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Commission Implementing Decision

Commission implementing decision pursuant to Article 3(3) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on monitoring traps containing attractants to insects

CEPA, representing the European associations of pest management, is highly concerned regarding the decision of the European Commission to consider monitoring traps with a pheromone attractant as:

“a biocidal product in accordance with Article 3(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 and falling within product-type 19 as defined in Annex V to that Regulation”.

The purpose of monitoring traps, especially in the food industry, is only to act as an indicator of the presence of insects and thus avoid any treatment as long as there is no infestation.  W0thout access to an attractant the probability of catching an insect is extremely low in the case of flying insects.  However, not catching insects in monitoring traps without an attractant may not mean that they are not present. As a result, this will lead pest managers to resort systematically to more biocidal treatments.

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Global Summit of Pest Management Services for public health and food safety

The first US edition of the bi-annual joint NPMA/CEPA initiative drew close to 200 attendees from all 5 continents. Dr. John Simmons, Managing Director of Acheta Consulting, a presenter at the event, said that “the second Global Pest Management Summit… Read more ›

Pestex, London, UK

As always the technical presentations and panel sessions at Pestex were of superior quality and registered high attendance rates. A standout among the panel discussions was a debate with Julie Girling (MEP), Malcolm Harbour (former MEP and policy advisor at… Read more ›

Grünauer Tagung, Dresden, Germany

350 pest management professionals attended the Grünauer Tagung Conference, a bi-annual event held in a green suburb of the beautifully restored city of Dresden, in the north-eastern corner of Germany. They came to listen to industry experts speaking about the… Read more ›


Quarterly CEPA Meeting

1 February 2017
Park Inn Midi Station
Brussels (Belgium)

Global Food Safety Initiative Conference

27  February to 2 March 2017
Houston (USA)


8 and 9 March 2017, Rimini (Italy)

European Mosquito Control Association Workshop

12-16 March 2017

Grünauer Tagung

17 and 18 March 2017
Dresden (Germany)


Excel Centre
22 and 23 March 2017
London (UK)

Hungarian Mosquito Control Association Conference

30 March 2017
Budapest (Hungary)

Global Summit of Pest Management for Public Health and Food Safety

2 to 4 April 2017
New York (USA)

Quarterly CEPA Meeting

19 April 2017
Brussels (Belgium)

ConExPest 2017

11-12 May 2017
Wroclaw (Poland)

Barcelona Pest Control Technology & Innovation International Forum

29-30 May 2017
Barcelona (Catalonia - Spain)

World Pest Awareness Day

6 June 2017

CEPA Annual General Assembly

14 June 2017
Brussels (Belgium)

9th International Conference on Urban Pests

9 to 12 July 2017
Birmingham (U.K.)

Quarterly CEPA Meeting

13 September 2017
(location to be communicated later)


28-29 September 2017
Istanbul (Turkey)


24-27 October 2017
Baltimore (USA)

Quarterly CEPA Meeting

1 December 2017
(location to be communicated later)