This guide brings together the varied and multiple skills and activities required of pest control practitioners, including biology, chemistry, architecture, engineering, sales, logistics, legal and accounting, presented with a primary emphasis on pest organisms at its core. This book provides information and tips on all of these aspects and: explores the business of controlling pests (including trends in the industry, pest control tools, and sustainable pest control); covers biological information on each pest in addition to information on control and management, monitoring and follow-up; focusses particularly on globally significant pests with internationally-applicable use and guidance; and provides practical and hands-on experience, drawing on original case studies This is a key resource for pest control practitioners, as well as in-house staff of companies or buildings involved in household or urban pest control. It is also a valuable reference for researchers, and sanitation and building managers.
Foreign language rights available. We will positively consider translations of abridged versions of this title.
"This is much more than a book on Pest Control. It is actually an encyclopedia on pest control presented so concisely in one book. In my 35 year career in the pest control industry, based around the world with pest control manufacturers and pest control service companies, I have never come across a book on pest control, written with the pest control practitioner in mind, as brilliantly as Dr Partho Dhang has done in his book. In recent times I have never read a pest control or science book cover to cover. But with Urban Pest Control I found it truly amazing that after opening I could not put it down and finished reading it cover to cover over the weekend. I highly recommend the book because it is not only a treature trove of knowledge on pest control. The contents offer practical advice and motivate the reader to provide Integrated Pest Management with the environment in mind. A truly global pest control book with contents valid for any country. 'Urban Pest Conrtol' is a great contribution for the advancement of the pest control industry worldwide." - Raja Mahendran, International Pest Business Consultant, Switzerland - Raja Mahendran, International Pest Management Consultant, Basel, Switzerland - Operating Worldwide
Partho Dhang received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Madras in India in 1994. Since then he has worked in various positions for both private and government institutions in a number of countries. He started his research on insect physiology with special interest on natural products. Later his research work expanded into other areas such as semio-chemicals and microbial pesticides. Some of his research work has been published in peer reviewed journals such as Phytochemistry, Journal of Chemical Ecology, Applied Entomology and Journal of Royal Entomological Society. He has also co-authored a number of book chapters. Partho Dhang moved his interest to urban entomology in year 2000, when he was presented with an opportunity to research on insect baits. Since then he has focused his interest on household and structural pests in pursuit of bio-rational and sustainable methods in managing them. A few of his selected work in this field are published in international pest control jou