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Asian hornet invasion – a matter of time? Asian hornet invasion – a matter of time?
This week (9 to 15 September) has been Asian Hornet Week and the ‘Twittersphere’ has been full of bite-sized bits of information on the threat this invasive insect poses; BPCA being one of the many contributors. Other social media platforms have also carried dire warnings.
 
A thirst for knowledge at Parasitec in Budapest A thirst for knowledge at Parasitec in Budapest
The thirst for knowledge among central and eastern Europe’s pest professionals is, if anything, higher than their western counterparts. The technical presentations at Parasitec in Budapest attracted plenty of interest. The event fielded a full programme of presentations, concentrating on stinging and biting insect management.
 
New ownership for Exosex SP & CL Moth Control Systems New ownership for Exosex SP & CL Moth Control Systems
The pheromone-based moth mating disruption products, Exosex SP tab and Exosex CL tab have a new owner. International Pheromone Systems, better known as IPS, has acquired outright the Exosex Technology from Exosect Ltd for an undisclosed sum.
 
Strong seminar programme at PPC Live 2018 Strong seminar programme at PPC Live 2018
It might only be its third outing but, as we’ve come to expect, PPC Live again had a strong seminar programme. We didn’t get to all the sessions but here’s a run-down of the ones we got chance to listen to.
 
Lessons from PestProtect 2018 Lessons from PestProtect 2018
All pest management events, wherever they are in the world, have one thing in common; they provide information and lots of it! The key points we gleaned from the seminar programme were: bed bugs and flat pack furniture are a challenging combination, sewer baiting in Germany is getting harder, but, at least, the Germans still try to control sewer rats and BASF have an interesting alternative rodenticide, if only the regulators would approve it!
 
Tech talks at PestTech Tech talks at PestTech
2017 saw a new venue for PestTech the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. This meant that PestTech 2017 offered a range of technical presentations in a much more accessible and ‘presentation friendly’ facility. Once again the presentations spanned a wide variety of topics and all were well attended.
 
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?
 


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