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.
There's a heated debate about the impact of the BBC Rat Pack series on the professional image of the pest control industry. We asked all sides to tell us what they thought and they did - see pages 8-11! But is this anxiety misplaced? Do we really know what the public thinks? Have we ever asked them? Is there anyone out there willing to rise to the challenge and fund some market research?
Published: 23 October 2009
Many readers will have been on holiday soaking up the sun abroad so it's appropriate that this issue has a strong international flavour. There's coverage of a massive new contract in Libya for Rentokil and details of a new idea from PelGar - the overseas emergency POD system. There's plenty of home news too. Adrian Meyer argues that something must be done to combat rodenticide resistance whilst this month's Pest Test, worth two BASIS PROMPT points, is on clothes moths. Read on...
Published: 26 August 2009
It's time for issue 3 already. We're certainly finding plenty to write. We are particularly pleased to report that reading Pest now qualifies for two BASIS PROMPT CPD points. If you are not yet a PROMPT member, take a look at the PDF 'Be the best and be recognised' to find out more. One of our main technical features this issue is fly control and we have used this to introduce a new initiative - the Pest Test with more CPD points up for grabs. See the PDF 'Summer time is fly time'.
Published: 17 June 2009
Welcome to our second issue. We would like to thank all of you who have sent us messages of congratulations. Thanks are also more than due to our loyal band of advertisers who had faith in what we set out to achieve, without having seen a single publication. PestEx 2009 is upon us and Pest will be there to meet our readers, sign-up new people and to report on the goings on. We hope to see you there.
Published: 06 April 2009
It’s time to change the way UK pest control gets its news. Busy pest professionals need a source of independent news, technical information and analysis covering the industry. So, welcome to this, the first issue of Pest magazine.
Published: 16 February 2009