Third annual Pest Management Conference highlights sustainability in the Maldives

The third annual Pest Management Conference, organized by Pesterminators Pvt Ltd, took place on May 29, 2024, at the Manhattan Business Hotel in Male. The event attracted over 100 industry professionals, underscoring the growing importance of sustainable pest management practices in the Maldives.

The conference, themed “BE THE CHANGE: Integrating Sustainability, Innovation, and Technology in Pest Management for a Greener Tomorrow,” focused on the pivotal role of sustainability, innovation, and technology in the future of pest management. Esteemed speakers included:

  • Stephen L. Doggett – Director, Department of Medical Entomology, NSW Health Pathology, Westmead Hospital, Australia
  • G. Veera Singham, Ph.D. – Senior Lecturer/Principal Investigator, Centre for Chemical Biology, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Chong Chin Heo, Ph.D. (TAMU), BCE – Director, Institute of Medical Molecular Biotechnology (IMMB), Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Raja Mahendran – International Pest Business Consultant, Sydney, Australia
  • Kevin Gorman, Ph.D. – Chief Development Officer, Oxitec Limited, UK
  • Sundarraj Rajaraman – Regional Manager, India & South East Asia, Clarke International LLC, USA
  • Ujjwal Kumar – Global Project Manager, E&G Pathway, India

Among our esteemed guests were Cheif Guest, Dr. Aishath Rameela, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Welfare; and Mr. H.E Ranga Goonawardhana, Sri Lankan High Commissioner. , Mr. Adam Azim, Mayor of Male City Council. Their presence underscored the importance of collaborative efforts in advancing sustainable pest management practices.

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The event highlighted sustainable pest management practices, innovative technological advancements, and the importance of knowledge sharing among global experts. Participants gained valuable insights and strategies for implementing sustainable solutions in pest control.

A significant highlight was Pesterminators’ announcement of achieving carbon neutrality, making them the first company outside the resort sector in the Maldives to reach this milestone. This underscores the company’s leadership in environmental responsibility within the pest management industry.

The Maldives, with its delicate ecosystem and thriving tourism industry, greatly benefits from such conferences that promote sustainable practices. Attendees included heads of departments from resorts, food and hygiene auditors, and representatives from government institutions such as the Health Protection Agency, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Defense.

Pesterminators Pvt Ltd is the leading sustainable pest management company in the Maldives, offering high-quality solutions for homes, resorts, hotels, restaurants, and businesses. With sustainable Integrated Pest Management and all four ISO certifications, Pesterminators ensures effective pest management while preserving the environment. The company’s partnerships with industry leaders and commitment to the latest technologies make it a pioneer in delivering reliable solutions. Serving over 40 properties, Pesterminators continues to revolutionize the industry with its sustainable approach.

The conference concluded with a strong call to action, encouraging all participants to strive for a greener and healthier tomorrow, reinforcing the commitment to sustainability and innovation in pest management.