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20 January 2021

VIDEO: Principles of gull control for pest professionals

In this video Natalie talks about the legislative and licensing requirements when considering appropriate gull control measures.

20 January 2021

Rodenticide Resistance Action Group updates guidance

New papers from RRAG on resistance in both Norway Rat and House Mouse are available for pest management professionals to download now.

19 January 2021

Spotta announces team growth and new product testing

BPCA member Spotta has capped a strong first year of commercial operations with more product development and a doubled headcount.

19 January 2021

Welsh general licences for bird control 'lawful'

A High Court ruling has deemed the Welsh general licences for the control of wild birds to be lawful, following a challenge by campaign group Wild Justice.

19 January 2021

The impact of lockdown on pest control

Pest patterns have changed considerably under the lockdowns, so how can the cleaning sector ensure workplaces are protected from infestations?

19 January 2021

New gull licensing screening process from Natural England

In light of talks with BPCA, Natural England has updated their process to improve the issuing of individual licences for gull control.

18 January 2021

Bayer tackles mental health with charity collaboration

BPCA member Bayer is taking steps to support the industry, following our survey that showed 44% of pest controllers felt Covid-19 had affected their mental health.

13 January 2021

Brexit: Post-transition readiness for businesses

Following the end of the Brexit transition period, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released advice for businesses on the new rules.

13 January 2021

Free Covid-19 lateral flow tests for asymptomatic key workers

In an effort to overcome the pandemic, the UK government has announced free Covid-19 lateral flow tests (LFT) for people without coronavirus symptoms.

12 January 2021

Fly control essential for food businesses, says Rentokil

BPCA member company Rentokil has highlighted the dangers of fly infestations in food environments, and the harm this can cause to businesses.

12 January 2021

CIEH appoints new chief executive

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has confirmed that Dr Phil James will join in January 2021 as its new chief executive.

12 January 2021

BPCA asks health secretary for pest professionals to get Covid-19 vaccine

BPCA has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ask that pest professionals are prioritised appropriately for the Covid-19 vaccine.

12 January 2021

When will pest professionals get vaccinated against Covid-19?

With the UK's largest inoculation programme in progress, we've been asked when key workers, like pest controllers, will get access to the Covid-19 vaccines.

12 January 2021

First ever ICUP webinar to be held in March

The International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) is to hold its first free-of-charge on-line webinar on 9 March 2021.

06 January 2021

New bee removal and pest control franchise launched in the UK

PGH Beegone Limited is a brand new franchise from the owners of BPCA member company PGH Pest Control & Prevention.

05 January 2021

UPDATED: Furloughing pest management workers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS)

Covid-19 has made furlough the HR word of the moment in the UK, but what is it and how does it work for your pest management business?

05 January 2021

2021 Covid-19 lockdowns: what do pest professionals need to know?

With new Coronavirus lockdown restrictions announced, we take a moment to highlight some of BPCA’s Covid-19 guidance for pest professionals and answer your top questions.

05 January 2021

UPDATED: Advice for pest professionals operating during Covid-19 pandemic

Advice for pest management professionals based on current government guidance, as well as our position statement on the Covid-19 pandemic.

17 December 2020

Defra releases final 2021 General Licences for bird control

Defra has published its final versions of the 2021 General Licences for wild bird control.

17 December 2020

VIDEO: Controlling flies around food

In this video Natalie discusses the key points to consider when controlling flies around food.

16 December 2020

Get your nominations in for the BPCA Member Awards 2021

The BPCA Member Awards 2021 are now open to all BPCA member companies and their employees.

16 December 2020

2021 National Pest Awards are open for entries

Pest magazine has relaunched a sector-wide pest control awards night, replacing the British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs).

15 December 2020

Sri Lankan-based Exterminators celebrate 22 years in pest control

BPCA Observer member The Exterminators are celebrating 22 years in business and 7 years providing 'carbon neutral' services.

14 December 2020

Licences for bird control - where are we now?

BPCA take a look at updates from England, Scotland and Wales on the state of licences for bird control and what pest management professionals can expect next.

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - Pest quiz

In this video, Alex Wade from Wade Environmental hosts a special Christmas pest management quiz.

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - CRRU update

In this video, CRRU's Dr Alan Buckle gives a presentation on the rodenticide stewardship scheme and what lies ahead.

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - Future of Insecticide

In this video, Jim Kirk from Deadline Products gives a presentation on the changing face of insecticide products.

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - Natural England update

In this video, Natural England's David Brown gives a Digital Forum 6 pest management presentation on the future of bird licensing in the UK.

10 December 2020

PestWest wins Best New Product Award for flyDetect®

flyDetect® was announced as joint winner of the Best New Product Award at The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology Virtual Awards.

09 December 2020

New barn owl study finds improved breeding performance, says CRRU

Barn owl breeding success in 2019 was four percent higher than the preceding four-year average, according to a new report from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use.

07 December 2020

New BPCA Codes of Best Practice on bed bugs, birds and reporting released

A brand new set of Codes of Best Practice are now available, outlining the responsibilities and procedures that BPCA members are expected to adhere to.

02 December 2020

Rentokil acquires Ghanaian pest control company

Samson Pest Control in Ghana joins the wider Rentokil Initial family following takeover, becoming Rentokil Initial Ghana.

01 December 2020

Farmers urged to protect straw stocks from rodents

Rodents are out in force again this year and with nationwide straw shortages, farmers are being urged to protect already scarce straw stocks, so they last the winter.

30 November 2020

Professional Pest Controller issue 101 (PPC101) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 101 is out now and available to read online for free.

30 November 2020

Bayer appoints new sales manager to lead Digital Pest Management

BPCA member Bayer ES appoints Gary Nicholas to lead the commercialisation of its Digital Pest Management system.

30 November 2020

Post-crisis planning - President's viewpoint

BPCA President, Philip Halpin, reflects on the sector's response to Covid-19 and what we've learnt.

27 November 2020

Registrations opens for PestExtra: the pest management show

Registration open! Discover the latest pest control science, technology and innovation at the UK’s online trade show and conference for pest management.

27 November 2020

Practical rabbit management: part two

In his previous article in PPC100, Dave Archer looked at the history and legal aspects of rabbit management. In part two, he jumps straight into the practicalities of controlling rabbits.

27 November 2020

The risk of zoonotic disease in pest control environments

Anyone who works around animals has an increased risk of picking up a nasty zoonotic disease. It’s up to us to be able to protect ourselves, our clients and our clients’ clients from the diseases pest species can transmit.

27 November 2020

Infection and immunity in wild rodents - the zoo of infections

Covid-19, Ebola and HIV originated in animals. The Covid-19 pandemic has rightly refocused our attention to the infections of wild animals. Professor Viney shares his research on the ‘zoo of infections’ living in our pest rodents and what it could me

27 November 2020

PESTWATCH: Bed bugs - fail to prepare, prepare to fail

In this PestWatch, BPCA Technical Manager Dee Ward-Thompson takes a look at why bed bugs are so difficult to control and what pest technicians can do to reduce the risk of failed treatments.

26 November 2020

Survey shows dust formulations preferred by pest controllers

Tim Peeling, product manager at BPCA member Bayer, takes a look at the findings of their summer wasp study.

26 November 2020

Ask the technical team December 2020

Proactive squirrel control, multiple rodenticide usage, test and trace and insect identification are all covered in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

26 November 2020

Tackling rodent resistance

Rodent pests resistant to commonly used anticoagulant rodenticides have been identified in areas of the UK and the increase in numbers of these so-called ‘super rats’ presents a challenge to pest controllers.

26 November 2020

What to do if you don’t win a pest management tender

Facing rejection can be tough, especially when you’ve put a lot of time and effort into bidding for a tender. Tips on how to improve your tender submissions based on your previous failed submissions.

26 November 2020

Work Smarter with ServSuite (Sponsored)

ServSuite™ is an enterprise, cloud-based software solution especially designed and developed for the Pest Control Industry.

26 November 2020

How can pest management companies prepare as the end of the Brexit transition period looms?

We summarise what we know about the end of the brexit transition period and what’ll be different on 1 January 2021.

26 November 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: Covid-19 impact study: where are we now?

We repeated the Covid-19 pest management impact study to see how the sector is coping six months on, and 708 people responded.

26 November 2020

The power of print for pest management companies

We asked Andrew Pearce to assess how he thinks print can promote your pest control company.

26 November 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: BPCA Draft Strategy 2021-20XX

The BPCA Executive Board, Staff team, Servicing Committee, M&D Committee and a focus group of members have been working together to draft a strategy for 2021.

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19 January 2021

Latest news

New gull licensing screening process from Natural England

In light of talks with BPCA, Natural England (NE) has updated their process to include a new screening process to help speed up and improve the issuing of individual licences for gull cont

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12 January 2021

Latest news

When will pest professionals get vaccinated against Covid-19?

With phase one of the UK's largest inoculation programme in progress, we've been asked by many people when key workers, like pest controllers, will get access to the Covid-19 vaccines. It

Read more

05 January 2021

Latest news

2021 Covid-19 lockdowns: what do pest professionals need to know?

With England and Scotland announcing national lockdowns, Wales in tier 4 restrictions and Northern Ireland tightening measures – we take a moment to highlight some of BPCA’s Covid-19 gui

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20 January 2021

Latest news

VIDEO: Principles of gull control for pest professionals

In this video Natalie talks about the legislative and licensing requirements when considering appropriate gull control measures. This video is intended for those working in the pest management

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20 January 2021

Latest news

Rodenticide Resistance Action Group updates guidance

Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG) has released updated papers on resistance in both the Norway Rat and House Mouse.  The guidance provides a summary of the informa

Read more

19 January 2021

Latest news

Spotta announces team growth and new product testing

PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Spotta Smart Pest Systems has capped a strong first year of commercial operations with accelerated product development and market reach for 2021. To sup

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