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.
In our last issue of 2018 and our first of 2019, there's news of further rodenticide resistance hotspots in the UK and of a crackdown on illegal sales of biocides online.We also report from the autumn's three major events - PestTech, PestWorld and Parasitec and in particular look at the new products we spotted. Plus some strong opinions are aired on industry activities. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all readers.
Published: 10 December 2018
The Norway rat makes the cover, yet again, but it's probably no surprise as rodents are still the number one pest that professionals are called upon to deal with. Renowned expert Bobby Corrigan outlines new research from the USA into the diseases they carry. For UK professionals there's an in-depth review of the new and effectively legal requirement to only use permanent baiting when absolutely necessary. Plus the usual news and views...
Published: 19 October 2018
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