Pests news from BPCA

06 April 2022

Rare UK eagle’s rodenticide death shines spotlight on need for responsible rodent control

A poisoned white-tailed eagle found in Dorset is dramatic and regrettable evidence of the need for universally responsible use of rodenticides, states the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use.

28 February 2022

Check for bed bugs before season starts, says BPCA

Hospitality businesses are being urged to get the 2022 season off to the best start, by making sure their accommodations are free of bed bugs.

23 February 2022

Pest professionals can help contain viruses, says BPCA

More research is needed into the role of pest management in protecting the public health, a national trade body has said.

20 January 2022

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes committee stage without amendment

Although two hours were scheduled for the meeting, it took only 45 minutes for MPs to decide to pass the Bill through its Committee stage without amendment.

20 December 2021

Daera issue amended interim general licences pending consultation

Daera has issued amended, interim licences. Several bird species have been removed from either all or some of the three general licences.

08 November 2021

Glue boards in England will be licenced rather than banned completely

If the proposed Glue Traps (Offences) Bill becomes law, their use will be licenced rather than completely banned.

05 November 2021

VIDEO: Caught in a web - false widow spiders | Digital Forum 11

In this video, Chris Woodard from Chris Woodard Pest Services discusses the new false widow spiders, their impact and management options.

05 November 2021

VIDEO: Pest management to food company accreditation standards | Digital Forum 11

In this video, Grahame Turner from PestAcuity discusses the various food standards that you might come across in pest control.

05 November 2021

VIDEO: Rodents root cause analysis | Digital Forum 11

In this video, BPCA's own John Horsley discusses root cause analysis in relation to rodents. How do we get to the heart of a rat or mouse issue?

28 October 2021

False Black Widow sightings on the rise

A seasonal spike in sightings of False Black Widow spiders is likely to be caused by males in search of a mate, a national trade body has said.

02 September 2021

Six signs fleas have moved into your home

Pest experts at a national trade body are urging householders to watch out for the six signs of fleas.

24 August 2021

Top tips to prevent problem mosquitoes

Top tips to stop a surge in mosquitoes have been issued by a national trade body as Britain’s warm, wet weather continues – providing ideal conditions for them to thrive.

04 August 2021

Choose professionals to protect wild birds, says trade body

BPCA is urging the owners of homes, businesses and public buildings to ensure they choose a trained and qualified professional to offer advice and install bird-proofing measures.

17 June 2021

UK government confirms plans to ban rodent glue boards completely

The government has issued details on the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill to crack down on “inhumane rodent traps”.

01 June 2021

Case study: Technology at heart of pest control company

A Bayer case study showing Amicus embracing technology as part of an integrated pest control approach.

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.

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.

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.

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.

03 February 2021

COVID-19: A great time to help Britain's bees

BPCA member PGH Beegone says the UK's bee population has been given a fighting chance as a result of lockdowns and reduced travel this last year.

30 November 2020

BPCA calls for rodent control as part of Avian flu measures

Poultry farmers and other bird keepers are urged to step up rat and mouse management as part of measures to halt the spread of Avian flu.

27 November 2020

Practical rabbit management: part two

In his previous article in PPC100, Dave Archer looked at the history and legal aspects of rabbit management. In part two, he jumps straight into the practicalities of controlling rabbits.

27 November 2020

The risk of zoonotic disease in pest control environments

Anyone who works around animals has an increased risk of picking up a nasty zoonotic disease. It’s up to us to be able to protect ourselves, our clients and our clients’ clients from the diseases pest species can transmit.

27 November 2020

Infection and immunity in wild rodents - the zoo of infections

Covid-19, Ebola and HIV originated in animals. The Covid-19 pandemic has rightly refocused our attention to the infections of wild animals. Professor Viney shares his research on the ‘zoo of infections’ living in our pest rodents and what it could me

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06 April 2022

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Rare UK eagle’s rodenticide death shines spotlight on need for responsible rodent control

A poisoned white-tailed eagle found in Dorset is dramatic and regrettable evidence of the need for universally responsible use of rodenticides, states the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use.

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17 February 2022

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Fly catch analysis and rodent activity templates now available in member library

With more sites asking for fly-catch and rodent activity analysis as part of their contracts, BPCA has produced two easy-to-use templates for members.

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20 January 2022

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Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes committee stage without amendment

Although two hours were scheduled for the meeting, it took only 45 minutes for MPs to decide to pass the Bill through its Committee stage without amendment.

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20 May 2022

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World Bee Day: how can pest professionals help bees?

As pest experts, we all know how important bees are, which is why we've put together a list of ways you can help them this World Bee Day.

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17 May 2022

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LNPS make donation to East London kids

Press release: London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) has gifted two timber summer houses to Early Start to enhance the facilities at two sites in East London.

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17 May 2022

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New member benefit: Find funding and get bespoke support with FundOnion

FundOnion and BPCA have teamed up to help pest management companies secure funding for growth. 

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