The organizers of the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP), to be held in Birmingham, UK, are inviting all those working, or researching, within the field of urban pest management to offer an abstract detailing their work to the organizing committee. If accepted their paper will be presented at the event and published within the proceedings.
ICUP 2017 will take place on 9 - 12 July 2017 at Conference Aston, which is based on the University of Aston campus in central Birmingham, UK.
This popular, non-profit, event aims to address the importance of both traditional, and also emerging, pests in urban environments from around the world.
Sessions will cover:
• Hygiene pests, such as cockroaches, ants, bed bugs and houseflies
• Structural pests, for example termites, and museum pests
• Vertebrates including rats, mice, birds, rabbits and deer
• Invasive species, particularly mosquitoes and ants
• Medical entomology and acarology
• The future for pest management
• Biocidal and regulatory challenges accompanied by stewardship initiatives
• Chemical control using both synthetic and natural compounds
• Physical methods within pest management
Clear instructions on how to submit your abstract are on the ICUP website at www.icup2017.org.uk which needs to be received by Sept. 15, 2016.
Full delegate registration details will be available this autumn.
This will be the eighth in the ICUP series, the previous conference venues having been Cambridge, England (1993), Edinburgh, Scotland (1996) Prague, Czech Republic (1999), Charleston, USA (2002), Singapore (2005), Budapest, Hungary (2008) and Ouro Preto, Brazil (2011).