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07 March 2019

PPC94 out now

Professional pest controller magazine (PPC94) issue 94 is out now and available to read online.

07 March 2019

PestEx 2019 guide and overview

Over 2,500 pest management professionals are scheduled to arrive at the London ExCeL on 20-21 March - will you be one of them?

07 March 2019

PestEx Seminar schedule announced in full

The PestEx 2019 seminar schedule packs in illustrious speakers from across the sector. Delivered by industry experts, we’ve called in favours from all our friends to make sure you leave PestEx that little bit better informed.

07 March 2019

British Pest Management Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the second ever BPMAs has been announced. With significantly more nominations, plus the new awards - the independent judging panel had their work cut out for them.

07 March 2019

IN PROFILE: Dr Jonathan Wade - Life time achievement award

On 20 March 2019, Dr Jonathan Wade will officially receive his British Pest Management Lifetime Achievement Award 2019. There’s no way we can cover all of Jonathan’s distinguished career in global pest management.

07 March 2019

PestEx 2019: 15 top tips for visiting a trade show

It's not long now until PestEx 2019. Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of your time at the pest management show.

07 March 2019

Rat behaviour in rodent control

With current rodent control challenges facing pest controllers, one of the essential areas of knowledge is an understanding of rodent behaviour.

07 March 2019

Understanding cockroach foraging behaviour

Cockroaches have evolved to exploit our modern urban environments where the structures we build provide a plethora of harbourages, warmth, food and moisture.

07 March 2019

SERVICING STORIES: Empire of the ants

Three blocks of flats. Multiple colonies. Hundreds of thousands of invasive ants. Nigel White, Operations Director of member company Tactical Environmental Services, talks to us about a block treatment of epic proportions.

07 March 2019

The practical implications of bed bug biology and behaviour

When it comes to bed bugs, the more you know, the more effective you’ll be at treating an infestation, Dr Jette Knudsen, a researcher from Nattaro Labs, Sweden shares her detailed insights into bed bug behaviour and biology, so you too can join the b

07 March 2019

Dealing with rodents in sensitive environments

We can become overly confident in our preferred method of rodent control and then suddenly we’re thrown a curveball. Chris Cagienard investigates the environmental considerations we need to make that influence our rodent control strategy.

07 March 2019

PESTWATCH: Foxes

When is a pest not a pest? In this in-depth PestWatch analysis, BPCA's Natalie Bungay returns to the tricky and occasionally prickly subject of Vulpes vulpes – the red fox. She’ll focus on the whens, whys and ifs of fox control.

06 March 2019

Ask the technical team March 2019

Tricky insect ID's, managing complaints and bad neighbour bed bug management questions are all in the BPCA Technical team inbox this issue.

05 March 2019

Credit control for professional pest management companies

Did you know in the region of 80% of businesses that suffer late payment are kept waiting one month or longer beyond agreed terms?

05 March 2019

Health and safety knowledge is power

H&S can strike fear into the most competent of business owner, phrases such as ‘Risk assessment’, policies, and health surveillance can shrink our confidence into a small puddle of stagnant uncertainty.

05 March 2019

Starting a pest management company - can you do it on your own?

At BPCA HQ we take hundreds of calls every year with people asking us how they start out in pest management and whether it’s possible to get into the trade without experience.

05 March 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: A look back at 2018

Continuing the theme of engagement from 2017, 2018 turned out to be a milestone year for the Association.

18 February 2019

Pest control frequency calculator released exclusively for BPCA members

BPCA has created a downloadable frequency calculator to help pest management professionals select the appropriate amount of site visits per-year based on the probability and the severity of pest infestations on any given site.

11 February 2019

Code of Best Practice for Pesticide Waste condensed and updated

The BPCA Code of best practice for Pesticide waste has been updated and re-released as a condensed two-page document.

11 February 2019

Some progress but early days for rodenticide stewardship on farms and game shoots

Rat control is changing for the better on UK farms and game shoots reports the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).

06 February 2019

Mansfield Town football match saved by pest control

When One Call Stadium froze solid, everyone thought the Saturday match would have to be called off.

06 February 2019

Putting safety first with effective bird management

General guidance on some of the health issues relating to feral pigeons and the steps you should consider to make sure they're protected professionally

06 February 2019

Health and safety at work summary statistics for Great Britain 2018 released by HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released key statistics regarding ill health and injury relating to work in the UK.

05 February 2019

VIDEO: Building the ultimate rat-proof gamebird feeder

Mike Swan from Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has produced a video that explains how his feeder design feeds birds while keeping the rats away.

05 February 2019

2019 employment law changes for pest management companies to be aware of

We’ve pulled together several changes to employment law in 2019 that will affect many pest management companies that employ any staff.

05 February 2019

Amazing insect and pest photographs win Small World Competition

A stunning weevil eye, an Asian hornet’s sting and a mouse oviduct all win acclaim in Nikon’s 44th annual Small World Photomicrography Competition.

21 January 2019

Ben Massey to leave BPCA as Marketing and Communications Manager

After a successful tenure as BPCA’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben Massey has announced that he will be leaving the Association in February.

17 January 2019

Which? endorsement discounts with your BPCA membership

Which? and BPCA have a lot in common. We're both not-for-profit organisations, and we both help advise consumers on how to employ the services of trusted tradespeople.

16 January 2019

Would you eat meat fed on pests?

For many, having an insect anywhere near your breakfast would be cause enough to call a pest management company. But what if your breakfast bacon had been fed on insects? Would the thought of pigs fed on cockroaches, put you off your butty?

16 January 2019

Poison-resistant rat hotspots identified around Midlands

New hotspots of rats that are resistant to anticoagulant rodenticides have been identified by monitoring carried out at The University of Reading.

16 January 2019

The Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) amendment order 2018

BPCA can confirm that the Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 laid before the Scottish Parliament is now in force as of 3 January 2019.

16 January 2019

Significant developments from rodenticide stewardship in 2018

CRRU UK has released it’s 2018 annual report into the state of the UK rodenticide stewardship regime.

16 January 2019

Ficam® D successfully re-approved for future use… but with caveat

Bayer has announced that Ficam® D has been reapproved by HSE. However, the new label will no longer allow for the use of this pesticide outdoors.

15 January 2019

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety updated guidance published

Issue 8 of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety is now out with an accompanying BPCA guidance document for members.

14 January 2019

VIDEO: Introducing the British Pest Control Association (BPCA)

Pest problems. We’ll all have them at some point in our lives. We've put together this video to let people know how BPCA can help with your domestic or professional pest problems.

11 January 2019

2019 PPC magazine advertising rates card - out now

The new advertising rates card for Professional Pest Controller magazine is out now.

18 December 2018

PPC93 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 93 is out now and available completely for free. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (December 2018).

18 December 2018

President foreword: Time to say goodbye

Looking back at the first foreword I wrote, back in PPC88, I’m pleased to see that much of what we discussed then remains both relevant to BPCA and the wider industry now, 18 months later.

18 December 2018

Chief Exec viewpoint: Small pieces to make the big picture

In this Chief Exec viewpoint, I’d like to do some straight talking about BPCA Registered, CPD schemes, and the sticky issue of what ‘professional’ looks like.

18 December 2018

PPC READER SURVEY: Feedback and win!

By feeding back to us, you’ll not only help make the magazine even better – you’ll be in for a chance to win a Bose SoundTouch 10 wireless bluetooth and wi-fi speaker system worth £169.95.

18 December 2018

Changes to monitoring and bait box stickers

Some rodenticide labels now refer to a requirement for labelling monitoring and bait stations with specific information. Find out exactly what needs to be on your box.

18 December 2018

PestEx 2019: seminar and floorplan sneak-peek

The greatest pest management show in the UK is shaping up nicely. Take a sneak peek at PestEx - the pest management show 2019 seminars and sold out floorplan.

18 December 2018

Formulation focus for gel bait performance

While overall results are extremely good, understanding how different formulations work can help select the most appropriate products and help to get the best from them, reports Syngenta Technical Manager, Dr Kai Sievert.

07 December 2018

The humble cuckoo wasp solves a pest-related dispute

In this new PPC feature we delve into the travel diaries of John Lloyd, Technical Consultant and Entomologist at BPCA consultant member company, IPMIC, and ask him to tell us one of his ‘Consultant Stories’.

07 December 2018

Tiny pests in and around the home

Tiny insects which may be living in British homes and eating your client’s clothes, furniture, books and even the house itself. Entomologist, David Pinniger, shares with us some of the small but mighty pests you should keep an eye out for.

07 December 2018

Fly's eye view: Sleeping sickness control

Dr Roger Santer is looking through the eyes of a tsetse fly to ascertain how they see colour. The research will inform the effective trapping of these blood-feeding insects and help to control the spread of a deadly tropical disease in Africa.

07 December 2018

Pestwatch: Cat and dog fleas

In this in-depth PestWatch analysis, BPCA Field Officer, Natalie Bungay, investigates cat and dog fleas, paying particular attention to the sources of infestations even when a host appears absent.

07 December 2018

Micro pest macro photography

Macro photography is the process of getting extremely close to a subject to produce a photograph where the size of the subject is greater than life size.

07 December 2018

Promotional photography tips for pest controllers

Photography leaves a lasting impression on current and potential clients, be it for a snappy piece of print, a team pic for your website, or just something for social media. Ken Davidson, the consultant designer of PPC magazine, offers advice on gett

07 December 2018

Ask the technical team December 2018

Break back traps, the law on pest control and proactive pest advice tips all features in this issues ask the technical team.

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03 February 2021

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HSE issues advice on Covid-19 disinfection services and warns of legal consequences

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued guidance on disinfecting using fog and mist during the Covid pandemic. All pest management companies carrying out these services should pa

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19 January 2021

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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

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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

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25 February 2021

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Bayer to sell Environmental Science division

Bayer has announced it is divesting its Environmental Science Professional business, including its pest management portfolio, in order to focus on core Crop Science work.  Bayer 

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23 February 2021

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Speed baiting training from BASF a hit

PRESS RELEASE The launch of the new BASF rodenticide Selontra has seen over 800 pest controllers pass an online training course to use the product. “As part of the pr

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19 February 2021

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Bayer to host virtual stand at PestExtra 2021

PRESS RELEASE Bayer are hosting a 360° virtual stand for PestExtra 2021, our three-day event from the 16-18 March, with a 3D stand that allows you to interact with new products includi

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