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Rentokil profits tumble Rentokil profits tumble
Profits at Rentokil fell dramatically in 2008 with the UK pest control business singled out as ‘delivering a disappointing financial performance.’
 
Change of chairman announced at NPTA AGM Change of chairman announced at NPTA AGM
The National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) held their AGM on 18 February when long-standing chairman, Barrie Sheard, announced he was standing down. The AGM was held at the NPTA offices in Kinoulton, Notts.
 
Investors continue to support Exosect Investors continue to support Exosect
New funds secured by Exosect will be used to expand business opportunities in Europe, India and the Far East.
 
NPTA National Rodent Survey 2007/8 now published NPTA National Rodent Survey 2007/8 now published
This year’s survey, unsurprisingly, reveals annual rat treatments have increased by more than 15% and mouse treatments by nearly 6% over 2006/7 – the biggest rise recorded in the history of the survey.
 
PCO Paul Parker stars in Squirrel Wars on TV PCO Paul Parker stars in Squirrel Wars on TV
Tune into Channel 4 TV at 19.35 this Friday evening (6 February) to see pest controller Paul Parker star in a documentary about his battle against the grey squirrel. Paul is also featured in the first edition of Pest magazine.
 
News from Killgerm News from Killgerm
New Protect-a-Bed bedding encasement system exclusively distributed by Killgerm. Independently laboratory tested and scientifically proven to be bedbug entry, exit and bite proof.
 
Boom or bust? 2009 forecast for UK pest control Boom or bust? 2009 forecast for UK pest control
Yes. It’s official. The UK economy is in recession. But what’s the mood in the pest control industry? Pest editor, Frances McKim, canvassed industry opinions. This is the full report of findings – a shortened version appears in Pest magazine.
 


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