Ask Dr Matthew Davies

Dr Matthew Davies
BSc(Hons), Ph.D.


Dr Matthew Davies is the Head of Technical Department at Killgerm Chemicals Ltd, 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. He studied for a Bsc (Hons) in Biology (with a year in industry at the Food and Environment Research Agency), at the University of York.

At Killgerm, 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.

His PhD research was on the isolation and characterisation of bacteria associated with flying insects in hospitals and he continues to collaborate with Aston University, currently co-supervising a PhD student investigating ‘The acquisition, incubation and transfer of bacteria by household insects and other arthropods.’

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