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A pod for pesties. We cover all the goings on in the UK pest control industry.
Your host is Martin Cobbald, owner of Dealey Pest Control, BPCA Exec Board member and RAMPS Invertebrate liaison.
Get in touch with him at martin@dealey.co.uk

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A pod for pesties. We cover all the goings on in the UK pest control industry.
Your host is Martin Cobbald, owner of Dealey Pest Control, BPCA Exec Board member and RAMPS Invertebrate liaison.
Get in touch with him at martin@dealey.co.uk

    Episode 2 feat. Karen Dawes, Training Manager of the BPCA

    Episode 2 feat. Karen Dawes, Training Manager of the BPCA

    Welcome to Dealey Pest Academy Podcast! For this episode, we talk to Karen Dawes, Training Manager of the BPCA.

    In this episode, we talk about:

    - "BPCA-registered" as a badge that acknowledges and recognizes the qualification of member employees (with categories for trainees, affiliates, technicians, etc.)

    - Being a member benefit, the BPCA-registered badge is used to recognize any form of training or learning, whether it be hands-on or by the book, with the aim to represent one's competence and portfolio in the pest control field

    - How the BPCA is finding a way to get the message accross in terms of introducing pest control as a sustainable career, despite the low number of interested people. The profession being very hands-on and will least likely to be replaced by robots in the future.

    - The pest control career may be seen as an "old man's industry" but there's a lot more to it than that, in terms of knowledge to be gained, technicality and passion.

    Karen also talks about how being part of the BPCA has opened her eyes to see pest control as a profession where you'll not just learn how to kill pests like it's the easiest thing to do, but it is a profession and an industry full of technicalities and complexities. She's also quite optimistic in terms of introducing a pest control career path to today's generation, with the help of BPCA's programs, training and opportunities.

    Get in touch with our host, Martin Cobbald at martin@dealey.co.uk
    Visit our website: http://www.dealeygroup.co.uk/

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    Episode 1 feat. Laurence Barnard of Killgerm Chemicals

    Episode 1 feat. Laurence Barnard of Killgerm Chemicals

    Welcome to Dealey Pest Academy Podcast! Our first guest is Laurence Barnard, of Killgerm Chemicals.

    In this episode, we talk about:
    - Professional pest control products versus amateur
    - Misuse of pest control products and their effect on pets and humans
    - Warning labels on pest control products and their importance
    - Pest control magazines
    - Laurence's recommended fictional books, films and a little bit of his personal life

    Laurence also talks about an inspiring story of how he overcame and conquered all odds as a husband and father, when his wife was diagnosed with cancer, years ago. He has then used this experience to educate people, be inspired and work harder in the field of pest control.

    "I don't know anyone who genuinely loves their job as much as pest controllers do. And that's across the whole spectrum as well. You know, that's what my job is, working for suppliers and helping people in sales, part of my job. Even people that work in offices for pest control... it’s a strange base, really. And I don't think I’d want to be anywhere else"

    Get in touch with our host, Martin Cobbald at martin@dealey.co.uk
    Visit our website: http://www.dealeygroup.co.uk/

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