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Online Pest Tests now with automatic marking and CPD Online Pest Tests now with automatic marking and CPD
Pass an online Pest Test and, from now on your BASIS PROMPT Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points will be added automatically to your training record. This welcome development follows investment by Pest to dispense with the labour intensive manual inputting of test results.
 
International update – pests are global so it matters! International update – pests are global so it matters!
The world has become a much smaller place and, whether you are for, or, against, Brexit what happens in Europe will continue to have an impact here. From a pest management perspective Europe isn’t the only player. What happens in the markets of North America and the Asia Pacific region will also shape our future.
 
Prison for director behind illegal online chemical sales Prison for director behind illegal online chemical sales
A company director has been sent to prison for 10 months for illegally selling chemicals online. The sentence clearly demonstrates that such activity is being taken seriously by the authorities although the timescales taken do seem rather long. The successful prosecution was brought by the Health & Safety Directorate (HSE) following an original complaint dating back to August 2014.
 
Search begins for 2019 best new product Search begins for 2019 best new product
The search is on to find the product that Pest readers will crown the best new product when they vote this autumn. Yes, nominations for the Pest Best product Award 2019 are now being accepted. So what’s impressed you so far?
 
New report tracks progress of rodenticide stewardship New report tracks progress of rodenticide stewardship
The third annual report from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use on the implementation of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime was published this month. The take home message for all professional rodenticide users is to continue to work hard to implement stewardship. There are now just two more years in which to show that the regime has made significant progress by changing user behaviour to reduce residues in wildlife.
 
Significant label changes for Ficam D Significant label changes for Ficam D
Pest controllers will be somewhat surprised to discover that there are to be quite significant changes to the label covering both, the range of insects covered, and the method of use for the popular insecticide dust, Ficam D.
 
Sale of Mitie tops news stories list in 2018 Sale of Mitie tops news stories list in 2018
The most popular article by quite some distance on the Pest website in 2018 was the story that we broke in October 2018 that Rentokil was buying Mitie Pest Control. In a repeat of 2017, the acquisition activities of Rentokil continue to fascinate pest professionals.
 
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