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£500 up for grabs for best pest picture
£500 up for grabs for best pest picture
The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is on a mission to find the best pest photograph of the year and is calling all industry professionals to join in. There is a cash prize of £500 for the winner.
Acheta Consulting sold to Kiwa Ltd
Acheta Consulting sold to Kiwa Ltd
On 3 September, the sale was announced of the independent pest control consultancy business, Acheta Consulting Ltd to Kiwa UK Ltd. The Kiwa organisation is owned by the Kiwa Group, an international Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) group headquartered in The Netherlands.
Rentokil given the green light on the Mitie acquisition
Rentokil given the green light on the Mitie acquisition
In a post on its website dated 22 August the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that it had accepted undertakings in lieu of reference for the completed acquisition by Rentokil Initial plc of MPCL Limited (formerly Mitie Pest Control Limited).
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.


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