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Welcome to the Pesticides Manufacturers and Formulators Association. We are a non profit organisation which operates as a resource for the pesticides industry around the world. Promoting innovations & environmentally sound used of protection products so as to ensure high quality abundant food, fibre & other utilizing crops for the growing populations in the Indian sub-continent.

About Us

The objective of the Association is to promote understanding of the Pesticide Industry (Crop Protection) to Society and coordinate the activities of the members of the Association in order to :

  • Achieve an effective representation of the industry and its cooperation with other related Associations.
  • Government Organisations such as :
    To liase and interact with – various Govt. Organisation and Industry Association.
  •  INFORMATION & GUIDANCE :
    To promote the judicious use of Crop Protection Product and Integrated Pest and Crop Management systems.
  • Circulate various important publications circulars to the members.
  • Training & Conference : Time to time Association organises Training Programs, Seminars on various subjects – Safety, Formulation Technology, Quality, Environmental aspects. Association also organises biennial Asia Pacific Crop Protection Conference (APCPC)

Natural Pest Control: Eliminating Pests Without Pesticides

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Are you an environmentally conscious individual? Always doing what you can to help save our planet, changing out your household appliances for those which are energy efficient. Trading in those iridescent bulbs for LED ones and doing your part to conserve water, like taking less time in the shower or washing small loads of laundry at a time. Choosing organic materials and sealing up your windows in order to use a minimal amount of heat in the winter.

Nevertheless, this environmentally conscious state of mind is a superior way of thinking, even when utilized on things like the removal of those pesky critters. Many home owners don’t realise they can control household pests with ingrediants gathered from around the home. Some exterminators even provide DIY advice prior to coming out to spray pesticides. Mr Nicholas Favreau from Pro Pest Control Brisbane suggests researching the type of pest you are having a problem with prior to calling a pest control company. Control ants by using lemon juice, peppermint and cinnamon he said. It can be quite effective for some customers, he added.

Effects of Pesticides

Natural Pest Control

Although pesticides are very effecient at killing pests, they can have some harmful effects. Even though we are the Pesticides Manufacturers and Formulators Association, we think it is worth while outlining some of the possible problems they can cause if not managed correctly. We’d like to emphasis the managing correctly part, if pesticides are used in a safe environment using all safety precautions, they are very effective. That being said, let’s explore some of the possible disadvantages.

  • They are unsafe for humans and the environment as well
  • Cause serious health conditions and upper respiratory problems
  • Are harmful to both pets and children alike
  • Pollute nearby lakes and streams

These are just a few of the potential hazards from using pesticides around the house. It might be a convenient way to rid oneself of pests, however, as you can see, it can have deadly consequences in the end. For information, visit the NRCD website.

Natural Pest Control: Eliminating Pests Without Harmful Poisons

There are numerous natural ways of ridding yourself of unwanted critters from inhabiting your home. Here’s a list of common home remedies for controlling pests.

    • Garlic Cloves – Throughout the years people have been using garlic as a means of tackling their roach problems. By simply laying down cloves of garlic, you’ll have them looking for somewhere else to call home.
    • Basil Leaves – For those suffering from an infestation of flies and/or mosquitos, take some basil leaves and place them around locations where they’re predominantly located. Such as, near windows and doors, you should see a huge reduction within a couple of days.
    • Common Cornmeal – Do you have an ant problem? No worries! Cornmeal is a natural enemy of these pesky bugs. Sprinkle in areas where they’ve been seen, the ants carry it back to their nest, killing off the entire colony.

This is merely a few of the safe ways to help your unwanted visitors vacate the premises, if you’d like to see more, visit Mother Nature Network.

1. Study Their Behavioral Patterns

Controlling Pests

With some in-depth research and perseverance, you’ll have the ability to locate and identify your particular pest. For those of you who live in around the city, there’s certain critters you won’t need to be concerned about. On the other hand, it’d probably be wise of you to get a full understanding about rats and what kinds of habits they have. Taking care of them before hand, will help save you the hassle of property damage, as well as, any potential health risks to you and your family.

2. Examine the Evidence

In order to rid yourself of pests, first figure out their reasoning behind coming into your home. For instance, has there been a recent increase of rainfall in the area? If that’s the case, ants tend to prefer nice dry areas to forage for a source of food. However, by controlling the humidity levels in your home, you can nip this problem in the bud before it becomes a bigger issue.

Mice also search for a nice warm places to hide. To avoid this, remember to plug up cracks in your floorboards, resealing window caulking, and ensuring that doors and windows are securely fastened.

3. Perform Your Own Personal Evaluation

Once you’ve determined the source of infestation, your initial reaction is to immediately contact the nearest pest control company. However, it’s wise to collect some vital information before doing that.

Your main goal should be removing the pesky critters with as little effort as possible and protecting the area from any future infestations.

Conclusion

Insects along with other types of pests can be quite a nuisance! Doing research on a particular species can help find quick ways of controlling them.

Pesticide Residue Found in 75 Percent of Honey

November 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Pesticide Residue Found in 75 Percent of Honey

A recent scientific study has found that a majority of the world’s bees have been contaminated with neonicotinoid pesticides.

The study — which can be found here has raised concerns about global pesticide use and its effects on our environment. Five types of neonicotinoid were tested for:

  • Acetamiprid
  • Clothianidin
  • Imidacloprid
  • Thiacloprid
  • Thiamethoxam

Approximately 75% of the honey samples in the study tested positive for at least one of these chemicals, igniting a debate around the use of neonicotinoids.

Pesticide Residue Found in 75% of Honey

What is Neonicotinoid?

Neonicotinoids are an insecticide derived from nicotine and are widely used around the world. They were originally thought to have less of an impact on the environment, but have recently come under scrutiny due to their effect on bees.

Various studies found that the chemical disrupts honeybee behaviors. Exposure can result in a decrease in hive cleansing behavior (bees remove their sick and dead to prevent disease from spreading) and can cause a decline in reproductive success.

Bees exposed to neonicotinoid were more likely to lose their queen and less likely to select a new one, leading to the previously mentioned reproductive failures.

PBS has documented a number of studies that can give more exact information on pesticide effects. You can find that article here.

The pesticide is different from other bug killing chemicals in that it has the ability to slowly kill off hives. The pesticide does not immediately kill off bees, but instead slowly disrupts hive behavior to cause a slow die off.

In addition, only small amounts of the chemical are needed to be present to cause negative effects in bees. Neonicotinoid can dissolve in water, allowing it to easily spread through agricultural runoff that is then absorbed by flowers.

It should also be noted that the pesticide levels in honey were not high enough to cause health issues for humans, and were below the maximum authorized level.

However, the effect on bees is a cause of much concern.

The Future

Bees are not only an essential part of human society, but also the world ecology. They are responsible for a large fraction of pollination across the world, which is why so much work has gone into bee conservation efforts.

Without bees, pollination of crops becomes far more expensive, raising the price of food. Bee die offs have already caused cost increases for farmers. Die offs can also affect beef and dairy industries by raising the pollination costs of crops used to feed cattle.

These factors all lead to price increases on consumers at the grocery store.Some countries have already begun to take action to address the concern around neonicotinoids.

France passed a law in 2016 that will eventually ban neonicotinoids by 2018, and other countries are currently undergoing examinations of pesticide impacts on honeybees.

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On a local level, people can help honeybee preservation efforts by:

  • Writing to government representatives
  • Buy local honey
  • Planting bee-friendly plants
  • Or even building a beehive

Should honey bees go extinct, the fallout on the world economy and ecology would be massive. This latest study has brought much needed awareness to a potentially catastrophic issue, and experts are all asking the question: what now?

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Natural Pest Control: Eliminating Pests Without Pesticides

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Are you an environmentally conscious individual? Always doing what you can to help save our planet, changing out your household appliances for those which are energy efficient. Trading in those iridescent bulbs for LED ones […]

Pesticide Residue Found in 75 Percent of Honey

November 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Pesticide Residue Found in 75 Percent of Honey

A recent scientific study has found that a majority of the world’s bees have been contaminated with neonicotinoid pesticides.

The study — which can be found here has raised concerns about global pesticide use and its […]