Climate change impacts on urban pests
Climatic changes Urban pests
This book reviews the influence of climate change on urban and public pests such as mosquitoes, flies, ticks, and wood pests (such as termites), with respect to population, distribution, disease, damage and control. Consisting of 13 chapters, the book systematically addresses how the impact of climate change on pests in urban areas differs from natural areas, focusing on the increased temperatures of urban locations, the effect of natural disasters, the manner of land use and the consequences of human habitation. It highlights key information on how climate change and urban pests affect human health, discusses the effects of natural disasters such as flooding, and looks at issues which could influence the management of pests. It also explores a range of international opinions from recognized authorities covering 6 continents. Presenting up-to-date knowledge, this book is an essential resource for researchers in urban pests, entomology and public health, as well as scientists, environmentalists and policy makers involved in studies on climate change.