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Call for new standards for rat, mice and mole traps Call for new standards for rat, mice and mole traps
Oxford University’s Dr Sandra Baker has called for all moles traps and all break-back traps for rats and mice to be approved before they can be sold in the UK. Highlighting the double standards currently in place whereby all other spring traps must be welfare approved, she argued that research completed by her team makes a strong case for all traps to be tested and welfare approved before being marketed.
 
Bed bugs: A global epidemic? Discuss Bed bugs: A global epidemic? Discuss
How widespread are bed bug infestations? Do pest management professionals have enough knowledge and expertise to control them successfully? Is resistance to common insecticides causing practical control difficulties?
 
A photo roundup of ICUP held in Birmingham A photo roundup of ICUP held in Birmingham
At Pest magazine we were lucky enough to be at the recent International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) held At Aston University, Birmingham from start to finish – 9 to 12 July 2017. In addition to the web stories posted, here we include a number of further photographs which capture the spirit of these four days.
 
Delegates and speakers from across the globe attend ICUP 2017 Delegates and speakers from across the globe attend ICUP 2017
There is no other event in the world that can match the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) for its strength and depth of urban pest management expertise. Held every three years the 2017 event, which came to Birmingham, UK from 9 to 12 July, attracted some 250 pest management academics and service professionals from across the globe.
 
First new class of insecticide for malaria prevention for 30 years First new class of insecticide for malaria prevention for 30 years
Chlofenapyr from BASF has become the first new class of public health insecticide for malaria prevention to be introduced in more than 30 years.
 
Global Pest Management Coalition formed Global Pest Management Coalition formed
Following the second Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety held in New York, USA between 3-4 April a group of 21 pest management associations from around the world met. Out of this was born the Global Pest Management Coalition (GPMC).
 
Henry Mott elected chairman of CEPA Henry Mott elected chairman of CEPA
At their General Assembly meeting held in Brussels on 14 June, Henry Mott was elected Chairman of Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA).
 


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