The National Pest Technicians Association is an organisation run by pest control technicians, for the benefit of other pest control technicians – and their customers.

    • We help potential customers of pest control services to find properly trained and insured pest controllers near them.
    • We audit Members wishing to become part of our elite ‘Accredited Member’ category, for those customers looking for the highest class of service.
    • We work with other similar organisations, such as the BPCA and the CIEH, to try to influence Government thinking on key issues affecting the industry.
    • We work with UK Government Departments and other NGOs whose work affects the pest control industry, as well as international pest control organisations.
    • We work with all the major manufacturers of pest control products, helping them keep our Members informed of the latest advances in pest control technology.
    • We endeavour to keep our Members informed of changes in the industry through our quarterly magazines ‘Today’s Technician’ and through this website.
    • We are available to our Members for advice and help on technical, business and administration issues.
    • We run many training and social events around the country, including the immensely popular annual ‘PestTech’ conference and exhibition.
Management board members

Chief Operating Officer

I have been in the industry over 25 years, starting out as a technician working for local government, leading onto running the Pest Control and Dog warden provision and then onto Pest control Manager. I have been on the board of the NPTA for the last four years and in May 2019 applied to become…

Sabra Everett

Chair

Sabra is the Chair of the Board of directors, joining in January 2014. Sabra works for Killgerm Group in the role of Marketing & Public Affairs Director. Having worked in the Pest Control industry for 17 years, she sits on the NPAP panel and Basis Prompt .

Vice Chair

John Davison is one of the four founder members of the NPTA which was set up originally in John’s spare bedroom back in 1993.  He has always been dedicated to the Association giving most of his spare time while still holding down a full time pest control post. Retiring from his senior pest control position…

Paul Burton

Director

I am one of the four founder members of the NPTA.  I started my pest control career with the C.W.S in 1970 later to be known as Pestoxin covering the Eastern side of the country.  After 8 years with Pestoxin, I took up a position with Nottingham City Council public health Dept as a Pest…

Colin Harrison

Director

Colin has been appointed as NPTA director in August 2019. He bring with him 30+ years’ experience in pest control, having worked for two National Companies and a North West Based Regional. He is now active with a distributor of pest control products, electronic fly killers and bird proofing solutions.

Dave Hemingway

Director

David has been appointed as NPTA director in August 2019. He brings with him a wealth of experience in deer management, rural fox control, as well as in the control of rabbits, squirrels and moles. He has 40 years experience in rifle shooting and is a great addition to the association.

Neil Barnett

Neil was a self-employed pest technician with a wealth of experience dealing mainly in urban pest control. For the NPTA one of his main duties is helping and mentoring members who are new to the pest control industry.

Gary Jakeman

Involved in wildlife management since being a youngster and specialising in Bird and Wildlife Management. I would like to see more wildlife training brought into the Pest Industry.

David Jenkins

20+ years as a Pest Technician for Amber Valley Borough Council including 5 years as a supervisor. Rabbit control for British Rail using ferrets and nets. Member of the NPTA shortly after its launch and later as a Director. Now semi retired.

Martyn has a passion for his role in pest control being involved since 2001, and now heavily involved with Honey Bees and removals from various structures. He has over 20 colonies of bees across Derbyshire and is a committee member of a local Bee association. He joins the NPTA to offer advice and guidance for…

NPTA Support Team

Technical Manager

I have worked in the pest control/public health arena for around 27 years, starting in London as a pest control technician. Progressed to Senior Technician servicing large food manufacturing sites, before returning to University to undertake an Environmental Health Degree which I passed with honours. I returned to the pest industry and worked as a…

Donna Alvey

Administration Assistant

Maxine Kean

Administration Assistant

Isabel Jowett

Web support

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