Pest Test Issue 64: August & September 2019

Read through our articles on 'Permanent baiting indoor guidance relaxed', 'Rodenticide resistance: Will you help fill the gaps?' and' IPM Integrated, or is it International Pest Management?' and answer the questions below:

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1: How frequently should indoor permanent bait points be inspected?
Every two weeks Every six weeks
Every four weeks When a pest professional thinks it’s needed
2: When can permanent baiting be employed?
As a last resort when reinvasion is very likely Routinely
If there is even a small risk of reinvasion Only when there is an ‘r’ in the month
3: What is the first thing you should do to access free resistance testing?
Collect three rodent tail samples Buy some sealable plastic bags
Email Clare Jones with your post codes Phone the VPU
4: What should you do with your rodent tail samples if you are unable to post them to Reading immediately?
Throw them away Put them in the freezer
Keep them in the van Put them in a cool box with freezer packs
5: In 1996 David Pinniger was involved in the first UK trial of the sex pheromone for webbing clothes moth. How successful was it?
Caught the same number of moths Caught 20 times the moths
Caught 10 times the moths Caught 30 times the moths
6: In 2011 two ‘collections’ pests were singled out for their remarkable increase – which two?
Webbing clothes moth & brown carpet beetle Brown carpet beetle & furniture beetle
Webbing clothes moth & silverfish Silverfish & furniture beetle

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