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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.
Published: 13 November 2019
Video footage of a fox frolicking on a skylight at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital has stoked a social media storm that had already led to the suspension of fox control activity at the hospital.
Published: 29 August 2017
Oxford University’s Dr Sandra Baker has called for all moles traps and all break-back traps for rats and mice to be approved before they can be sold in the UK. Highlighting the double standards currently in place whereby all other spring traps must be welfare approved, she argued that research completed by her team makes a strong case for all traps to be tested and welfare approved before being marketed.
Published: 20 July 2017
As part of their 2016 anti-snaring campaign, the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) has commissioned a film that features a human runner portraying the plight of a trapped animal. The result is a powerful and at times hard to watch film, designed to evoke a sense of shock.
Published: 24 May 2016
Many people said it would never happen but the badger cull in the two pilot areas of west Gloucestershire and west Somerset is finally underway.
Published: 04 September 2013
A new group, the Association of Urban Wildlife Professionals, was officially launched last Friday (12 July) during the 2nd Urban Fox Conference.
Published: 15 July 2013
In two separate accidents, the dangers of undertaking pest control by shooting have been made perfectly clear. It is not known if a professional pest controller was involved in either accident, but the perils remain the same.
Published: 08 May 2013