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International Pest Control has been established for 60 years as the only journal in the world dealing with all aspects of pest eradication and prevention — for public health, animal welfare, food storage, crop protection, forestry and wood preservation.

The journal employs a wide-ranging definition of the term `pest’, taking in plants and fungal agents as well as members of the animal kingdom which cause disease, depredation or economic loss. And because pests recognise no national boundaries, control is increasingly approached on an international basis — a situation which is reflected in both the title and content of the journal.

The science of pest control is currently embarking upon a period of change. Economic and environmental factors have combined to shift emphasis away from merely researching and conventionally applying new chemical pesticides, towards more efficient methods of applying existing compounds, the development of alternative techniques like biological control and, increasingly, the combination of all available methods into effective integrated pest management programmes.

International Pest Control publishes research and review papers from all over the world, documenting and drawing together the advantages and disadvantages of a wide variety of novel and established techniques with respect to different needs and ambient conditions. It provides authoritative reviews of pest control developments worldwide, with news, articles, reviews, features and comments.   Readers are informed of trends in new techniques, new chemicals, new products, and new methods of applying existing remedies – these are the practical tools of the pest control industry the world over.

And finally, as the field of international pest control is far too diverse to be covered fully in one journal, we include a comprehensive book review section featuring the contributions of a corps of reviewers who are specialists in their respective fields.

International Pest Control is published every second month. To subscribe, click the link “Subscriptions” above or the publisher.

Meet the Editor

David Loughlin, Editor International Pest Control

David Loughlin, Editor
International Pest Control

David Loughlin has a career spanning almost 30 years in pest management. At Bangor University, North Wales he studied Forestry and Applied Zoology and followed this with a post graduate course in Applied Entomology (Pest Management) at Imperial College, Silwood Park. David has held different research and commercial roles, all with a strong technical focus, for both large chemical corporations such as ICI Plant Protection, Welcome Environmental Health and Sandoz, and also smaller innovative biological companies such as AgriSense-BCS.

His broad international experience covers an interesting period in the development of pest management from classical pesticide spray application to the recent rise in biological and low environmental impact solutions. Acknowledging that the 3 “R”’s of Resistance, Registration and Residues are having a significant impact on the market place he sees International Pest Control (IPC) magazine as the ideal forum for everyone to share and promote their pest control experiences whichever organism is regarded as the pest.

David’s experience embraces most of the industry segments that IPC magazine aims to cover: crop, non-crop and animal health.  An Ulsterman by birth, a dog owner, amateur photographer, keen gardener and hill walker, David currently runs an international pest management consultancy and product supply business from his base in South Wales, UK.

Get in touch

Do you have ideas and or photos that you’d like to see in the magazine?

Do you want to write an article for IPC?

Drop David an email at:

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