As African swine fever devastates China's pork industry, the Liberal National Government is fighting to prevent the disease from entering Australia.
BOGE's BLUEprotect is a container solution to protect against pests in grain storage.
Protecting crops from fruit flies and minimising insecticide use are on the horizon thanks to a CSIRO spin-off.
Adams Pest Control has technology that allows rapid response to pests via a free mobile app.
The Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (AEPMA) has compiled a pest management handbook for food service business operators.
Envirosol is an automated misting and integrated pest management solution that uses liquid carbon dioxide under high pressure to dissolve and propel active ingredients of pesticides as aerosols in enclosed spaces.
Food crop yields and profitability soar when non-fertile flies are dropped over growing areas where they mate with the females but do not father a next generation of pests. But male pests sterilised by radiation tend not to be as attractive to the females - so what is needed is a way to "George Clooney-ise" the sterile flies.
Food manufacturers need to be vigilant of rodent infestations to prevent reputation backlash and physical damage to their businesses.
Alert24+ rodent traps are a pesticide-free system for remote monitoring and control of rodent pests. The traps communicate via an on-site base station to Adams’ secure Alert24+ servers.
BaitSafe offers a HACCP-certified alternative to conventional methods of traditional surface baiting. BaitSafe is certified throughout the food industry for use in controlling rodents and crawling insects.
Insect-O-Matic has introduced the Nectar unit which can be used to discreetly control fruit flies as well as other flying insect pests. This insect control device specifically targets fungal gnats (commonly known as fruits flies, vinegar flies or bar flies).
Rentokil has released an upgraded version of PestNetOnline, its pest control management system, with a range of innovative features.
A new initiative called ‘Food Security needs Bee Security’ has formed in order to fight against the Asian bee within Australia.
Rentokil Pest Management education programs include the PestAware program which provides staff with some simple tips on helping avoid pest problems. The program is particularly pertinent during summer when the weather conditions are much more conducive to increased pest activities. During this time, both manufacturers and the pest managers must increase their vigilance and management practices during the warmer months to counter the more favourable conditions.
Pureheat has released a range of air-extraction and adhesive-board insect control products suitable for food processing and food production.