This book contains 18 chapters that discuss and is designed as a general revision guide with a little over 500 key questions and answers, in their effort to make knowledge on urban pest management handy to review, and available in a trainable form. The book is suitable for beginners and graduate students, including pest management technicians, field workers, and affiliated and support staff of pest management companies. Also, trainers can use this book in conducting their education exercises, including laying out tests.
1. Introduction to Urban Pest Management
2. Pest Identification
4. Bed Bugs
7. Subterranean Termites
8. Drywood Termites
9. Powderpost Beetles and Wood Pests
11. Fleas, Ticks and Mites
12. Sporadic Pests
13. Stored Product Pests
15. Birds and Bats
16. Pesticides and Formulations
17. Handling Pesticides
18. Integrated Pest Management
Partho Dhang received his PhD in Life Science from the University of Madras, India. His research interests are insecticides, natural product chemistry, insect pheromones, biopesticides, and insecticide baits. Partho Dhang is a prolific writer and speaker in the International pest control market. He has spoken at many international conferences such as NPMA, ICUP, IRG, Pest Summit, FAOPMA, TRG, Rapid Conference etc. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in international journals of repute. He has edited and written four books on urban pest management which are all published by CAB International. Presently Partho Dhang lives in the Philippines and in India.
Phil Koehler is an Emeritus Professor in Urban Entomology at the University of Florida. His research interests are on improved management of urban pests, including bed bugs, flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, termites, and ants. He received his PhD in Entomology from Cornell University and is a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America and the National Academy of Inventors. He is an honorary member of the Florida Pest Management Association and an honorary member of the Certified Pest Control Operators of Florida. His honours include the University of Florida's Distinguished Faculty Award, the University of Florida's Academy of Teaching Excellence, the University of Florida Professorial Excellence Award, and two USDA Distinguished Service Awards, During the past 45 years, he has published over 200 scientific publications and given over 2,500 presentations to the pest control industry.
Roberto Pereira is an entomologist with a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, an M.S. from Cornell University, and a PhD from the University of Florida. Early in his career, Roberto with microbial control of insects including fire ants and other urban pests. Roberto is a Research Scientist at the Urban Entomology Laboratory at the University of Florida. He conducts research, education, and extension in several areas of urban entomology, including ants, cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, flies, mosquitoes, and other pests. Roberto has authored or co-authored more than 120 scientific publications and book chapters, several US and international patents on pest control, and numerous non-refereed and trade journal publications. He currently serves as Managing Editor for PestPro Magazine, and is a member of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, the Entomological Society of America, the Entomological Society of Brazil, and the Florida Entomological Society.