Urban pests are common all over the world. These include cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes, bed bugs, ticks, fleas, ants, termites, rodents and others. These pests thrive in human structures, where there is food, warmth and places to hide. Urban pests are one of the leading causes of illnesses in humans due to allergies, bites, food contamination and phobias. They can also cause significant damage to property and structures.
Knowledge and training in this field is vital for professional and trainee pest managers. This book is specifically intended to provide an aid to such candidates. The book contains 500 multiple-choice questions (and answers) grouped into the following major topic areas:
· The history of urban entomology
· Household pests
· Bed bugs
· Sporadic pests
· Stored product pests
· Vertebrate pests
· Pesticides and pesticide formulations
· Handling pesticides
· Integrated Pest Control
Produced in a convenient format that can be used at any time in any place, the book allows the reader to learn and revise the subject and much more. Its structure allows the study of one topic area at a time, progressing through a simple introduction followed by key revision questions, many of which require students to use their practical knowledge. The answers to each of the questions are provided at the end with short explanations wherever appropriate.
1: INTRODUCTION TO URBAN PEST MANAGEMENT
2: PEST IDENTIFICATION
4: BED BUG
7: SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE
8: DRYWOOD TERMITE
9: POWDERPOST BEETLE & WOOD PESTS
11: FLEA, TICK AND MITES
12: SPORADIC PESTS
13: STORED PRODUCT PEST
15: BIRDS AND BATS
16: METHODS IN PEST CONTROL
17: HANDLING PESTICIDES
18: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM)
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.
Philip Koehler is Emeritus Professor in Urban Entomology at the University of Florida. His research interests are on improved management of urban pests, including bed bugs, flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, termites, and ants. He received his PhD in Entomology from Cornell University and is a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America and National Academy of Inventors. He is honorary member of the Florida Pest Management Association and honorary member of the Certified Pest Control Operators of Florida. His honors include the University of Florida’s Distinguished Faculty Award, University of Florida’s Academy of Teaching Excellence, University of Florida Professorial Excellence Award, and two USDA Distinguished Service Awards, During the past 45 years he has published over 200 scientific publications and given over 2,500 presentations to the pest control industry.
Roberto Pereira is an entomologist with a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, M.S. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Roberto is a Research Scientist at the Urban Entomology Laboratory at the University of Florida. He conducts research, education, and extension in several areas of urban entomology, including ants, cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, flies, mosquitoes, and other pests. He has authored or coauthored more than 120 scientific publications and book chapters, several US and international patents on pest control, and numerous non-refereed and trade journal publications. He currently serves as Managing Editor for PestPro Magazine, is a member of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, the Entomological Society of America, the Entomological Society of Brazil, and the Florida Entomological Society.
urban entomology; urban pest management; biological control; chemical control; pesticides; insecticides; vertebrate pests; stored product pests; termites; bed bugs; mosquitoes; flies; cockroaches; household pests