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22 October 2020

Know your zoonosis – CRRU on rodent to human disease transfer

Phil Christopher, CRRU, reminds pest management professionals to take the opportunity to explain why we control rats, by looking at the zoonotic diseases rodents carry.

22 October 2020

VIDEO: Squirrel control for pest professionals

In this video Natalie discusses the key points to consider when controlling squirrels.

22 October 2020

OPINION: When will professional users of rodenticides wake up to the potential consequences of their actions?

Dr John Simmons, Acheta Consulting, writes about the consequences of not taking rodenticide resistance seriously following a CRRU statement about new survey results.

21 October 2020

Scottish petition to ban glue boards closed 

A Scottish Parliament petitions committee meeting last month agreed that the petition to ban glue boards in Scotland is to be closed.

20 October 2020

Going, Glowing, Gone – Syngenta release new Talon Glow

BPCA Manufacturing and Distributor member Syngenta has released new addition to the Talon rodenticide range.

20 October 2020

Surprise resistance surveillance results prompt wake-up call

The spread of rats against which some rodenticides don't work has taken a "surprising and troubling" turn, according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use.

19 October 2020

Wales goes into lockdown - what does that mean for pest professionals?

Wales will go into a "short, sharp" national lockdown from Friday 23 October, with people told to stay home once more.

16 October 2020

Pelsis announce launch of new electrostatic ULV fogger in fight against Covid-19 

BPCA member and global manufacturer of hygiene and pest control products Pelsis Group have launched a new product to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

14 October 2020

New aluminium phosphide toolbox talk released for BPCA members

BPCA's technical team has created an aluminium phosphide for vertebrate control toolbox talk template for members to download.

14 October 2020

Pest Advice for controlling Cockroaches

Got some uninvited dinner guests? Is the back of your fridge home to a colony of creepy crawlies? If you find your building crawling with cockroaches, you’re in the right place.

13 October 2020

BPCA Registered: New Master Technician category available

Pest technicians on the BPCA Registered CPD scheme can now apply for a new category level.

08 October 2020

Bayer appoints new digital marketing specialist

BPCA member Bayer Environmental Science has appointed a new digital marketing specialist to support the business in providing more digital offerings.

07 October 2020

BPCA launches new digital event PestExtra as PestEx postponed until 2022

British Pest Control Association is launching a brand new digital event following the tough decision to postpone PestEx 2021.

07 October 2020

ICUP 2021 conference postponed

With much regret, the organising and executive committees of the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) have decided to postpone the 10th ICUP Conference.

30 September 2020

Take steps now to stop squirrels entering your home

BPCA is urging people to take preventative pest management measures to stop squirrels getting into your roof space this winter.

25 September 2020

New business support measures announced by Chancellor

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new business support measures that pest management companies may be able to take advantage of after the furlough scheme ends next month.

24 September 2020

Interested in taking part in the Kickstart job scheme?

BPCA is considering becoming an intermediary for the Government's Kickstart scheme and is looking for member companies to register their interest in being involved.

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?

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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

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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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22 October 2020

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Know your zoonosis – CRRU on rodent to human disease transfer

Phil Christopher, CRRU, reminds professionals to take the opportunity to explain why we control rats, by looking at the zoonotic diseases rodents carry. "Whenever possible, take

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22 October 2020

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VIDEO: Squirrel control for pest professionals

In this video Natalie discusses the key points to consider when controlling squirrels. This video is intended for those working in the pest management sector. Information correct at the ti

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22 October 2020

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OPINION: When will professional users of rodenticides wake up to the potential consequences of their actions?

Opinion| Rodenticide Resistance Dr John Simmons, Acheta Consulting, writes about the consequences of not taking rodenticide resistance seriously following a CRRU statement about new survey result

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