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Transport for London (TFL) eTendering Tool

03/11/2014
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Transport for London (TfL) have published an OJEU notice for the provision of Pest Control Services. Details can be found on the link below to TfL’s eTendering Tool and searching for the following project. Responses are required by the 1/12/14.   https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk/   GLA 80576...
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SGAR Stewardship - Update from the Government Oversight Group

03/11/2014
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EU and UK Regulatory risk assessments have concluded that the use of Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides (SGARs) outdoors presents a higher level of risk to non-target animals (such as predatory birds and mammals) than would normally be considered acceptable. As a result outdoor use of...
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Are wasp stings dangerous?

Wasps Stings – more dangerous than we thought?

14/08/2014
Are wasp stings dangerous?
Wasp nest treatments are extremely important to pest controllers as a source of income and the occasional sting is often seen as part of the job.  We know that such stings can sometimes lead to a severe allergic reaction known as ‘anaphylactic shock’, but that is quite rare and there are usually...
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Bombus hypnorum, the ‘Tree Bee’ showing its white tail and ginger body.

Invasion of the 'Tree Bees' - a Pest Controller's Dilemma

23/07/2014
Bombus hypnorum, the ‘Tree Bee’ showing its white tail and ginger body.
We are all aware of the decline of Honey Bee numbers and hence the increased importance of Bumble Bees in pollination, so pest controllers tend to be very reluctant to treat bees, whatever the species.  But what are we to do in the face of the recent invasion of a Continental Bumble Bee, Bombus...
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