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International Pest Control – September/October 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.5

| September 22, 2017

Nature is never more damaging than when it comes to extremes of weather. Certainly, this was the experience of residents in the Caribbean and the US, early this September, when Storm Irma, with her 185mph winds, flew through leaving destruction in her wake. Millions of homes have had electricity cut-off, areas were flooded, property destroyed […]

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International Pest Control – July/August 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.4

| August 26, 2017

Innovations in vector management are like the proverbial London bus. You wait for ages for one to come along and then three appear all at once. Or so it seems, as we were compiling this issue and almost simultaneously received details from three of the major players in this market, BASF, Bayer and Sumitomo, who […]

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International Pest Control – January/February 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.1

International Pest Control – January/February 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.1

| April 3, 2017

Welcome to 2017. A pest can be defined as an organism that is in the wrong place, in the wrong numbers and at the wrong time or a bit like the new POTUS, behaving in a way that some find unacceptable. We can often tolerate a few individuals but should their pest behaviour escalate; a […]

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International Pest Control – November/December 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.6

International Pest Control – November/December 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.6

| December 31, 2016

The pumpkin were not the first vegetables to be carved into lanterns at Halloween. It was a Celtic tradition which emigrating Irish and Scots took to the US with them. The earlier European vegetables of choice however were rock hard turnips and beets, the former of which I recall carving every year. And so, when […]

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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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