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24 September 2020

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.

23 September 2020

Pest advice for controlling Grey Squirrels

Have you heard something rustling in your attic or loft and suspect squirrels? As cute as squirrels might appear to be, they can be an incredibly destructive and distressing pest to have in your home or work. Learn all about grey squirrels in our ult

22 September 2020

CRRU announces additional biosecurity for rodent tail samples

Farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers are asked to follow new packaging guidance by rodenticide stewardship scheme.

22 September 2020

Are you ready for a Covid-19 Secure HSE inspection?

With HSE and Local Authorities ramping up their inspection activity, it’s more important than ever that your pest management company is Covid-secure.

18 September 2020

VIDEO: Identify and understand delusional parasitosis

In this video Natalie Bungay discusses key strategies for how pest controllers can react when faced with cases of delusional parasitosis.

18 September 2020

BPCA highly commended in awards for ‘membership organisation of the year’

BPCA has won a highly commended award for ‘membership organisation of the year’ at the 2020 Memcom excellence awards.

18 September 2020

JOIN IN: Two new BPCA Committees now recruiting

BPCA is calling out for members to join their new committees. The Outreach & Communication Committee and the Professional Standards Committee will launch later this year.

17 September 2020

Guidance on test and trace procedures for pest management companies

BPCA has released a free guidance document for pest professionals considering implementing a test and trace procedure during the Covid-19 pandemic.

10 September 2020

SURVEY: Help us change licences for gull control in 2021 and beyond

After a challenging year for gull control in England, BPCA is asking the pest management community to help us make the process for getting a licence better.

04 September 2020

No UK products authorised for control of wood mice, rodenticide users reminded

Rodenticide alert prompts reminder of permitted target species by CRRU, as servicing company found to be using a product to control wood mice.

02 September 2020

Open letter to the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission: glue traps for professional use

BPCA has written to the policy advisor for the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission (SAWC), in response to a call for evidence on the use of glue traps for pest management.

02 September 2020

Bayer launch new digital rodent pest management system

BPCA member Bayer reveals a new digital pest control system, to help pest management professionals control rodents in businesses.

28 August 2020

NEW customisable pest advice leaflets for members

A range of pest advice leaflets are now available for members to download, customise and print on the BPCA PrintShop.

28 August 2020

New Board members elected at BPCA 2020 AGM

At BPCA’s 2020 annual general meeting (27 August), members of the Association elected new representatives to the BPCA Executive Board.

28 August 2020

Three BPCA life memberships awarded at the 2020 AGM

Frances McKim, Helen Riby and Jonathan Wade were all recipients of the prestigious life membership during the first ever Digital AGM on 27 August.

27 August 2020

VIDEO: BPCA Digital Forum 4 - Your digital pest event

Watch it back now - our 4th all-digital BPCA pest management Forum. Packed with industry news, guest speakers and CPD opportunities.

21 August 2020

VIDEO: Rats and drains for pest professionals

In this video guest speaker Davy from RatDetection.com talks about the options open to pest controllers and the risks associated with dealing with rats in drains.

10 August 2020

New pesticide labels toolbox talk released for BPCA members

BPCA's technical team has created a pesticide labels toolbox talk template for members to download.

06 August 2020

Rodenticide resistance survey appeal to farmers

Rats resistant to rodenticides are breeding in the UK and more information from farmers is needed to reduce their numbers.

06 August 2020

VIDEO: Terms and conditions, contracts, force majeure and cancellations - BEB Consultancy

In this video BEB Consultancy discusses the importance of water-tight pest management contracts, terms and conditions for businesses.

05 August 2020

GALLERY: PPC magazine all 100 covers

Take a look back at the history of Professional Pest Controller Magazine with this 100 issue special gallery.

05 August 2020

Contego launches charity fundraising pledge

BPCA member Contego continues long-standing tradition of charitable giving back with launch of their 'Pledge to Make a Difference'.

05 August 2020

Should I sign that? Contracts and small print with BEB Consultancy

In this guest blog, specialist contracts and legal services expert BEB Consultancy talk about how to approach written contracts, hidden terms and reading the small print.

05 August 2020

PestEx 2021 exhibition stands at 50% sold or reserved

PestEx 2021 stands already at 50% sold or reserved, as pest management industry looks forward to first big post-Covid-19 lockdown event.

05 August 2020

Celebrate in good times. Celebrate in bad times.

I write this while we’re still in lockdown with slow signs of coming out of it. Hopefully, by the time you read this, we’ll have regained a bit of normality – whatever that may be!

05 August 2020

The UK pest landscape and the quiet revolution

In our 100th edition of PPC, regular contributor Clive Boase reviews how far the pest management industry has come since PPC first launched and, critically, where he thinks the industry might be in another 25 years.

04 August 2020

Caught out in the countryside: Practical rabbit management:

Dave Archer, rural pest management expert talks about rabbits; their history, behaviour and biology.

04 August 2020

Control silverfish professionally

Recent years have seen a rise in silverfish infestations and they can often be hard to control due to behaviour and habitat. To allow effective control of this growing pest, it is important to be well versed in distinguishing between the many differe

04 August 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: A short history of public health pesticides

Looking back over one hundred issues of PPC, it’s clear that the products in our toolkits have changed considerably. We asked Alex Wade, from member company PelGar International, to look back at rodenticides and insecticides over the last century.

04 August 2020

New luxury hotel discount BPCA member benefit

BPCA has teamed up with luxury hotel chain Blue Orchid Hotels, to offer discounts for members on a range of experiences and accommodation.

04 August 2020

BPCA position statement on remote monitoring for rodent management

Digital monitoring for pest activity appears in lists of services offered by pest management companies across the world. But what will the impact of remote monitoring have on the level of service a company provides?

04 August 2020

Current pest proofing products: applications and limitations

Following on from his demonstration at PPC Live 2020 in Harrogate, Pestology’s Gulliver Hill talks to PPC about all things proofing.

04 August 2020

PESTWATCH: Delusional parasitosis and cable bugs

In this PestWatch, we take a look at pests that aren’t real. What is delusional parasitosis and how do we deal with it?

04 August 2020

Ask the technical team August 2020

Nuisance neighbours, pest risk assessments, gull control licences and rodent carcasses are all covered in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

04 August 2020

Spotta’s smart pest systems attracts $1.18 million in seed funding

Investors have rewarded the commercial success of BPCA member Spotta’s smart pest systems with a $1.18 million seed funding round.

04 August 2020

Invasive pest fears for British Museum due to Covid-19 lockdown

Priceless exhibits risk being damaged by invasive insects, due to an absence of visitors during lockdown, the British Museum has warned.

04 August 2020

How to start a pest management business - Get ready and plan

Kevin Higgins looks at what you should think about before leaving the day job and what you need to launch a successful pest management business.

03 August 2020

Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPCA member company Pest Solutions, shares his ideas for reengaging with clients now many of our clients are opening up their doors.

03 August 2020

Wild Justice hearing given go-ahead over Welsh general licences

Campaign group granted expedited hearing over "legality" of bird control licences issued by Natural Resources Wales.

03 August 2020

Your first pest control employee: Two heads better than one?

Taking on your first employee is a landmark moment for any pest management business. It can bring in changes to procedures, policies and management style.

03 August 2020

Incentives for pest management professionals

Paul Bates, Managing Director at Cleankill Pest Control, talks about motivating and inspiring staff using incentives, beyond giving a simple paycheck.

03 August 2020

Meet the member: Rising star at Pest Solutions

BPCA’s Communications Officer Kat Shaw spoke to Gabrielle Hogg, trainee pest technician with Pest Solutions. One of the industry’s brilliant up-and-comers, we talk about her mentoring with BPCA’s Dee Ward-Thompson.

03 August 2020

Going digital: The future of BPCA forums

When Covid-19 hit the UK, it quickly became a case of ‘adapt or die’ for many businesses. BPCA was not immune to this and two of our biggest activities were interrupted: training and events.

03 August 2020

Infographic: Who runs BPCA? New committees and groups

We’ve put together this useful organisation chart so you can understand how BPCA works. You may even spot an area of the Association you’d like to volunteer your time in.

03 August 2020

First outstanding CPD Assignment certificate

In May this year, BPCA released the first in a series of new downloadable CPD assignments, giving pest controllers the opportunity to research and write about a topic to earn valuable CPD points.

29 July 2020

Call for BPCA members to join waste tracking user panel

The four UK governments and environment agencies are working together on a project to develop a UK-wide electronic waste tracking service.

24 July 2020

New website for International Conference on Urban Pests

A new permanent website for ICUP has been unveiled and includes free access to all previous conference papers and posters.

24 July 2020

Free rodenticide resistance testing service resumes: Appeal to pest controllers for samples

Chairman Dr Alan Buckle calls for tail samples of freshly killed rats and mice from pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers who think they may have resistance problems.

23 July 2020

Level 2 Award in Pest Management returns to Yarnfield following Covid-19 lockdown

The Level 2 Award in Pest Management training course at Yarnfield Park is back, following lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.

21 July 2020

Pelsis announce launch of new rodent monitoring product

BPCA member Pelsis have launched a new remote rodent monitoring system, TrapMe, for pest control professionals.

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22 September 2020

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Are you ready for a Covid-19 Secure HSE inspection?

With HSE and Local Authorities ramping up their inspection activity, it’s more important than ever that your pest management company is Covid-secure. Nothing about the pandemic has

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18 September 2020

Latest news

BPCA highly commended in awards for ‘membership organisation of the year’

BPCA has won a highly commended award for ‘membership organisation of the year’ at the 2020 Memcom excellence awards.  BPCA picked up the accolade in the most prestigious

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18 September 2020

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JOIN IN: Two new BPCA Committees now recruiting

BPCA is calling out for employees of member companies to join our new committees. The Outreach & Communication Committee and the Professional Standards Committee will launch later this year.&nbs

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24 September 2020

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

This article is not a replacement for the guidance given by medical professionals nor official advice provided by the UK Government on Covid-19. You must always follow the latest Government adv

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22 September 2020

Latest news

CRRU announces additional biosecurity for rodent tail samples

Additional biosecurity measures when sending rat and mouse tail samples for rodenticide resistance testing have been introduced. Farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers are asked to fol

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22 September 2020

Latest news

Are you ready for a Covid-19 Secure HSE inspection?

With HSE and Local Authorities ramping up their inspection activity, it’s more important than ever that your pest management company is Covid-secure. Nothing about the pandemic has

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