The printed magazine, Pest, is published every two months. The print format allows us to get behind the news and provide analysis and interpretation, as well as in-depth technical and business features.
It's bed bug special time and there's plenty of bed bug news. We also look at how IPM can help prevent resistance and review the risks hotels face from bed bugs. Elsewhere we cover pests as diverse as seagulls and rabbits and reveal what the 2018 National UK Pest Management Survey had to say about running a successful servicing business. More controversially we question the need for another CPD scheme in the UK, plus all the usual news and views...
Published: 06 September 2018
The summer edition turns the spotlight on ants with a new species to look out for and some timely advice on garden ant control. Ticks and Lyme disease are also examined and we review the new industry-wide apprenticeship scheme, which is now ready to go. Findings from the latest National UK Pest Management Survey are also covered and plenty more....
Published: 13 July 2018
We celebrate the role of the canine nose in pest management. No less than eight dogs can be found in this issue and all are making pest management more efficient. One of the more recent recruits, a bed bug detector dog, is included in our special six-page review of the Italian market. More technical topics include resistance management and rodenticide stewardship plus all the usual news and views...
Published: 30 April 2018
We report from the German flagship event, Pest-Protect, held in Bremen in January and preview the UK's PPC Live event which is rapidly approaching. Our main feature looks at the labelling changes for rodenticides and how the words 'May harm the unborn child' might affect rodenticide use. There's also an update on house mouse resistance and plenty of new products. Will one of these be the 2018 Pest Best Product Award winner - time will tell as the 2018 Awards get underway.
Published: 26 February 2018
This is both our last issue of 2017 and our first of 2018, so Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all readers. Inside we report on the UK's new-look PestTech and review the global industry's biggest event, PestWorld. There are articles on changes for metallic phosphide users, pests & mental health and mole control. Plus the usual news and views...
Published: 11 December 2017
As the world's biggest gathering of pest professionals convene in Baltimore for PestWorld 2017 our autumn issue reviews some of the global mergers and acquisitions that are shaping the future of our industry. We talk to a cross-section of servicing businesses about recruitment and the skills gap. Plus there's useful technical guidance from one of the world's foremost rodent experts on how to get the best from rodent bait boxes and more... Enjoy!
Published: 22 October 2017
With so much dire news in the world: terrorists in Barcelona, Brexit woes and the recent antics in the White House, it is remarkable that in the 2017 National UK Pest Management Survey UK pest management professionals continue to have such a positive outlook. Issue 52 is also our bed bug special with plenty to report on this major global pest. Plus there's the usual news and interesting views; not least on better wasp management.
Published: 25 August 2017
There is a bit of a local authority theme to this issue with a report on the latest survey of local authority pest control and a feature on how authorities up and down the country have responded to ever tighter budgets. Elsewhere the wasp season seems to have started, we take a look at how thermal imaging cameras can assist pest professionals and we home in on food allergies and their impact on pest control in the food industry. Plus the usual news and views and more...
Published: 04 July 2017