Eradication of exotic pests : analysis with case histories /

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Imprint:New Haven : Yale University Press, c1989.
Description:vi, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Pests -- Control
Pests -- Control -- Case studies.
Pests -- Control.
Case studies.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Dahlsten, Donald L., 1933-
Garcia, Richard, 1930-
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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A collection that deals with the problems of attempting to eradicate pest species, and discusses the controversies from scientific, social, economic, and governmental viewpoints. Most of the text evaluates the case histories of 12 major eradication programs: Japanese beetle, white-fringed beetle, Dutch elm disease, citrus blackfly, oriental fruit fly, citrus canker, imported fire ants, date palm scale, gypsy moth, and yellow fever-malaria mosquitoes. In almost every case, the writers properly emphasize the problems created by the use of toxic substances in pest control programs. While there have been few success stories in biological control, the writers recommend devoting more time and money on research to develop programs that are less environmentally disruptive. Each eradication topic has a "literature cited" section. Some sections are current and thorough; a few cite no literature in the past decade. Recommended for entomologists, administrators in health and pest regulatory agencies, and environmental scientists. -J. G. Hoff, Southeastern Massachusetts University

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