Pest Test Issue 51: June & July 2017

Read through our articles on ‘BPCA’s local authority survey’ (page 15), ‘May contain nuts’ (pages 23 to 25) and ‘What’s hot & what’s not’ (pages 28-29) in this issue of Pest and answer these questions:

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1: What percentage change has there been in the numbers of local authorities offering pest control services since 2010/11?
None An increase of 14%
A decrease of 14% A decrease of 8%
2: What percentage of the population suffer from a true food allergy?
2% to 3% 10% to 15%
5% to 8% 35% to 40%
3: What proportion of pest professionals might harbour a food allergy and therefore be themselves at risk from the rodenticides they handle?
One in 1000 One in 100
One in 500 One in 50
4: What does Brian Duffin suggest is the biggest threat to health in a food factory?
Bacterial cross contamination Potential allergens in the rodenticide
Mice running amok in the production area Malicious contamination by terrorists
5: For which of the following pests would a thermal imaging camera be potentially useful?
Silverfish Rodents
Cockroaches Clothes moths
6: For what reason is thermal imaging useful when conducting heat treatments for bed bugs?
Locates areas below target temperature Not useful but it impresses the client
Locates areas above target temperature Bed bugs run away from cameras



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