BORCHEN, Germany - In a new video interview with Talking Pest Management, Dr Dini Miller from the Department of Entomology at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., encouraged PMPs to consider an assessment-based approach to pest management.
Miller first reviewed Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and how this phrase, so frequently used within urban pest management, initially came about. IPM owes its origins to agriculture back in the 1970s following the wide scale use of DDT on a very broad range of pests after World War II and the subsequent build up of genetic resistance.
To conclude, Miller makes a heartfelt plea to the industry that it must change its perception with the public. A perception which basically hasn’t changed for 50 years. New young people have come into the industry, new methods and technologies are employed yet the image is still one of simply spraying insecticide. Technicians are professionals, they are trained, thinking human beings making decisions – they must be presented and perceived differently.
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