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On 12 September Defra launched a 12 week online public survey to gather evidence on the control that stakeholders consider is required under the General Licences. This forms part of a planned ongoing review of General Licences to manage wild birds in England.
Published: 16 September 2019
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Things may appear to have settled down following the publication of GL34, GL35 and GL36 on 14 June but, fearfully, this is unlikely to be the end of this story which professional pest control has, almost unintentionally, been drawn into.
Published: 15 July 2019
Few pest controllers could be unaware that Natural England revoked the three general licences for controlling wild birds (GL 04/05/06) on 25 April. The whole saga has reached such a point that there was a special one-off session for MPs on 21 May.
Published: 20 May 2019
The Government has bowed to pressure from wildlife activists, Chris Packham, Mark Avery and Ruth Tingay and, with effect from tomorrow, 25 April 2019, will be revoking three general licences for controlling wild birds. These licences (GL 04/05/06) cover 16 species of birds including several members of the crow family, Canada goose, some gulls and pigeons.
Published: 24 April 2019
PestTech 2017 had a fresh new feel to it following the move from the National Motorcycle Museum to the Ricoh Arena. With the move to the Ricoh Arena, the PestFix stand took pride of place at the entrance to the exhibition hall for the team to meet and greet show visitors.
Published: 24 November 2017
PestEx 2017 staged a wide-ranging programme of seminars split between two separate areas, one dedicated to technical topics, the other to business matters. Over the two days there was something for everyone.
Published: 03 April 2017
PestFix looks forward to seeing you at PestEx where you can win a Handheld 100 laser, find out more about hot products such as the SolarFix which featured in issue 49 of Pest and meet the man behind the Agrilaser Autonomic.
Published: 15 March 2017
One consistent aspect of the pest management events held this autumn is that pest professionals always seen keen to hear of new developments and brush up on their technical knowledge. Parasitec was no exception, with every one of the technical seminars being well attended. We didn’t get to them all but here’s our round-up of the ones we did attend.
Published: 23 November 2016