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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 – May/June 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.3

International Pest Control – May/June 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.3

| June 27, 2017

Urban and commercial spaces provide ideal environments for pests. Our Special Feature for May/June is amenity and facilities peats, a double feature looking at pest management, inside and outside. Partho Dhang considers the continual popularity of UV light traps for facility pests and Ferenc Varga gives one company’s perspective on improving the relationship between service […]

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International Pest Control – March/April 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.2

International Pest Control – March/April 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.2

| April 29, 2017

Unlike Spring in the northern hemisphere, we are a bit late this month. Blame a manic March and a very successful PestEx for which we have delayed our publishing date to include a review. Our thanks to Clive for the report and BPCA for the photos. The whole pest management industry seems to be thriving […]

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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 – September/October 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.5

| December 30, 2016

With the autumn comes not just the falling of leaves, darker nights and colder days, but a time to move from outdoor to indoor pest management activities,unless you are in the southern hemisphere where you will be soon deluged by a fresh Spring season of new plagues of pest problems. Ah the joy of editing […]

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International Pest Control – July/August 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.4

| August 10, 2016

Can 2016 become any more unpredictable or unsafe? It’s great when an event such as Wales qualifying for the semi-finals of the Euro2016 tournament can bring a smile to some peoples’ faces and less good when others manipulate situations for some cause or their own gain, contributing to suffering and loss of life. Recent events […]

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International Pest Control – May/June 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.3

International Pest Control – May/June 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.3

| June 10, 2016

The amenity market covers numerous pests and pest situations and is our special feature this issue. It is a sector that often is neglected by industry and the regulators, as illustrated this year by the ban in the UK of chlorpyrifos, which has long been the subject of a stewardship campaign (Say No To Drift). […]

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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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