Integrated Mosquito Control Methodologies, Volume 2

edited by Marshall Laird and James W. Miles. xviii + 444 pages, illustrated. Academic Press Inc., Publishers, Orlando, Florida 32887. 1985. $85.00

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This is the second of two volumes. The first was subtitled Volume 1. Experience and Components from Conventional Chemical Control. This volume is subtitled Volume 2. Biocontrol and Other Innovative Components and Future Directions. The title Integrated Mosquito Control Methodologies implies coverage of all methods of mosquito control currently or potentially available for use in operational mosquito control programs, but only two are covered. In the preface to Volume 1, the editors state: “We have considered Integrated Mosquito Control Methodologies as comprising chemical, biological and environmental procedures used conjointly or sequentially against the background of an exhaustive ecological understanding of the selected target pest or vector so as to maximize efficacy and be fully acceptable from health and environmental standpoints.”

Also in the foreword of Volume 1 Dr. Norman G. Gratz, Director, Division of Vector Biology and Control, World Health Organization states: “Whenever possible every effort should be made to utilize environmental methods which will prevent vector mosquito breeding.”

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