Special Issue "2020 and Beyond: Opportunities for Structural and Household Pest Management"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020) | Viewed by 2264
Interests: urban pest management; termite detection; nonchemical control
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Topical Collection in Insects: Advance in Biology and Management of Termites—In Memory of Professor Yoshimura
A majority of the globes’ 900,000 described insect species play crucial ecological roles in one or more of the earths biomes. Recent attention on the indoor biome highlights that insects represent a large part of the arthropod diversity that can co-habit in close proximity with humans and domesticated animals in the built environment. The pest status of invertebrates whether in households, commercial property or in association with animal husbandry varies between cultures and across economies worldwide. The often-tenuous relationship between pests and human endeavors will inevitably be impacted by climate change, global commerce, changing land-use patterns, city planners and building architecture. This Special Issue of Insects will broadly address issues impacting or influencing present or future arthropod pest management in the built environment. We invite submissions, including reviews and primary research reports, that address aspects of the biology, ecology and management of arthropod pests and the role that urban infrastructure growth, technology interconnectivity and dependency related to pest detection and surveillance, building construction technologies, and pest service innovations that relates to effectively reducing the health, economic and social costs of such pests.
Dr. Vernard R. Lewis
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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- pest management