About us

Together Pest magazine, the Pest+ e-news and the Pest website deliver a mix of unbiased news, impartial advice and topical technical features for pest professionals in the UK and internationally. We work hard to be as inclusive as possible searching for news and views from all sectors of the pest management industry – private pest control companies, manufacturers, distributors, local authority units, facilities pest control, academics, regulators and consultants.

Pest, Pest+ and the Pest website

  • Independent
  • Inclusive
  • Intepreting the news
  • Technically strong
  • A fresh approach
  • Produced by professionals
    who are familar with the industry

Founded in autumn 2008, Pest and Pest+ are published by Foxhill Publishing, an independent company owned and funded by Frances McKim and Helen Riby.

   Frances & Helen
Helen Riby, left, and Frances McKim
Frances and Helen have worked together in the communications business for more years than they care to mention. In particular, editor Frances has a long association with pest management in the UK and internationally. She launched BPCA's Professional Pest Controller magazine in 1993 and edited it for 15 years, is a past president of BPCA and was included in the Pest Control News Hall of Fame in 2008.

Our Technical Advisory Board

Technical accuracy is fundamental to our approach which is why we have established an editorial board of eminent experts to make sure readers can rely on the information they read in Pest.

On the board are:

  • Dave Archer
  • Clive Boase
  • Dr Alan Buckle
  • John Charlton
  • Brian Duffin
  • Rob Fryatt
  • Adrian Meyer
  • Dr Richard Naylor
  • David Oldbury
  • Dr John Simmons
  • Richard Strand
  • Grahame Turner

Read more about our Technical Advisory Board members

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