Control or Management; The Changing Environment for Pests

1 Day Events
05 Sep


‘Pest Control’ or as highlighted by the recent publication of BRC Issue 8 ‘Pest Management’, is one of our most popular conference topics. SOFHT is pleased to announce that, in partnership with the National Pest Technicians Association we are hosting a conference that will be of interest to pest controllers, as well as food manufacturers, retailers and other service providers.

Pest management has gone through a myriad of changes over the past few years, presenting the pest management and food industries with some major challenges.

The programme will include updates by speakers representing CEPA (the Confederation of European Pest Control Associations), and talks on specific topics covering the public health significance of insect pests, rodenticide resistance and reprotoxicity, pest challenges in the food industry, and how to monitor, control and reduce the risk from stored product insect pests.

There will be time at the end of the day for delegates to ask questions to the distinguished panel on all matters pest.

In addition, there will be an exhibition from pest related manufacturers, distributors, servicing companies and consultants, so you’ll have the opportunity to look at what’s new in the pest world.

Rokill (SOFHT SCM Member) will be demonstrating bird proofing systems and deterrents for a variety of pest bird species. Changing legislation and BRC requirements are having a significant impact on this sometimes overlooked aspect of pest control.  Effective bird proofing can reduce the risk of product contamination by bird droppings, reduce the risk of slips and falls and insect infestation associated with pest birds.

Conference supported by:



8:45 – 9:30 – Registration, coffee and exhibition
9:30 – 9:35 – Welcome
9:35 – 10:05 – CEPA, standards and Brexit; how the pest management industry will adapt – Henry Mott, Conquer Environmental Services
10:05 – 10:30 – Rodenticide reprotoxicity – Alex Wade, PelGar International
10:30 – 11:00 – Monitoring for the presence of mites in premises a produce – Debbie Collins, Fera Science
11:00 – 11:30 – Morning break and exhibition
11:30 – 11:55 – Public health significance of insects an other arthropods – Matthew Davies, Killgerm
11:55 – 12:20 – Pest control or pest management – Ian Adamson, Acheta
12:20 – 13:45 – Lunch and exhibition
13:45 – 14:10 – CRRU update – Alan Buckle, Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use UK
14:10 – 14:35 – Stored, product insects and how to monitor, control and reduce risk – Brian Duffin, Rokill
14:35 – 15:00 – Q&A panel session and roundup




£99+ VAT (Members), £145+ VAT (Non-members), £35+ VAT (Students)


9.30 am – 3:00 pm (Registration 8:45 am)


The Village Hotel Manchester Ashton, Pamir Drive, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL7 0LY

Please click here to download the Booking form.