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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?
 
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.
 
Regulators see sense regarding insect monitors Regulators see sense regarding insect monitors
At its meeting held on 12 May 2017, the European Commission backed down on its proposal to classify the pheromones contained within insect monitoring traps as biocides.
 
Insect monitor madness - but you can help stop this Insect monitor madness - but you can help stop this
The European Commission is threatening the future of insect monitoring traps that contain an attractant. It’s not the traps themselves that have caught the Commission’s attention but the pheromones used in them to attract the insects to the traps and thereby turn them into such effective monitoring tools. But if we act IMMEDIATELY, there is still a chance that we can save these monitors.
 


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