During his visit to Sydney in November 2014, Mr. Jaldhi Trivedi, IPCA Vice President visited Sydney and interacted with Mr. Patrick Legey, who is a leading dignitary of Australian Environmental Pest managers Association and also a Technical Director of Austra Pest, one of the Senior Most pest management Company operating in Australia.
Mr Trivedi extended his heartfelt gratitude to Patrick and his team for the warm welcome and sharing of knowledge. Both had a healthy interaction about the rules and regulations of either country, membership requirements and the protocol to be followed by AEPMA members. This was an eye opener with regards to the technical advances in Australia, legislation and their concern for the safety of the environment, the customer and the PCO.
Mr Trivedi further shares with us few photographs that gives us an idea of what to expect in the future for pest managers in India.
Above photo shows the service vehicle. As per the legislation there is a separate compartment to store pesticides and another unit for the pumps and other equipments. The van usually carries MSDS sheets, first aid box and container of water for dilution of insecticide and cleaning up for the technicians.
Above photo shows the termite bait station, which is currently the safest and environment friendly way to eliminate termites.
Above photo was taken at a termite treatment site in Sydney. Photo shows the termite bait stations in use, it has a unique termite interception zone which attracts termites into the bait station and protects the bungalow.
Above photo shows Mr. Connor Brazil applying bait into bait station near the wooden fence. Using the baiting system assures us protection against invading termites. It is less toxic than salt and is safe for humans, pets and the environment.
There is need for our industry stakeholders to urge our pesticide manufacturers to register such insecticides in India to protect the environment for the next generation. We need to vigilant in applying pesticides and take care to prevent indiscriminate use of pesticides.