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Cover for Top 100 questions and answers about fleas and pets.

This book includes 4 chapters presenting a full coverage of the most important facts that people need to know about fleas of pets, particularly dogs and cats, in an easy question and answer format. It provides an easy introduction to the world of fleas and describes the changes in animal and human...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; Dryden, M. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245486)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fleas and pets.

This chapter includes questions and answers on the causes and signs of flea infestation of dogs and cats, whether fleas can kill, effect of grooming, why fleas bite, how to spot a flea, how to determine if a dog or cat has fleas, the difference of fleas with lice and ticks, how to take fleas off a...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; Dryden, M. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245486)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Optical manipulation of arthropod pests and beneficials.

This book presents the current knowledge on arthropod vision and the results of successful manipulations of arthropods. It also suggests new methods for using optical manipulation to protect against arthropod pests and to improve the performance of beneficial arthropods. Due to the applied nature...

Author(s)
Abrieux, A.; Ben-Yakir, D.; Chiu, J. C.; Funderburk, J. E.; Gottlieb, D.; Horváth, G.; Lev-Yadun, S.; Lim, U. T.; Martini, X.; Shimoda, M.; Tol, R. W. H. M. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Direct and indirect effects of UV radiation.

This chapter summarizes current knowledge on the effects (including physiological, biochemical and behavioral) of UVA (315-400 nm) and UVB (280-315 nm) radiation on terrestrial arthropods of economic importance. These effects result from either direct exposure of the arthropods or indirect...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Deterrence of pests.

This chapter focuses on deterring host landing and establishment of plant pests by: (i) reflective mulch (silver plastic as a soil cover); (ii) reflective coating (spray plants with aluminium silicate clay mineral); (iii) combining methods (i) and (ii); and (iv) reflective cladding materials,...

Author(s)
Martini, X.; Funderburk, J. E.; Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Attraction of pests.

This chapter provides information on some recent results from laboratory and field studies aimed at developing attractive and selective traps for a specific insect pest in a specific agricultural environment. Species from different orders such as Psocoptera, Hemiptera, Thysanoptera, Diptera,...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.; Horváth, G.; Tol, R. W. H. M. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Current status and future prospects.

This chapter focuses on the current status and future prospects of optical manipulation for protecting against arthropod pests, or enhancing the activity of beneficial arthropods. Optical manipulation by reflective sunlight is suitable for geographical regions that have a high intensity of direct...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sampling and economic thresholds for Asian citrus psyllid.

This chapter discusses the most used and evaluated passive sampling methods for Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) monitoring and detection. The economic thresholds and economic injury levels for Asian citrus psyllid control, and crop yield are also discussed.

Author(s)
Monzo, C.; Stansly, P. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management objectives and integration of strategies for the Asian citrus psyllid.

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) poses a major threat to citrus everywhere and is the prime focus of citrus pest management wherever it is present. The objective of psyllid management is to slow the establishment of the psyllid and disease by regulatory actions and also by regional 'eradication' efforts...

Author(s)
Stansly, P. A.; Qureshi, J. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management of the Asian citrus psyllid in Asia.

This chapter focuses on the origin and spread, pest status, current distribution and influence of abiotic factors, chemical control, spread of huanglongbing, insecticide resistance, natural enemies, plant volatiles, and physical control of the Asian citrus psyllid. Citrus industries and orchards...

Author(s)
Beattie, G. A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter

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