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International Pest Control – March/April 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.2

International Pest Control – March/April 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.2

| May 3, 2016

We have had some very encouraging and favourable comments about the new look that we launched with our last issue. Thank you for these. While both I and the magazine may be in our 50’s, I believe we are still able to adapt, refresh and move with the times. If you have suggestions for more […]

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International Pest Control – January/February 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.1

International Pest Control – January/February 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.1

| February 21, 2016

IPC has been delivering the latest in news, views and technological developments in pest management for 57 years. In that time, we have made a few changes to improve the presentation and refresh our image. This year we start 2016 with a new front cover and section icons to help navigate your way through the […]

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International Pest Control – November/December 2015 – Vol 57, Nr.6

International Pest Control – November/December 2015 – Vol 57, Nr.6

| December 8, 2015

Trapping insects relies as much upon knowing where best to place a trap, as using the right pheromone or attractant. In the same way, knowing which spray application method to use, is equally if not more crucial when applying a pesticide, to get the best from whichever formulation or active ingredient is chosen. Many years […]

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International Pest Control – September/October 2015 – Vol 57, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2015 – Vol 57, Nr.5

| October 12, 2015

I was always told that studying Latin would be good for a science career so I have for a long time now believed pheromones are not biopesticides. The word pesticide is derived from Latin – ‘pestis’ meaning ‘plague’ and ‘cide’ from caedere ‘to kill’. Semiochemicals do not kill when used as control agents –they simply […]

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International Pest Control – July/August 2015 – Vol 57, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2015 – Vol 57, Nr.4

| August 14, 2015

Everyday should be a school day. Life is full of learning opportunities but as we are bombarded with information every day, it is sometimes difficult to take in and retain new facts. Certainly as I get older, my retention ability seems to dwindle, despite frequent exercise at the pub and village quizzes. Perhaps we rely […]

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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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International Pest Control – March/April 2015 – Vol57, Nr.2

International Pest Control – March/April 2015 – Vol57, Nr.2

| April 17, 2015

The word pest can so often conjure up thoughts of insects and yet weeds are pests too (plants in the wrong place) and as IPC covers all pests, this month our special feature considers weed management.  Herbicides are still the most economical way to control weeds and they account for the largest share of sales […]

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International Pest Control – January/February 2015 – Vol57, Nr.1

International Pest Control – January/February 2015 – Vol57, Nr.1

| February 24, 2015

At the end of 2014 we enjoyed three days in Paris at Parasitec and then after the New Year, France and the rest of the world was turned upside down. We hope that 2015 is a peaceful one for you all and please travel safe. We review Parasitec in pictures. With 2015 come a few […]

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International Pest Control – November/December 2014 – Vol56, Nr.6

International Pest Control – November/December 2014 – Vol56, Nr.6

| February 24, 2015

With the northern Autumn months seems to come the busy conference, exhibition and seminar season and the international nature of pest control is all too apparent as we attend these and report back through IPC’s pages. This month we have a focus on agricultural and innovation. Martin Redbond considers how major agrochemical companies are investing […]

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International Pest Control – September/October 2014 – Vol56, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2014 – Vol56, Nr.5

| October 3, 2014

If you were fortunate to have attended the 8th ICUP in Zurich, you may have been forgiven for thinking that bed bugs and mosquitoes were the main concern in urban environments. Pests are by their nature very unpredictable and even this week, I have listened to BBC radio asking where all the wasps have gone? […]

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