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The World Pest Day was launched in Beijing China, on 6 June 2017, a day to raise call for public’s attention to "Small Pest, Big Problem".
Initiated by The Chinese Pest Control Association (CPAC), this special event was collaborated with various organizational representatives, including Rentokil Initial, The Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers Association (FAOPMA), The National Pest Management Association of US (NPMA), Confederation of European Pest Management Association (CEPA) and WHO Collaborating Centre for Vector Surveillance and Management.
Pests such as cockroaches, mosquitoes, rats and flies bring health threats to every individual or family. According to Bill Gates Foundation’s statistics, Mosquitoes took 830,000 lives just in year 2015, named the deadliest animal in the world. The World Health Organization reported that more than 50 percent of the world's population is presently at risk from mosquito-borne diseases. They are the primary vectors for major diseases such as malaria and dengue fever and most recently Zika virus, which are causing global concern in recent years. These shocking figures put pest control into the spotlight and emphasize the importance of pest management, which is the intention of establishing the “World Pest Day”. As the global leader in pest control, professional pest control insights and trends were shared, including shaping the pest control standards in China to be more globalised and professional.
"Global exchange and collaborations" will be an inevitable trend to accelerate the development of pest control in various countries. As the industry leader, Rentokil Initial has been continuously developing new technologies and taking cross-border cooperation to help establish the platforms for global exchange and collaborations, and to improve industrial technologies, standards and regulations. This is also the key reason why Rentokil Initial gives our full support to the World Pest Day.” said Paul Cochrane, Regional Managing Director of Asia, Rentokil Initial.
With the rising GDP, public tolerance towards pest problems will continue to decrease. There is also rising realisation from developing countries towards the traditional way of using large amount of poison to kill pests is no longer the best solution. Hence, strengthening awareness and knowledge about pest management and prevention are critical for the environment and public’s safety.
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