The Indian Pest Control Association (IPCA) , the apex body of pest control professionals in the country has become founder member of recently formed Global Pest Management Coalition (GPMC) , a world body of pest management associations to provide unified voice around the globe, fighting pest menace jointly and ensuring protection of health ,home, food and businesses worldwide.
Mr Jaldhi Trivedi, President, The Indian Pest Control Association (IPCA) was elected the founder member of the newly formed global body GPMC in a meeting held in Florida, USA. IPCA has joined 21 pest management associations from around the world to form the Global Pest Management Coalition.
The global pest management coalition has been formed to act as a unified voice and promote the value of professional pest management and to share knowledge and take advantage of education programs from associations around the world that could be exchanged between member countries. This will help the respective governments to take actions creating global responses to local pest related crisis.” said Mr Jaldhi Trivedi, President, Indian Pest Control Association (IPCA) .
The recent zika outbreak brought into focus the need for joined-up thinking around pest management; pests do not respect borders, and so a united response is required to address public health crises through sharing of information, exchange of best practice, and presenting a united front to key stakeholders such as governments and the public at large.” said Mr Jaldhi.
Pest professionals are a thin line of defence against some of nature’s most harmful organisms, and the Coalition has been established to spread the message of our importance to society. As Pests have the potential to contaminate homes and workplaces, spreading disease, Damage belongings and get into foodstuffs, Damage property, causing fires and flooding. The formation of global association will help in Prevent contamination and disease. “he added.
Insects, rodents and birds can easily contaminate food and work surfaces with their excreta, hairs or body parts. These are potential pathogens that spread disease. Parasites carried by pest species can also be passed on to humans causing illness and stress.” he added.
“The global boy also decided to observe June 6 as “World Pest Day” world wide. This was initiated by the Chinese Pest Control Association, and co-sponsored by the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association (FAOPMA), the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA).
World Pest Day was created to Increase public, government, and media awareness of the important role pest management organization plays in protecting public health Project the professional image of the pest management industry Promote the use of professional pest management in a scientific and socially responsible way Call attention to the big threats caused by small pests.