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.
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.