Urban Entomology: Insect and mite pests in the human environment / Edition 1

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Urban entomolgy, or the study of insects and mite pests associated with household environments (urban and rural), is one of the most important disciplines in entomology. Within the next 15 years the majority of the world population will live in urban areas. The control of pests in the human living area is an important issue and will become more so in future.

The objective of this book is to introduce to the student basic concepts such as biocoenoses, synanthropy, sacred space and the basics for the pest status of the insects and mites in the human environment. Major arthropod pests associated with humans in the living environmentare introduced along with basic control strategies without emphasis on specific chemicals or biocontrol agents.

This book is essential reading for students (undergraduate and postgraduate) of the field of urban entomologyand for professional pest control workers, along with public health and pest control regulatory officials. It is the first book to be written at this level for this important and rapidly emerging field.

Professor William H. Robinson ia the director of the Urban Pest Control Research Center, Virginia State Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. He has been teaching and conducting research for more 25 years and has organized national and international conferences.

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...a useful student textbook. - Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412607509
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/30/1996
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One. Introduction to urban entomology. Introduction. Early man and first encounter with insect pests. Caves, villages, and agriculture. Early cities. Pest status of insects in the human environment. The human evironment - biocoenses. Insect control in the human environment. Insect and mite pests in the human environment.Part Two: Domestic pests. Cockroaches. Fleas, lice, and mites. Spiders and bugs. Flour and fabric pests.Part Three: Peridomestic pests. Ants. Flies. Stinging hymenoptera.Part Four: Structural pests. Termites. Wood infesting beetles.
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