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17 August 2022

Research reveals farmers aren’t aware of rodenticide issues on UK farms

Press Release: Research reveals farmers aren’t aware of rodenticide issues on UK farms.

17 August 2022

CRRU asks could delinquent minority restrict rodent control options for responsible majority?

Press release: Rodenticide residues in barn owls has prompted an uncomfortable question about the use of poison baits, says CRRU.

12 August 2022

BBKA holds fourth Asian Hornet Week this September

Press release: British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) is holding its fourth Asian Hornet Week 5-11 September and is promoting the new updated Asian Hornet Watch app.

12 August 2022

False widow spiders call outs on the increase, says LNPS

Press release: London Network for Pest Solutions is advising property managers to be on the look out for false widow spiders following an increase in callouts in London and Essex.

11 August 2022

VIDEO: Writing pest management treatment reports

The first thing pest management professionals tend to learn is how to write a good treatment report, isn’t it?

08 August 2022

1env roadshow hits up Rotherham this autumn

Press release: 1env is continuing their on-the-road events for pest professionals, stopping this time in Rotherham on 15 September.

08 August 2022

Rokill Pest Control brand grows following new acquisitions

Press release: Nurture Landscapes Group has acquired Alpha Pest Control in Stoke-on-Trent and Enserve Corporation Limited in Leeds.

01 August 2022

Richard Moseley joins Syngenta's pest management team

Press release. Richard Moseley has been appointed to the expanding Syngenta Professional Solutions team as Commercial and Technical Manager.

28 July 2022

ICUP: 7 key takeaways from the 2022 conference

Frances McKim gives a rundown of the 7 main talking points from the 10th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) in Barcelona.

27 July 2022

BPCA to hold Qualification Framework consultation events

Do pest control qualifications need to change? We need your help!

26 July 2022

PelGar International appoints Zeenat Turner as Marketing Manager

Press release: PelGar International continues to consolidate its team with the recent hire of Zeenat Turner as Marketing Manager.

22 July 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 15 - Termites: evolution, biology and ecology

In this video, Steve Broadbent from Ensystex in Australia talks about termites; a destructive timber pest that keeps pest control companies Down Under very busy. 

22 July 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 15 - Invasive Crazy Tawny Ants in south US

In this video, Dr Michael Bentley from NPMA talks about surviving the tidal wave of the invasive Tawny Crazy Ants in the US.

22 July 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 15 - Pests on the horizon: Spotted lanternfly

In this video, Dani Lindley-Klassen from Defra talks about the Spotted Lanternfly and how it could be a future pest threat to UK plant life.

22 July 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 15 - Rodent digital monitoring

In this video Tim Bloomer talks about the benefits to your pest management business of using Bell Sensing technologies to carry out rodent monitoring. 

20 July 2022

National Pest Awards 2022 finalists announced

The shortlist of finalists for this year’s National Pest Awards has been announced by organisers Pest magazine.

15 July 2022

Red weather warning: how pest controllers can prepare for the heat

For the first time in its history, the Met Office has issued a red weather warning for extreme heat in the UK. What does this mean for pest professionals?

12 July 2022

Orkin expands into Wales with Europest acquisition

Press release: US-based Rollins Inc, best known for its subsidiary pest control brand, Orkin, finalised the acquisition of Europest Environmental Services.

12 July 2022

Programme for PestWorld 2022 announced

Press release: The full programme, details of exhibitors and registration information for PestWorld 2022 is now available.

08 July 2022

VIDEO: Understanding ULV and fogging treatments

In this video, BPCA Technical Support Officer John Horsley takes a look at the subtle differences between ULV treatments and fogging.

06 July 2022

10th ICUP conference 'a roaring success'

Delegates from across the globe were excited to once again be present, face-to-face, at the 10th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP).

05 July 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Accidental imports of venomous spiders

In this video Chris Woodard discusses some common species of spider that could be accidentally imported into the UK and talks through his own experiences.

01 July 2022

Grand opening of Chichester PestFix storefront a success

Press release: With local residents, business and the pest control industry in attendance PestFix are delighted to have officially opened their first of its kind storefront in Chichester, West Sussex.

01 July 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Invasive Asian hornet: identifying and reporting

In this video Martin Rose-King and Elliott Rose-King from Bounty Pest Control talk about the work they do on Asian hornet identification and reporting, and how you can help.

01 July 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - What's the future for pest qualifications?

In this video, British Pest Control Association's Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, discusses considerations for the future of pest control qualifications.

01 July 2022

New rural rodent control training programme and CPD portal for UK farmers

Press release: BASF has strengthened its stewardship and support to farmers across the UK by launching a new digital portal offering farmers an interactive rodent control training programme.

01 July 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Flying into action, fly control by Lodi UK

In this video, Matt Towler from Lodi UK goes through the who, what, where, why and when of pest fly control.

01 July 2022

LNPS appoints Non-executive Director

Press release: Joanne Beaseley has been appointed as a Non-executive Director (NED) for London Network for Pest Solutions.

01 July 2022

BASF creates new Sustainability category at National Pest Awards

Press release: BPCA member BASF has launched a new category at the National Pest Awards 2022, in partnership with event organisers Pest magazine.

01 July 2022

Festival invites pest techs to combat UK’s spiralling rat population

As part of this year’s Northumbrian Water Innovation Festival, Data and AI specialist Aiimi will host a hackathon to address one of the water industry’s most pressing challenges: rat infestations. 

29 June 2022

VIDEO: Hierarchy of insecticide usage

In this video, John will explore the hierarchy of insect control, insecticide application options and the risk to non-targets.

27 June 2022

New member benefit: Discounted training directly from Wade Environmental

BPCA consultant member Wade Environmental is now offering a discount on training courses for other members and their employees.

22 June 2022

IPS uses KickStart Scheme to find new employee

Press release: Cheshire-based company International Pheromone Systems has helped a young graduate to secure his first job thanks to the Government’s KickStart Scheme.

21 June 2022

New Welsh general licences for bird control now available

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has today (21 June) published four new general licences for the control of wild birds, ahead of them coming into force on 1 July 2022.

17 June 2022

New member benefit: Discounted waste service and advice line from Reliance

Reliance Service Solutions is offering fellow members 8% off waste services and a free waste advice service.

16 June 2022

PestFix sets date for grand opening of new storefront

Press release: PestFix is opening a storefront in Chichester, calling it "the first of its kind in the south and possibly in the UK".

14 June 2022

Cliverton celebrates £100m giving milestone

Press release: Animal-related business insurance broker Cliverton has celebrated its parent group’s achievement of giving more than £100 million to good causes in a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.

14 June 2022

Pest control football tournament smashes fundraising goal

Beaver Pest Control's charity football tournament raised a whopping £2,789 for the British Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal last month.

10 June 2022

How to identify ‘things that go buzz’

As summer approaches, and ‘sting season’ sets in, experts at a national trade body are urging gardeners to learn more about ‘things that go buzz’.

06 June 2022

Dealey Environmental acquires MIDS Pest Control

Press release: BPCA member company Dealey Environmental has acquired the commercial assets of MIDS Pest Control, an established Hertfordshire-based business.

06 June 2022

Daera reopen Northern Ireland Wild Bird Licence Consultation

Daera/Northern Ireland Environment Agency is currently considering the wild bird general licences for 2022/2023 and beyond.

06 June 2022

BPCA launches 3D assessment on World Pest Day 2022

Today on World Pest Day we're launching a virtual competency assessment, to help newly qualified pest technicians prove they can put their knowledge and skills into practice.

01 June 2022

Killgerm Group Ltd announces the creation of Killgerm France SAS

Press release: Killgerm Group is delighted to announce an expansion into France with the creation of a new trading entity, Killgerm France.

01 June 2022

Professional Pest Controller issue 107 (PPC107) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 107 is out now and available to read online for free.

31 May 2022

Pests in the press: January to March 2022

Our regular PPC magazine feature, taking a look at public relations and how BPCA works with the press to educate the public about pest awareness.

31 May 2022

Pests in politics: Winter to Spring 2022

A regular feature to keep you in the loop on what's happening regarding pest management in UK Parliament and the devolved administrations.

31 May 2022

Review: PestEx 2022 round-up

As PestEx finally returned to ExCeL in London on 16 and 17 March, PPC's roving reporter, Kat Shaw rounds up her first time at the pest management show.

31 May 2022

PestEx 2022: PestEx in numbers

A round-up in PPC107 of the key statistics and figures to come out of PestEx 2022: the pest management show.

31 May 2022

Should the pest management sector be licensed?

At PestEx 2022, a panel took part in a discussion titled 'Licensing is coming: look busy'. Here are the highlights.

31 May 2022

Three decades in wildlife management

At PestEx in March, Paul Butt gave a seminar on his experience working in the pest control field, with a focus on the highs, the lows and some examples of cases he worked on.

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17 August 2022

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CRRU asks could delinquent minority restrict rodent control options for responsible majority?

Press release: Rodenticide residues in barn owls has prompted an uncomfortable question about the use of poison baits, says CRRU.

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27 July 2022

Latest news

BPCA to hold Qualification Framework consultation events

Do pest control qualifications need to change? We need your help!

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15 July 2022

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Red weather warning: how pest controllers can prepare for the heat

For the first time in its history, the Met Office has issued a red weather warning for extreme heat in the UK. What does this mean for pest professionals?

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17 August 2022

Latest news

Research reveals farmers aren’t aware of rodenticide issues on UK farms

Press Release: Research reveals farmers aren’t aware of rodenticide issues on UK farms.

Read more

17 August 2022

Latest news

CRRU asks could delinquent minority restrict rodent control options for responsible majority?

Press release: Rodenticide residues in barn owls has prompted an uncomfortable question about the use of poison baits, says CRRU.

Read more

12 August 2022

Latest news

BBKA holds fourth Asian Hornet Week this September

Press release: British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) is holding its fourth Asian Hornet Week 5-11 September and is promoting the new updated Asian Hornet Watch app.

Read more