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Archive for July, 2015

Facing up to alien invasive animals in Europe

Facing up to alien invasive animals in Europe

| July 22, 2015

An alien or non-native species is an organism that has become established in an area outside of its normal native range, as a result of human activity. An invasive alien species (IAS) is one which is having negative impacts in that colonised area. A generation ago, the concept of invasive alien species and their potential […]

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Mango Pulp Weevil <em>Sternochetus frigidus</em>: An invasive species with economic significance in the Philippines

Mango Pulp Weevil Sternochetus frigidus: An invasive species with economic significance in the Philippines

| July 22, 2015

Mango is the third most important fruit crop in the Philippines, based on export volume and value. It is ranked next to banana and pineapple (DA, 2015). The locally grown mango varieties have established a large domestic and international market, in both fresh and processed forms. In 2011, the Philippines recorded a total production area […]

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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

| July 21, 2015

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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International news in brief – May/June 2015

International news in brief – May/June 2015

| July 20, 2015

Philipinnes: Clearing coconut logs to prevent rhinoceros beetle infestation Government crews are rushing to clear about 4m coconut trees in provinces damaged by super-typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) in order to prevent the rhinoceros beetle from taking hold and attacking surviving trees. The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) reported that at the end of April, 9.15 […]

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International Pest Control – May/June 2015 – Vol57, Nr.3

International Pest Control – May/June 2015 – Vol57, Nr.3

| July 15, 2015

I am not clear how long a pest has to reside in a new locality to no longer be consider as an invasive pest and to be added to the list of ‘natives’. Many pests we deal with every day will have been a new comer at some time and as international communication and travel […]

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Magnetic powder as an enhanced delivery agent for active ingredients in urban pest management products

Magnetic powder as an enhanced delivery agent for active ingredients in urban pest management products

| July 15, 2015

Colin O’Halloran – YPIL Rob Fryatt – Xenex Associates Abstract: Satisfactory results from dry flowable powder formulations for control of crawling insect pests are driven by the quantity of powder adhering to the insect and the ability to transfer powder from insect to insect. This poster describes the performance of a magnetic dry flowable powder […]

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AQUATAIN AMF & DROPS

AQUATAIN AMF & DROPS

| July 14, 2015

Stefano Scarponi – Bleu Line – B.L. Group Abstract: Aquatain AMF is a unique silicone-based liquid for mosquito control. It spreads across the surface of standing water – even large water bodies – and forms a very thin film. As silicones have a very low surface tension, the film prevents pupae and larvae from attaching […]

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Novel anticoagulant rodenticides devoid of causing rodenticide-resistance – A potential solution to an increasing and worldwide problem

Novel anticoagulant rodenticides devoid of causing rodenticide-resistance – A potential solution to an increasing and worldwide problem

| July 12, 2015

Dietrich C. Gulba1, Henrik Luessen2 1Katholisches Klinikum Oberhausen GmbH, Oberhausen, D 2Tytonis BV, Alkmaar, NL Abstract: Rodent associated annual agricultural loss is estimated to exceed 10% up to 25 % of the annual food production in the world. In addition, these animals serve as carriers of severe human diseases and epidemic plagues of which (Ebola) […]

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The Effects of Residual IGRs on Aedes Albopictus and Aedes Aegypti

The Effects of Residual IGRs on Aedes Albopictus and Aedes Aegypti

| July 12, 2015

K. C. Donovan, R. M. Pereira and P.G. Koehler Urban Entomology Lab. – Univ. of Florida Abstract: Mosquito-borne viruses, namely chikungunya and dengue, are quickly becoming an increasing problem in the western hemisphere. A. aegypti and A. albopictus mosquitoes, the principle vectors of these viruses, are vigorously breeding in water containers around people’s homes. Unlike […]

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Activity patterns of Aedes albopictus within a diverse environment of residential and agricultural activity and introduction of a new lethal ovitrap for controlling wild vector populations, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2014.

Activity patterns of Aedes albopictus within a diverse environment of residential and agricultural activity and introduction of a new lethal ovitrap for controlling wild vector populations, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2014.

| July 12, 2015

Casey Parker1*, Alex Chaskopoulou1,2,4, Max Fotakis3, Rebecca Baldwin1, Roberto Pereira1 & Philip Koehler1 1 Department of Entomology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 2 USDA-ARS European Biological Control Laboratory, Thessaloniki, Greece 3 Department of Biology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece 4 Perrotis College, American Farm School, Thessaloniki, Greece * corresponding author Abstract: Aedes albopictus, also known […]

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