APRIL 2018

Monitoring stake in termite trials

HOW DOES A NEW TERMITICIDE GET TO MARKET?

Discovering a new active ingredient, especially one with a different mode of action, has never been an easy task. How does a termiticide such as Altriset arrive on the market? Here we look at the long and challenging journey to bring a new product to market.

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WHO GIVES A RAT’S?!

Rats and mice are pest species that cause enormous amounts of damage, food loss, health issues and more. We invest many resources in their control, with a strong emphasis on the use of toxic baits. But the world is changing. The use of anti-coagulant rodenticides is under grave threat in Europe, and increasing restrictions are…

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IS FACEBOOK DYING?

During 2017 there were some significant movements in the popularity of the main social media platforms. What happened, what are the predictions for 2018 and what should I be doing in my pest control business?

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TERMITE ROYALTY PHEROMONE IDENTIFIED

Researchers at North Carolina State University in the US have identified a specific chemical on the exoskeletons of royal termites that they believe allows worker termites to recognise royal status. (Main photo credit: Dann Thombs)

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SHINING COCKROACHES

American and Australian cockroaches would be the most common large cockroaches encountered by pest managers. But there are plenty of native cockroach species, many of which are found around the house and garden. Would you be able to identify a shining cockroach?

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