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Parasitic wasps versus Anobiidae

Parasitic wasps versus Anobiidae

| May 6, 2016

Authors: Dr. Judith Auer & Alexander Kassel APC AG, Allround Pest Control AG, Ostendstr. 132, D-90482 Nuremberg, Germany; Abstract: The common furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum) is a permanent threat in churches and museums and is wreaking devastating damage by corrosion of wooden inventory and antiques. The conventional control methods are complex, polluting and high-priced. The […]

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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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Biological Controls: Bud-galling Wasp Assessed

Biological Controls: Bud-galling Wasp Assessed

| May 22, 2015

The bud-galling wasp Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae could be successfully introduced as a biological control agent of the invasive alien plant Acacia longifolia in coastal areas of Portugal. Its introduction could, however, have an impact on A. longifolia and another acacia species, A. floribunda, where these are cultivated as ornamentals. These are the main findings of EFSA’s […]

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Current and future Insect Threats to UK Forestry

Current and future Insect Threats to UK Forestry

| August 4, 2014

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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