SINGAPORE: Members of the public will be able to learn more about the latest pest management solutions at a summit, which is set to showcase some of the latest technologies and new innovations that the pest industry has on offer.
Some of these include an automatic cold fogging machine, environmentally-friendly chemicals to target termites and a 24/7 rodent monitoring system, all of which would be launched at the three-day summit.
Pest Summit 2016, which runs from Aug 18 to 20, is set to raise the professionalism and productivity of local pest control companies. More than 500 participants from countries in the Asia and Pacific region will be attending the event. Of the 84 confirmed exhibitors so far, 31 are from Singapore.
Mr Ng Say Kiat, vice president of the Singapore Pest Management Association (SPMA), said: "In terms of pest management, Singapore still lags behind, compared to countries in Europe, US and Japan. They're more advanced. So, they can bring us new technologies and new techniques, so hopefully we (local pest management firms) can use them and apply them locally."
The second day of the summit will be open to the public for free. SPMA is the organiser of the summit, which is now in its seventh edition.