Structural pest management: The search for new termite control strategies
AuthorsMichael K. Rust
J. Kenneth Grace
David L. Wood
Donald A. Reierson
Hilgardia 42(5):15-18. DOI:10.3733/ca.v042n05p15. September 1988.
The economic loss due to structural pests in California is immeasurable. The state's structural pest control industry, estimated at $300 million plus, consists of more than1,200 companies and 6,000 pest control licensees. In addition, consumers pay in excess of $50 million annually for over–the–counter pesticides for use in and around the house.
University of California scientists have taken the initiative in developing urban pest management during the last 30 years. These researchers and the Pest Control Operators of California recently joined forces to help provide additional professional training for the industry and stimulate research in urban pest management. The following articles on structural pests report on some of the current research in this field.
Also in this issue:Good times and bad for agricultural research
Fall grazing by sheep on alfalfa
Successful juice inoculation of the aphid-vectored strawberry crinkle virus
Range cow supplementation
Possible new race of discovered in avocado
Uniformity of low-energy precise-application (LEPA) irrigation machines
Structural pest management: Insecticide resistance affects cockroach control
Structural pest management: Characteristics of decay and insect attack in California homes
Irrigation and drainage strategies in salinity problem areas
Corn earworm outbreaks in strawberries
Causes of almond yield variations
Developing guayule as a domestic rubber corp
Kenaf: A new fiber crop for paper production
Genetic variability in a thelytokous form of Aphytis mytilaspidis (Le Baron) (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae)