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Europe’s 20 most unwanted

Europe’s 20 most unwanted

| July 20, 2020

In October the European Commission published a list of 20 regulated quarantine pests qualifying as priority pests, including  Xylella fastidiosa, the Japanese beetle, the Asian long-horned beetle, citrus greening and citrus black spot, whose economic, environmental and social impact on EU’s territory is the most severe. Member States will have to launch information campaigns to […]

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International Pest Control – November/December 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.6

International Pest Control – November/December 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.6

| July 20, 2020

Malaria still kills 435,000 people every year – 90% of them in Africa – and preventing these deaths as well as the suffering caused by 219 million cases of malaria each year has been the focus of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for many years. Its latest initiative is to facilitate the supply of […]

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IPM to fight fall armyworm

IPM to fight fall armyworm

| July 17, 2020

CABI scientists are recommending the use of more environmentally sustainable biological controls, as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy, to fight the fall armyworm (FAW) instead of favouring more harmful pesticides. In a new paper published in the International Journal of Pest Management, Dr Justice Tambo led a team of researchers who suggest […]

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Genetically engineered  <em>Aedes aegypti </em>

Genetically engineered  Aedes aegypti

| July 16, 2020

After extensive evaluation of the best available science and public input, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to Oxitec Ltd to field test the use of genetically engineered  Aedes aegypti  mosquitoes as a way to reduce mosquito populations to protect public health from mosquito-borne illnesses. The EPA claimed […]

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International Pest Control – September/October 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.5

| July 16, 2020

It seems that there is no end to the number of applications for graphene. First seen in the 1960s but rediscovered in 2004 resulting in Nobel prizes for the researchers and subsequently a host of potential and actual uses being researched and developed. Using it as a layer in new materials to deter mosquito bites […]

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International Pest Control – May/June 2020 – Vol 62, Nr3

International Pest Control – May/June 2020 – Vol 62, Nr3

| June 16, 2020

In the middle of any crisis many people reach for a cup of tea. And while we were all locked down the FAO marked the first International Tea Day – virtually. Tea is a product used by millions and its production touches many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals including the fight against extreme poverty, […]

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Company Profile…NEWPHARM® : responds to the coronavirus crisis

Company Profile…NEWPHARM® : responds to the coronavirus crisis

| June 16, 2020

NEWPHARM®, a company specialising in developing solutions for the control of pests and pathogenic microorganisms, was founded in 1982, by Dr Dionisio Bagarollo. Since then the company’s growth has been rapid and forward-looking thanks to the input of Dr Bagarollo’s daughter Claudia and son Enrico. It has been forty years since NEWPHARM® first entered Italy’s […]

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Zia Siddiqi – Technical Consultant

Zia Siddiqi – Technical Consultant

| April 25, 2020

Zia Siddiqi, with 40-years’ experience in Urban, Industrial, and Public Pest Management having worked in various countries is serving as a Senior Subject Matter Expert at ServDay Software System, and NEHA’s Technical Advisor for the Vector Control/Zoonotic Diseases section. He belongs to several scientific and industrial organizations and has been the past Director of Entomological […]

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