Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs incorporates extensive new information from a wide range of basic and applied research, as well as the recently observed medical, legal and regulatory impacts of bed bugs. Today there are many new, extremely precise technologies, and laboratory tools that could not have been imagined in 1966. Recent innovations, especially in molecular biology and genetics, offer a fascinating range of potential applications. In addition, we have new systems for information gathering, processing, and sharing with international colleagues. These technologies have opened up whole new fields of scientific investigation over the past 20 years.
Stephen Doggett, Dini Miller, and Chow-Yang have assembled more than 60 contributing authors who are highly experienced and widely recognized as experts in their topic areas. The contributing authors offer new information on basic science and advice on using applied management strategies and bed bug bioassay techniques. The authors also present cutting edge information on the major impacts that bed bugs have had on the medical, legal, housing and hotel industries across the world, as well as their impacts on public health.
This is the most comprehensive compilation yet produced about this bug that includes historic, technical, and practical information. It will certainly be the most thorough single reference on bed bugs for many decades to come. This is an essential reference for anyone who is engaged in managing bed bugs, be it in an academic, basic or applied scientific setting, or in a public outreach, or pest management role, worldwide.
- Publication Date:
- 13 / 04 / 2018
- 202 x 263 x 27mm