November 2019
9781786395405
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    8th November
  • ISBN 9781786395405
  • Language English
  • Pages 264 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images illus & tables
$65.00
Hardback
October 2014
9781780642758
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    20th October 2014
  • ISBN 9781780642758
  • Language English
  • Pages 264 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images illus & tables
$170.95

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 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.

"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"

- CHOICE

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

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.