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Ticks prefer type A blood
If you have type A blood, the second most common type in the UK, then, you may want to take extra precautions to protect yourself from ticks. New research from the University of Masaryk in the Czech Republic reveals that ticks have a preference for blood type A!
Keywords: other pests , research , workplace
Published: 07 August 2018
Will big fines make customers take pest control seriously?
Here in the Pest office we’ve picked up on a number of big fines being levied on household companies for breaches in food safety. We're hoping these might make customers take pest management more seriously.
Keywords: regulation , workplace
Published: 08 September 2017
Seminars to suit everyone at PestEx
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.
Keywords: event , insects , insecticide , birds , workplace
Published: 03 April 2017
A career in pest control. What brought you into pest control?
Pest control is a very varied industry but hardly one that is likely to spring to the front of mind of many career guidance advisers. Yet it offers a whole range of opportunities and ways of working to suit most individuals. So what made you take pest control up as a profession? We would like to hear.
Keywords: people , survey , workplace
Published: 31 May 2016
Rodenticide stewardship farm assurance list released
The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) has issued an updated list detailing the nine farm assurance schemes that are now approved by the CRRU UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. Readers may recall that under special interim arrangements farmers who are members of an approved scheme will continue to have access to the new ‘stewardship-labelled’ professional rodenticides which will begin appearing for sale from tomorrow, 1 April 2016.
Keywords: stewardship , rodenticide , workplace
Published: 31 March 2016
Highlights from the talks and demos at PPC Live
The programme of talks and demonstrations for the second PPC Live event in Peterborough on 16 March consisted of some well visited and expected subjects peppered with some more curious.
Keywords: event , research , regulation , insects , workplace
Published: 22 March 2016
Rufus rules the roost at Wimbledon
How many harris hawks do you know who have their own Wikipedia entry, Facebook and Twitter account as well as featuring in their own TV commercial? Not many! But Rufus who flies the skies at Wimbledon keeping the pigeons at bay can claim all these.
Keywords: birds , workplace
Published: 07 July 2015