Annual Pest Management Alliance Report for 2008 completed.
Includes accomplishments and survey results.
John Klotz, Laurel Hansen, Herb Field, Michael Rust,
David Oi, Ken Kupfer
Ants are among the most prevalent pests in urban areas. They invade households, restaurants, hospitals, offices, warehouses -- anywhere they can find food and water. Once established, colonies are difficult to control and they present a formidable challenge to the pest management professional.
Responding to the public's growing demand for less toxic, environmentally-friendly pest control techniques and growing regulatory control of pesticides, experts at the University of California have written this new guide to aid pest control professionals in developing more effective, targeted, and greener solutions to urban ant problems.
This new publication takes you beyond the identification guide - providing practical information and recommendations for control strategies.
Illustrated with 77 color photographs, the guide covers status, identification and biology, and management strategies for the 4 major urban ant species as well as 16 frequently encountered species.
The UC IPM Ant Key, a glossary, and references round out this essential guide.
URBAN ANTS OF NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE
Identification, Biology, and Management
by JOHN KLOTZ, LAUREL HANSEN, REINER POSPISCHIL, and MICHAEL RUST