Pest 89: October/November 2023

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October/November 2023

The October/November 2023 issue is now available online!


  • Welsh pest controllers hit out at the ban of glue boards from October 17


  • In the first of a new series of articles, Alex Wade speaks to two pest controllers to see what the current challenges are in the sector


  • Andrew Lazenby, chief executive, and Dr Andy Brooks, head of education and membership services, BASIS
  • Tim Peeling, head of marketing, Envu
  • Sophie Thorogood, training and technical manager, Pelsis


  • Technical feature: Don’t be dumb – Alex Wade revisits the concept of smart technology
  • International View: Gerwyn Jones, executive councilor and industry assessor of The Pest Management Association of New Zealand, says red imported fire ants are one of the world’s most invasive species, which could threaten the UK
  • What’s next for local authorities in the UK? The local authority market has always been a valued sector, says Frances McKim, as she explores what has been happening recently




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With more than 25 years' experience in business-to-business publishing, Simon is editor of LBM titles Pest and OvertheCounter. Big fan of Manchester United.