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Barn owl rodenticide residues unchanged Barn owl rodenticide residues unchanged
No significant changes have been detected in residues of rodenticide in barn owl liver in 2016 compared to a seven-year baseline 2006-2012. The findings come from independent analysis by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) of barn owl livers supplied through the citizen science project, the Predatory Birds Monitoring Scheme.
 
Make your vote count in 2017 Best Product Award Make your vote count in 2017 Best Product Award
Calling all Pest readers in the UK. It's time to make your vote count and let us know which of our nominated new products has made the most improvement to your working life and/or working practices. We've got 17 sensational new products on the shortlist, so take a look and vote now.
 
Parasitec 2017 held in Istanbul Parasitec 2017 held in Istanbul
For the second time, Parasitec was held in Istanbul, Turkey – the previous time being two years ago in 2015. Occupying an earlier spot in the calendar than is traditional, the event was held on 28 - 29 September at the Istanbul Wow Convention Center, situated alongside Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
 
A flurry of new research facility openings – Rentokil, Koppert and the Insect Pest Control Laboratory A flurry of new research facility openings – Rentokil, Koppert and the Insect Pest Control Laboratory
Research facilities by three different organisations in three different countries were very recently opened. Each is designed to develop new techniques in the battle against public health insect pests.
 
Choosing the best rat and mouse traps Choosing the best rat and mouse traps
Following up on our feature on ‘double standards in spring trap welfare’ in the current edition of Pest magazine, the University of Oxford’s Dr Sandra Baker has provided further helpful advice on what to look for in rodent traps.
 
Will big fines make customers take pest control seriously? Will big fines make customers take pest control seriously?
Here in the Pest office we’ve picked up on a number of big fines being levied on household companies for breaches in food safety. We're hoping these might make customers take pest management more seriously.
 
Pest control apprentice programme moves forward Pest control apprentice programme moves forward
Plans to launch a nationwide apprenticeship scheme for pest technicians have taken a major step forward with the publication of a new standard for pest control apprenticeships.
 


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