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Coping with dead rodent odours

Coping with dead rodent odours

| July 28, 2022

Pest Control Professionals (PCPs) are often confronted with horrible odours from dead rodents. The death could have been natural, from the use of a rodenticide, or from a trap that struck the rodent, did not capture it, but was fatal. If the technician is lucky, they can find and remove the dead carcass. If the […]

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An innovative year-round larvicide for mosquito control

An innovative year-round larvicide for mosquito control

| October 6, 2021

Mosquitoes are considered one of the most serious vectors of some of the world’s deadly diseases afflicting the tropical and subtropical countries. One of the devastating mosquito transmitted diseases, malaria is known to be endemic in 117 countries with 3.2 billion people living at risk all over the world and about 350 to 500 million […]

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Remote monitoring for bed bugs

Remote monitoring for bed bugs

| January 5, 2021

A global bed bug (Cimex lectularius) resurgence has continued throughout the past two decades, following a period of relative absence for most of the world between 1960 and 2000 (Boase, 2001; Reinhardt & Siva-Jothy, 2007).  The cause of the modern resurgence is likely to be the result of multiple factors facilitating their survival, reproduction and […]

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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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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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