Study Guide

IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist

Designed as a study guide for those pursuing their ACE, CIT, or PHE credentials, IPM for the Urban Professional also serves as a comprehensive introduction to the concepts of integrated pest management (IPM); basic classification, identification points, and pest biology; an outline of pesticide concepts; and an overview of important safety and regulatory issues. The book fills a gap in the structural pest control book market: It is far more comprehensive than an introductory overview, but does not get bogged down in the details on specific management techniques for every structural pest.

IPM for the Urban Professional is designed to be used in conjunction with the NPMA Field Guide as a comprehensive way for a person to prepare for their ACE or CIT examination; For those preparing for their PHE exam, we recommend complementing it with Medical Entomology for Students by Mike Service. 

As noted in the foreword by Dr. Austin Frishman, BCE-Emeritus, "This is a must-read for anyone in this industry whether they are going for their ACE or not" (click here to read Dr. Frishman’s full foreword).

Authors: Mike Merchant, Ph.D., BCE and Richard H. Levine
Published by the Entomological Society of America (ESA)
Published: October, 2015

ACE/CIT/PHE applicants: $49
Members, BCEs, and ACEs: $75
Non-members: $94
Shipping fees extra. Bulk discounts are available (contact ESA to inquire)


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