Special Issue "Pest Control and Management"

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A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Timothy J. Gibb
Purdue University, College of Agriculture, Department of Entomology, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1158, USA
E-Mail: Gibb@purdue.edu
Phone: +1 765 494 4570
Interests: integrated pest management; turfgrass pest management; insect diagnostics; urban entomology; forensics; vertebrate pest management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • urban integrated pest management
  • structural, turfgrass
  • landscape
  • health insect pests
  • diagnostics
  • urban entomology
  • forensics

Published Papers (11 papers)

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Last update: 26 February 2014

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