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ICUP 2017 looks set to be a popular event, a European conference that Australian pest managers should consider attending. 

Held once every three years, the dates and details for the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) have been announced. The conference will take place on 9-12 July 2017 in Birmingham, England.

This highly popular, non-profit conference is the leading international forum for sharing information and ideas on the impact, biology and control of pests in the urban environment. It is attended by entomologists, pest management professionals and both academic and government scientists from around the world.

Chairman of the 2017 organising team, Dr Matthew Davies from Killgerm has been working hard on developing, what promises to be, another first-class program for the 2017 conference.

Dr Davies advised, “The conference program will address the science and management of a wide variety of urban pests, including coverage of hygiene, structural, medical and vertebrate pests. In particular, we want to address the importance of emerging environments and their associated pests.

“We are especially keen to see interaction between a new generation of researchers and established contributors.

Of course, no event of this standing would be complete without sessions looking at the future direction of urban pest control as well as the impacts of regulatory and stewardship challenges.”

The conference website is in development and further details will be announced as events progress. At the central ICUP website, interested parties can view all presentations from the previous conferences.