03 Nov

CIEH Pest Control Conference: Safeguarding Public Health

Two-day online conference- 3 and 4 November

CIEH member: £99
Affiliate member: £149
Non-member: £149

BPCA Members: Please email events@cieh.org to take advantage of the £99 delegate rate.



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The CIEH Pest Control Conference organised in partnership with the British Pest Control Association aims to gather pest control professionals and experts to debate the latest legislative guidance and practical tools available, as well as discuss new risks and challenges from Non-Native Species, including Asian Hornets.

Highlight topics:

  • Hear the latest update on Legal and regulatory framework for dealing with pigeons and seagulls
  • Examine the threats from non-native species, including Asian hornets
  • Discuss what EU Exit means for Pest Control
  • Assess the impact of climate change on Pests
  • Understand how PHE are tackling the threat of emerging diseases

 "Usefully addressed current and developing issues. Speakers clearly knew there subject were enthusiastic and communicated well."

"All speakers were excellent. I think I learnt something new during every presentation."

"Excellent, very well organised, good speakers, correct duration and a good lunch Thank you"
Past Pest Control Conference Delegates

CPD: 5 Hours 

In Partnership with


Supported By


Mark Lambert

Dr Mark Lambert, WTO Policy, EU and International Trade, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Trained as a zoologist and has since worked in Government science and policy roles, including management of commensal rodents and other agricultural pests, invasive species ecology and conservation of native wildlife. In his current role Mark leads on agricultural subsidies policy in Defra’s World Trade Organization (WTO) team. Mark has worked closely with the pest control industry during his research career and is a member of the CIEH National Pest Advisory Panel.

Dr Jolyon Medlock

Dr Jolyon Medlock, Head of Medical Entomology, Public Health England has worked on vector-borne diseases for 20 years. Trained at the Universities of Manchester, Bristol and Liverpool. Since 2002, he has led the Medical Entomology group at Public Health England, advising UK government on vector-borne disease risk to UK and European public health. His group managing UK-wide vector surveillance including invasive mosquitoes, ticks, native mosquitoes and research, and has published 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Since 2009 he has led European-wide vector-surveillance programmes, supporting 30 European countries, and since 2016 has worked in the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories on Zika/chikungunya/dengue vector surveillance and control.

Paul Charlson, Secretary of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health National Pest Advisory Panel (NPAP). In 2009, NPAP released a Rat and Mouse Control Procedures Manual, which was the first of several documents produced by NPAP that aimed to provide advice to the industry on different pest species. 

Robert Mayho, Chairman, National Pest Advisory Panel worked as a policy officer at the CIEH from 2002 until 2016. He managed a wide policy portfolio that majored on housing and health issues, with a particular focus on the private rented sector. He also has considerable recent experience in pest control policy and practice. He has been the chairman of the National Pest Advisory Panel since 2012 and represents the CIEH on the Government’s Cross Sectoral Planning Group on Invasive Mosquitoes. 

Dee Ward Thompson


Dee Ward-Thompson, Technical Manager, British Pest Control Association (BPCA) responds to technical enquiries from association members, the general public and the media.  She manages the BPCA Technical team and the BS EN16636 auditing requirement for all servicing members of the BPCA and supports them in achieving the standard. She represents BPCA at internal and external committee meetings and writes articles for industry publications, Codes of Best Practice and guidance documents, while also developing the association’s profile with key stakeholders.

British Pest Control Association

How do you know your pest control contractor is fit for the fight? British Pest Control Association is the premier trade association for professional pest management companies in the UK. By choosing an audited 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 UK pest management trade body gives you this security. Make sure you stay safe. Select a BPCA Member every time.


As the UK's largest commercial pest control company, Rentokil help safeguard our customers brand reputation and operations on a national scale across the UK, by providing the highest levels of risk management, reassurance and local responsiveness to customers across multi-site and single site locations.  By following the principles of Integrated Pest Management and using a range of Innovative products and services, we provide for early detection, detailed monitoring and precise treatment to manage our customer's pest issues as effectively as possible. Every pest service and solution we offer is carried out by British Pest Control Association (BPCA) qualified specialists.

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