Use of Microbes for Control and Eradication of Invasive Arthropods

  • Ann E. Hajek
  • Travis R. Glare
  • Maureen O’Callaghan

Part of the Progress in Biological Control book series (PIBC, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Ecological Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 16-16
    2. Ted E. Cottrell, David I. Shapiro-Ilan
      Pages 19-32
    3. Andrew M. Liebhold, Patrick C. Tobin
      Pages 33-45
  4. Eradication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Ann E. Hajek, Patrick C. Tobin
      Pages 71-89
  5. Control

  6. Safety and Public Issues

  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 351-366

About this book


This book offers a diverse presentation about use of arthropod-specific pathogens for control and eradication of invasive arthropod species. Basic concepts supporting use of pathogens for microbial control are covered as well as societal and environmental concerns. The major functional issues faced when utilizing pathogens for control of invasive arthropods are discussed in the context of case studies. The majority of the book is composed of chapters describing different invasive species that have been targeted with entomopathogens for control, using diverse strategies, in many cases with excellent results. These examples cover urban, agricultural and forestry situations, providing an overview of the issues that use of insect pathogens can present.


Eradication Insect pathology Invasive species Lepidoptera Microbial control Pest management ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ann E. Hajek
    • 1
  • Travis R. Glare
    • 2
  • Maureen O’Callaghan
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. EntomologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.AgResearch Ltd. Biocontrol Biosecurity & Bioprocessing Lincoln Research CentreNew Zealand

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