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About School of IPM@UPM

School of IPM @ UPM is one and only institute of its own kind established in 2018 to offer qualitative learning bytop-class qualified professionals under one roof for genuine and unbiased pest managementsolutions through IPM. As it is a source of pride to lead Pakistan’s most luminous institution whichshines as an example of excellence in the sphere of higher learning about IPM.

We foresee our institute as a leading light in pest management industry in Pakistan by setting

courses and training in collaboration with research institutes administering eco-friendly practices

into force to fulfill the need of increasing mouths. We believe that a professionally dressed

community is mandatory to let people educate how things are titled as pests, how necessary to

save them and keeping them away from our confines side by side by embracing modern though

simple cultural and mechanical ways.School of IPM @ UPM is dignified to play a vital role to drive the country into a knowledge through trainings,seminars, workshops, for the betterment of society.

We are emerging leaders who have always helped in shaping tomorrow. We look forward towelcoming you to the School of IPM @ UPM!


MISSION

Our mission is to provide professionals to the society capable of thinking in a

creative and critical way to manage pest and make them equipped with knowledge

and expertise to develop their leadership potential and make a positive contribution

to public life. School of IPM @ UPM aspires to achieve excellence and national leadership through

unparalleled training and education on pest management while serving critical

needs of the society.

VISION

To be a nationally acclaimed research-based training institute that serves the society

through excellence in professional pest management education & advice for

strengthening our identity at National and International level as pest specialist.


INSTITUTION

The School of IPM @ UPM is Pakistan’s first institute that is entirely grounded on sharing awareness about modern pest management tactics. Our main focus of delivering instructions is based on neglected fields with a vision to bring improvement for pest management.

School of IPM @ UPM is all set to sustain the essentials of society in terms of food & shelter which is boosting up with every passing day, but many pests keep bugging around to hinder the quality of life one or another way. Pests can be categorized as organisms that interfere with human dealings directly or indirectly leading towards severe losses even in death sometimes. Direct damage could be seen as Malaria, Dengue Fever, Leprosy, Plague, Typhoid, Elephantitis, Filariasis, Asthma, Allergies, food damage, etc. According to a rough estimate, 280 million people could be feed on that food which is damaged only by rodents annually. Only flies can capable of transmitting 65 diseases to humans. While, structure breakdown, nuisance, attracting other pests through contaminated food, and droppings could be the possibilities of indirect damage.

At all times, Chemicals have been enjoying chief priority to control pests, but this priority level must come down because pests become wiser to overcome these chemicals also their massive residual effects could not be swallowed any more. That is why PIPM has to emerge with its all strength in collaboration with Research Institutes, High- profile Entomologist, Zoologist, and Ecologist to teach how one can create equilibrium between humans and pest’s life to enjoy the blessings of Allah.

The School of IPM @ UPM follows the principle of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). It is the integration of all possible and compatible pest control measures. IPM basically follows the saying:

Prevention is better than Cure

Prevention includes cultural and sanitation practices.

Cure includes the treatment with more degradable and less persistent pesticides only when there would be a high infestation level and all other measures are not enough to maintain the threshold level.

School of IPM @ UPM ensures to support professionals to continue their intellectual development related to the field of IPM principles in any way.

School of IPM @ UPM Chapters:

We are working as an institute slanted towards excellence in IPM through Research, Awareness Seminars, Trainings, Workshops, and Certification.

Trainings:

Trainings deliver information by highly qualified Entomologists and Zoologists about basic entomology and zoology, pest identification, its biology, and Pest specific IPM rules to manage them. Because every pest needs different effective control measures according to its biology and life stage. Trainings could be of one or two days.

 

Awareness seminars:

Seminars are being organized nationwide to aware of what actually pests are? Research-based awareness about injudicious and misuse of pesticides is the main agenda of seminars which is eating our environment slowly. And how pests are managed by less hazardous ways technically? Last but not least is to highlight the research and extension gap between academia, industries, and folks.

 

Research & Development:

Research & Development department of School of IPM @ UPM is dedicated to explore and develop best pest-specific control measures according to our environment considering pest biology and behavior in different circumstances.

 

Workshops:

Workshops are being arranged countrywide by the School of IPM @ UPM to demonstrate IPM workings practically like how, when, and how many Preventive measures could be implemented to block the activities of pest management inside our premises? How and when pesticide application should do? What safety measures should adopt to do pesticide spray? Workshops could be of 15 days comprising lessons, practicals and exams evaluation.

 

IPM School-Live Streaming:

To extend our school to those partners where we cannot reach physically due to uncertain times, we have the opportunity to facilitate them with web-based trainings and technical knowledge to be updated technically.

Certification:

Certificates are being provided as a license that witnesses a qualified pest control operator technician after passing through a complete exam system.

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Fears Grow Over New Asian Giant Hornet Outbreak!

 

Let’s peak Inside!

There is no doubt that they are larger of all known hornet species around world as name indicates originated from Asia.

So no offence to call them “The Mighty Giant Hornet”

A queen’s body length can exceed 5 cm, with a wingspan that can exceed 7.6 cm with a unique characteristic orange head and black-banded orange body.

Fact with Fact is that…

Like any other social wasp, they will defend their nest and aggressive if the colony is disrupted then, they won’t see who was in or out in plan. Moreover, they are multiple stingers and to humans these multiple stings can cause fatalities.

To mention here is that they are not predators of human but to honeybees. They are also voracious predators capable of massacring entire honey bee hives in a matter of hours— decapitating thousands of the hive’s adult bees and absconding with the helpless larvae to feed the hornets’ own brood.

Globally, from these hornets 60 to 80 people die from allergic reactions to honey bee stings in the U.S. only about 40 people die per year, in Asia, mostly in Japan, from reactions to the giant hornet sting. 

Like other creatures honey bees know their natural enemy and have a plot to defend him-they wait for a hornet to enter their nest, then mob it by surrounding it completely with their bodies.

Each honeybee vibrates its wings, and the combined warming of honey bee bodies raises the temperature in the center of the cluster to 122 degrees F (50 degrees C), killing the hornet. Carbon dioxide levels in the nest also increase during this process, which contributes to the hornet’s death.

Comprehensively, It would be great to compile that they are stingers and predators of honeybee hives by nature that nobody can alter. So it is better to call a professional if you have witnessed any hornet around your hive rather of putting your own science and got defeated by hornets at the end and being claimed of a murder! 

 

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