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House Dust Mites

Natural History, Control and Research Techniques

  • 1st Edition - March 13, 2023
  • Author: Rob de Boer
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 1 9 1 1 1 - 4
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 1 5 2 2 4 - 5

House Dust Mites: Natural History, Control, and Research Techniques presents a complete synthesis of biological information on dust mites from both an ecological and evolution… Read more

House Dust Mites

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House Dust Mites: Natural History, Control, and Research Techniques presents a complete synthesis of biological information on dust mites from both an ecological and evolutionary perspective. This book allows readers to consume current knowledge on house dust mite biology as well as methods and techniques to conduct personal research. Written by an expert on house dust mite biological research, this book begins with an explanation of the medical importance of understanding dust mites due to their human health repercussions, including asthma and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. It discusses various species, exposure effects, best practices for habitat reduction and preventative options.

The book then goes on to detail the house dust mite’s biology and behavior, such as food and nutrition, water intake, reproduction, colonization and preferred climates. This is an ideal resource for entomologists and acarologists, as well as medical professionals seeking knowledge on insect-borne allergens.