'Taking control' is the theme for the 2008 Pest-Ventures events. The two exciting one-day programmes address, ‘developing control strategies’ and ‘pest control on the front-line’ and will be held on 15 and 16 April 2008 at The Best Western Yew Lodge Hotel, Kegworth, Nottinghamshire.
The programmes, which have been put together by Adrian Meyer and John Simmons of Acheta, are expected to produce an informative and stimulating two days. They both draw on expert speakers from the industry who, will offer the latest thinking as well as give practical advice on pest control problems.
Day one takes Developing Control Strategies as its theme. The morning session is devoted to the thorny topic of resistance. Dr Alan McNicoll from Central Science Laboratory will lead the discussion on rodenticide resistance and then Clive Boase of The Pest Management Consultancy will tackle bedbug resistance to insecticides.
In the afternoon, the emphasis switches to bird management with a series of bird experts presenting the latest information on; bird-borne infections, the use of predatory birds and gull and feral pigeon control strategies.
On Day two, Pest-Ventures will visit the Front-line (and the fringe). The Front-line sessions will kick off with Mike Lole from ADAS who will cover fly control on landfill sites. David Oldbury, Manchester City Council will then consider the NPAP standard operating procedure for rodent control, whilst the pest implications of changes to refuse collection will be addressed by Dr Stephen Battersby of Surrey University. Oliver Madge will conclude the morning session with a look at pest control from the professional, amateur and general public points of view.
In the afternoon there are two themes, ‘Are pest control contractors meeting the needs of their customers?’ and ‘Rodent control on the fringe’ which takes a look at innovative
technologies such as electromagnetic pulse technology to repel rodents and powdered corn cob: laboratory studies and rodenticide mode of action.
Pest-Ventures 2008 has something to offer for every professional pest controller and provides an ideal opportunity to network and gain valuable BASIS CPD points and CIEH ‘core time’.
The 2008 Pest Ventures brochure can be downloaded now from the PestBusiness.com website at www.pestbusiness.com. Places can be booked now by contacting Moira Hart Tel: 01664 822678 Fax: 01664 820062 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Delegate rates have been held for 2008. The cost for attending one of the days is £174 + VAT or for booking both days £304 + VAT. There are also a limited number of places for companies wishing to exhibit at the event.