Pests in the city : flies, bedbugs, cockroaches, and rats [E-Book] / Dawn Day Biehler.
Biehler, Dawn.
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2013]
1 online resource (361 pages) : illustrations.
9780295804866 (e-book)
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Table of Contents:
  • History, ecology, and the politics of pests
  • The promises of modern pest control
  • Flies : agents of interconnection in progressive era cities
  • Bedbugs : creatures of community in modernizing cities
  • German cockroaches : permeable homes in the postwar era
  • Norway rats : back-alley ecology in the chemical age
  • Persistence and resistance in the age of ecology
  • The ecology of injustice : rats in the civil rights era
  • Integrating urban homes : cockroaches and survival
  • Epilogue: the persistence and resurgence of bedbugs.