Why Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has been misunderstood! 🎙️ with Dr. Dini Miller
The actual control of pests for clients' needs to become the target for the industry, rather than technicians simply acting as pesticide applicators is the key take home message from this interview.
For the last 21 years Dr Dini Miller has been involved with urban pest management based within the Department of Entomology at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. She specialises in structural pests and insects within the house. She has worked extensively in low-income housing with the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). She is also a co-editor of Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs.
Dr Dini proposes the term should be changed to Assessment Pest Management – clients then know their problem is going to be assessed. Customers will then be able to understand what the results are.
Watch the entire interview here: