Agenda for 2015 Barrettine/Pest day released

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Calling all pest professionals within travelling distance of Stoke on Trent. Make sure you set aside Thursday 15 October and come along to the Barrettine/Pest one-day technical seminar, which is to be held at the prestigious Stoke City Football Club’s Britannia Stadium.
Pest publications has again teamed-up with Barrettine Environmental Health to offer pest professionals based in the Northern half of the country (Southerners also welcome, if they wish to travel!) a topical one-day seminar. For 2015 the event moves across the Peak District from Rotherham, where it has been held for the past three years, to the Potteries.

Britannia stadium

Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium is a fabulous, easy to get to venue with plenty of parking. Located just off the A50 and close to the M6 there’s good access by road from points north south east and west.

Rodent control theme
The agenda, just announced, already covers a broad-spectrum of topics, with more still to be added.

Unsurprisingly perhaps, with so many changes afoot, rodenticides are a major theme for the day. There are sessions on life outside SGARs (second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides) and an update and open floor discussion on rodenticide stewardship. Brady Hudson from Bell Laboratories will talk about the role of tamper resistant bait boxes, BASF’s Gavin Wood will give a presentation entitled ‘More power from Storm’ and Kevin Brown from Rentokil Products will look at the Plant Protection (Sustainable Use) Regulations and an alternative to anticoagulants.

Other speakers confirmed so far include industry consultant Paul Butt who will be discussing pest control and wildlife with the emphasis on keeping on the right side of the law and Chris Woodard of Pest Control Services, who will provide a welcome break from the rodent theme with a session on Accidental imports of dangerously venomous arachnids. Those of you with a spider phobia – you have been warned!

Richard Moseley of Bayer will be outlining the uses of K-Othrine WG250 whilst Pest’s own Frances McKim and Helen Riby will kick off proceedings with an intriguingly titled session ‘How to blow your own trumpet!’

Barrettine group

 Barrettine’s David Haskins, Helen Ainsworth and
Charles Phillips hosted the 2013 event

Barrettine sepakers2014 speakers, BPCA’s Kevin Higgins and consultant,
Paul Butt, in full flow!

MINT logo

The day is supported by Bayer, Bell, Rentokil and BASF who will all have product information and expert staff on their stands during the breaks, ready to answer any questions that delegates may have.

Free of charge
Commencing with coffee and the exhibition at 08.00, the event, including lunch, is free of charge to all MINT members but with places limited you do need to register for the event with Barrettine. If you are not yet a MINT member you can join, free-of-charge and then book your free place at the Stoke seminar

If you don’t want to join MINT you can still apply to come along to the day but you will be asked to make a contribution of £35 per delegate towards the venue costs.

For those who stay the course for the full day there will be an opportunity to win free products in a Prize Draw.

BASIS CPD points will also be available.

Don’t delay – register now!
As Helen Ainsworth from Barrettine explains: “If the response to previous events is anything to go by we will struggle to accommodate everyone who applies, so, book early to avoid disappointment.”

Contact Barrettine on 0117 967 222 or email them

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