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.
The Indian Pest Control Association (IPCA) will be hosting the 23rd FAOPMA (Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers Associations) Annual International Convention & Exhibition 2011 from September 22-24, 2011 in Goa. The convention will have participants from over 15 countries from South-East Asia, Europe and USA. The technical presentations by various speakers from across
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...
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
Most termites live underground and could enter the house through bath traps, plumbing outlets, utility openings, duct work and construction joints. Over time the concrete slab beneath the house could crack or shrink away from the foundation wall, allowing termites living in the soil below to infest the wood above. Once they enter the house,
In recent years, bed bugs have made a comeback and are increasingly being encountered in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, dormitories, shelters and modes of transport. International travel has also contributed to the resurgence of bed bugs. Changes in modern pest control practice – and less effective bed bug pesticides – are other factors suspected for
The rainy season brings with it a deluge of mosquito related diseases like Malaria and Dengue in Mumbai. Despite the best efforts by the civic authorities, number of people die of monsoon related infections. Over the last four years, Pest Control (India) Pvt Ltd, as a part of its CSR policy has been taking a