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Pest-Protect in Bremen got the thumbs up! Pest-Protect in Bremen got the thumbs up!
Held in alternate years, Pest-Protect broke more new ground with the show moving to the north German city of Bremen. Virtually without exception all those we spoke to enjoyed the show and said it was worth attending, but maybe not for the reasons planned by the organisers...
 
News from the Bleu Line - B.L. Group – spraying with drones News from the Bleu Line - B.L. Group – spraying with drones
The use of drones has quickly become an accepted part of the pest controllers’ armoury – but mainly for surveying activities. Ever inventive, Italian manufacturer, Bleu Line, has taken this one step further forward – for the commercial application of public health products, notably for mosquito control.
 
Lessons from PestProtect 2018 Lessons from PestProtect 2018
All pest management events, wherever they are in the world, have one thing in common; they provide information and lots of it! The key points we gleaned from the seminar programme were: bed bugs and flat pack furniture are a challenging combination, sewer baiting in Germany is getting harder, but, at least, the Germans still try to control sewer rats and BASF have an interesting alternative rodenticide, if only the regulators would approve it!
 
Rentokil tops most read items in 2017 Rentokil tops most read items in 2017
There was an interesting mix of stories in our 2017 hit parade. The clear winner, in terms of number of page views, was from back in January when we announced that that Rentokil had purchased Cannon. It should come as no surprise that the rest of the public health pest control sector keeps a close eye on its biggest player and this was, after all, a big deal for the UK market.
 
Association professional is new chief exec at BPCA Association professional is new chief exec at BPCA
The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has announced that Ian Andrew has been appointed as its new chief executive, effective 1 February 2018.
 
A fond farewell and a warm welcome at CEPA A fond farewell and a warm welcome at CEPA
At its quarterly meeting in Brussels on 13 December 2017, the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) confirmed the appointment of the consultancy, Darwin Associates, to take charge of running the CEPA secretariat in Brussels as of 1 January 2018.
 
Compulsory CPD for NPTA members from 2019 Compulsory CPD for NPTA members from 2019
From 2019 all members of the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) will have to be members of a Continuing Professional Development scheme such as BASIS PROMPT.
 


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