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Urban Insects and Arachnids

Urban Insects and Arachnids
A Handbook of Urban Entomology

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  • Date Published: May 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521812535

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  • The rise of biological control techniques and integrated pest management (IPM), and their successful application in agricultural systems, has attracted many entomologists to attempt the crossover of these methods into household and industrial environments. Covering all the major groups of insects and other arthropods considered urban pests, this reference provides the reader with an up-to-date and comprehensive review of basic biology, behavior, distribution and, most importantly, control methodology.

    • Comprehensive coverage of urban and public health pests around the world
    • Descriptions, extensive illustrations, biology and habits, and key references for household and structural pests for students, professionals, entomologists and non-entomologists
    • Author is well known in this field
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Handbook of Urban Insects and Arachnids is an excellent reference text for urban entomologists. It is the first international census of the pests affecting households, structures, public health, and landscapes. With internationalization and the "shrinking globe," pest distributions are expanding. In addition, lines between structures, public health, and landscapes, as well as lines between regional and international research and cooperation on urban pests, are becoming less static. Thus, this resource is a timely addition to our libraries, and it will fill an important niche."
    Gary W. Bennett, Entomological Society of America

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521812535
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 282 x 225 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.532kg
    • contains: 570 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Urban Entomology:
    1. Introduction
    2. Urban ecosystem
    3. Pest status and control
    Part II. Insects in the Urban Environment:
    4. Blattaria
    5. Coleoptera
    6. Collembola, Dermaptera
    7. Diptera, Ephemeroptera
    8. Hemiptera, Homoptera
    9. Hymenoptera
    10. Isoptera
    11. Lepidoptera
    12. Mantodea, Neuroptera
    13. Orthptera, Phasmatodea
    14. Phthiraptera
    15. Plecoptera, Psocoptera
    16. Siphonaptera
    17. Thysanoptera, Thysanura, Trichoptera
    Part III. Other Arthropods in the Urban Environment:
    18. Arthropods.

  • Author

    William H. Robinson
    Professor Bill Robinson is a major figure in the field of urban entomology. He works extensively on urban pest control strategies worldwide.

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