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Public Health Significance of Urban Pests

The World Health Orginazation has just released a comprehensive report, written by various pest athorities, about the status of urban pests. This report is meant to be a basis for public policy. The orgination asked leading experts on various pests to put together as much information about each pest as possible. The pests covered in the report include cockroaches, dust mites, bedbugs, fleas, pharaoh ants, fire ants, flies, body lice, ticks, and mosquitos. There’s also information about vertebrate pests, as well as a section on allergic asthmas.

The best part, though, is it is published on the web for free:


Although if you’d rather have the bound, hard copy version, you can purchase it from WHO for $120 plus $12 shipping.