…working on Training and Communication


We have been involved in a wide range of Training and Communication activities since the Consultancy was established.

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Recent examples of recent training and assessment activities include:

  • Provide training leading to the RSPH Level 2 Certificate in pest control.
  • Provide training leading to the RSPH Level 3 Certificate in Mosquito Management.
  • Provide training to hotel managers on bedbug awareness and prevention.
  • Run national training course on management of pest control contracts, for the NHS.
  • Provide training to pest control staff on use of new pesticides.
  • Involvement in the development and management of various examination and assessment schemes for pest control technicians in the UK and Ireland.
  • Conduct survey of profiles of training delegates, to assist training and assessment.

Recent examples of wider communication and education work include:

  • Write regular articles for various pest control trade journals on a very broad range of issues from grain pests, recruitment and retention of technicians, the bedbug increase, climate change and pests, to personal protective equipment.
  • Have been on the Executive Committee of the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP), since it was established in 1993.
  • Chaired the 2008 European Society of Vector Ecology meeting in Cambridge.
  • Feature on radio and TV as a spokesman on various pest-related issues.

“The field of urban pest management is as much people orientated as it is pest orientated.” Advances in Urban Pest Management, Eds: G. Bennett & J. Owens, 1986.



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