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Killgerm Podcast

English, News, 1 season, 36 episodes, 8 hours, 27 minutes
Pest control is much more than simply controlling pests. Join Killgerm’s Luke Oddie and a selection of industry voices as they talk through topical news and innovative product launches. If you want that little extra assurance and support to do your job more effectively, this is the pest control podcast for you.
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Episode 36: Cluster Flies – Part 2

In Part 2 of this podcast, Emma is joined by Killgerm Area Sales Manager Rob Simpson to discuss cluster flies and how to manage them, as well as some anecdotal stories from Rob from his days as a Pest Controller. Click here for Part 1.The post Episode 36: Cluster Flies – Part 2 first appeared on Killgerm Podcast.
3/15/202429 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 35: Cluster Flies – Part 1

1/24/202425 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 34: Quantum X Tube Technology

Today, Emma is joined by Maike Schmitz to discuss the new era of insect management technology. For the last 5 years, Maike has been the international sales manager for PestWest, and today she has kindly joined us to discuss the new LED range of electronic fly killers.
5/4/202319 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 33: Bird Spikes

This month, Killgerm’s resident bird expert Alastair Fernie joins Emma Lown to discuss the latest offering of bird spikes and bird control products .
2/14/202317 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 32: Resistance in Insects

8/22/202217 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 31: Digital Pest Control

In order to talk about the concept of digital pest control as part of a wider discussion surrounding the future of our industry, Luke is joined by Gary Nicholas, Digital Pest Management Manager for Bayer UK. Amongst other things, the pair discuss the industry’s perception of technology, how it might help bring a younger generation to pest control, and speculate on what the future might hold.
8/1/202230 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 30: Pest Control in Afghanistan

In an eye-opening episode, Neil Wotherspoon, Director at Elite Pest Management, is welcomed on the podcast to talk about his time working in military-occupied Afghanistan. Luke questions Neil about his day-to-day activities, the pests he came into contact with, the conditions he faced, and what he learnt from the experience.
7/4/202227 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 29: Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use

Luke is joined by Alan Buckle, the Chairman of the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU), to discuss the organisation’s core principles and objectives, how pest controllers and CRRU can help one another, and what the future holds for CRRU.
6/27/202231 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 28: AF Amicus

We turn our attention to a specific product as Luke is joined by Iain Urquhart, the inventor of the AF Amicus rat box. They discuss what makes the AF Amicus successful, and how a pest controller can get the most out of it.
6/20/202220 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 27: Squirrel Control

Mark Ward, Killgerm’s Product Development Specialist, returns to the podcast to discuss grey squirrels. Luke asked about a squirrel’s biology, why controlling the species is a necessity, and the specific methods and equipment used to do so.
6/13/202222 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 26: The Behavioural Resistance of the House Mouse

Luke is joined by Avril Turner, Killgerm’s Technical Manager for the Midlands, to discuss the how behavioural resistance can occur in house mice and, when it does, how to overcome it.
4/13/202220 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 25: Mole Control

For the first episode of 2022, Luke is talking mole control with Mark Ward, Killgerm’s Product Development Specialist. The pair discuss a mole’s biology, why controlling the species is important, and the specific tools and techniques used to do so.
2/4/202220 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 24: Tales of the Unexpected – Tropical Warehouse Moth

In the final episode of the series, Luke welcomes Tim Bloomer, Killgerm Area Sales Manager, to tell another curious anecdote. This time, Tim’s unexpected tale surrounds the Tropical Warehouse Moth, and it displays the significance of pest controllers being able to occasionally think outside the box.
12/20/202114 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 23: Tales of the Unexpected – Biscuit Beetle

In the second episode of the series, Tim Bloomer, Killgerm Area Sales Manager, returns to tell Luke about an odd Biscuit Beetle case he encountered. On this occasion, the story shows the need for pest controllers to use all the clues they have to hand, despite how tenuously linked they seem.
12/20/202115 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 22: Chameleon Qualis

In the wake of the Chameleon Qualis’ unveiling, Luke is accompanied by Maike Schmitz, International Sales Manager for PestWest. The pair discuss the new fly control product’s features, its sustainability, and its Quantum X LED technology.
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Episode 21: Tales of the Unexpected – Indian Meal Moth

In the first of a three-part series, Luke is joined by Tim Bloomer, Killgerm Area Sales Manager. Tim tells the tale of an unusual incident involving an Indian Meal Moth which truly highlights to importance of insect identification.
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Episode 20: Harmonix Rodent Paste

As the launch of Harmonix Rodent Paste nears, Luke is joined by Richard Moseley, the Technical Manager for Bayer UK. The pair discuss the new rodenticide’s ‘stop feeding’ effect, its expansive areas for use, and how a pest controller can get the most out of it.
11/12/202117 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 19: The Fight for Rodent Glue Boards

With the proposed Glue Traps (Offense) Bill being addressed by Parliament, Luke is joined by John Hope, the Technical Manager for the NPTA. They discuss the effectiveness of rodent glue boards, their importance to pest controllers, and the impact a ban would have on the industry.
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Episode 18: Selontra

Eden is joined by Helen Ainsworth, the Key Account Manager for BASF. With the launch of BASF’s high-performance non-anticoagulant rodenticide Selontra, Helen is on hand to tell us all more about the new product.
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Episode 17: Waste Disposal

Eden has taken your suggestions on board and has recorded a podcast on Killgerm’s waste disposal scheme. To help, he was joined by Stephen Leahy who is in charge of the waste disposal scheme.
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Episode 16: Bugscents

Eden is once again joined by 2 guests with the return of Dr. Matthew Davies, as well as a debut on the Killgerm podcast in Victor Brugman. Victor joined Eden and Matt over the phone to discuss Bugscents – a new bedbug lure brought to the market by Vecotech.
6/3/202117 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 15: Ridmus Alpha

Eden is joined by 2 guests for the first time on the Killgerm podcast, with the guests for this episode being Daniel Lightfoot (Syngenta) and Dr. Matthew Davies (Killgerm). They’re both here to discuss Ridmus Alpha, the brand new rodenticide from Syngenta.
4/8/202124 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 14: PROMPT Verified

In a podcast that takes a slightly different format to usual, Eden had a chat with Greg Hopkinson about a brand new initiative from BASIS that they hope will add another layer of credibility to pest controllers and the pest control industry.
3/11/202113 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 13: Xignal

Tim Bloomer is back on the Killgerm podcast and this time he's chatting to Eden about Xignal, the innovative remote monitoring system used for rodents brought to the market by Dimo Systems.
2/11/202119 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 12 – Textile Pests

Eden is joined over the phone by Avril Turner, Killgerm's Technical Manager for the Midlands. They discuss a problem that's seemingly on the rise and debunk a few of the myths around textile pests
12/3/202016 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 11: Rat Mat

Eden is joined virtually by Toby Bateson; the brains and creativity behind Rat Mat, a product that’s revolutionised rodent control using innovation and technology that’s only been seen in pest control very recently. They chat all things Rat Mat from the initial idea to the use in the real world and everything in between
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Episode 10: Phorid Flies Case Study

A new style of podcast as Eden is joined by Killgerm’s Area Sales Manager for the South-West of England and Wales, Tim Bloomer, over the phone to chat about a real-life job attended by Tim where he helped a customer out with a fly problem.
8/4/202019 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 9: Outcast Ant Station

Syngenta’s Daniel Lightfoot joined Eden over Zoom to discuss the their new product, the Outcast Ant Station. They chat at length about everything from the active ingredient and mode of action to the how the product is used in the real world.
6/24/202021 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 8: flyDetect

Eden is joined over the phone by Gareth Scatchard from Sheffield City Council, who gives a great insight into a brand new product from PestWest that’s been dubbed ‘the future of fly control’.
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Episode 7: Tetramethrin Reclassification

Eden meets Dr. Matt Davies to discuss the Tetramethrin reclassification from late February, why it’s not as worrying as it may seem and what it actually means for pest control
4/3/202011 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 6: Social Media Management

A different type of podcast this time as Eden spoke to Killgerm’s marketing executive, Jen Grant, who is responsible for all Killgerm social media accounts to give a walkthrough on the benefits of social media for businesses and how to get the most out of them.
3/26/202010 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 5: Bird Control Special

As promised, Eden sat down for a chat with Alastair Fernie to discuss the recent changes in the world of bird control and the positives and negatives of different control measures.
3/20/202011 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 4: ULV treatment

In response to your episode suggestions, Eden sat down with Brady Hudson to speak about ULV treatments and how they benefit the customer as well as an opportunity for extra profit for the pest controller.
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Episode 3: Emergency Podcast – Ficam W withdrawal

In a special one-off episode of the Killgerm podcast and a break from the usual format, Eden sat down once again with Dr. Matt Davies from the technical team at Killgerm to react the breaking news of the withdrawal of a stalwart of pest control in Ficam W. The pair of them speak about why it’s happened, the alternatives and why it’s not the end of pest control.
12/19/201910 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 2: K-Othrine Partix

Among the seemingly endless changes in the industry, Eden Harris is discussing one of the positive ones with Bayer’s Technical Manager, Richard Moseley. They discuss the exciting new broad-spectrum suspension concentrate, K-Othrine Partix, why it’s such an innovative product and how it’s changing the face of insecticide use.
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Episode 1: Asian Hornet/Fendona 6SC withdrawal

For the first ever Killgerm podcast, our regular host Eden Harris is joined by the Head of the Killgerm Technical department, Dr. Matt Davies to discuss the situation with Asian Hornets this year and what to do if you see one as well as the negatives of the recent withdrawal of Fendona 6SC, the potential light at the end of the tunnel and why even the biggest product withdrawals aren’t all doom and gloom.