BPCA news archive

18 September 2018

Rokill’s Patrick wins national award after week with BPCA

Patrick Poore of BPCA Member Rokill achieved the highest marks in the RSPH Level 2 Award for Pest Management Examination across the last 12 months.

17 September 2018

Tougher rodenticide rules for farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers on permanent baiting

Tougher restrictions on permanent rodenticide baiting by farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers, with legal backing, have been introduced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the UK rodenticide regulatory body.

17 September 2018

North West Regional Forum talk: Understand our businesses better, says food industry

The food industry wants pest controllers to get to know their businesses better, according to new research, being unveiled at the next BPCA Regional Forum.

13 September 2018

RRAG publishes updated resistance guidance for the Norway rat

The Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG) has now released it's updated guidance (version 2) for Anticoagulant Resistance in the Norway Rat.

05 September 2018

Abate commences franchise expansion plan

BPCA members, Abate Pest Management has set the wheels in motion to grow a network of pest control franchises throughout the UK.

03 September 2018

PPC92 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 92 is out now and available completely for free. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (Sept 2018).

03 September 2018

President foreword: I know where the summer goes

Tom Homes, BPCA President looks back at the industry's busiest few months of the year to see what BPCA has been up to.

03 September 2018

Chief Exec viewpoint: First 100(ish) days

We catch up with BPCA CEO, Ian Andrew, to see how his first 100 days - give or take - on the job have been.

03 September 2018

An introduction to effective bird management

Bird management is a tricky but crucial arm of public health pest control and potentially a huge growth area for a professional servicing company willing to learn.

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.

03 September 2018

Birds of prey: The biological and environmentally friendly bird control

The natural approach to bird control can be extremely effective in providing the correct programme is implemented We take a look at the nuances of using birds of prey to manage bird pest species.

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.

30 August 2018

Top 5 Avian Pests

We’ve put together our own set of ‘top trumps’ cards with all the vital statistics and fun facts on the most common nuisance birds you’re most likely to encounter in the UK.

30 August 2018

The ultimate bird control netting guide

With an extensive choice of bird control and proofing products available, there are many factors to take into consideration when selecting the most suitable netting products for the job.

30 August 2018

PESTWATCH: Secondary infestations from birds

Continuing PPC’s round of in-depth PestWatch features, Field Officer Natalie Bungay inspects birds’ homes and finds some unwelcome guests within them.

30 August 2018

Advert: Their customer support is second to none

Customer testimonial. Advertisement from PestFix.

30 August 2018

Ring-necked parakeets in buildings

Affectionately nicknamed the ‘posh pigeon’, Britain’s strangest invasive avian pest seems to be here to stay. These flamboyant rascals aren’t just targeting fruit trees...

30 August 2018

The value of family-run pest management companies

Professor Claire Seaman investigates the value of being a family-run pest control company.

30 August 2018

Pest control and keeping it in the family

Pest management companies are often run by families, with trade secrets and family values being carried down through the ages. We asked the Institute for Family Business to give us their top tips.

30 August 2018

Defending the dynasty

We invited ourselves into the family homes of two BPCA member companies to see how they make their family business successful in the pest control sector.

30 August 2018

Work-life balance for professional pest controllers

Time with your family makes you happier, healthier and more productive. PPC asked life coach Chris Dudley to weigh in on the perennial balancing act between home and work life.

30 August 2018

Health, safety and compliance considerations for family-run pest control businesses

Running a family business can sometimes mean that policies and procedures may be treated as being ‘flexible’. We look at some of the challenges that a family business may face.

30 August 2018

HR considerations for family-run pest control businesses

Ben Crawford, Head of HR and Employment Law at BPCA BusinessShield, deliberates on family HR matters.

30 August 2018

Bigger. Better. Giant. British Pest Management Awards 2019

Do you want to be nationally recognised for what you do? As the countdown to PestEx 2019 starts, the excitement begins to build for the second ever British Pest Management Awards.

30 August 2018

Advert: PestEx - Register for free now

The UK's largest trade exhibition and conference for the pest control industry. Registration open.