BPCA news archive

13 November 2019

Egg-cellent news for Bayer

BPCA member Bayer's Harmonix® poultry red mite (PRM) is now included in the BEIC list of products that can be used on Lion Code egg farms.

13 November 2019

Killgerm announce Scandinavian acquisition

BPCA member company Killgerm Group Ltd recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Milluck AB.

13 November 2019

CEPA launches pest management professionalisation initiative

On 1 October CEPA launched its Memorandum of Understanding on Professionalisation of the Pest Management Industry, in an event hosted by the European Committee of the Regions.

13 November 2019

PPC97 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 97 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

13 November 2019

The trust equation

BPCA President Phil Halpin gives us his usual foreword wrapping; this time its all about the trust equation and engagement.

13 November 2019

Cycle of seasons

BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew takes a look at the changing of the seasons and how pest management businesses can be supported through theirs by the Association.

13 November 2019

Open plan living

In August Martyn Belcher, from ABM Pest Control, was called out by Nottinghamshire Police to deal with a swarm of honey bees.

12 November 2019

Ask the technical team November 2019

Our technical team explore HSE legislation, vulnerable customers and snap traps in this issue.

12 November 2019

Calling all Wolves pesties!

BPCA is looking for Servicing members in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas to offer work placement days to university students.

12 November 2019

Pest photo of the year #BestPestPic2020

BPCA is looking for the best pest photograph of the year and is offering a £500 prize for anyone who captures the perfect image of public health pest control.

12 November 2019

PestWatch: Pharaoh ants

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, looks at treatments for pharaoh ants and how options have changed over time.

12 November 2019

Resistance in rodents, both behavioural and metabolic

Dr Mike Ayers, from BPCA member company Precision Pest Management Solutions, investigates the impact resistance is having on the control of rodents.

12 November 2019

Insect baits and baiting

Partho Dhang, author of ‘Urban Pest Control: A Practitioner’s Guide’, explores the intricacies of insecticide baits, giving practical insights for UK pest management professionals.

12 November 2019

Member benefit in focus: Put on your Sunday pest

Greg Garrood from Alexandra Workwear investigates what makes for decent pest management workwear.

12 November 2019

Trading up! Pest management: trade or profession?

This year BPCA’s Executive Board set up a series of three working groups, to find out what championing professionalism in pest management looks like.

12 November 2019

We build it...you drive it?

In this article, BPCA Comms Officer, Kat Shaw explores the franchising business model and how pest management professionals can benefit.

12 November 2019

Where there’s wax, there’s... moths?

Ian Furlong from BPCA member company Independent Pest Control & Hygiene Services details his first encounter with wax moths.

12 November 2019

A game of cat and mouse...and rat and cockroach and pigeon

Nigel White, from BPCA member company Tactical Environmental Services, talks through one of their more challenging sites.

12 November 2019

Strategic storytime: Why don't they pay the piper?

In this article we demonstrate the value of pest management and its people, by telling the story of one of BPCA's strategic goals.

12 November 2019

A to Z of pests goes PestAware

Learn about our PestAware campaign and how we harness the power of press to promote BPCA members.

11 November 2019

Where we've been: Planet Holyrood

In September we held an event at the Scottish Parliament about the critical role played by pest management professionals in protecting public health and safety.

11 November 2019

Meet the member: Fowl play on the pitch

Kat Shaw spoke to Phillippa Hawkins from Falconry Services Bird and Pest Control about carrying out pest control in stadiums with her feathered colleagues.

11 November 2019

Training programme in focus: Level 2 Award in Pest Management

We sent PPC reporter and BPCA’s newest recruit, Kat Shaw, into GPC to meet some candidates and find out what makes the course internationally-renowned.

05 November 2019

And I would walk 9,000 miles…

Read about Ascension Island resident Chrissy Anthony's trip to the UK, her time on the General Pest Control course and Ascension Island wildlife.

05 November 2019

Bespoke training: It's not 'one size fits all'

In this article Training Development Manager, Karen Dawes, explains how bespoke training might be a better fit for your business.