Urban Entomology: Insect and Mite Pests in the Human Environment, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Urban Entomology

Insect and Mite Pests in the Human Environment, 1st Edition

By William Robinson

Garland Science

448 pages

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Paperback: 9780412607509
pub: 1996-07-11
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Description

This is a comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of entomology in the human environment. There is particular emphasis on control and biology of pests. The book provides students of entomology with a clear theoretical and practical foundation in household and structural insect pests.;This book should be of interest to senior undergraduates and masters students in entomology; pest control workers; researchers in the pesticide industry.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Urban entomology. 2 Early humans and first encounters with insect pests. 3 Caves, villages and organized agriculture. 4 Early cities and urban environments. 5 Pest status of insects in the human environment. 6 The human environment and biocoenoses. 7 Insect control in the human environment. 8 Insect and mite pests in the human environment. 9 Cockroaches. 10 Fleas, lice and mites. 11 Spiders and bugs. 12 Flour and fabric pests. 13 Ants. 14 Flies. 15 Stinging hymenoptera. 16 Termites. 17 Wood-infesting beetles.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI007000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
SCI017000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology