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.

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?

The IPM Farm, a webinar on behalf of the BPCA (Video)

In this video, Wade Environmental’s Alex Wade talks about the IPM farm: what is it, what does it do and why should you be interested?

This introduction into the IPM Farm covers what we can do to manage pests in rural environments, how we can have the maximum impacts with the minimal costs.

Standards for Bait Boxes in the UK

Recently many of you will have been made award that the HSE has made the decision to enforce minimum standards of quality on bait boxes used in the UK.

A Year On the Farm (Article)

“A year ago, Alex Wade took on the challenge to manage the pests on a farm in Hampshire. Here he details his work over the lsat 12 months.”

Giveaway Winner Announcement, Review of 2021 & plans in 2022

A review of 2021, my plans for 2022 and the WINNER of the very first Wade Environmental Sponsorship Award. 2021 was a big year for us, as it was also our very first year. The challenges we faced were only matched by the rewards garnered by overcoming them.

Letter to the Editor

Response to an article in PPC Magazine.

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill

The Glue Board Offences Bill has been published online. Make sure you keep up to date with all the current information to ensure your service remains professional and compliant over this transition period.

PestTech2021

PestTech21 was tremendous fun and a wonderful opportunity to catch up with some old faces and meet some new ones.

Annual Prize Giveaway, Celebrating 1000 Followers

Annual Prize Giveaway sponsored by Wade Environmental