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.

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?

Training Spotlight: Pest Identification

Learn how to identify the most commonly encountered public health pests using a range of skills from dichotomous keys to a little bit of observational magic.

Ask the Expert (Article)

The latest issue of PEST Magazine, October/November Issue

Wood Boring Beetle

This wonderful piece of natural art is the intricate tunnelling pattern of a wood boring beetle. But other than a little artistic inspiration, what can we learn from this?

Ask the Expert (Article)

The latest issue of PEST Magazine, August & September Issue

There’s Nothing Evil About Me (Article)

To start, we must understand that to be humane is to show compassion and benevolence when faced with a situation, which places us in pest management in a quandary.