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Preliminary tests to validate the effectiveness of the Inpest pheromone dispenser patch

Preliminary tests to validate the effectiveness of the Inpest pheromone dispenser patch

| May 11, 2018

Monitoring traps are often used to catch certain species of stored product insect pests and in these traps a pheromone attractant is used to lure the insects. Once attracted, a sticky board or bucket captures the insect. In the case of stored product moths, the pheromones are sex attractants which attract only males of the […]

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How climate change is creating a global pest problem

How climate change is creating a global pest problem

| May 11, 2018

Rentokil Steritech have identified climate change as a factor that is accelerating the damages caused by pests, which could result in a wider spread of infectious diseases, increased crop destruction, extensive electrical damage and food safety issues. As most pests are more prevalent in warmer climates, the impact of an increasing temperature could be potentially […]

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The day of the jackal and a wolf in dogs’ clothing?

The day of the jackal and a wolf in dogs’ clothing?

| May 11, 2018

French shepherds are angry about EU laws stop them from killing the wolves, which are attacking their sheep, especially since they claim to have evidence showing most of these canine predators are hybrid animals arising from cross breeding between wolves and domestic dogs. Such animals they say can be legally shot and killed without the […]

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New challenges in housefly management in poultry farms across The Philippines

New challenges in housefly management in poultry farms across The Philippines

| May 9, 2018

The common housefly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae), is now an emerging pest in animal shelters and animal farms across The Philippines. A number of farms, mostly those housing chickens in traditional sheds, where closed by The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and local governments in the country in 2017, due to the […]

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The birth of a fly control products manufacturer

The birth of a fly control products manufacturer

| May 9, 2018

In the 19th Century, Sheep Scab,caused by the mite Psoroptes ovis, was a serious problem. Not only were the health and welfare of valuable flocks affected, but also significant income could be lost due to poor fleece and wool quality. The only treatment options available were smears containing tar and goose fat, tobacco stalks and […]

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A brief history of fly control

A brief history of fly control

| May 8, 2018

“Birds are the eyes of heaven, and flies are the spies of hell.” Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem To band all types of flies together as a group does not do them justice, especially with over 30,000 different known species. The most common of these, Musca domestica, […]

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Humidity-controlled and warm-air pest eradication technology with a focus on museum collections and works of art

Humidity-controlled and warm-air pest eradication technology with a focus on museum collections and works of art

| May 8, 2018

There is hardly a more interesting, yet more challenging field of pest control, than in museums and art collections, when it comes to the actual artefacts. Consider the different composite materials found in museums; from paintings and frames, books and documents, gilded and painted wooden objects, tapestries, historic costumes, antique furniture, natural history collections – […]

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River Blindness – A Neglected Disease Transmitted by Blackflies (<em>Simulium</em> spp.)

River Blindness – A Neglected Disease Transmitted by Blackflies (Simulium spp.)

| September 1, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) operated a prolonged campaign to control the vector of river blindness (Onchcerciasis) in the Savannah of nine West African countries from 1974, with the primary objective of controlling the disease and secondly to enable economic development of the area. The constant biting of flies, especially in the cooler early morning […]

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What  is the Problem with Glyphosate?

What is the Problem with Glyphosate?

| September 1, 2017

Glyphosate is the pesticide with the greatest sales worldwide. It has attracted attention from regulators and the public; the latter because it was one of the first and is the most widely used herbicide for genetically modified (GM) crops. It has been used in the vast majority the countries on the planet for decades since […]

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World Pest Awareness Day

World Pest Awareness Day

| June 6, 2017

The 6th June 2017 has been declared World Pest Awareness Day to serve as a reminder of how professional pest management helps protect our quality of life. Three global pest management associations; The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association (FAOPMA) and the @NationalPestManagementAssn (USA), have […]

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