PestTech first-timers ready to make their entrance

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PestTech is a great time to catch-up with old friends but try to make time in your schedule to go along to meet the new exhibitors. There are six this year: 1env Solutions, the Association of Urban Wildlife Professionals (AUEP), Colin’s Traps, Jelen Deer Services, Mobile Worxs and Service Pro.

Service Pro describes itself as the biggest pest control software company you’ve never heard of …until now! This family-owned company launched in the UK about a year ago and has rapidly established itself as a trusted software brand.

The company’s ServSuite and ServSuite Mobile pest control software platforms take care of all the burdensome administration in any pest control business – from multinational companies to ‘one man bands’. Head office is in Ohio in the USA but the software is in use all over the world. With the support of a 130+ team of programmers, technicians and trainers, unlimited technical support is available 24 hours a day, six days a week at no extra cost.

Go along to stand 40 in the Manxman Suite and say hello to Jacob Laubscher, territory manager for Europe and the Middle East and see ServSuite and ServSuite Mobile in action. See things such as how you can use your smartphone to scan in barcoded bait stations, how technicians can work out in the field on a tablet or smartphone – completely offline and ask him about the brand new UK Inspection Report which is hot off the press and has been designed in collaboration with UK customers.

On a completely different scale, but with equal emphasis on quality, is Colin’s Traps . Set-up by Colin Letch and his wife Carol around 15 months ago, this company specialises in British made wire cage traps for fox, squirrel, mink and rabbits. They also supply both Mark 4 and Mark 6 Fen traps as well as Larsen traps for magpies and crows. Colin and Carol both admit to being ‘past retirement age’ and, as Carol explained: “The whole business started as a bit of a hobby but it got out of hand and we ended up setting-up a company!”

New on the stand, which is 6A in the Premier Suite , is a multi-catch rat trap developed by Colin and one which he is getting excellent results with.

Also offering technological solutions to pest control administration is Mobile Worxs. Based in Droitwich Spa just up the road from the PestTech venue, the company describes its business as “helping SMEs grow their businesses by automating the work processes of mobile workers.”

Three products will be on display.

  • The pest control app, PestWorxs, which provides, says the company, all the functionality needed to issue and manage jobs assigned to technicians in both private pest control companies and local authorities;
  • A new entry level rugged tablet computer, the xTablet Flex 10;
  • And, the Brother PJ series of A4 portable printers – essential for printing visit reports on site.

Visit stand 4 in the Premier Suite to speak to Andrew Cahill from MobileWorxs. Andrew will be accompanied on the stand by a representative from Brother who will be able to answer all your questions about mobile printing.



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Jacob Laubscher
Service Pro’s Jacob Laubscher

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Rugged tablet computer with GPS and vehicle mount from Mobile Worxs 

One of the newest groupings in the pest management sector, the Association of Urban Wildlife Professionals (AUWP), has been working hard since its launch to get the structure and funding required to deliver its objectives. These are primarily educational and, in particular, to try to ensure that all those involved in urban wildlife management stay within the law, which can be something of a minefield.

The association has won CIC (Community Interest Company) status. Achieving this has been hard work. It means that the AUWP is allowed to make a profit but that the emphasis is on reinvesting any profit made back into education.

Two types of membership are available – a full servicing membership category and an associate category which offers access to professional advice and the database of professional wildlife managers. The association hopes to be in a position to offer its first training courses early in the New Year. These will be on ‘badger awareness’ and ‘working with badgers’. Go to stand 38 in the Manxman Suite to find out more.      


AUWP founders Founders of the AUWP: From left, Bruce Lyndsay-Smith, Steve Barron and Gary Williams

1env Solutions is the UK’s youngest pest control distributor. It was set-up by Richard Lunn in March this year, just two years after the sale of his distributor business SX Environmental to P+L Systems.

Based in Southend-on-Sea, Richard says: “Here at 1env we have invested heavily in the latest technologies and infrastructure to bring you a fresh approach to the pest control trade. We aim to provide our customers with an unrivalled range of high quality trade products when you need them.

“We understand time is money so our friendly RSPH trained staff are here to help you get the job done faster, better and for less money, backed up by extensive technical support to help you provide the best possible service to your customers.”

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Last but by no means least, Jelen Deer is the UK’s most experienced professional deer management service provider. The company covers the entire spectrum of the industry and works extensively throughout the UK and Europe.


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Richard Lunn from 1env Solutions

This includes advice and consultancy on deer park development and infrastructure, deer park management, farm and estate management and commercial deer farming. The company has a wide range of off-the-shelf training programmes and creates bespoke courses for companies and individuals seeking to enhance their own personal skills.

At PestTech, managing director, Mike Allison and his colleague, Tony Moore, will be launching the UK’s first formally recognised training course in Urban Deer Management. Go along to the seminar or visit them on stand 9 in the Premier Suite to find out more.

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