UF/IFAS Pests In and Around the Home - version 2.0
A Knowledgebase of Urban, Structural, Lawn and Landscape Pests
and Their Management
Pests In and Around the Home v. 2.0 is a computerized knowledgebase of urban, structure, lawn and landscape pests. While the lawn and landscape sections are oriented to the southeastern U.S., the urban and structural sections have relevance to North America, if not the whole world.
The CD-ROM contains information on pest biology, life cycle, identification, distribution, damage, and management. The knowledgebase stresses the principles of Integrated Pest Management, and allows users quick access to hundreds of scientific definitions, 150+ graphics and 400+ full-color photographs.
This version has scores of new color images. In addition, scores of other images were replaced with higher resolution copies. Version 2.0 also contains a new section on vertebrates that are common pests throughout the country, as well as the iguanas that are now a problem in south Florida.
Other additions include graphical identification keys to many common pest species or groups, detailed images showing detailed morphological structure of many groups of insect, and numerous links to other sources of information on the World Wide Web. Lastly, the information in this new version was updated to reflect the latest knowledge in many areas, along with information on new problems such as West Nile virus.
The following is a listing of the main section headings and contents:
- Pest Management: Introduction to Pest Management; Insect Identification; Health, Safety, Legal and Economic Thresholds; Integrated Pest Management Methods; Insecticides used in the Urban Environment; Pesticide Formulations; Using Pesticides Safely; Buying Pest Management Services; and University of Florida Publications
- Biting and Stinging: Introduction to Stinging or Venomous Insects and Related Pests; Ants; Bees and Wasps; African Honey Bee; Removing Honey Bee Nests; Bed Bug; Biting Flies (less mosquitoes); Biting Midges of Coastal Areas; Blister Beetles; Bloodsucking Conenose; Chiggers; Fleas; Fleas: What they are, What to do; Reduced Chemical Control of Fleas; Body Louse; Head Louse; Pubic Louse; Mites and Mange;
Mites that Attack Humans; Mosquitoes; Asian Tiger Mosquito; Mosquitoes and Stormwater Management; Eastern Equine Encephalitis; Human Malaria; Mosquito-borne Dog Heartworm Disease; St. Louis Encephalitis; West Nile Virus; Poisonous Spiders; Scorpions; Stinging Caterpillars; Tarantulas; Ticks; Lyme Disease; and Wheel Bug
- Food: Introduction to Ants; Carpenter Ants; Ant Trails: a Key to Control with Baits; Cockroaches; German Cockroach; Cockroach Control without Insecticides; Least Toxic Methods of Cockroach Control; Filth-breeding Flies; Control of Filth-breeding Flies; and Pantry and Stored-food Pests
- Fabric and Wood: Carpet Beetles; Clothes Moths and Household Casebearers; Powderpost Beetles;
Other Wood-infesting Insects; Non-subterranean Termites; Drywood Termite Control: Weighing all the Options; Formosan Subterranean Termite; Other Subterranean Termites; Preconstruction Termiticide Barriers; A System for Elimination of Subterranean Termite Colonies; and Termite Baits
- Occasional Invaders: Amphipods; Blind Mosquitoes; Booklice; Centipedes and Millipedes; Crickets; Earwigs; Household Spiders; Invisible Itches; Lovebugs; Plaster Beetles; Pillbugs and Sowbugs; Silverfish and Firebrats; Springtails; and Thrips
- Lawn: Introduction to Lawn Pests; Ground Pearls; Imported Fire Ants; Mole Crickets; Sod Webworms and other Lawn Caterpillars; Southern Chinch Bug; Spittlebugs; and White Grubs and Billbugs
- Landscape: Introduction to Landscape Pests; Insects and Related Pests of House Plants; Aphids;
Boring Insects; Galls; Lace Bugs; Miscellaneous Pests; Mites; Scale Insects and Mealybugs; Stinging Caterpillars; Thrips; and Whiteflies
- Vertebrates: Armadillos; Bats in Buildings; Birds; Bird Species - Description - Behavior - Damage; European Starling; House or English Sparrow; Pigeons; Iguanas; Moles; Opossums; Raccoons; Introduction to Rats and Mice; Rodent Control with Baits; Rodent Control without Baits; Roof Rats in Trees; Southeastern Pocket Gopher; and Snakes
- Pest ID Keys: Urban Pests (many arthropod groups); Individual Group ID Keys - Ants, Cockroaches, Flies, Rodents, and Stored Grain Pests
The Pests In and Around the Home v. 2.0 CD-ROM runs on any Mac and Windows-PC with a CD-ROM drive and graphical World Wide Web browser software.
Pests In and Around the Home v. 2.0 (SW-126) costs $15. Quantity and reseller discounts available. Call the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore at (352) 392-1764 or (800) 226-1764, or order online.
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see the UF/IFAS
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