About the book
This book focuses on pheromones identification and diversity among mammals, insects, ticks and mite. Pheromones are species-specific chemical signals which enable communication between life-forms of the same species. There are various studies focused on pheromone reception and chemosensory activity. Pheromones and chemical communication are essential for insects' survival and enables them to adapt their behaviour depending on the surrounding environment. Semiochemicals (pheromones and allelochemicals) play an important role that conveys specific chemical messages between insect-insect/plant-insect leading to modify the behavioural or physiological response of insects. In insects, mechanism of chemical communication and chemosensory stimulation improves its ability to detect, discriminate and distinguish innumerable different molecules as different odours. Recently, application and commercialization of these pheromones becomes an alternative or complementary components to insecticide approaches in different integrated pest management strategies in the agricultural systems. Application involves monitoring, mass trapping, attract-and-kill, push-pull, and disruption strategies. Pheromones are promising and can be used singly or in integration with other control strategies for monitoring and controlling various pests. Future approaches, molecular biology techniques and commercialization aspects for pheromones application will also be described in this book.