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19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Understanding pulse baiting: save time, money and bait!

In this video Sharon Hughes, BASF, covers the advantages of pulse baiting, including less bait required per bait point, less bait placed in the environment and less bait waste.

15 March 2021

How to access PestExtra

It’s PestExtra week! This is how you access the system.

11 March 2021

Delegates reunited in first ICUP webinar

The International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) community met up on-line for the first-ever ICUP webinar this week.

10 March 2021

VIDEO: Ian Andrew interviewed by Talking Pest Management

Our Chief Executive Ian Andrew was once again interviewed by the pest management podcast on subjects ranging from Covid-19 vaccines to PestExtra.

09 March 2021

Irish acquisition announced by Killgerm

BPCA member Killgerm Group Ltd announced the completion of its acquisition of Dublin-based Sprayclear Environmental Ltd.

08 March 2021

UPDATED: Free Covid-19 lateral flow tests for asymptomatic key workers

In an effort to overcome the pandemic, the UK government has announced free Covid-19 lateral flow tests (LFT) for people without coronavirus symptoms.

05 March 2021

Cleankill’s Gold renewal proves dedication to staff

BPCA member Cleankill Pest Control is celebrating after retaining its Investors in People Gold Award gold accreditation.

03 March 2021

PestExtra 2021 - what not to miss

PestExtra is coming up this month, so here's what not to miss at the biggest digital pest management event of the year!

02 March 2021

New bait station controls all main ant species

BPCA member Bayer has launched a new palatable ant bait which is now available to control all major ant species in the UK.

02 March 2021

RRAG appoints new chairperson

Dr Matthew Davies takes over as Rodenticide Resistance Action Group chair, as Dr Alan Buckle steps down from his ten-year stint.

02 March 2021

Free tests from CRRU for rodenticide resistance testing

Pest management professionals urged to help create accurate national picture of rodenticide resistance in light of latest resistance trends.

01 March 2021

Brown marmorated stink bug spotted in UK for first time

An invasive stink bug has been found in England, prompting calls for pest controllers to keep an eye out and report any sightings.

26 February 2021

Professional Pest Controller issue 102 (PPC102) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 102 is out now and available to read online for free. The first issue of 2021 is jam-packed with content for you to get your teeth into. The PestExtra 2021 showguide is front and centre, with a full seminar

26 February 2021

Be a man of more words - Chief Exec's viewpoint

BPCA Chief Executive, Ian Andrew, reflects on the stresses of 2020 and how we should ask for support when we need it.

26 February 2021

Natural England: Gull control licence screening explained

In PPC102 David Brown, Senior Adviser for Bird Licensing at Natural England, talks about what has changed this year to make the licensing process fit for purpose.

26 February 2021

Breaking resistance with Selontra®

PPC chatted with Helen Ainsworth, from BPCA member company and Selontra’s manufacturer, BASF to find out what the deal is with this new rodenticide.

26 February 2021

CRRU and stewardship: crunch time

As we pass the five-year mark of rodenticide stewardship, BPCA’s Communications Officer Kat Shaw takes a look at where the regime is at and where it’s going.

26 February 2021

Opinion: Cholecalciferol - the new kid in the block

PPC magazine caught up with Dave Archer and asked him for his thoughts on cholecalciferol, actives from times gone by and the future of rodenticides.

26 February 2021

Bird mites: complex and confusing

Professor Olivier Sparagano, Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at the City University of Hong Kong, shares with PPC how to correctly identify your arthropod pests to create an effective treatment strategy.

26 February 2021

Fruit flies: Horizon 2020 project addresses major invasive pests

In this article, Nikos T Papadopoulos writes about the threat to fresh fruit and vegetable production from invasive species and how a new project aims to plug a research gap on fruit flies in Europe.

26 February 2021

VIDEO: Pest management Codes of Best Practice explained

In this video, Natalie looks at why Codes of Best Practice are important and how following them can benefit your business.

25 February 2021

PestWatch: Rodents and glue boards

With all eyes on control measures for glue boards, BPCA Technical Officer Natalie Bungay gives PPC102 a glue board refresher.

25 February 2021

Opinion: Let's ban glue boards

In PPC102 Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for Pest Solutions, asks if we should defend the use of glue boards in pest control.

25 February 2021

Ask the technical team March 2021

Rats next door, rodent carcass disposal, woodworm treatment and insect identification are all covered in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

25 February 2021

Google Local Service Ads

In this PPC102 article, local search specialist, Known Locally, explains the latest way to boost online presence for your pest management business.

25 February 2021

Google My Business: Promote your pest control company for free

In this article, Which? Trusted Traders share their insights on the Google tool that helps you find and generate leads for your pest control business.

25 February 2021

Meet the member: Personal development is more than words

In this article, BPCA’s Comms Officer Kat Shaw speaks to Paul Allman from Problem Solved Pest Control, about personal development and the path to professionalism.

25 February 2021

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.

25 February 2021

President's Report: We Are BPCA

Phil Halpin, BPCA President, looks back at the challenges of 2020 and celebrates the successes.

24 February 2021

Treasurer's report: Adapt, improvise, overcome

Mark Williams, Honorary Treasurer on BPCA's Executive Board, assesses the Association's finances for 2020 and the challenges the pandemic presented.

24 February 2021

Annual Report: 2018-2020 strategy wrap-up

Before we start reporting on developments in the new BPCA strategy, we thought it only fair to assess how successful the old one was.

24 February 2021

Annual Report: 2020 in numbers

As part of our 2020 annual report, check out how the Association did in areas from income and outgoings to press coverage and member referrals.

24 February 2021

Level up with the new CAT

We’ve launched a new accreditation for pest professionals who have passed their Level 2 Award and want to demonstrate their advanced industry experience.

23 February 2021

Speed baiting training from BASF a hit

The launch of the new BASF rodenticide Selontra has seen over 800 pest controllers pass an online training course to use the product.

19 February 2021

Bayer to host virtual stand at PestExtra 2021

Bayer are hosting a 360° virtual stand for PestExtra, our three-day event in March, with a 3D stand that helps you interact with new Bayer products.

19 February 2021

UPDATED: Furloughing pest management workers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS)

Covid-19 has made furlough the HR word of the moment in the UK, but what is it and how does it work for your pest management business?

18 February 2021

Sri-Lankan based Exterminators Ltd win Covid-19 award

BPCA Observer members The Exterminators Ltd, based in Sri Lanka, won a Gold Award at Restart Sri Lanka Resilience Awards 2020.

17 February 2021

Killgerm unveils new wildlife conscious rat bait box

The AF® Amicus is a new species-specific bait station for Norway rat control from BPCA member Killgerm Chemicals.

16 February 2021

ICUP webinar registration now open

Delegates can now register for the very first free-of-charge International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) on-line webinar to be held on 9 March 2021.

15 February 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 7 - Insect identification

In this video, John Lloyd from Independent Pest Management & Insect Consultancy, gives a Digital Forum 7 presentation on insect identification.

15 February 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 7 - Bird control products by Edialux

In this sponsored video, Mark Wenman from Edialux gives a Digital Forum 7 presentation on their pest control products for bird management.

15 February 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 7 - Outfoxed! Professional fox control

In this video, Dave Archer from DKA Pest Control gives a Digital Forum 7 presentation on rural fox control for pest professionals.

15 February 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 7 - Dealing with customer complaints

In this video, Philip Thomas from Which? Trusted Trader gives a Digital Forum presentation on customer service skills when dealing with pest control complaints.

15 February 2021

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.

12 February 2021

10 years and counting for CSS Pest Services

BPCA member CSS Pest Services are celebrating ten years in business this Valentine's Day.

09 February 2021

Cleankill Pest Control purchases Hampshire-based business

BPCA member Cleankill Pest Control continues expansion with acquisition of Hampshire-based Totalcare Pest Control.

08 February 2021

Pelsis acquires French pest control supplier Edialux

BPCA member Pelsis Group has acquired the top French pest control product distributor as part of its international growth strategy.

03 February 2021

Anglian Pest Control says “thank you NHS” with goodie bag donation

BPCA member company, Anglian Pest Control, wanted to say a big thank you to their local hospital in Peterborough.

03 February 2021

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.

03 February 2021

LNPS wins national award for excellence

A recently established London pest control company is celebrating after winning its first-ever national award.

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31 March 2021

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Postponement of approval expiry dates for renewals of 8 active substances

HSE has agreed a postponement of the approval expiry dates for eight active substances which were due to lapse within the next six months.  Under the GB Biocidal Products Regulation, where

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26 February 2021

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Professional Pest Controller issue 102 (PPC102) out now

CONTENTS | PPC102 MARCH 2021 Professional pest controller magazine issue 102 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or d

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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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16 April 2021

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BPCA shortlisted for Association Excellence Awards 2021

BPCA is delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted in three different categories at the Association Excellence Awards (AEA). The Association Excellence Awards recognise and c

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16 April 2021

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VIDEO: Managing bees in pest control environments

As a pest management technician, understanding when and how to deal with bees can be a challenge. In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at bee behaviour, identification and control options which

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14 April 2021

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Grain store pest protection webinar - register now!

BPCA member Lodi UK will host their first ever webinar to advise growers, agronomists, and pest controllers on the latest best practice on effective grain store pest protection. What

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