06 July 2020

PelGar's Church Farm operations to end

BPCA member PelGar will cease all pest control training and R&D activity at Church Farm training center in November this year.


PelGar has made the decision to move all R&D operations in-house and cease physical training courses, after 5 years of providing these at the specialist venue near Basingstoke. 

Throughout this time, in addition to being a unique training venue for PCO’s, the facility has been the centre for PelGar’s insecticide efficacy testing and provided a base for its rodenticide field trials.

These testing programmes will now be moved to a purpose built suite of test rooms and insectaries at the head office site in Alton.

Vertebrate field trials will continue to be run under the PelGar ORETA licence, supported by the technical team based at the Alton site.

During the recent pandemic training at Church Farm has been completely curtailed, though some has continued through the use of webinars run by Alex Wade and facilitated by the training team here at BPCA.

Going forward PelGar assures pest technicians that they will continue to provide technical support to the industry through webinars, presentations and literature, however they will no longer provide a physical training venue such as that provided by Church Farm.

PelGar would like to thank the support and assistance provided by Dr Steve Havers over the last 5 years and wish him all the best with developing the Church Farm Training Centre in the future.

The company would also like to thank and recognise the efforts of the dedicated team that has run the facility during this time. PelGar operations will cease on the site during November 2020.

Source: Pelgar press release

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