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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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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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