Pest Managers Networking

Pest Managers Networking is back for 2023!

The Importance of being Present.

Can you guess what I caught on camera in todays #MondayMotivation?
This brief video not only shows some beautiful British Wildlife but also reminds us of the necessity of a thorough Environmental Risk Assessment and the importance of the phrase, “Return often to retrieve rodent carcasses”.

Risky Business

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I was always told the best way to remember your hazards from your risks is to consider the following, sharks are hazardous so going for a swim is risky business.

Ten things you wanted to know about pest control revisited, When is a Pest, a Pest?

A pest is any animal which has the capacity to do one or more of the following; cause Damage, spread Disease or trigger Distress. Therefore it is important to note that a pest isn’t just a specific species such as ‘rats’.
A rat in the forest for example isn’t a pest, it is a fundamental part of the ecosystem. However that same rat in a cattle shed becomes a pest when it damages food stores, distresses the livestock and brings the potential for disease transmission.

The Guest Blog with Sean Mooney.

A study I read some time ago indicated that during the daily activity of rodents, over a quarter of their day is spent moving, and 4% of their time is spent foraging for new food (although 18% of their day is spent eating).

So why is it Pest Management is so focused on utilising that 4% behaviour with trying to get them to engage with new baits or edible lures?

Ten things you wanted to know about pest control revisited, Rats and Mice!

Listen below to the third in the series of the interviews with Wade Environmental and a selection of special guests discussing the questions that people genuinely are asking about Pest Management.

Ten things you wanted to know about pest control revisited, Bedbugs!

This Podcast looks at living alongside Bedbugs, but first, I think we need to have the briefest of crash courses in bedbug biology in order to fully appreciate this elusive pest.

Ten things you wanted to know about pest control revisited, pt 1/10

Last year I decided to do an impromptu straw poll. I asked my friends and relatives, who in the largest part have nothing to do with pest control in any
form, what they wanted to know about the industry.

The Guest Blog with Martyn Belcher

The world of bees is fun, fascinating and furthermore becoming a hot topic in the world of Pest Management, where do you stand, are you comfortable to take on work with bee’s, or do you pass it on immediately?

Wade Environmental launches their Job Portal

Wade Environmental is hosting a free to use bulletin board designed to help connect people to companies within the UK.
With this tool companies can expand and you can find exciting new opportunities for growth in this dynamic and challenging industry.

Our Pledge on Professional Development

Some feedback here on just some of the things WE can do to help add value to your business, technical writing, content copy and ghost writing. “I was approached by […]

This Simmering Heat

Recent weeks have seen some of the hottest temperatures in living memory for the UK. Temperatures so barbarically hot that many of us haven’t encountered them short of a holiday somewhere only two junctions shy of the surface of the sun, or maybe just the equator.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Why should anyone listen to you, and how can you justify charging what you do? How do we therefore prove we are indeed professionals? We can show we have our qualifications, but what does this mean to the average person?

A Future Without Rodenticides

Before you roll your eyes and flip past this thinking this is another article beating Professional Pest Management over the head with a stick, then stop. Its not. What I want to ask however is this. What happens if our fears do come to pass? It is after all a constant anxiety for our industry. That fear that one day our luck will run dry and a decision will be made that stops us from being able to use rodenticides.

Sticks and stones may break bones, but this could really hurt us

Animal welfare should be of paramount concern to all pest management professionals. It is not just a case of what we use, but how we use it which distinguishes a pest control program.

Who do you think you are? PPC107

The latest Wade Environmental opinion piece is out now in PPC 107 discussing the potential for Pest Management Licensing, and why it is we should all give the idea some […]

Barn Owl Prey

So often we hear about barn owls and their status as the sentinel species in the continual monitoring of rodenticide residues in the environment. But how is it that these […]

Rats and Fleas That Spread Disease

We all know rats and mice can be pests and one of the key attributes for falling into this category is their well know ability to harbour and transmit diseases specifically zoonotic diseases. 

So, what is zoonoses?

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Sticks and stones may break bones, but this could really hurt us. – PEST Apr/May 2022

This is a critical review of information presented in the paper, An assessment of animal welfare impacts in wild Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) management. The paper will be broken into its salient points and then discussed as to how the data were collected, how they have been interpreted and how they have been presented in order to provide an objective review as to how the authors came to the conclusions that they did.