Special Issue "Urban Pest Management"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Interests: sustainable urban pest management; insecticide resistance and resistance mechanisms
Urban insect pests are becoming increasingly important as urbanization is happening rapidly around the world. It is estimated that some 60% of the world population live in urban areas today. The improvement in socio-economic aspects of the urbanites also has risen the demand for pest management of urban pests. Urban pests affect the people by causing real or perceived medical threats, nuisance and economic losses. New and re-emerging pests, owing to the borderless world, climatic change and changing urban environment have posed new challenges to the urban pest management operation. Novel delivery systems and new management strategies provide promises for more effective and safer management of urban pests. For this special issue, we welcome manuscripts that focus on new advances that will enhance our understanding on urban pest prevalence, pest biology, insecticide resistance, new management strategies, and novel delivery systems.
Dr. Changlu Wang
Dr. Chow-Yang Lee
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- pest management
- insecticide resistance
- insect behavior
- pest survey