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Climate change impacts on urban pests.

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This book reviews the influence of climate change on urban and public pests such as mosquitoes, flies, ticks, and wood pests (such as termites), with respect to population, distribution, disease, damage and control. Consisting of 13 chapters, the book systematically addresses how the impact of climate change on pests in urban areas differs from natural areas, focusing on the increased temperatures...


Chapter 7 (Page no: 95)

Fly populations and problems in a changing climate.

The geographic expansion and development rate of flies are climate-induced. Their importance as potential vectors of diseases and as forensic tools depends on where flies can occur in large numbers and the suitable habitats for their distribution. This chapter examines the effects of environmental (including temperature, precipitation, surface water, and vegetation) and host factors on the survival, development, distribution/range, and ability to transmit disease of flies. It presents new georeferenced data for temperature-related development of flies, and discusses current and future prediction scenarios for fly distribution at times of natural disasters, such as tornadoes or tsunamis in 2 different temperature-gradient areas in USA (New York City, New York, and Miami-Dade County, Florida).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Climate change effects on urban pest insects. Author(s): Comont, R. F.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Climate change and urban pest management. Author(s): Dhang, P.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 31) Climate change and the new dynamics of urban pest management in North America. Author(s): Sims, S. R. Appel, A. G.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 50) Natural disasters, extreme events and vector-borne diseases: impact on urban systems. Author(s): Moore, C. G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 65) Survival of Formosan subterranean termite colonies during periods of flooding. Author(s): Cottone, C. Su NanYao
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 80) Termites and a changing climate. Author(s): Ewart, D. Nunes, L. Troya, T. de Kutnik, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 111) Impact of climate change on medically important ticks in Europe and their control. Author(s): Gliniewicz, A. Karbowiak, G. Mikulak, E. Supergan-Marwicz, M. Królasik, A. Myślewicz, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 127) Climate change and its effect on urban mosquitoes in South America. Author(s): Lima-Camara, T. N. de Honório, N. A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 141) Urbanization, climate change and malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Kweka, E. J. Mazigo, H. D. Himeidan, Y. E. Morona, D. Munga, S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 154) Climate change and vectorborne diseases in the urban ecosystem in India. Author(s): Dhiman, R. C. Poonam Singh
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 165) Climate change and urban human health. Author(s): Barata, M. M. de L.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 174) Innovative formulations useful for area-wide application suitable for climate change. Author(s): Liszka, D. Swietoslawski, P.