Special Issue "Pest Control and Management"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2012)
Dr. Timothy J. Gibb
Purdue University, College of Agriculture, Department of Entomology, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1158, USA
Phone: +1 765 494 4570
Interests: integrated pest management; turfgrass pest management; insect diagnostics; urban entomology; forensics; vertebrate pest management
The need for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in urban systems is at an all time high. Public demands to decrease human exposure to toxicants of all kinds continue to increase while expectations of pest management remain high. When compared to agricultural crop production IPM, Urban IPM research is complicated because it must account for a 'human factor" composed of qualitative aspects such as aesthetics, comfort, health and peace of mind.
These considerations, in many ways, substitute for the quantitative
economics involved in agricultural decision making. However, because many of the qualifying aspects of urban IPM are subjective, they cannot be easily measured. This subjectivity represents a major challenge to researchers who must recognize social concerns as the driving factor of IPM. Public attitudes, perceptions, and prejudices regarding pests and pesticides and their effect on human activities and the environment must be included.
This special issue of Insects will highlight the complexity of urban IPM
research, while recognizing that the need for it is paramount.
Dr. Timothy J. Gibb
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- urban integrated pest management
- structural, turfgrass
- health insect pests
- urban entomology
Article: Differences in Immune Defense Evasion of Selected Inbred Lines of Heterorhabditis Bacteriophora in Two White Grub Species
Insects 2012, 3(2), 378-389; doi:10.3390/insects3020378
Received: 7 February 2012; in revised form: 1 March 2012 / Accepted: 14 March 2012 / Published: 23 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (281 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Insects 2012, 3(4), 930-955; doi:10.3390/insects3040930
Received: 2 August 2012; in revised form: 1 September 2012 / Accepted: 25 September 2012 / Published: 12 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (269 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Seasonal Flight, Optimal Timing and Efficacy of Selected Insecticides for Cabbage Maggot (Delia radicum L., Diptera: Anthomyiidae) Control
Insects 2012, 3(4), 1001-1027; doi:10.3390/insects3041001
Received: 17 July 2012; in revised form: 26 September 2012 / Accepted: 15 October 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1451 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Insects 2012, 3(4), 1126-1142; doi:10.3390/insects3041126
Received: 9 September 2012; in revised form: 16 October 2012 / Accepted: 17 October 2012 / Published: 26 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (535 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Busseola segeta Bowden (Lepidoptera; Noctuidae): A Case Study of Host Use Diversification in Guineo-Congolian Rainforest Relic Area, Kenya
Insects 2012, 3(4), 1156-1170; doi:10.3390/insects3041156
Received: 27 July 2012; in revised form: 22 August 2012 / Accepted: 30 August 2012 / Published: 6 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (235 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Biologically Based Methods for Pest Management in Agriculture under Changing Climates: Challenges and Future Directions
Insects 2012, 3(4), 1171-1189; doi:10.3390/insects3041171
Received: 13 August 2012; in revised form: 8 October 2012 / Accepted: 12 October 2012 / Published: 9 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (196 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Insects 2012, 3(4), 1257-1270; doi:10.3390/insects3041257
Received: 15 August 2012; in revised form: 29 October 2012 / Accepted: 27 November 2012 / Published: 5 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (549 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Survival and Infectivity of the Insect-Parasitic Nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Poinar in Solutions Containing Four Different Turfgrass Soil Surfactants
Insects 2013, 4(1), 1-8; doi:10.3390/insects4010001
Received: 26 September 2012; in revised form: 28 October 2012 / Accepted: 8 November 2012 / Published: 20 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (256 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Chemical Ecology of the Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), and Potential for Alternative Control Methods
Insects 2013, 4(1), 31-54; doi:10.3390/insects4010031
Received: 5 October 2012; in revised form: 8 November 2012 / Accepted: 20 November 2012 / Published: 20 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (628 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Persistence of the Gypsy Moth Pheromone, Disparlure, in the Environment in Various Climates
Insects 2013, 4(1), 104-116; doi:10.3390/insects4010104
Received: 9 October 2012; in revised form: 10 December 2012 / Accepted: 3 January 2013 / Published: 14 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (214 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Laboratory and Simulated Field Bioassays to Evaluate Larvicidal Activity of Pinus densiflora Hydrodistillate, Its Constituents and Structurally Related Compounds against Aedes albopictus, Aedes aegypti and Culex pipiens pallens in Relation to Their Inhibitory Effects on Acetylcholinesterase Activity
Insects 2013, 4(2), 217-229; doi:10.3390/insects4020217
Received: 1 April 2013; in revised form: 24 April 2013 / Accepted: 25 April 2013 / Published: 30 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (242 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 26 October 2012