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International news in brief – May/June 2017 issue

International news in brief – May/June 2017 issue

Israel: New sleeping bag reduces dramatically the risk of mosquito bites A new textile sleeping bag sleeve has been launched with the aim to produce an item which can be used in areas where many insects that are vectors of disease are widespread. The new 240cm x 80cm sleeping bag features the use of a […]

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International news in brief – March/April 2017 issue

International news in brief – March/April 2017 issue

Spain: Sound waves to repel insect pests SAMI Technologies Int., S.L. is a Spanish company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of technological solutions for the entomological market. As we head into the busy Spring season, with the greatest proliferation of pests, the company has launched a device that claims embraces the latest technological […]

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International news in brief – January/February 2017 issue

International news in brief – January/February 2017 issue

Malaysia: Rentokil aims to break the mosquito life cycle Acting as Aedes Fighters, dedicated volunteers from Rentokil Initial Malaysia have worked together on a mission to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds, reducing the mosquito population, and to create healthier and safer environments. This initiative is part of the organisation’s annual corporate social responsibility programme; Community Oriented […]

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Public Health

World Pest Awareness Day

World Pest Awareness Day

The 6th June 2017 has been declared World Pest Awareness Day to serve as a reminder of how professional pest management helps protect our quality of life. Three global pest management associations; The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association (FAOPMA) and the @NationalPestManagementAssn (USA), have […]

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Pests & Our Pets: Keeping Companion Animals Safer

Pests & Our Pets: Keeping Companion Animals Safer

With all the damage that pests can cause to businesses, agriculture and even the environment itself, sometimes it’s simply a necessity to use things like pesticides and other ways to keep their populations at bay. But rather than waiting until they’ve become a problem, either in our homes or towards our pets, it’s better to […]

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Gull management: A year-round concern

Gull management: A year-round concern

One of the perennial challenges faced by the pest control sector is that most work is reactive. If there are no obvious signs of a pest problem, then it is easy to neglect an issue until it (inevitably) rears whatever passes for a head in a particular scenario. However, it is very difficult to ignore […]

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Agriculture

World Pest Awareness Day

World Pest Awareness Day

The 6th June 2017 has been declared World Pest Awareness Day to serve as a reminder of how professional pest management helps protect our quality of life. Three global pest management associations; The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association (FAOPMA) and the @NationalPestManagementAssn (USA), have […]

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Using Green <em>Vaccination</em> to Brighten the Agronomic Future

Using Green Vaccination to Brighten the Agronomic Future

Crop plants host a variety of pests and diseases that can ultimately reduce agricultural productivity. Current methods of pest and disease control depend largely on pesticides. However, the use of chemicals alone is increasingly regarded as unsustainable due to the development of resistance and the introduction of stricter European regulation. There is a need, therefore, […]

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Assessing the Optimum Droplet Size for Controlling Dubas Bug on Date Palm in the Sultanate of Oman When Applying an Insecticide Spray from an Aircraft

Assessing the Optimum Droplet Size for Controlling Dubas Bug on Date Palm in the Sultanate of Oman When Applying an Insecticide Spray from an Aircraft

Dubas bug is considered to be the key pest for Date Palm in Oman, based on the total area infested, severity of the infestation and economic damage caused during the last four decades. Dubas bug adults and nymphs suck plant sap and coat leaf surfaces with honeydew leading to sooty mould development, both of which […]

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Forestry

World Pest Awareness Day

World Pest Awareness Day

The 6th June 2017 has been declared World Pest Awareness Day to serve as a reminder of how professional pest management helps protect our quality of life. Three global pest management associations; The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association (FAOPMA) and the @NationalPestManagementAssn (USA), have […]

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Cabbage Skunk weed <em>Lysichitum americanum</em> in wet woodlands: biology; invasiveness and control in the UK

Cabbage Skunk weed Lysichitum americanum in wet woodlands: biology; invasiveness and control in the UK

The invasive Cabbage Skunk weed, Lysichitum americanum, is native to swamps and along streams in woodlands in the north-west of North America. It is named due to its distinctive “skunky” odour that it emits when it blooms and attracts its pollinators – scavenging flies and beetles. The name is also used for the eastern skunk […]

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Current and future Insect Threats to UK Forestry

Current and future Insect Threats to UK Forestry

Introduction The beginning of the 21st century has seen an unprecedented assault on the UK by invasive forest pests and diseases (Defra 2013; Figure 1). Some of these new pests and diseases have attracted much media attention and have increased political awareness, e.g. the large scale death of larch caused by Phytophothora ramorum and ash […]

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Special Features

Using pesticides in amenity areas

Using pesticides in amenity areas

Using pesticides in amenity areas such as parks, golf courses and other areas open to the public has to conform to the EU regulations in a similar manner to protecting crops on farms. The main difference is that there are a diverse range of spray targets which frequently have to be treated using manually carried […]

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Managing the problem of leatherjacket at UK airports

Managing the problem of leatherjacket at UK airports

UK airports recently faced an issue due to the removal of a chemical, or to be precise the lack of knowledge regarding its avail- ability. The application of European EC Regulation 2009/128/EC, applied by the UK, led to the nationwide withdrawal of Chlorpyrifos. However, since the 1960’s chlorpyrifos had helped in the control of larvae […]

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Barriers to the adoption of GM crops

Barriers to the adoption of GM crops

The use of genetic engineering techniques in agriculture and food production is seen as an exciting and valuable development by many. They welcome the improvements in production efficiency that they bring to farmers and the enhanced nutritional value that can benefit consumers. Others however, have objected strongly, raising environmental, food safety, and ethical concerns. A […]

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Horticulture Amenity

World Pest Awareness Day

World Pest Awareness Day

The 6th June 2017 has been declared World Pest Awareness Day to serve as a reminder of how professional pest management helps protect our quality of life. Three global pest management associations; The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association (FAOPMA) and the @NationalPestManagementAssn (USA), have […]

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The makings of a turf weed

The makings of a turf weed

Professional turf is a close-knit grass sward with seemingly few openings and opportunities for invasion by weeds, but a surprisingly large number of plant species continue to invade, establish and grow. Turf weed achievement is governed by a range botanical attributes alongside breaches in turf integrity that allow these dicotyledonous (broad leaved) plants to exploit […]

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Managing weeds on railway lines

Managing weeds on railway lines

The Weedfree-on-Track Spray Train was created with environmental sustainability at the forefront of its design. In an ever demanding market where companies are being driven to reduce their carbon footprint and become ‘greener’, the spray train was designed to not only achieve current demands, but to also be future proof for an ever evolving market. […]

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International Pest Control – May/June 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.3

International Pest Control – May/June 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.3

| June 27, 2017

Urban and commercial spaces provide ideal environments for pests. Our Special Feature for May/June is amenity and facilities peats, a double feature looking at pest management, inside and outside. Partho Dhang considers the continual popularity of UV light traps for facility pests and Ferenc Varga gives one company’s perspective on improving the relationship between service […]

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International news in brief – May/June 2017 issue

International news in brief – May/June 2017 issue

| June 26, 2017

Israel: New sleeping bag reduces dramatically the risk of mosquito bites A new textile sleeping bag sleeve has been launched with the aim to produce an item which can be used in areas where many insects that are vectors of disease are widespread. The new 240cm x 80cm sleeping bag features the use of a […]

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Rodent Pests and Their Control

Rodent Pests and Their Control

| June 21, 2017

Rodent Pests and Their Control November 2016 / Hardback / 432 Pages / ISBN 978184593178 The most numerous of the world’s invasive species, rodent pests have a devastating impact on agriculture, food, health and the environment. In the last two decades, the science and practice of rodent control has faced new legislation on rodenticides, the […]

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Climate Change and Insect Pests: CABI Climate Change Series

Climate Change and Insect Pests: CABI Climate Change Series

| June 21, 2017

Climate Change and Insect Pests: CABI Climate Change Series October 2015 / Hardback / 292 Pages / ISBN 9781780643786 Insects, being poikilothermic, are among the organisms that are most likely to respond to changes in climate, particularly increased temperatures. Range expansions into new areas, further north and to higher elevations, are already well documented, as […]

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World Pest Awareness Day

World Pest Awareness Day

| June 6, 2017

The 6th June 2017 has been declared World Pest Awareness Day to serve as a reminder of how professional pest management helps protect our quality of life. Three global pest management associations; The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association (FAOPMA) and the @NationalPestManagementAssn (USA), have […]

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Pests & Our Pets: Keeping Companion Animals Safer

Pests & Our Pets: Keeping Companion Animals Safer

| May 30, 2017

With all the damage that pests can cause to businesses, agriculture and even the environment itself, sometimes it’s simply a necessity to use things like pesticides and other ways to keep their populations at bay. But rather than waiting until they’ve become a problem, either in our homes or towards our pets, it’s better to […]

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Gull management: A year-round concern

Gull management: A year-round concern

| May 30, 2017

One of the perennial challenges faced by the pest control sector is that most work is reactive. If there are no obvious signs of a pest problem, then it is easy to neglect an issue until it (inevitably) rears whatever passes for a head in a particular scenario. However, it is very difficult to ignore […]

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