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Significant labels changes for Ficam D tops 2019 most read league table
Significant labels changes for Ficam D tops 2019 most read league table
The sale of Mitie Pest Control to Rentokil dominated the top ten most read news stories on the Pest website in 2019. Each step in the saga was tracked by Pest and whether it's because Rentokil's fortunes are so closely connected to the overall market's performance or simply because so many have spent time at Rentokil, the company's every move is carefully watched.
Dates announced for Ficam W phase-out
Dates announced for Ficam W phase-out
Following the announcement in December 2019 of the withdrawal of Ficam W (80% bendiocarb), Bayer Environmental Science has today (8 January 2020) announced the phase-out dates. Sales will cease on 8 June 2020 with a use up date of 10 December 2020.
Use it before you lose it – Pest Tests expire soon
Use it before you lose it – Pest Tests expire soon
Pest associate editor, Helen Riby, is urging pest professionals who need PROMPT Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points to make the most of the 2019 Pest Tests before they expire on 15 January 2020.
Terminix UK lifts off...
Terminix UK lifts off...
After many months of what must have felt like blood, sweat and tears, Terminix UK became official – as on 4 December the new name was formally registered with Companies House. But, not only is the company official, it’s now up and running under its own steam having parted from MPCL which was trading as Mitie Pest Control.
Farewell Ficam W
Farewell Ficam W
On 11 December 2019, Bayer Environmental Science announced that Ficam W (80% bendiocarb WP) was to be withdrawn from the UK market. This follows the withdrawal earlier this year of Ficam W from Ireland.
PestTech seminars hit the right note
PestTech seminars hit the right note
One thing stood out about this year’s PestTech seminar programme. All of the sessions had much more to do with safeguarding wildlife and/or preventing the invasion of pests than they did about actual treatments and control.
News from Bayer – new K-Othrine Partix insecticide
News from Bayer – new K-Othrine Partix insecticide
A new insecticide from Bayer, K-Othrine Partix, was on display at PestTech. As Bayer explained, a holistic approach to pest control using both a range of cultural and chemical management techniques will deliver the best long-term results.
Prizes, fun and fund raising at PestTech
Prizes, fun and fund raising at PestTech
At events such as PestTech, exhibitors often have competitions, raffles or some sort of amusing challenge on their stands to attract the attention of visitors. It was no exception at PestTech this year...


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