bedbug infestation

The unnatural selection of pests

Throughout the world animals and plants are constantly evolving and adapting to the pressures placed on them by their environments. But what happens when the pressures exerted on a population of animals are not natural?  What happens when that pressure is us?  And...

Reprotoxins and pest control

New rules restricting the use of higher concentration second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides need not prevent professional pest controllers from carrying out their work effectively, reports Alex Wade, Technical Manager at PelGar International. Historically...

A world without pesticides?

The pest control industry has evolved beyond the wanton destruction of pests at all costs.  Sandy MacKay, Technical Lead and Alex Wade, Technical Manager at PelGar International, seek to explain what makes an animal a pest, and consider whether there is still a place...
Mice in Australia

Mouse explosions in Australia

The house mouse (Mus domesticus) was introduced to Australia by the first European settlers during the late 18th century. Its distribution is now widespread throughout the whole of the country, but it is in the key grain growing areas of south eastern Australia where...
PelGar strengthens its team

PelGar strengthens its team

As the business expands, PelGar is strengthening its team with new appointments at the Alton based head office and its Church Farm Training Centre.As all biocide pest control products need to pass through the registration process, the Regulatory department is key to...