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Urban Pest Management

Urban Pest Management

An Environmental Perspective

Edited by P Dhang, Independent Consultant, Philippines

October 2011 / Hardback / 280 Pages / 9781845938031 £96.99 / €123.50 / $182.50
With 10% online discount: £87.29 / €111.15 / $164.25
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Main Description

Urban pest management has recently faced dramatic change: advances in research and formulation technology now shape the products available and how they are applied. Bringing together ideas from both academic and private enterprises, this book covers methods of pest control, their impacts on human health and the environment, and strategies for integrated management that limits the use of harmful chemicals, providing a practical resource for researchers and policy makers in pest management, urban health, medical entomology and environmental science.

  • -: Introduction
  • 1: Insecticides as Urban Pollutants
  • 2: Emerging Urban Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Brazil
  • 3: Mosquitoes: a Consequential Pest
  • 4: Environmentally Sound Bed Bug Management Solutions
  • 5: Digital Governance in Urban Entomology: an Innovative Approach
  • 6: Community Integrated Pest Management with Special Reference to School Environments
  • 7: Providing Integrated Pest Management to Multi-dwelling Low-income Housing
  • 8: Liquid Termiticides: their Role in Subterranean Termite Management
  • 9: Sustainable Termite Management Using an Integrated Pest Management Approach
  • 10: A Stand-alone Termite Management Technology in Australia
  • 11: Encapsulation: an Effective Environmentally Friendly Technology for Delivery of Insecticides and Repellents
  • 12: Pheromones: a Resourceful Tool in Modern Urban Pest Management
  • 13: Insect Baits and Baiting: Novel Technology for Managing Urban Pests with Less Insecticide
  • 14: Present and Future Approaches to Urban Pest Management: a Global Pesticide Regulatory Perspective
  • 15: Effective Regulation in the Practice of Structural Pest Management

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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 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.