Pest 91: February / March 2024

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February / March 2024

The February / March 2024 issue is now available online!


  • Defra says Glue Traps (Offences) Act likely to take effect from July 2024


  • In the third of a new series of articles, Alex Wade asks two pest controllers about how the loss of certain products will impact their work


  • Paul Westgate, managing director, Veritas Pest Consultancy
  • Chris Cagienard, managing director of Pest Solutions and president of BPCA


  • Roger Simpson, managing director, Lodi UK
  • Sandy MacKay, head of technical, and Nic Blaszkowicz, business manager, PelGar


  • Technical feature: A better understanding of smart technology? Alex Wade calls on manufacturers of smart technology to start classifying their innovations
  • International view: Gerwyn Jones, vice president of The Pest Management Association of New Zealand, says record temperatures and humidity levels over the past couple of weeks in New Zealand, have seen many pest controllers encountering pests that they have rarely seen before
  • What have we learnt about bed bugs over the last 20 years? Frances McKim reports on Dr Richard (Rick) Cooper’s technical session at PestWorld 2023
  • International profile Tommaso Broglia, international business development manager at Catchmaster, gives an insight into the company, as well as differences between pest control in the US and UK
  • Case study Mark Wilton used Selontra to eradicate a colony of 200 rats, while protecting birds of prey




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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.