BPCA news archive

18 June 2019

ICUP 2020 conference dates and venue announced

Dr Rubén Bueno will be heading up the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) next year.

13 June 2019

Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.

06 June 2019

Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments.

04 June 2019

BPCA marks World Pest Day 2019 with message to local authorities

We’re urging councils across the UK to put pest management firmly on their radar, highlighting the threat to society and the knock-on effect to public health that can be caused by infestations.

29 May 2019

New general licences grind to a stop after Defra take over control from Natural England

New general licences for bird control, such as the all-important feral pigeon and gull control for the purpose of public health, are to be delayed.

29 May 2019

Updated advice on interim measures for bird control after new licences delayed

BPCA had originally advised members that if they could wait for the appropriate general licence to be released, they should. We could be experiencing a longer wait, we’re advising that anyone who needs to control wild birds in the near future should

28 May 2019

PPC95 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 95 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF.

28 May 2019

So how was your PestEx?

President of the association, Phil Halpin gives us his usual foreword wrapping up the previous weeks and looking forward to how we continue to achieve BPCA's strategy.

28 May 2019

ADVERT: PPC Live 2019 - first look

PPC Live is for the pest management professional. Whether you’re an experienced pest control technician, a surveyor, support staff, a specialist, or just want to learn more about the sector – this one day event is for you.

28 May 2019

Measuring success one person at a time

BPCA Cheif Exec Ian Andrew takes a look at everything that's been happening at BPCA in the last few months in his regular PPC feature for May 2019.

28 May 2019

PestEx(cellence) showcased at the UK’s pest management show 2019

PestEx 2019 saw an incredible 29% increase in total visitors as over 100 pest management product and service suppliers descended on ExCeL London in March.

28 May 2019

VIDEO: PestEx 2019 - the pest management show

Did you make it into our short PestEx 2019 video? Take a look at some of the highlights from the UK pest management show.

28 May 2019

GALLERY: PestEx 2019 the pest management show in pictures

Take a look at some of our favourite photos from the Uk's pest management show...

28 May 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: PestEx the pest management show 2019 in numbers

Need proof that PestEx is the biggest and most significant event in the professional pest management diary? Take a look at our infographic to see how the show has grown and improved over the years.

28 May 2019

Creating excellence in cockroach baiting programmes

Steve Broadbent from Ensystex is back, this time we’re talking about what makes for a precise and targeted baiting programme.

28 May 2019

Mite monitoring and biology for pest management professionals

Mites are small. Really small. Infestations are notoriously hard to spot until a site has a massive problem with a large population of mites. Can you confirm if your customer has mites early?

28 May 2019

Wax moths: communal pupal chambers and inquilines

BPCA Consultant member John Lloyd is back in PPC, giving us advice on how to spot and treat for these rare pests.

28 May 2019

Pest controller and customer relationships in flea treatments

Richard Moseley of Bayer CropScience investigates what a pest management professional can do to foster a strong customer relationship.

28 May 2019

PestWatch: Cluster flies

BPCA Field Officer, Natalie, is back again with some more seasonal pest management advice. This PestWatch we’re taking a look at the tiny cluster fly.

28 May 2019

Protect and profit: All things Apis mellifera (European honey bee)

The chemicals that are necessary for life as we know it in the 21st century have had widely documented negative impacts upon invertebrate. What can we as pest management professionals can do about it?

22 May 2019

VIDEO: Direct bait application in burrows available to watch now

Watch back our webinar on direct bait application in burrows presented by BPCA Field Officer, Natalie Bungay.

22 May 2019

RODENT RISKS: Pest closure and prosecution stories

Pest infestations, particularly associated with rodents, cause more emergency closures of food businesses than virtually anything else. Dr Stuart-Moonlight investigates.

22 May 2019

Should you finance your pest management vehicle fleet?

Leasing is rapidly becoming the go-to mobility choice for businesses running commercial vehicles. There are three key reasons why: cost, compliance and choice.

21 May 2019

10 things you need to know about Clean Air Zones

Will your pest management business be affected by the new Clean Air Zones? Birmingham, Bath, Leeds and Glasgow, will be introducing CAZs over the next few years.

21 May 2019

Daily van checks for every pest management professional

Faulty vehicles are the bane of every pest controller. They can cost your business a lot of time and money while you wait for them to be fixed. In fact, the cost of having a vehicle off the road can be as much as £1,000 per day.