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Bread & butter pests are focus for Pest-Ventures 2012 programme

Rodent control, including new research into anticoagulant resistance in mice and an in-depth look at block control for the 21 century with, in particular, its role in combating resurgent pests like bed bugs, dominate the Pest-Ventures 2012 programme.

Billed as more participative but still tackling the key technical pest control issues at a strategic as well as tactical level, this popular event returns on 26 April in a new one-day format. Pest-Ventures is again being held at the Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel in Kegworth Nottinghamshire, near to East Midlands airport and six PROMPT CPD points have been awarded by BASIS.

The programme focuses on ‘bread & butter’ pests – rats, mice and those insect pest that have to be dealt with day in and day out. There is an update on rodenticide resistance in rats and new research showing anticoagulant resistance now being found in mice.

Break-out sessions will tackle the future of permanent baiting against rodents and a fresh look at the old technique of block control.

The technical core of the programme is preceded by two scene setting sessions. Killgerm Group’s Jonathan Peck representing the National Pest Advisory Panel will outline the future of pest control legislation. This will be followed by a double act, with BASF’s David Marris and Pest magazine’s own associate editor, Helen Riby, who will unveil the results from the second National UK Pest Management Survey. This should provide a fascinating insight into the mood of the industry at the sharp end among pest control companies, self-employed pest controllers and local authority pest control units.To see the results from the first survey click here.

Pest-Ventures speakers 2012

The 2012 speakers: Clockwise from the top: Professor Rob Smith,
Helen Riby, Adrian Meyer, Jonathan Peck, Clive Boase,
John Charlton and Dave Oldbury

Customer expectations remain high in both the commercial and domestic sectors but, at the same time, there are many challenges to overcome. Public sector cuts are threatening local authority services and recession hit customers, especially in the domestic market are increasingly reluctant to spend on pest control.

Against this backdrop, meeting the challenge of providing an effective, value for money pest management service has never been tougher and that applies to everyone in the industry – pest control technicians in the public and private sector and their managers, those responsible for pest control in water and food companies and the facilities management sector. Keeping up to date with current research, legal developments and best practice has never been more important.

For the past 13 years Pest-Ventures has provided a platform for independent research and technical expertise avoiding commercial sponsorship and bias. This year’s seminar continues to offer great value for money at just £165 + VAT, including three course lunch and unlimited tea and coffee. To book your place, click here to email Moira Hart at Dewpoint Marketing or call 01664 822678

To download a PDF of the 2012 programme and booking form click here.

22 January 2012

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