1.16.08 - Lecture 4 Pest and Pest Management Concepts Concept of Pets Organisms that interfere with human activities(4 different types 1 Crop

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Lecture 4 Pest and Pest Management Concepts Concept of Pets: Organisms that interfere with human activities (4 different types) 1.) Crop injury o e.g. mites, caterpillars  2.) Annoyance/injury/death to humans and domesticated animals o e.g. ticks, flies, gnats, and, biting flies 3.) Destruction/depreciation of valued possessions and stored  products, fabric, and wood o e.g. carpet beetle, termites 4.) Disease transmission to man, animals, plants o e.g. ticks (lime disease), thrips (vector diseases to plants) Anthropocentric (human as the central goal or aim) circumstantial  (e.g. termites) Probably less than 1% of all insects are pests Economic entomology deals with species whose activities cause  signigicant economic losses (about 600 species in the U.S.) Types of insect pests Direct vs. Indirect Pests o Direct = feeding on potentially marketable part/produce (e.g.  cotton boll weevil on cotton, codling moth on apple, cabbage  looper on cabbage, aphids on chrysanthemum plants) o Indirect = feeding on non-harvestable parts of the plant (e.g. 
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