chapter  19
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Behavior-Modifying Chemicals in Management of Arthropod Pests

ByAlan L. Knight, Thomas J. Weissling

Semiochemicals are widely used by government and commodity groups to detect new pest infestations. There are presently three primary uses of survey traps: (a) trap grids are used to detect introductions of chronic pests such as fruit flies and gypsy moth, and they are maintained at high-risk areas such as urban centers, airports, and harbors; (b) a Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey program has been established in the United States between federal and individual state agencies to detect the introduction of new exotic pests [74]; and (c) monitoring programs have been established to demonstrate pest-free production and storage zones as a prerequisite for exporting various agricultural commodities to specific countries [129].