26 Sep

CIEH Pest Control Conference

Half-day conference

CIEH member: £70
Affiliate member: £170
Non-member: £170
CIEH Student member: FOC

Please note that this training will be delivered via the Big Marker online platform.  Please ensure that you are able to access this prior to booking.

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In partnership with the National Pest Advisory Panel, our 2023 Pest Control Conference will provide essential updates on the leading issues within pest control management. As well as providing an update on the Glue Traps (Offences) Act 2022, expert speakers will discuss initiatives for fighting the growing risk of vector-borne disease in the UK, and there will be sessions on invasive species including Mosquitos and Asian Hornets.


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CPD: 4 hours

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Alexia Naylor

Alexia Naylor, Business Manager at the Bed Bug Foundation CIC and Director at Cimex Store Ltd. Alexia has worked for the Bed Bug Foundation (BBF) CIC since 2016, alongside her husband Dr Richard Naylor, author of the European Code of Practice: Bedbug Management. BBF CIC is an independent not-for-profit organisation that raises bed bug awareness through communication and education. They provide information and advice to homeowners and businesses alike, to help combat the stigma, financial and emotional cost that bed bugs can bring. BBF CIC is also a specialist certifying body for the bed bug canine scent detection industry, supporting a network of teams across Europe to promote good practice in the detection of bed bugs.

Ana Carolina Yamakawa

Ana Carolina Yamakawa, PhD Student at University of Reading. Ana is a veterinarian with a background in serological diagnosis, molecular biology, and public health. Her expertise extends to scientific research, with a focus on diagnostics, molecular biology, and the intersection of zoonoses and one health. Currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Reading, Ana is dedicated to advancing knowledge with a specific emphasis on working with rodent diseases and their implications for public health. The research aims to enhance disease understanding, ultimately contributing to improved health outcomes for both animals and humans.

Bob Mayho

Bob Mayho, Chair of the National Pest Advisory Panel (NPAP). Bob worked as a policy officer at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) from 2002 until 2016. He managed a wide policy portfolio that majored in housing and health issues, with a particular focus on the private rented sector. He has been Chair of NPAP since 2012 and has represented CIEH and NPAP on the Government’s cross-sectoral planning group on invasive mosquitoes.

Dr Claire Donald

Dr Claire Donald, Lecturer in Microbiology at University of Glasgow. Claire is a Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Glasgow within the School of Infection and Immunity. Her research background is in virology, specifically focusing on mosquito-borne viruses and the interactions they have with their vertebrate hosts and invertebrate vectors. During her post-doctoral studies, her work focused on Zika virus investigating the rise in Zika-associated neurological symptoms seen during the Brazilian epidemic. More recently she has become interested in the influences of environmental factors, such as light and temperature, on disease transmission and how changes in the global climate impacts the spread of mosquito-borne viruses.

John Horsley

John Horsley, Technical Support Officer at British Pest Control Association (BPCA). John started his career in pest control in April 2012, working around Lincolnshire and building a great deal of experience in rural and urban pest control. In 2017, he successfully applied for a technical officer role and for four years he played a pivotal role in training technicians, office staff and customers in all aspects of pest control, in the classroom and out in the field. John joined BPCA in August 2021.

Dr Matthew Davies

Dr Matthew Davies, Head of Technical Department at Killgerm Chemicals Ltd. Matthew is the Technical Editor for Pest Control News, was the Chair of the 9th International Conference on Urban Pests 2017 and holds a PhD from Aston University. At Killigern, Matthew advises on all aspects of public health pest control, particularly entomology and provides pest control training, product testing, insect identification, pest control audits and technical literature. He is also the industrial supervisor for a University of Reading CASE PhD studentship regarding rodenticide resistance and dissemination of pathogens by rats and mice.

Nigel Semmence

Nigel Semmence, Contingency Planning and Science Officer, National Bee Unit at Animal and Plant Health Agency. Nigel has worked at the National Bee Unit (NBU) since 2009 and has been responsible for contingency planning for exotic pests and diseases since 2015. NBU has been working with stakeholders and Defra to develop a response to incursions of the Asian Hornet.


How do you know your pest management company is fit for the fight? British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is the professional association for the UK public health pest management industry. By choosing an assessed BPCA member you can be assured that the services you receive are from a trained and trusted company that meets our strict membership criteria. Our member companies meet or exceed all pest management ‘due diligence’ requirements and comply with the most current legislation. No other trade body gives you this security. Make sure you stay safe. Select a BPCA Member every time. bpca.org.uk/find  01332 294 288

Killgerm Chemicals

Killgerm Chemicals is the UK’S leading Pest Control Product Supplier and provider of training and technical support.

We are dedicated to bringing you the largest range of innovative products first, providing you with the tools you need that make a difference. Our product development team have contacts in pest control all over the world, meaning we are one of the first to hear about new products.


PestScan is advanced software for ambitious pest controllers, specifically designed to support professionals throughout their entire workflow. Fully compliant with the rules of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), it offers detailed reporting capabilities to ensure businesses remain compliant while efficiently recording pest activities. Through its mobile app, available on iOS and Android devices, technicians can seamlessly monitor and document pest activities on-site. A distinctive feature of PestScan is its ability to integrate with digital traps, elevating pest monitoring to a new level of automation and precision. PestScan pairs with digital traps from eMitter, Traplinked, TrapMe, and Xignal. By using PestScan, businesses can enhance their operational efficiency, maintain rigorous compliance, and consistently deliver top-tier services to customers.

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