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IPM at Most Vulnerable Land

By Ejaz Hussain Bajwa posted 10-20-2019 14:59


Being the sub-tropical part of the world, Pakistan encounters many pests of public health importance and due to lack of true legislation on Public Health Pesticides in Pakistan the general public considers pest management as the application of only pesticides. However pesticides can act as a supplement yet not the complete treatment. There are several other practices involved in managing pests. Combination of these practices is called Integrated Pest Management. Emphasis of these techniques is on control rather than eradication which is technically difficult to achieve. Lack of awareness pushed the general public to use more pesticides in order to get rid of pests of public health importance. Killing the pests, particularly flies and mosquitoes, using pesticides resulted in more resistant population of these pests due to potential insecticide resistance.

Working in a condition when there are no legislation, no city district support, no institutes and other facilities have posed everyone too many IPM challenges so using this wonderful platform, we would like to invite everyone from everywhere to know how we are catering issues in a challenging situations. 




10-25-2019 13:51

Agreed Ayesha! 

But this is the responsibility of responsible organisation like ours to draw attention of Govt towards it

10-25-2019 13:40

Development of laws, rules and regulations about urban pest management in Pakistan is simple solution and dire need of the situation.

10-25-2019 13:22

Managing Pets in such conditions is bit difficult! It requires more energy, inputs and sadly more pesticides. Good integration among municipality disciplines will ease nerves.

10-21-2019 03:47

Agreed! Managing Pests in Pakistan is very challenging and we should contribute in society to set some standards on it