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Sparkling interim results announced by Rentokil Initial Sparkling interim results announced by Rentokil Initial
31 July 2019 saw the announcement of Rentokil Initial’s 2019 interim results for the first half of the year. In short, they were as ever, excellent. Revenue, profit and cash were all in excess of their medium-term targets.
 
Permanent baiting indoor guidance improved Permanent baiting indoor guidance improved
The guidance on permanent baiting issued by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) in September 2018 has been changed. Where indoor permanent baiting has proved necessary, the frequency of inspections is now down to the pest professionals’ expertise. Previously, as with outdoor permanent baiting, inspections had to take place at intervals of at least four weeks.
 
News from Competitive Pest Services - job opportunity News from Competitive Pest Services - job opportunity
An Australian company, Competitive Pest Services, is currently recruiting two technicians to assist during their peak summer season (October 2019 - April 2020).
 
News from Syngenta – handy new App News from Syngenta – handy new App
A new Syngenta Professional Pest Management App now provides pest controllers with all the information, advice and record keeping to get the best out of products, and offer a fully professional service to their customers.
 
Could you make a presentation at ICUP 2020? Could you make a presentation at ICUP 2020?
If you are involved in urban pest management research, or, perhaps, have a more practical case study that has lessons to share, now’s the time to speak up. The organisers of the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) 2020 are looking for topics to be presented at their next event to be held in Barcelona, Spain. But hurry you only have until 16 September 2019 to submit your abstract.
 
CEPA keeping in touch? CEPA keeping in touch?
Maybe it’s a coincidence but, having accused the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) of hiding their light under a bushel, we recently received an e-newsletter from them. So, has our criticism that they are failing to tell the industry about the good work they are doing actually hit home?
 
Opinions from the sharp end Opinions from the sharp end
The National UK Pest Management Survey provides plenty of opportunity for those taking part to express their own opinions and concerns. Unlike much of the survey these cannot easily be turned into statistics and trends. But this doesn’t make them any less interesting nor less valid. Read on for a selection of the best...
 


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