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12 May 2021

Are we there yet? Electric vehicles for pest management

Marketing Manager and PPC editor Scott Johnstone investigates whether the time is right for your pest control fleet to go electric.

12 May 2021

Plastic waste: is it time to think outside the box?

Pestforce's Sean Taylor asks how pest management professionals can work smarter and greener, to help tackle climate change and cut waste.

12 May 2021

Sustainability certified with Planet Mark

PPC asked Planet Mark and its pest control company members to share their vision for how we might all work together for a brighter future.

12 May 2021

Meet the member: Shielding the planet

In this article, BPCA’s Comms Officer Kat Shaw spoke to Nicholas Illidge from Shield Pest Control, about membership of Planet Mark, the sustainability certification.

12 May 2021

Little and often sustainability

Lorraine Norton, BPCA’s Operations Manager, looks at the steps a small, office-based business can take to reduce its carbon footprint.

12 May 2021

Taking the lead? The future of lead ammunitions for pest management

Regular PPC contributor Dave Archer, from DKA Pest Control, asks: “Is it time to think about surrendering our lead?”

12 May 2021

Staff leaving because of you? Managing pest control teams

‘Most people don’t quit their jobs; they quit their managers.’ BPCA Chief Executive Ian Andrew shares his insights on management training.

12 May 2021

Opinion: Vive la France? Observations on pest control licensing in France

In PPC103 Robert Moon, director of Applicateur3D, looked at whether British pest controllers should be licensed like those in France.

12 May 2021

BPCA Member Award winners announced at 2021 AGM

The first-ever BPCA Member Awards were held this week at the digital BPCA AGM.

12 May 2021

Defra look to restrict glue traps for pest control in action plan for Animal Welfare

Today (12 May), the Government has published an action plan for animal welfare which includes the promise to support legislation to restrict the use of glue traps.

11 May 2021

PGH Beegone celebrates first franchisee

PGH Beegone Franchising Limited, the pest control and live bee removal franchise, is quick off the starting block after recruiting its first franchisee within six weeks of launching.

06 May 2021

Can rodents transmit Covid-19? A government report

Defra and the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) have presented a paper on the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections in rodents occurring from exposure to humans.

05 May 2021

Pelsis announces Bird-B-Gone acquisition

BPCA member Pelsis Group has acquired a California-based manufacturer as part of its international growth strategy.

04 May 2021

Sports club grant scheme launched by Pestokill

A new grant scheme for sports teams has been launched by BPCA member Pestokill, to help support exercise and activities post-lockdown.

28 April 2021

Vehicle and office cleaning checklist available now for members

To help businesses prepare for Covid-19 inspections, BPCA has released a downloadable template cleaning schedule.

27 April 2021

Biological control approved in fight against invasive tree pest

Release of a parasitoid wasp to tackle the Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasp has been approved in England, says Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

23 April 2021

Covid resilience praised in CEPA Annual Report 2020

The CEPA Annual Report 2020 is available to read online, with President Henry Mott praising the pest management industry's ability to thrive during the pandemic.

23 April 2021

VIDEO: Trademarks for pest management companies

In this video, guest speaker Tania Clark, CITMA, explains the value of trade marks for pest businesses of any size.

16 April 2021

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.

16 April 2021

VIDEO: Managing bees in pest control environments

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at bee behaviour, identification and control options which satisfy both the customer and the environment.

14 April 2021

Grain store pest protection webinar - register now!

BPCA member Lodi UK will host their first ever webinar on the latest best practice on effective grain store pest protection.

14 April 2021

Static rodenticide residues in barn owl surveillance

Two-thirds of barn owls analysed have been found with detectable liver residues of two or more second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs), says CRRU.

06 April 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 8 - Syngenta providing the right support for PCOs

In this video, Daniel Lightfoot talks about Syngenta's business aims and how the right technology can provide additional support for pest control technicians.

06 April 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 8 - Cluster and other small fly control

In this video Paul Westgate, Veritas Pest Consultancy, talks about fly identification, biology and control.

06 April 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 8 - Pest surveying techniques and customer communication

In this video, Matt from Lodi UK gives a presentation on things to consider when carrying out a pest management survey.

01 April 2021

Almost half of feral pigeons carry infectious disease, BPCA warns

Up to 49 per cent of feral pigeons could carry an infectious disease that can be passed to humans, BPCA has warned.

31 March 2021

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.

31 March 2021

Scottish Animal Welfare Commission recommends the ban of rodent glue boards

In its March 2021 report, the SAWC has made its recommendations on the future of glue boards to ministers.

29 March 2021

BPCA's call for urgent rethink of post-Brexit biocide regulation sees fumigants registration extended

BPCA has written to HSE to ask for them to reconsider their approach to biocidal product reviews after concerns were raised for the future of some key fumigants.

29 March 2021

BPCA holds 79th Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually

The British Pest Control Association’s 2021 AGM has been held online alongside the BPCA member awards.

29 March 2021

BPCA Life Membership awarded to CRRU Chairman

Dr Alan Buckle was the deserving recipient of the BPCA Life Membership award at the AGM on 26 March 2021.

28 March 2021

VIDEO: Regulation of Biocides in UK - an update from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

In this video, Dr Nicola Gregg outlines the requirements for both GB and Northern Ireland (NI) and actions that businesses should be aware of to keep biocidal products on the market.

25 March 2021

VIDEO: Understanding biological hazards of professional pest control

In this video, Natalie Bungay examines the biological hazards associated with the work of pest management professionals and how to mitigate those risks.

23 March 2021

BPCA negotiates lateral flow Covid-19 test discounts for pest professionals

BPCA has negotiated a discount on novel coronavirus antigen detection kits for the entire UK pest control sector.

19 March 2021

Too much to see as PestExtra 2021 goes viral

British Pest Control Association’s digital pest management event, PestExtra 2021, saw huge numbers of visitors when it took place this week.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: A Modern Rat’s Tale: Dutch Experiences With Rodenticide Reduction

In this video Dr Bastiaan Meerburg talks about policy changes to rodenticide use and how the UK can learn from the changes in Dutch pest management techniques.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Amazing indoxacarb technology – how does it work?

In this video Daniel Lightfoot, Syngenta, gives an overview of the active ingredient of the novel insecticide indoxacarb.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to CALM

In this video Rosy Candlin, from CALM talks through who CALM is, what they do and the importance of talking openly about mental wellbeing and suicide.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to the BPCA Manufacturers and Distributors Committee

In this video, Jim Kirk talks about the Manufacturers and Distributors Committee and how you can get involved.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to the BPCA Outreach and Communications Committee

In this video, Julia Pittman talks about her role as chair of the Outreach and Communications committee and how you can get involved.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to the BPCA Servicing Committee

In this video, Martin Rose-King talks about his role as chair of the Servicing committee and how you can get involved.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Baiting Strategies, Assessments, Techniques and Efficacy

In this video Oliver Madge, PestWise, covers new best practice guidelines in rodent control and necessary assessments that need to be considered.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Bell Sensing Technologies - iQ Products Demonstration

In this video Bell Laboratories discuss how iQ technology can make your job more efficient and transform your technicians from inspectors into problem solvers.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Bird Mites Environmentally Tricky, Socially Misunderstood, Technically Still Challenging

In this video Professor Olivier Sparagano, University of Hong Kong, talks through key points to consider when fighting arthropod pests like birds mites.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Competitive Clout with Service Tracker

In this video Mike Palmer-Day, Service Tracker, talks about using Pest Control Software as a way to run your entire business more efficiently.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Designing for IPM and Stewardship

In this video Shyam Lakhani, Bell Laboratories, explains their commitment to rodenticide best practices, including guidelines from CRRU.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Diseases transmitted by rodents and their parasites

In this video Alex Wade, Wade Environmental, looks into the major mechanisms of how diseases travel between humans and pests.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Evolution of Bait Boxes

In this video, Michael Sims explains why using the Bell Labs EVO Edge is an upgrade from using other bait stations.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Five Years Of Rodenticide Stewardship: What Have We Achieved

In this talk Dr Alan Buckle, Chairman, CRRU (UK), briefly reviewed the structure of the stewardship regime and its objectives.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: FUTURA VLOG - Digital and sustainable Pest Control is the PRESENT

In this video blog Futura shares its vision of what modern pest management should and could look like in 2021.

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29 June 2021

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BPCA secures funding for 3D interactive simulator

BPCA is excited to announce that we have been successful in securing funding from the Ufi VocTech Trust, to support the development of an interactive 3D competency simulator for pest technicians.

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17 June 2021

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UK government confirms plans to ban rodent glue boards completely

The UK government has issued details on the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill to crack down on “inhumane rodent traps”. In a government press release it states: “Glue trap

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06 June 2021

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VIDEO: Happy World Pest Day 2021 #TechnicianTakeover

Once a year, (6 June) the whole pest management sector across the world seeks to increase public, government, and media awareness of the important role we all play in protecting public health.

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22 July 2021

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Join our new working group for member complaints

BPCA is reviewing its member complaints procedures and is looking for some members to get involved with a new complaints working group. BPCA Technical and Compliance Manager Natalie Bunga

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22 July 2021

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VIDEO: Understanding pests in food businesses

Pests in food businesses can damage and contaminate food, causing economic loss and threatening public health. In this video Natalie looks at the main species you are likely the encounter, the

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21 July 2021

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Five Years of Rodenticide Stewardship report published

A report of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime’s work covering 2016 to 2020 has been published by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. This feeds into a formal five-year review bei

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