CEPA praises resilience of pest professionals

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Despite the negative impact of COVID-19 in so many ways, CEPA, the trade association representing pest managers at a European level, said the professional trained pest management industry has continued to show its resilience in so many ways.

Henry Mott, president of CEPA, said the trained professional pest management community continues to attract inward financial investment, and in these very uncertain times is seen as a safe haven for investors.

Mr Mott said: “If we have learnt anything in the last year, it’s that recent events have shown just how fragile many industries are and how events that are out of anyone’s control can render them completely impotent.

“I for one feel immensely proud that my chosen industry – one that to the outside world may seem very low tech and uninteresting – has bucked the trend of so many others and continued to thrive and help others in times of COVID-19.”

Mr Mott said that for the last three years, CEPA has been on a mission to gain the official recognition the industry needs and deserves.

“Both here in Europe and in other parts of the world the new catch phrase post-pandemic is ‘build back better’,” he said. “As we see the pest management industry grow, particularly due to the impacts of climate change, increased urbanisation, and the need for a more sustainable future, I want to see us further embrace this philosophy.”

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