This account provides the first comprehensive coverage of the insect and other arthropod pests in the urban environment worldwide. Presented is a brief description, biology, and detailed information on the development, habits, and distribution of urban and public health pests. There are 570 illustrations to accompany some of the major pest species. The format is designed to serve as a ready-reference and to provide basic information on orders, families, and species. The species coverage is international and based on distribution in domestic and peridomestic habitats. The references are extensive and international, and cover key papers on species and groups. The introductory chapters overview the urban ecosystem and its key ecological components, and a review of the pests status and modern control strategies. The book will serve as a professional training manual, and handbook for the pest control professionals, regulatory officials, and urban entomologists. It is organized alphabetically throughout.
• 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
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.
'… attractive and well-produced …' Journal of Insect Conservation
' … an excellent reference text for urban entomologists. It is the first international census of the pest affecting households, structures, public health, and landscapes. With internationalization and the 'shrinking globe,' pest distributions are expanding … Thus, this is a timely addition to our libraries, and it will fill an important niche.' Journal of Economic Entomology