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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

Resistance of Norway rats <em>(Rattus norvegicus)</em> to anticoagulant rodenticides in Hungary

Resistance of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) to anticoagulant rodenticides in Hungary

Dr. D. Bajomi, B. Tánczos. Abstract: First generation rodenticides have been in use in Hungary since the mid 60-ies. Coumatetralyl based formulations were the first to appear, while rodenticides containing warfarin active substance have become less widespread. The application of bromadiolone and other second generation anticoagulant actives started afterwards. Anticoagulant resistant strains of Rattus norvegicus […]

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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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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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Latest Posts

IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist

IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist

| August 17, 2017

IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist October 2015 Softback 208 Pages ISBN 9780996667401 Designed as a study guide for those pursuing the ACE (Associate Certified Entomologists) program run by the Entomological Society of America. Founded in 1889, the ESA has nearly 7,000 members today. IPM for the Urban […]

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Urban Insect Pests

Urban Insect Pests

| August 17, 2017

Urban Insect Pests: Sustainable Management Strategies September 2014 Hardback 249 Pages ISBN 9781780642758 With 15 chapters and 21 contributing authors, this book is a completely current review of best pest management strategies with, in addition to the expected chapters on headline pests such as bedbugs, also considers among other chapter titles, ants, termites, mosquitoes, filth […]

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The Manual of Biocontrol Agents (5th Edition)

The Manual of Biocontrol Agents (5th Edition)

| August 17, 2017

The Manual of Biocontrol Agents (5th Edition) June 2014 Hardback 304 Pages ISBN 9781901396874 The British Crop Production Council (BCPC) is a non-profit-making organisation and for over 50 years it has developed an international reputation for sound science in the fields of agriculture, food and the environment. Its conferences, publications and working groups bring together […]

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Urban pest management: an environmental perspective

Urban pest management: an environmental perspective

| August 17, 2017

Urban pest management: an environmental perspective October 2011 Hardback 248 pages ISBN 9781845938031 The book consists of a series of chapters, each written by a different author. The choice of chapter topics ranges from the control of specific pests (e.g. bed bugs, mosquitoes, termites), pest control in specific environments (e.g. schools, low-income housing), the use […]

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Pesticide drift and the pursuit of environmental justice

Pesticide drift and the pursuit of environmental justice

| August 17, 2017

Pesticide drift and the pursuit of environmental justice 2011 Paperback, Hardback, e-book 296 Pages ISBN 9780262516280 This book is really about environmental justice for those living on or near farm land which includes a large number of immigrant farmworkers, concerned about pesticide use in California and in particular the exposure of people to “pesticide drift”. […]

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Resistance of Norway rats <em>(Rattus norvegicus)</em> to anticoagulant rodenticides in Hungary

Resistance of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) to anticoagulant rodenticides in Hungary

| August 14, 2017

Dr. D. Bajomi, B. Tánczos. Abstract: First generation rodenticides have been in use in Hungary since the mid 60-ies. Coumatetralyl based formulations were the first to appear, while rodenticides containing warfarin active substance have become less widespread. The application of bromadiolone and other second generation anticoagulant actives started afterwards. Anticoagulant resistant strains of Rattus norvegicus […]

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S-methoprene Insect Growth Regulator Mosquito Larvicides Results of Efficacy Trials

S-methoprene Insect Growth Regulator Mosquito Larvicides Results of Efficacy Trials

| August 4, 2017

Dr. Dániel Bajomi, József Schmidt, Laszló Takács – Babolna Bio Ltd., Hungary Bruno Serrano – Laboratoire T.E.C., France Abstract: Global warming, mass tourism and delivery of goods helps the appearance and proliferation not only of new vector species, but very serious illnesses too. During the past years the rapid Southern-Northern spread of the invasive tiger […]

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