Storms will drive displaced pests into human areas

With the back-to-back battering of two storm fronts resulting in widespread flooding across the UK it is appropriate to speculate what effects this will have on British wildlife, both non-pest and pest alike. Commenting on the likely impact of these recent storms,...
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Tetramethrin reclassification

From 1st May 2020 all products containing ≥1.0% tetramethrin will be classed as category 2 carcinogens and must carry the H351 statement ‘Suspected of causing cancer’. For PelGar this includes its leading insecticides Cimetrol Super EW and Alphaban Super. However,...
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The unnatural selection of pests

Throughout the world animals and plants are constantly evolving and adapting to the pressures placed on them by their environments. But what happens when the pressures exerted on a population of animals are not natural?  What happens when that pressure is us?  And...

Reprotoxins and pest control

New rules restricting the use of higher concentration second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides need not prevent professional pest controllers from carrying out their work effectively, reports Alex Wade, Technical Manager at PelGar International. Historically...
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A world without pesticides?

The pest control industry has evolved beyond the wanton destruction of pests at all costs.  Sandy MacKay, Technical Lead and Alex Wade, Technical Manager at PelGar International, seek to explain what makes an animal a pest, and consider whether there is still a place...
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Mouse explosions in Australia

The house mouse (Mus domesticus) was introduced to Australia by the first European settlers during the late 18th century. Its distribution is now widespread throughout the whole of the country, but it is in the key grain growing areas of south eastern Australia where...