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   DATE: 14 February 2006   AUTHOR: EDITOR
     
 

Now in its seventh successful year, Pest-Ventures will be running its two one-day seminars on 11 and 12 April 2006 at The Best Western Yew Lodge Hotel, Kegworth, Nottingham. Designed to provide practical information and technical advice, Pest-Ventures 2006 will give today’s professional pest controllers up-to-date topical information in order to develop successful pest control strategies.

The programme, put together by Adrian Meyer, Mike Kelly and John Simmons of Acheta, draws on expert speakers from the industry, and will provide an informative and stimulating two days.

Day one will focus on vertebrate pests starting with an insight into the European pest control sector from Jonathan Peck, chairman of the Killgerm Group. The implications of the 2001 National Rodent Survey will be considered and Dr Gai Murphy of the University of Salford will outline strategies for controlling the house mouse. Dr Alan Buckle will advise on progress to date of the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use before the spotlight turns on Dr Louise Cavander, RSPB; Brenda Mayle, Forest Research and Charlie Wilson, Regional Development Service who will respectively up date delegates on control methods for birds, grey squirrel and feral wild boar. The first day will conclude with a session from David Cary, Exosect who will explain how low density mating disruption can control stored product pests.

Recognised experts will address some of the key issues surrounding public health insect control on day two of Pest-Ventures. There will be a focus on the increasing problems caused by ants presented by international insect consultant Clive Boase and an update on the new National Mosquito Database from Dave Oldbury representing NPAP.

Hakan Kjelberg from Anticimex, Sweden and Ted Byrne from Killgerm, Spain will outline control strategies on the continent whilst a special session on delusory parasitosis from leading, consultant dermatologist, Dr Tony Burns will consider the problems associated with real or imagined pests. Mike Kelly, Acheta will explain how to get the best out of electronic flykillers (EFKs) whilst Andrew Wattam, Defra will conclude on the controversial topic of honeybee and varroa mite control.

In addition to the published programme Day 2 will include the first public presentation on new UK research into bedbugs. This ongoing research, which is being part funded by Pest-Ventures and led by Clive Boase, is looking to establish the reasons for the recent rapid increase in bedbug infestations.

Pest-Ventures 2006 is sure to provide something for every professional pest controller and provides an ideal opportunity to network and gain valuable BASIS CPD points and CIEH ‘core time’.

For more information, contact Moira Hart - email: moira@activesolutions.uk.com

   
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