Special Issue "A Review of Household and Structural Pest Management with an Emphasis on Alternative Control Methods"

A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450). This special issue belongs to the section "Insect Pest and Vector Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Karen M. Vail
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Guest Editor
Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Interests: bed bugs; odorous house ants
Prof. Dr. Daniel R. Suiter
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Guest Editor
Department of Entomology, University of Georgia Griffin Camus, Griffin, GA 30223, USA
Interests: ants; beetles; management; control; training

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Concerns about potential contamination of water sources and insecticide resistance have led researchers to evaluate alternative pest control strategies, such as essential oils and other biorationals, that are less persistent in the environment and provide different modes of action to overcome resistance. In this special edition of Insects alternative pest management strategies and innovative inspection/detection techniques for household and structural pests (cockroaches, pest ants, termites, flies, pantry pests, fleas, and brown marmorated stink bug) are reviewed.

Prof. Dr. Karen M. Vail
Prof. Dr. Daniel R. Suiter
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • cockroach
  • ant
  • flies
  • termite
  • pantry pest
  • flea
  • brown marmorated stink bug

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Recent Advancements in the Control of Cat Fleas
Insects 2020, 11(10), 668; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11100668 - 29 Sep 2020
Abstract
With the advent of imidacloprid and fipronil spot-on treatments and the oral ingestion of lufenuron, the strategies and methods to control cat fleas dramatically changed during the last 25 years. New innovations and new chemistries have highlighted this progress. Control strategies are no [...] Read more.
With the advent of imidacloprid and fipronil spot-on treatments and the oral ingestion of lufenuron, the strategies and methods to control cat fleas dramatically changed during the last 25 years. New innovations and new chemistries have highlighted this progress. Control strategies are no longer based on the tripartite approach of treating the pet, the indoor environment, and outdoors. The ability of modern therapies to break the cat flea life cycle and prevent reproduction has allowed for the stand-alone treatments that are applied or given to the pet. In doing so, we have not only controlled the cat flea, but we have prevented or reduced the impact of many of the diseases associated with ectoparasites and endoparasites of cats and dogs. This review provides an update of newer and non-conventional approaches to control cat fleas. Full article
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