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Urban Insect Pests
Sustainable Management Strategies
Edited by: Partho Dhang, Independent Consultant, Philippines
September 2014 | Hardback | 264 Pages | 9781780642758
October 2019 | Paperback | 260 Pages | 9781786395405
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DescriptionA 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.
Table of contents
- Chapter 1: Urban Insect Pests: Sustainable Management Strategies Partho Dhang
- Chapter 2: Bed bug Management Clive Boase and Richard Naylor
- Chapter 3: Emerging technologies for urban mosquito management Julian Entwistle
- Chapter 4: Filth Fly Management in Urban Environments Robert Pereira, John Cooksey, Rebecca Baldwin and Philip Koehler
- Chapter 5: Sustainable cockroach management using insecticidal baits – formulations, behavioral responses and issues Hui-Siang Tee and Chow-Yang Lee
- Chapter 6: Fleas and Flea Management Clive Boase, Alica Kocisova and Frantiesk Rettich
- Chapter 7: Products and Strategies for Nuisance Urban Ant Management Grzegorz Buczkowski and Changlu Wang
- Chapter 8: Management Strategies for Subterranean Termites Michael Rust
- Chapter 9: Management of Drywood termites: Past practices, present situation, and future prospects Vernard Lewis and Brian Forschler
- Chapter 10: Urban Timber Pest Beetles: Risks and Management Donald Ewart
- Chapter 11: Molecular ecology meets urban entomology: how molecular biology is changing urban pest management Edward Vargo
- Chapter 12: Controlling hematophagous insects: The quality-of-life scenario Rajeev Vaidyanathan
- Chapter 13: Urban Pest Management: Need for Correct Mixture of Knowledge and Practice Grzegorz Buczkowski
- Chapter 14: Marketing Integrated Pest Management as a Value Added Service Partho Dhang
- Chapter 15: Plants with Pest Control Properties against Urban Pests Partho Dhang and K. Purusotaman Sanjayan
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 adaptation. 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 or 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 management 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 sustainable solutions for urban insect problems. Prophylactic control with pesticides is unsustainable, and this volume provides new and better directions for future management.
--M. K. Harris, Texas A&M University
Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.
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 will be presenting 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.
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