About 300 pest control professionals from across the nation will be attending a Two day national conference on Pest management “Indiapest2018” to begin in the millennium city Gurugram, Haryana on August 17 & 18, 2018.
Union Minister of Petroleum, & Natural Gas and Skill development Mr Dharmendra Pradhan will be inaugurating the Two day conference being organised by the Indian Pest Control Association (IPCA) the apex national body of pest control services companies.
“The Pest control professionals mostly members of IPCA attending the conference discussing and learning about latest developments, products, ,services, techniques and regulations in the pest control industry. They will also be discussing latest non chemical pesticides including bio and organic pesticides and Integrated Pest Management” said Mr Jaldhi Trivedi, President, Indian Pest Control Association (IPCA).
“With more money being spent on hygiene standards and urbanisation taking place, pest control has become a very exciting industry in India, According to estimates professional pest control services market in India is worth approximately Rs 2000 crore and is growing at 15% per annum. Also, customers are demanding solutions that are chemical-free, the sector will open up significantly” said Mr Trivedi.
”Some of the common pest problems in India include cockroach, rodents, mosquitos, termite, reptiles, wood border, spider, lizards, bed bugs, ants and bats, which are also major cause for pest borne disease.They are all preventable.” said Mr Trivedi.
“During the two day ’Indiapest’ meet which is part of IPCA Annual General Meet member delegates from all over India will be discussing Constant changes in climate, consumer demand, economy, regulations, technology, as well as invasions of new pest species and environment friendly methods of pest control” said Mr Trivedi.
Amid a new wave of environmentalism, eco-savvy consumers are realizing they no longer need to rely on traditional pesticides — which may pose health risks — to combat rodents and insects. The pest control services industry in India is also working towards eco-friendly sustainable India and trying to provide customers with a happier, cleaner, healthier lifestyle.” said Mr Trivedi.
“Major highlight of the conference will be various technical sessions to be addressed by eminent experts from the industry, manufacturers and government officials from various ministries. An exhibition of new pest management products and technologies will also be the major attraction at the meet” said Mr Trivedi.