About the book
Due to climate change and global warming, numerous invasive alien species have become a real menace to agricultural crops and ornamental plants worldwide. Additionally, they also endanger biological diversity through competition and niche displacement. Many of the invasive insect species vector serious epidemic diseases that represent a high risk for humans and animals. It is extremely difficult and sometimes near to the impossible to completely eradicate invasive species once they have established themselves in a new area. In most cases, exotic species flourish in their new habitat due to prevailing congenial environmental conditions and absence of their natural enemies. Excessive use of pesticides to curb the spread of invasive species lead to environmental pollution and extermination of non-target organisms. The book addresses issues pertaining to introduction pathways of invasive species, their bionomics, dispersal, risk assessment, economic impact, and possible management and control options. University teachers, researchers, students, policy makers, environmental activists, and farmers will benefit from the book.