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

| June 27, 2017
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Cover image: A London Heathrow Airport car park. How best can we manage weed, pest and disease problems? Whatever the approach to weed control it needs to be safe and certainly not impact upon human health. Equally it needs to provide the most effective and efficient approach to weed management. We explain more in our special feature.

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 provider and receiver. With the golfing tournament season well underway PC Technical Consultant, Terry Mabbett moves onto the course to explain why green keepers should not feed turf weeds in the autumn while John Moverley, Chairman of the Amenity Forum looks ahead to the annual conference and considers the wider problem of pests in the amenity environment and why it matters.

Two pest management events receive our coverage this issue. In New York, the second Global Summit brought together food manufacturing and pest management specialists from around the world to discuss and debate the latest problems and trends and strategies to cope with these. Meanwhile in Argentina, Chemotecnica hosted another Jornadas Tecnicas.

In public health, we report on the world’s first use of drones at airport and remind those who are involved with bed bugs, why heat remans a formidable weapon in the armoury of pest management products.

Biocontrol is the fastest developing sector within the pest management and plant protection industry and draws upon an incredibly diverse range of specialisms, expertise and resources. Professor Shireen Davies of the University of Glasgow, takes us through how novel biocontrol agents may be developed from an understanding of neuroendocrinology.

Highlighting the problem of pest sand informing the wide global community of the great work that our industry undertakes, is always a challenge. Later in the year IPC will be featuring a special feature on Invasive pests, but meanwhile in May, CABI displayed some of the UK’s most invasive alien weeds at the as part of its Nature vs Invader exhibit. A few weeks later, the global pest control industry joined forces to promote the inaugural World Pest Day that is now firmly set in the calendar as 6th June.

Europe’s regulators caused a bit of a stir in the industry recently by proposing adding two new categories of biocide. The industry reacted and we give our take on the events around the eventual U-turn on regulating these pheromone and attractant products.

To round our issue, we have two forest pest related articles. One looks at how typhoons can lead to greater incidence of pest outbreaks while the fungus Phytophthora ramorum comes under scrutiny as a continual threat to UK forests.

Bugs that bite are frequently in the news and those that transmit disease are the deadliest. In our next issue, we look at the latest research. Please get in touch if you would like to contribute.






David Loughlin, Editor International Pest Control Magazine
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Contents of International Pest Control May/June 2017
Vol 59, Number 3

International News in Brief…read more

 Association News

  • ANECPLA celebrates its 25th anniversary.
  • CEPA milestones for quality benchmark.
  • FAOPMA Pest summit 2017 – Programme Announced.
  • Keeping Britain moving.
  • The BPCIF announces a technological revolution in pest control – Albert Punsola

Special Feature – Amenity and Facilities Pests

  • Facilities management and weed, pest and disease management – John Moverley.
  • Pest management challenges in food processing facilities – Ferenc Varga.
  • Don’t feed turf weeds in the autumn – Terry Mabbett.
  • Popularity of UV light traps in managing facility pests – Partho Dhang.

Focus on Public Health

  • Heat: A formidable, economical and practical weapon against bed bugs – Pete Dame.
  • Another successful Jornadas Tecnicas in Argentina.
  • A world-first: integration of drones within daily airport operations.
  • 6th of the 6th – World Pest Day – David Loughlin.
  • Global summit of Pest management services for Public Health and Food safety.

Focus on Horticulture and Amenity

  • Alien plants invade chelsea Flower show.
  • nEUROSTRESSPEP: Novel biocontrol agents for insect pests from neuroendocrinology – Shireen-Davies

Focus on Forestry and Plantation

  • Outbreaks of timber pest in Philippines: A consequence of frequent typhoons – Partho Dhang.
  • Phytophthora ramorum moves out of the comfort zone – Terry Mabbett


  • Achieving sustainable cultivation of tomatoes.
  • On eating insects. essays, stories and Recipes

International Pest Control calendar of events

Published in International Pest Control – May/June 2017 issue.

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