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Termites: Biology and Pest Management

By: M J Pearce

172 pages, Col plates, bw plates, illus, figs, tabs, maps

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #57480 | ISBN: 0851991300
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £60.00 $76/€72 approx

About this book

This book provides a general scientific introduction to the termites, including their biology, behaviour, pest status and control. There has been no such general book published for many years and so this book will fill a definite gap in the market. Aimed at advanced students of entomology and pest management, as well as professionals concerned with urban and agricultural pest control.


"His chapter on control methods is excellent, and stresses integrated methods, particularly use of borates, barriers, and baits. . .The author does provide a good enough overview for the trained professional [Pest Control Operator] to learn where the state of the art is now, and for beginners to get a solid orientation in the important basics of the trade. And all who read it will understand termites from the ground up." --IPM Practitioner
"This book provides a general scientific introduction to termites, including their biology, behavior, pest status, and control. It is directed to advanced students in entomology and pest management, as well as to professionals."--Entomological News
"Termites are among the most intriguing and important insects in the world. . . . Because of their unique capabilities as effective decomposers of cellulose, termites are essential in refueling many ecosystems by recycling vegetative nutrients to soils, but their appetite for wood also renders th


Contents

Geographical distribution; termites as insects; behaviour; nest systems; termite ecology; termites as pests; control.

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