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19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Guest Speaker Discussion Bell Sensing Technologies

A Bell Sensing discussion with guest speakers Pat Lynch and Brian Hensel.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: How rodent behaviour influences a baiting plan

In this video Sharon Hughes, BASF, covers important aspects of rodent behaviour, including neophobic behaviour, bait carriage and hoarding, social structure and odour signals.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: How to leverage value from a VLINK system

In this video Mark Ebner, Woodstream, presents a brief overview of the VLINK system with a focus on features and functions.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: How to solve your cockroach problems quickly and cost-effectively

In this video Helen Ainsworth, BASF, talks about taking a systematic and integrated approach to cockroach control in both domestic and commercial settings.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Humane Rodent Control Products

In this video, Samuel Wood from Bell Labs explains why the new EVO TUNNEL is the humane choice when it comes to trapping.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Introducing Selontra® - Our latest innovation, Cholecalciferol rodent bait

In this video Sharon Hughes, BASF, takes you through the key features and benefits of Selontra.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Keeping customers and staff safe in a pandemic

Vicki Sims, of BPCA member company Lady Bug Pest Control, talks through the challenges small pest businesses are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Mythbusters: Common pest management theories fact-checked

In this video Dr Jonathan Wade and Alex Wade gave a talk on common myths around pest control and did some debunking.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Novel Mosquito Control Techniques To Combat Mosquito Borne Infections

In this video Dr Claire Donald, University of Glasgow, talks about mosquito-borne disease, resistance, and control methods like SIT, Wolbachia and RIDL.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Pest Trending: Using data to control pests

In this video Paul Westgate, Veritas Pest Consultancy, provides some practical tools to help collect and use data to drive towards a better level of pest management.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Remote Rodent Monitoring and Trapping - TrapMe

In this video, Kim Lauridsen Hansen talks about remote monitoring as a new technology and how remote monitoring can benefit your business.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Sixty Years Of Anticoagulant Resistance In The UK

Dr Alan Buckle, RRAG, gives a perspective on resistance-breakers, monitoring, environmental contamination and "hybrid resistance".

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Smart Pest Management – Why digital pest management is the future

In this video Gary Nicholas, Bayer, talks about Smart Pest Management: a wireless network of high-tech trap sensors that provide 24/7 monitoring.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Terms, condition and contracts for pest management companies

In this video BEB Consulting discuss terms and conditions, and all your pest management contract questions.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: The Bed Bugs Tell Us How: Early Treatment And Monitoring

In this video Dr Jette Knudsen, Nattaro Labs, will focus on how bed bug behaviour and their chemical ecology inspired the development of their patented bed bug tape.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: The Latest In Pest Exclusion Technology

In this video Dave Colbert, Xcluder, talks about their latest pest exclusion products and how to use them.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: UK Rodenticide - Which bait to use, and when?

In this video, Michael Sims runs through Bell's rodenticides and defines which bait to use and when.

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.

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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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