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International news in brief – May/June 2014

International news in brief – May/June 2014

US: NPMA block proposed changes to termite treatment code Definition of Green Termite Treatment Defeated At the International Code Council (ICC) Hearings in Memphis on Sunday, NPMA prevented a proposed change to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The IgCC is a model construction code used in combination with the ICC commercial codes, such as […]

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Tree care package to preserve iconic palm trees

Tree care package to preserve iconic palm trees

A new Syngenta tree care package could now save southern Europe’s iconic palm trees from the devastating effects of the Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus). The treatment, which involves direct micro-injection of a targeted insecticide into the trunk of affected trees, has been fully approved in France and granted emergency approval to tackle the increasing […]

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About ServSuite University

About ServSuite University

Take Hold of Knowledge to Grow with ServSuite ServSuite University is a unique opportunity to learn, in-depth, all that ServSuite pest control software has to offer and what new developments have been made. Informative seminars, interaction with other ServSuite users, and a fun learning opportunity make ServSuite University the yearly event you will not want […]

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Public Health

Testing the Goodnature E2 Rodent Trap in Tata Steel Zoological Park, India

Testing the Goodnature E2 Rodent Trap in Tata Steel Zoological Park, India

There are 4000 species of mammals, of which about 1700 are rodents. However not all rodent species are commensal pests. About 150 species have been defined as a commensal at some time or another, though only 20 could be termed important in connection with post-harvest losses. The number of species occurring in and around human […]

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Reducing the incidence of malaria: Are we adopting the right approach?

Reducing the incidence of malaria: Are we adopting the right approach?

Once indoor residual spraying (IRS) was considered to be the answer for the control of the malaria vector, Anopheline mosquitoes, as it drastically reduced the number of cases of malaria, when DDT was applied to wall surfaces. When the mosquito vectors became resistant to DDT, the policy of IRS was dropped and eventually replaced by […]

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Vaccine offers new mode of protection against malaria

Vaccine offers new mode of protection against malaria

A novel malaria vaccine developed at Oxford University has shown promising results in the first clinical trial to test whether it can protect people against the mosquito-borne disease. The trial was carried out in Oxford by researchers led by Professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, along with colleagues from the biotechnology […]

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Agriculture

Second attempt to eradicate OPM by aerial spraying

Second attempt to eradicate OPM by aerial spraying

Aerial spraying of insecticide which took place over West Berkshire, United Kingdom (UK) in May 2013 against oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionae) (OPM) will be repeated in May 2014 said the Forestry Commission (FC) in a surprise snap announcement on 1st May 2014. Given the furore created by last year’s aerial application of the biological […]

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Secret life of avocado anthracnose

Secret life of avocado anthracnose

Avocado originates in the New World with first cultivation thousands of years ago at high elevations in Mexico and Guatemala. Today’s single biggest producters remain in the New World (e.g. United States and Mexico) but avocado are also produced in commercial quantities throughout the tropics and sub tropics including India, South East Asia, West Africa, […]

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Company Profile….Certis Europe – crop protection solution provider

Company Profile….Certis Europe – crop protection solution provider

Crop protection includes a wide range of techniques from cultural control through to whole management systems. Many factors, not least the crop and the conditions in which it is produced, feature in the choice of methods and products used by farmers and growers to ensure the production of a healthy crop and quality output. The […]

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Forestry

Tree care package to preserve iconic palm trees

Tree care package to preserve iconic palm trees

A new Syngenta tree care package could now save southern Europe’s iconic palm trees from the devastating effects of the Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus). The treatment, which involves direct micro-injection of a targeted insecticide into the trunk of affected trees, has been fully approved in France and granted emergency approval to tackle the increasing […]

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Tropical epiphytes and collateral control with copper fungicide

Tropical epiphytes and collateral control with copper fungicide

 Weeds are plants growing in the wrong place at the wrong time. Grasses and broadleaved weeds grow under and around trees to compete with their root systems for water and nutrients, and in the case of tall vigorously growing weeds around small stature trees for light and space as well. ‘Lower’ plants like lichens, mosses […]

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Alert over caterpillar pest in London and Berkshire

Alert over caterpillar pest in London and Berkshire

People in parts of London and South East England are being reminded this Spring by the Forestry Commission, Public Health England and local authorities not to touch caterpillars of the Oak Processionary Moth, which are beginning to emerge in oak trees in these locations. They are also advised to keep children, pets and livestock away […]

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Special Features

Testing the Goodnature E2 Rodent Trap in Tata Steel Zoological Park, India

Testing the Goodnature E2 Rodent Trap in Tata Steel Zoological Park, India

There are 4000 species of mammals, of which about 1700 are rodents. However not all rodent species are commensal pests. About 150 species have been defined as a commensal at some time or another, though only 20 could be termed important in connection with post-harvest losses. The number of species occurring in and around human […]

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Reducing the incidence of malaria: Are we adopting the right approach?

Reducing the incidence of malaria: Are we adopting the right approach?

Once indoor residual spraying (IRS) was considered to be the answer for the control of the malaria vector, Anopheline mosquitoes, as it drastically reduced the number of cases of malaria, when DDT was applied to wall surfaces. When the mosquito vectors became resistant to DDT, the policy of IRS was dropped and eventually replaced by […]

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Vaccine offers new mode of protection against malaria

Vaccine offers new mode of protection against malaria

A novel malaria vaccine developed at Oxford University has shown promising results in the first clinical trial to test whether it can protect people against the mosquito-borne disease. The trial was carried out in Oxford by researchers led by Professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, along with colleagues from the biotechnology […]

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Amenity Horticulture

Staying in control

Staying in control

The times they are a’changing are the words from a song by Bob Dylan and, without doubt, change is a fact of life. It is how we respond to it that makes the difference. In the world of weed, pest and disease control in the UK, recent policy changes and legislation, linked especially to the […]

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Stink Bug Traps in Gardens may Increase Damage to Tomatoes

Stink Bug Traps in Gardens may Increase Damage to Tomatoes

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an important pest of fruits and vegetables. To counter them, some home gardeners use pheromone-baited traps that are designed to attract, trap, and kill them. However, new research from entomologists at the University of Maryland suggests that the traps may actually increase stink bug damage to […]

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Himalayan Balsam and its control on the River Monnow in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire

Himalayan Balsam and its control on the River Monnow in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire

Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera is sometimes cultivated for its flowers but is now widely established in counties such as the British Isles and the United States and in some situations has become an invasive species weed. Aggressive seed dispersal, coupled with high nectar production which attracts pollinators, often allows the Himalayan Balsam to outcompete native […]

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Latest Posts

Managing Overabundant White-Tailed Deer: Is it Time to Consider Regulated Commercial Harvest?

Managing Overabundant White-Tailed Deer: Is it Time to Consider Regulated Commercial Harvest?

| July 31, 2014

Abstract: Dramatic growth in the population of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in North America, coupled with declines in the number of deer hunters and limited hunter access have challenged our ability to manage deer populations through regulated recreational hunting. Efficacy of contemporary control methods, especially non-lethal methods, are limited and have been ineffective at reducing […]

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Staying in control

Staying in control

| July 31, 2014

The times they are a’changing are the words from a song by Bob Dylan and, without doubt, change is a fact of life. It is how we respond to it that makes the difference. In the world of weed, pest and disease control in the UK, recent policy changes and legislation, linked especially to the […]

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International news in brief – May/June 2014

International news in brief – May/June 2014

| July 30, 2014

US: NPMA block proposed changes to termite treatment code Definition of Green Termite Treatment Defeated At the International Code Council (ICC) Hearings in Memphis on Sunday, NPMA prevented a proposed change to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The IgCC is a model construction code used in combination with the ICC commercial codes, such as […]

Continue Reading

Tree care package to preserve iconic palm trees

Tree care package to preserve iconic palm trees

| July 30, 2014

A new Syngenta tree care package could now save southern Europe’s iconic palm trees from the devastating effects of the Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus). The treatment, which involves direct micro-injection of a targeted insecticide into the trunk of affected trees, has been fully approved in France and granted emergency approval to tackle the increasing […]

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Second attempt to eradicate OPM by aerial spraying

Second attempt to eradicate OPM by aerial spraying

| July 30, 2014

Aerial spraying of insecticide which took place over West Berkshire, United Kingdom (UK) in May 2013 against oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionae) (OPM) will be repeated in May 2014 said the Forestry Commission (FC) in a surprise snap announcement on 1st May 2014. Given the furore created by last year’s aerial application of the biological […]

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Testing the Goodnature E2 Rodent Trap in Tata Steel Zoological Park, India

Testing the Goodnature E2 Rodent Trap in Tata Steel Zoological Park, India

| July 25, 2014

There are 4000 species of mammals, of which about 1700 are rodents. However not all rodent species are commensal pests. About 150 species have been defined as a commensal at some time or another, though only 20 could be termed important in connection with post-harvest losses. The number of species occurring in and around human […]

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International Pest Control – May/June 2014 – Vol56, Nr.3

International Pest Control – May/June 2014 – Vol56, Nr.3

| June 26, 2014

As an applied entomologist, sometimes keeping abreast of the latest pest management developments, can involve going beyond my comfort zone.  This month you can read about the ambition that lies behind this innovative bird control solution. It was at Eurocido earlier this year that I encountered the robotic birds of prey as presented by Nico […]

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Service  Pro Inc. Creates  Layered Approach to Ensure  Security

Service Pro Inc. Creates Layered Approach to Ensure Security

| May 20, 2014

Columbus, OH (E- Release) – After latest security threat for Internet Explorer users, Service Pro Inc. published a blog post on their company web site – reminding customers they are a company dedicated to security. With ServSuite being the first multi-browser supporting enterprise software in their industry for 10 years now, Service Pro Inc. has […]

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About ServSuite University

About ServSuite University

| May 6, 2014

Take Hold of Knowledge to Grow with ServSuite ServSuite University is a unique opportunity to learn, in-depth, all that ServSuite pest control software has to offer and what new developments have been made. Informative seminars, interaction with other ServSuite users, and a fun learning opportunity make ServSuite University the yearly event you will not want […]

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ServSuite University 2014 Announced!

ServSuite University 2014 Announced!

| April 30, 2014

After our event last year we sent out a survey as to where our customers would like to see University 2014. You spoke and we listened and we are all excited for ServSuite University this year. We had a lot of fantastic feedback from our nearly 200 guests last year. Attendees really liked the classes, […]

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