Green Revolution then and now: Itís Impact on Managing Pests

Zia Siddiqi, PhD

 

As industries across the board look for ways to join the current green revolution, the pest management industry continues to research and refine environmentally friendly technologies that are alternatives to traditional pesticides.Green pest management methods, such as Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs), pheromone traps, non-volatile baits, and the Green products help prevent pest infestations by employing techniques dependant on knowledge of pest behavior.When employed as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that stresses non-chemical techniques, green pest management methods are highly effective at preventing and managing pests, and uphold the health and safety of people, property and the environment.Dr. Zia Siddiqi, a board-certified entomologist and Director of Quality Systems for Orkin, Inc., will share his knowledge of current green pest management strategies and offer tips for incorporating them into a facilityís IPM program.