The impact of climate change on pest populations and public health.

Published: May 2012


Topic(s): Pest Control

Type(s): Report,


The second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st have witnessed important changes in ecology, climate and human behaviour that favour the development of pests. Warmer temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, higher sea levels and more extreme weather events such as flooding will become more frequent and will impact on pest populations.

These changes make crucial the need to carefully assess the potential threat of pests to public and environmental health.

This publication outlines the effects of climate change on rodents, ticks, mosquitoes and flies.

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