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20 November 2017

PPC89 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 89 is out now. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (November 2017).

20 November 2017

Everything changes but you

What a year for BPCA! I guess this is why they say the only real constant is change.

20 November 2017

Some final words, and a new chapter for BPCA

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you will know I’m leaving BPCA and the sector early in 2018 to take up a role with the National Association of Jewellers. Consequently, this is my final CE viewpoint and the last PPC magazine I’ll edit.

20 November 2017

Seven years of Simon

Simon Forrester will be leaving his role with the Association in January of next year. We thought we’d turn the tables on our departing editor and put him in the interview seat for a change.

17 November 2017

Recruit a pest controller: From posting a job to hiring a new employee

Looking at bringing a new pest management technician on board but don’t know where to start? We’ll go through the whole process and tell you all about the tools we offer to help you find your perfect new colleague.

17 November 2017

New York Rat Safari

Andy Beckmann organises one of the largest pest management trade shows in Europe, Pest-Protect. While researching other trade-shows around the world, Andy has seen many weird and wonderful things. In this guest article, Andy tells us about his advent

17 November 2017

Don’t get replaced by a robot pest controller!

We’ve been talking about new technology in pest management lots over the last few issues. BPCA Technical Manager, Dee Ward-Thompson investigates how we best protect our profession with the impending age of automation on the horizon.

17 November 2017

The death of the Yellow Pages and the rise of Shirley Temple

Telephone, telephone table, family address book, pen pot (complete with an assortment of random pens) and The Yellow Pages. My, how times have changed…

17 November 2017

New member benefit: Printshop

Print is very much alive, but it has to be used in the right way. Print is potent in maintaining brand recognition, adding significant value to customer service and, ultimately, keeping your logo (and mugshot) around long after you’ve gone.

17 November 2017

Quick marketing audits for every pest management company

We get a lot of questions about how to market your pest control business. We've found four free 15-minute marketing audits that every pest management company can do to check your brand is talking to your customers.

16 November 2017

Controlling reputation – we can’t help if we don’t know!

A first lesson of public relations is to take control of potentially bad press. Being part of a trade association is a useful, but often forgotten, mechanism to help preserve reputation.

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

16 November 2017

PPC Live 2018: Your questions answered

BPCA Events Manager, Lauren Day, has been to her fair share of trade shows. She answers your big questions about PPC Live.

16 November 2017

PPC Live: Seminars, outdoor demonstrations and exhibitors

The full PPC Live seminar and outdoor demonstration programmes have been released! Take a look at what we've got planned.

16 November 2017

Back to basics: effective control of stubborn mouse infestations

Many of us will have come across those stubborn, hard to control infestations. Chris Cagienard from Pest Solutions Glasgow makes the case for getting back to basics with mouse control.

16 November 2017

Pest control in space

Pest controllers are no strangers to alien invasive species. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi due to hit our screens in December, we’ve received some amusing requests for practical guidance for pest technicians interested in taking their trade intergala

16 November 2017

Ask the Technical Team

Being the leading association for pest management in the UK means that you get a lot of professional pest control questions piling up in your inbox.

16 November 2017

Norwegian, Wood – isn’t it good? Pest management in Norway

What happens when you take a Norwegian pest technician out with you on your rounds? James Wood, a technician from Beaver Pest Control, took Rune Bratland, owner of Skadedyrservice AS, Bergen to a couple of his regular contract jobs.

16 November 2017

Pestwatch: Technical help for professional pest controllers

Our technical team is out and about all over the country, and they always have their ear to the ground. This is what they think you need to look out for between November and February.

16 November 2017

Your Association: Get involved with PPC magazine

A considerable amount of time and resources get dedicated to creating PPC magazine. Content and Communications Officer, Scott Johnstone, looks to what the future holds for PPC and how you can be involved in its development in 2018.

16 November 2017

‘Spotlight’ on Kent pest control firm after 12 months’ membership

5 in 5 with David Lacey, Director, Spotlight Pest Control (Kent)

16 November 2017

Look back: North West Regional Forum

After our summer break, the BPCA events calendar is back in full swing as we head out on the road again for the rest of 2017 – beginning with the North West Regional Forum in Manchester.

16 November 2017

Is professional pest control training your competitive advantage?

How do you promote competitive advantage, particularly in a sector where most companies do the same thing? BPCA Training Development Manager, Karen Dawes, tells us her thoughts on how training can be turned into your unique selling point.

09 November 2017

BPCA shortlisted for four awards at Association Awards

BPCA has been nominated and then shortlisted for four awards at the upcoming UK Association Awards 2017.

08 November 2017

Infographic: What does a good association do?

We've produced an infographic for Institute of Association Management's first ever Associations Week.

08 November 2017

New benefit: Online legislation register for Affiliates

At the request of our Servicing Committee, the voice of the servicing membership, BPCA has compiled a register of UK legislation associated with delivering pest control services.

08 November 2017

New rules in Ireland greatly curtail continuous use of rodenticides in ‘Permanent Baiting Programmes’

Following the recent EU Review of anticoagulant rodenticide active substances, new rules on the use of the permanent baiting technique have been adopted across Ireland.

08 November 2017

BPCA responds to rodenticide public area use consultation

BPCA has been consulted on the thorny issue of public area use of rodenticide, and the contentious requirement to signpost the area to bystanders.

08 November 2017

Selling Rodenticides? You need to register!

Suppliers of professional use rodenticides to pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers are required to register with BASIS Registration Ltd by the end of December for the new UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime Point-of-Sale audit process.

07 November 2017

Abate called in to save historic medieval Suffolk church

When it was found that Kettleburgh church had birds in the belfry rather than the usual bats, BPCA member company Abate Pest Management Services, were called in to prevent further catastrophic damage to the bells and building.

07 November 2017

New TAS Auditor declares his love for all things pest management

Jeff Warren has joined Trade Association Services as a new auditor. His work will involve auditing pest control companies across the United Kingdom to EN 16636: 2015 including BPCA members who want to become CEPA Certified.

07 November 2017

Staff changes at Bureau Veritas

Jessica Morgan, CEPA Product Manager (UK & Ireland) and Technical Co-ordinator of Bureau Veritas will be leaving her post after three years.

07 November 2017

Dr Matthew Davies is to become the new head of Killgerm’s tech dept

With the retirement of Professor Moray Anderson, Dr Matthew Davies is to be appointed Head of Technical Department for Manufacturing and Distributor member, Killgerm.

07 November 2017

BeeWatch to launch in December

BeeWatch is an App based, alerting system that links pesticide users and beekeepers together to protect the last ‘managed’ pollinator.

07 November 2017

Outbreak of plague in Madagascar

The World Health organisation (WHO) has delivered millions of doses of antibiotics to fight the outbreak of plague, which has already claimed the lives of 33 people.

07 November 2017

More and B’More going on at PestWorld

Last month 3,000 industry professionals from all across the globe arrived in Baltimore, Maryland otherwise known as the ‘Charm City’, for PestWorld 2017.

07 November 2017

Will you be CEPA #400?

The list of pest management companies across Europe continues to grow, and is approaching 400. Will you be the company that achieves this milestone?

07 November 2017

Termites in the Midlands?

BPCA member, CSS Pest Services, identified a small colony, initially thought to contain up to 30 termites, during a routine inspection. After seeking confirmation from an entomologist, the termites were identified as Kalotermitidae, more commonly kno

07 November 2017

WIN: Do your bit to keep rodenticides in UK techs’ bags

The Pest Management Alliance (BPCA, NPTA and CIEH NPAP) has produced a short survey to assess how professional pest controllers are using rodenticides.

07 November 2017

Pest Aware campaign kicks off with Great British Spring Clean

Educating end users about the value of pest control continues to be a big-ticket agenda item for BPCA. 2018 will see BPCA scale up its campaign to demonstrate the value of pest control to the wider world.

02 November 2017

EDG release apprenticeship End Point Assessment for consultation

BPCA’s Employer Development Group (EDG), responsible for driving the trailblazer apprenticeship standard for professional pest management has today released the End Point Assessment for consultation with the industry.

09 October 2017

Simon Forrester to leave as BPCA Chief Executive 

After a hugely successful tenure as chief executive of the British Pest Control Association, Simon Forrester will be leaving his role with the association, in January of next year. 

04 October 2017

New CRRU study monitors UK barn owl breeding

A new Barn Owl Monitoring Study (BOMS) has been published as part of the surveillance being carried out by the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

04 October 2017

All employers have automatic enrolment duties – don’t ignore it. It’s the law

A guest article by Darren Ryder, Director of Automatic Enrolment, The Pensions Regulator. Are you ready for automatic enrollment?

04 October 2017

CEPA Surgery assists Local Authority and sole trader

After the North West Regional Forum, BPCA members Trafford Council and Pest in Peace got to attend one of six BPCA CEPA Surgeries that are being held this year.

04 October 2017

Confirmed: Asian Hornets in Devon

An invasive species of hornet has been sighted at an apiary in Devon.

04 October 2017

"Be Protected. Professionally." campaign launched

BPCA asks end-users is your pest control contractor "fit for the fight?" in new campaign to highlight member professionalism.

04 October 2017

Wanted: Media-savvy pest management companies

BPCA is looking to get a list of members together who are interested in being interviewed by the biggest news outlets in the UK.

03 October 2017

Howard Taffs selected as new Servicing Committee Chair

The BPCA Servicing Committee has selected Howard Taffs, Managing Director of Good Riddance Pest Control as the new Chair.

02 October 2017

Whistleblower process introduced for rodenticide point-of-sale breaches by CRRU

CRRU has produced a reporting process for anyone that suspects a breach of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime point-of-sale checks.

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17 November 2017

Latest news

New York Rat Safari

Urban environment feature | PPC89 November 2017 Andy Beckmann organises one of the largest pest management trade shows in Europe, Pest-Protect. While researching other trade-shows around the

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16 November 2017

Latest news

Pest control while protecting our bats

Pest control feature | PPC89 November 2017 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

Read more

16 November 2017

Latest news

Pest control in space

Extraterrestrial environments feature| PPC89 November 2017 Pest controllers are no strangers to alien invasive species. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi due to hit our screens in December,

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20 November 2017

Latest news

PPC89 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 89 is out now. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (November 2017). PPC magazine is made

Read more

20 November 2017

Latest news

Everything changes but you

President foreword | PPC89 November 2017 What a year for BPCA! I guess this is why they say the only real constant is change.  The biggest ever PestEx, the first-ever industry

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20 November 2017

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Some final words, and a new chapter for BPCA

Cheid Exec viewpoint | PPC89 November 2017 Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you will know I’m leaving BPCA and the sector early in 2018 to take up a role with the National As

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