Call for pest professionals to take part in UK survey

Pest professionals working at the sharp-end in the UK are being asked to take part in the 2018 National UK Pest Management Survey. Registered Pest readers have been emailed this morning with a link to the survey but if that email hasn't arrived, or you are not on our database, then you can still take part. Read on...

Please take part in the National UK Pest Management Survey 2018

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The annual ‘state of the nation’ survey, got underway today, Friday 9 March 2018. Now in its eighth year it’s your chance, as a pest professional at the sharp-end, to tell the rest of the industry what you think!

But what do we mean by the sharp end?

We need your help if you are: 

  • An owner, manager, technician, surveyor or field biologist in a pest management company;
  • A member of a local authority pest control unit;
  • A self-employed pest controller.

If that describes your role, then check your inbox for an email from the editor at Pest magazine. This will contain your personal invitation to take part.

However, if that invitation went astray, maybe it ended-up in junk, or has simply got buried in your inbox, don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to take part by following this link or clicking on the survey logo above.

You have until midnight on Saturday 31 March to complete it.

This year Pest has teamed up with market research specialists, Research Engine. Founded by Mike Heisig and Christopher Horne, Research Engine offers a full spectrum of market research services. The company will be adding its considerable expertise to help manage, validate and analyse the 2018 results.

“We are delighted that Research Engine has agreed to lend its expertise to our survey,” commented Pest associate editor Helen Riby. “Whilst both of us here at Pest have a working knowledge of market research, we would never claim to be experts. Over the years we have been able to tease out some trends from the data we have collected but, with the added expertise of real specialists, we hope to be able to provide an even better insight.”

"But, we can’t deliver really useful results unless pest professionals take part. The more people who join in, the more useful the data is to everyone, so please do take part. It should only take 15 or 20 minutes to complete."

Usng Reserach Engine's bespoke system, this year's questionnaire is slicker and easier to fill in than ever.  

Mike and Chris Mike Heisig, left and Christopher Horne from
Research Engine 


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The results from the 2017 survey are in Pest 52: 
August & September 2017

Only one of its kind
This survey is the only one of its kind in the UK. It records the fortunes of UK professional pest managers and practitioners. It measures whether things are getting better, or worse and provides a picture of which pests are thought to be on the up and which are down.

All the information provided is treated as confidential and no comments are ever attributed to individuals.

The results are made freely available and allow individuals to benchmark their activities and opinions and to gain a better understanding of the industry as a whole. The information is also useful to those who lobby government on behalf of the pest management sector.

Don’t miss your chance to let your views be known
Check your inbox for your email invitation, click on the survey logo above, or follow this link to particpate in the National UK Pest Management Survey 2018.

Follow these links to read the results from the:

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