This is a comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of entomology in the human environment. There is particular emphasis on control and biology of pests. The book provides students of entomology with a clear theoretical and practical foundation in household and structural insect pests.;This book should be of interest to senior undergraduates and masters students in entomology; pest control workers; researchers in the pesticide industry.

part One|127 pages

Introduction to Urban Entomology

chapter 1|10 pages

General introduction

chapter 3|13 pages

Caves, villages and organized agriculture

chapter 4|14 pages

Early cities and urban environments

chapter 6|18 pages

The human environment and biocoenoses

chapter 7|19 pages

Insect control in the human environment

part Two|130 pages

Domestic Pests

chapter 9|34 pages


chapter 10|40 pages

Fleas, lice and mites

chapter 11|25 pages

Spiders and bugs

chapter 12|29 pages

Flour and fabric pests

part Three|85 pages

Peridomestic Pests

chapter 13|24 pages


chapter 14|36 pages


chapter 15|23 pages

Stinging Hymenoptera

part Four|67 pages

Structural Pests

chapter 16|32 pages


chapter 17|33 pages

Wood-infesting beetles