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

| August 26, 2017

Cover image: For more than 30 years, adulticides recommended by the World Health Organisation Pesticides Evaluation Scheme for use in vector control for public health, have relied on only four insecticide classes. In this issue, Bayer explains how repurposed agricultural chemistry should play an important role in uses such as indoor residual spraying, and when used as a combination with a second mode of action, should help preserve their effectiveness until such time as additional options become available.

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 each in their own way are offering innovation to help combat insect vectors of disease.

BASF are introducing a new long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on new chemistry, chlorfenapyr, a halogenated pyrrole while Bayer and Sumitomo are introducing new products based on neonicotinoid insecticides. Bayer has taken the decision to develop clothianidin for vector control, in combination with deltamethrin while Sumitomo Chemical’s new offering for indoor residual spraying is based on clothianidin alone. Our special feature this issue includes more details on these, as well as commentary on the need for Integrated Mosquito Management from Mark Beavers at Rollins and our Technical Consultant Graham Matthews. We cap this off with a look at climate and vectors and the difficulty of managing blackfly in Cameroon and as if that wasn’t enough, we throw in the conundrum of why mosquito resistance is different in Australia and a new oviposition trap.

In public health, we welcomed the triennial (once every three years) International Conference on Urban Pest. On the programme were presentations on bedbugs, cockroaches, monster invasions of millipedes, biological control of museum pests, rats and pigeon contraception. Luckily it was on my doorstep this time round so I headed up to Birmingham for three days, camera in hand and you can find my report in the public health section.

We had so much difficulty squeezing everything in, we have gone to 64 pages – so consider this your bumper summer issue – ideal for the beach (sorry southern hemisphere). Space however has been at a premium so the agricultural and horticultural sectors are a tad light this issue but we will make up for that in our September issue as we preview ABIM 2017. Should you wish to contribute your latest research on biological control please do get in touch.

Anyway, I am off to a 20-year anniversary reunion this weekend, of a group that had a significant impact in vector management and other early pyrethroid applications. That was until the mergers and acquisitions of the 90’s saw its expert personnel disband only to resurface in diverse positions of influence across the globe. If you want to hear more about what happened to Wellcome Environmental Health, catch our next issue.

Enjoy your summer.






David Loughlin, Editor International Pest Control Magazine
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Contents of International Pest Control July/August 2017
Vol 59, Number 4

International News in Brief…read more

Association News

  • BPCA lands fourth major award in a year.
  • Amenity forum offer question and answer session at Saltex.
  • New publication on management of invasive species of mosquito.
  • European Commission drags its heals on accelerating low risk pesticides.
  • Glyphosate ban would cost British farmers almost £1billion a year.
  • New CEPA Chairman elected at AGM.

Company Profile…read more.

  • Curtis Gilmour a leading global pest control products manufacturer.

Special Feature – Vector Management

  • New mode of action chemistry for indoor residual spraying.
  • Trends of vector borne diseases in the west and likely climate impact – A.M.K.M. Rao.
  • New oviposition mosquito trap.
  • Working together to achieve integrated mosquito management (IMM) – Mark Beavers.
  • Mosquito Control – Needing to implement an integrated vector management programme – Graham Matthews.
  • A brief history and future potential of neonicotinoid use in public health – Justin McBeath.
  • Mozzies are evolving to beat insecticides – except in Australia – Ary Hoffmann, Nancy Margaret Endersby-Harshman & Scott Ritchie.
  • First new class of insecticide for malaria prevention in more than 30 years.

Focus on Public Health

  • Pest control industry owes its robust success rate to mergers and acquisitions – Deepak Bandal.
  • International Conference on Urban Pests, ICUP2017 – David Loughlin.
  • Tackling Blackfly (Simulium spp) in Cameroon – Pierre Nkot Baleguel, Pierre Didier Baleguel, Jane Nchangnwi Che & Graham Matthews.

Focus on Agriculture

  • Arable production: science and compliance – preparing for an uncertain future – Graham Matthews.
  • Scientific paper on bees gets publicity in UK and USA – Graham Matthews.
  • Fall Armyworms on march across Africa.

Focus on Horticulture & Amenity

  • Vineyard biosecurity project looks to next stage after trial.

Focus on Forestry & Plantations

  • Which way for western hemlock as a commercial softwood species – Terry Mabbett.
  • London’s largest open space under siege from OPM – Terry Mabbett

International Pest Control calendar of events

Published in International Pest Control – July/August 2017 issue.

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