Press release
Heerhugowaard, 6 June 2015

Dutch and Indian companies and authorities work together to prevent pest nuisance

Ronald van Grunsven, managing director of PestWatcher B.V., and Joshua Rao of Pest Control India Pvt. Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding in India on 6 June, which promotes the cooperation between both companies in their fight against pest nuisance. PestWatcher hereby acts as a supplier of materials and Pest Control India as a pest management company. Martin van der Bent also signed the memorandum on behalf of the NVPB (Dutch Pest Control Association). The NVPB, as a knowledge organisation, is closely involved in the cooperation and control of pest nuisance.

The starting-point of the memorandum is a sustainable policy for the prevention of pests in an economically feasible way. For PestWatcher this is an important step, because pest management will change in many ways in the coming years. Technology (Internet of Things) plays a great role in this. Pest Control India has experience in the field and with IPM, Integrated Pest Management. PestWatcher is strong in technology, protocols, planning and structure.

Less biocides
By combining forces and sharing experience and knowledge, the signatories can combat problems and the effects of pest nuisance and promote public health in this way. A second objective is to reduce the use of biocides and switching to sustainable pesticides. The cooperation provides for general work instructions, methodologies and materials that contribute to pest management.

Signing Memorandum of Understanding Pest Control India and PestWatcherMoU na de handtekening








In the presence of Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Mr. Joshua Roa of Pest Control India, Martin van der Bent of the NVPB and Ronald van Grunsven of PestWatcher sign the Memorandum of Understanding for sustainable pest management.

Trade mission India
PestWatcher is one of the participants in the trade mission which visited India between 4 and 6 June and followed an intensive programme there to promote the contacts between the Dutch and Indian business sector. Minister-president Rutte, minister Ploumen, State Secretary Dijkstra and the Indian Prime Minister participated in the trade mission.

About PestWatcher
PestWatcher is a Dutch company that fully focuses on sustainable pest management by using modern internet technologies. Pest activities can be monitored realtime through intelligent sensors and an interactive dashboard. As a result pest control can be carried out much more effectively and efficiently. All activities have been laid down in the digital logbook, in conformity with the new legislation. PestWatcher offers a complete set of services for sustainable pest management with its (online) risk analysis and sound Plan of Action.

For more information about PestWatcher and the Memorandum of Understanding please contact Ronald van Grunsven: Telephone: 0882 350 350.
Oostdijk 49, 1701 DC Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands.