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

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

| April 30, 2014

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

| April 27, 2014

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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Exploring the world of disease vectors in London

Exploring the world of disease vectors in London

| December 22, 2013

In October 2012, the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases hosted ISNTD Bites, the  first parasitology and vector-control conference to showcase and discuss major issues surrounding vector evolution and control methods. To continue on the momentum of this event the second ISNTD Bites, a year on, provided emphasis on disease & vector surveillance methods and […]

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Company Profile…IGEBA – First choice fogging equipment

Company Profile…IGEBA – First choice fogging equipment

| December 11, 2013

For ages, human beings have suffered vector borne diseases and agriculture crop loss; due to attack by pests and other vermin that attack stored products, causing severe damage. In view of the increasing environmental difficulties, choosing the right pest control application technique, to protect the environment and public health, is becoming of greater importance. Since […]

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Advances in flying insect control improve food  safety

Advances in flying insect control improve food safety

| September 19, 2013

The  European horse meat scandal dominated  food  safety  headlines in  2013.  How  the  supply  chain became contaminated is still a topic for debate and the controversy will no doubt rage on in boardrooms around the world. In the wider context of legislation, the Food Safety Modernisation Act introduced by  the  FDA in  2011  is  impacting  […]

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China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 4 Final – Beyond Agriculture – an increasing market in China

China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 4 Final – Beyond Agriculture – an increasing market in China

| September 18, 2013

What is Beyond Agriculture? Beyond Agriculture is the phrase used in China and increasingly worldwide to describe the markets known by many as “Non Crop Markets”. The global market for pesticide products Beyond Agriculture is already valued at US$ 25 billion and currently growing at a faster rate than crop protection. China is one of […]

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China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 3 – Looking to the future in pest management

China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 3 – Looking to the future in pest management

| September 18, 2013

Welcome to the fastest growing pest management market on the planet!  This could easily have been the wording on the sign hanging over the registration area for the 2012 Chinese National Pest Management Congress held in Nanjing China in late March. Over 500 delegates attended, included Chinese service companies, suppliers, academics and key people from […]

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China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 2 – Rob Fryatt interviews – Huang Xiao Yun of the Chinese Pest Control Association.

China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 2 – Rob Fryatt interviews – Huang Xiao Yun of the Chinese Pest Control Association.

| September 18, 2013

You may well be reading this edition as FAOPMA holds its Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Convention Centre in Adelaide, Australia. One important and influential lady who will be attending will be Ms Huang (Huang Xiao Yun) the  Deputy  Director  of  the  Chinese Pest  Control Association.    Since  the CACARSI  (Chinese  Association  for the Control […]

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China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 1 – a special perspective

China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 1 – a special perspective

| September 18, 2013

China means different things to different people. Maybe the spectacle of the Olympic ceremonies or perhaps the economy now known as The World’s Factory. Many International Pest Control subscribers and readers may have already visited the country that will become the world’s largest economy sometime during the next decade, but for many more in our […]

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