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07 March 2019

Rat behaviour in rodent control

With current rodent control challenges facing pest controllers, one of the essential areas of knowledge is an understanding of rodent behaviour.

07 March 2019

Understanding cockroach foraging behaviour

Cockroaches have evolved to exploit our modern urban environments where the structures we build provide a plethora of harbourages, warmth, food and moisture.

07 March 2019

The practical implications of bed bug biology and behaviour

When it comes to bed bugs, the more you know, the more effective you’ll be at treating an infestation, Dr Jette Knudsen, a researcher from Nattaro Labs, Sweden shares her detailed insights into bed bug behaviour and biology, so you too can join the b

03 September 2018

Understanding behaviour for successful bird control

Anyone with experience in bird work will tell you that there’s nothing stupid about the nation’s problem birds. We investigate how understanding and controlling behaviour is key to reducing risks in this field.

30 August 2018

Choosing the right tools for effective bird management

Bird control products are continually evolving. It can be hard to keep up with the latest developments and to understand which products work best in a particular situation.

11 May 2018

Biological and environmental factors affecting wasp numbers

A good wasp season can give the diligent pest controller a tidy profit, and so there is the temptation to rely on these returns in subsequent years. However wasp work can be a fickle game, and you could find yourself facing a tight squeeze because wa

07 March 2018

Anticoagulant resistance in house mice ...a moving target.

Move with it ...or miss out! Adrian Meyer is an author and editor of the British Pest Management Manual (BPM). He talks us through the issue of pesticide resistance and the research being conducted.

07 March 2018

New Code of Best Practice: Snap back traps

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Break Back Traps/Snap Traps has been released. If you’re working in a BPCA Servicing company you should already be following the Code as it’s part of our membership criteria.

16 November 2017

Pest control while protecting our bats

All UK bat species eat insects and as such do play a part in insect pest control in the UK – a single bat can eat thousands of insects each night. Bats are also considered to be one of our bio-indicator species – where there is a healthy bat populati

13 September 2017

Rats underfoot; drainage engineer or pest control technician?

What do you do when you suspect a rodent’s route of entry is from a flaw in the inaccessible pipes beneath your feet? We asked drainage expert, Mick Grant from BPCA Associate Member company, MG Drainage, to give us an insight into the potentially dra

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07 March 2019

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PPC94 out now

Professional pest controller magazine (PPC94) issue 94, the PestEx 2019 special, is out now and available to read online. The magazine can be read online, downloaded a

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07 March 2019

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PestEx 2019 guide and overview

Over 2,500 pest management professionals are scheduled to arrive at the London ExCeL on 20-21 March - will you be one of them? Potentially the largest UK gathering of people interested in publi

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07 March 2019

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IN PROFILE: Dr Jonathan Wade - Life time achievement award

Your association | PPC94 March 2019 On 20 March 2019, Dr Jonathan Wade will officially receive his British Pest Management Lifetime Achievement Award 2019. There’s no way we can cove

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12 March 2019

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TV presenter and ecologist to present British Pest Management Awards

"The One Show" regular, Mike Dilger, will present the second ever British Pest Management Awards at PestEx on 20 March 2019.  The British Pest Management Awards celebrate the vit

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07 March 2019

Latest news

PPC94 out now

Professional pest controller magazine (PPC94) issue 94, the PestEx 2019 special, is out now and available to read online. The magazine can be read online, downloaded a

Read more

07 March 2019

Latest news

PestEx 2019 guide and overview

Over 2,500 pest management professionals are scheduled to arrive at the London ExCeL on 20-21 March - will you be one of them? Potentially the largest UK gathering of people interested in publi

Read more