Pests news from BPCA

17 October 2019

VIDEO: Professional flea control

Watch back our webinar on professional flea control. Natalie talks all things professional flea management, including biology, client communication and lifestyle.

09 October 2019

Rat lungworm’s sluggish journey to Europe

Scientists are looking into the spread of rat lungworm to several popular European holiday destinations.

13 September 2019

CONSULTATION: Wild birds general licence survey launched by Defra

The environment Secretary has launched a public survey as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England.

23 August 2019

Flying insects in hospitals carry 'superbug' germs

A study, co-authored by Killgerm's Dr Matthew Davies, finds 90% of insects in hospitals carry potentially harmful bacteria.

23 August 2019

Ask the technical team August 2019

Our technical team tackle bee nests, reporting and delusional parasitosis in this issue.

23 August 2019

A birds-eye view of general licences

Since April this year, it’s been all hands on deck in the pest management world, getting to grips with changes in bird control licences and the way we manage pest birds.

23 August 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: General licence decision tree 2019

Need a hand figuring out whether you're covered by the new general licences or if you need to apply for an individual licence? Take a look at our infographic.

23 August 2019

PestWatch: Silverfish and grey silverfish

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, investigates silverfish and grey silverfish, and the difference in control approaches.

23 August 2019

Best practice or Balderdash?

BPCA Board Members debunk some best practice myths that might be putting the operation of your pest management business at risk.

23 August 2019

Developments in mosquito management

Dr Claire Donald, from the University of Glasgow, gives an overview of how scientists are working to lessen the mosquito threat.

22 August 2019

Proactive bee management experiments

Jonathan Walker from BPCA member company Eradipest has been experimenting with proactive bee management.

09 August 2019

VIDEO: A practical approach to wasp management

This webinar is useful for pest technicians looking improving their competency around the control of wasp nests.

22 July 2019

Critical update to permanent rodenticide baiting conditions

Conditions under which permanent baiting with rodenticide is allowed have been updated by CRRU UK to cover a critical difference between outdoor and indoor locations.

22 July 2019

VIDEO: Risk management assessments for pest management professionals

A health and safety risk assessment considers the hazards present in a task or activity. RAs looks at the likelihood of harm that might occur and the severity of that harm.

09 July 2019

Asian hornet sighting confirmed in south Hampshire

Beekeepers warned by Gov UK to remain vigilant as single Asian hornet spotted in Hampshire.

02 July 2019

Monty Python actor warns of Deathwatch Beetle threat to UK churches

Legendary British comedian, Michael Palin, partners with National Churches Trust to warn of pest threats to historic buildings.

28 June 2019

'Watch out for wasps' says BPCA member Bayer

Warnings of a bumper wasp season have begun, following another mild winter in the UK.

27 June 2019

VIDEO: General licences for bird control; update and next steps

An update on the current (June 2019) bird general licences issued by Defra and Natural England in England.

13 June 2019

Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.

06 June 2019

Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments.

04 June 2019

BPCA marks World Pest Day 2019 with message to local authorities

We’re urging councils across the UK to put pest management firmly on their radar, highlighting the threat to society and the knock-on effect to public health that can be caused by infestations.

29 May 2019

New general licences grind to a stop after Defra take over control from Natural England

New general licences for bird control, such as the all-important feral pigeon and gull control for the purpose of public health, are to be delayed.

29 May 2019

Updated advice on interim measures for bird control after new licences delayed

BPCA had originally advised members that if they could wait for the appropriate general licence to be released, they should. We could be experiencing a longer wait, we’re advising that anyone who needs to control wild birds in the near future should

28 May 2019

Creating excellence in cockroach baiting programmes

Steve Broadbent from Ensystex is back, this time we’re talking about what makes for a precise and targeted baiting programme.

28 May 2019

Mite monitoring and biology for pest management professionals

Mites are small. Really small. Infestations are notoriously hard to spot until a site has a massive problem with a large population of mites. Can you confirm if your customer has mites early?

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13 September 2019

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BPCA on food: open letter on the role of pest management in National Food Strategy

BPCA has written an open letter to contribute to the independent review on developing a national food strategy, commissioned by Defra. We set out our case for the inclusion of pest management provis

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13 September 2019

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CONSULTATION: Wild birds general licence survey launched by Defra

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has launched a public survey as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England. Defra is leading this review in close partne

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13 June 2019

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Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.  The recent call for evidence demonstrated a rang

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17 October 2019

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VIDEO: Professional flea control

Watch back our webinar on professional flea control. Natalie talks all things professional flea management, including biology, client communication and lifestyle. The webinar also highlights so

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16 October 2019

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BPCA scoops two excellence awards

The British Pest Control Association was delighted to be recognised at the Association Excellence Awards in October.   The Awards are held to recognise and reward the achievement

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15 October 2019

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UK aid tops up funding to tackle malaria

International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announced that the UK would match £100 million of private sector funding to help tackle malaria. Mr Sharma said the international com

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