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Control or management? The changing environment for pests

BPCA has teamed up with the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology to deliver a conference and exhibition for pest controllers, as well as food manufacturers, retailers and other service providers.


Control or management SOFHT

4 CPD points available 

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), BPCA, the Environment Agency, 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.

During lunch we will have a demonstration of drone technology, so you can see first-hand what they can do, and what they can offer from a pest management perspective.

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.

The conference is open to both SOFHT and BPCA members at the members rate.

Agenda of the day

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, BPCA member company Conquer Environmental Services
10:05 - 10:30 Rodenticide reprotoxicity Alex Wade, BPCA member company PelGar International
10:30 - 11:00 Monitoring for the presence of mites in premises and produce  Debbie Collins, Fera Science
11:00 - 11:30 Morning break and exhibition
11:30 - 11:55 Public health significance of insects and other arthropods Matthew Davies, BPCA member company Killgerm
11:55 - 12:20 Pest control or pest management John Simmons, BPCA member company Acheta Consulting 
12:20 - 12:30 Drone demonstration BPCA member company MITIE
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch and exhibition
13:45 - 14:35 CRRU update Dee Ward-Thompson, BPCA Technical Manager (representing CRRU)
14:10 - 14:35 Stored product insects and how to monitor, control and reduce risk Brian Duffin, BPCA member company Rokill
14:35 - 15:00 Q&A panel session and roundup

Ticket price

£99 BPCA Member
£145 Non-member
£35 SOFHT Student (all plus VAT)



    For more information contact BPCA: or 01827 872 500