The assessment devices for improved inspection of termite infestations in inaccessible areas lead to effective implementation of pest management practies.
Rodent was hitherto a problem in agricultural and horticultural crops. However, it took a different shape with increasing human population, urbanization, dwindling resources for solid waste management, spurt in zoonotic diseases, development of food and hospitality industry and industries with sensitive infrastructure including electronic appliances. As local bodies struggle economically, less money is available for
Preventive measures in flour mills Throughout the food chain, the identification, control and extermination of pests in the food industry requires many resources, from producer to manufacturer, carrier to distributor together with surveillance and control by the authorities responsible. Mites, insects and rodents can all be introduced in many ways and forms to the food
Sniffing Out Bedbugs Two years ago, as more and more people began waking up with itchy, red welts on their body, Chris Goggin, an innovator with two dozen patents realized the world needed a cheap and effective way to detect bedbugs. The notorious insects, which reemerged in the US about 10 years ago after a
Good cleaning and hygiene practices are an integral part of any Integrated Pest Management programme, says Nikhil Chatterjee, Director of Gluework Solutions Pvt Ltd.
Bedbugs have an inseparable connection with humans. Even though extensive use of pesticides like DDT eliminated the bugs from human life in the 1940s, they managed to resurface again. But, why? Have they gone immune to pesticides?
Insects like mosquitoes, screwworms and fruit flies have short lifecycle of 60-90 days, during which time they mature, reproduce and die. Early pest management is essential to curb their rapid population expansion. Sterilization is one such green technique to control pest infestation
New Delhi railway station is one of India’s most important railway stations. All Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express trains connecting the national capital to other cities originate/terminate here. Around 200,000 passengers use the station daily. In 2007, the responsibility of the Rodent Control Operations on ‘A’ class stations was given to the Medical Department of Railways. The department was in...
Championing Cleanliness… “Why is the Show only for three days? You need to keep it open for a week.” This spontaneous reaction by Smt Sheila Dikshit, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, at the Clean India Show 2010 at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, set the pace for the three-day annual cleaning event. The very fact that
Pesticides are toxic and, while often effective against pests, can be dangerous for your family and pets. Outdoors, sprayed pesticides might drift on a breeze and dust your vegetable garden or your neighbor’s yard. Indoors, pesticides can linger in the air, exposing the family to harmful chemicals. For these reasons, many people are turning to