Pests news from BPCA

10 June 2022

How to identify ‘things that go buzz’

As summer approaches, and ‘sting season’ sets in, experts at a national trade body are urging gardeners to learn more about ‘things that go buzz’.

06 June 2022

Daera reopen Northern Ireland Wild Bird Licence Consultation

Daera/Northern Ireland Environment Agency is currently considering the wild bird general licences for 2022/2023 and beyond.

23 May 2022

Monkeypox, rats and pest control – should we be concerned?

Twenty cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the UK. News publications have pointed at rats as a vector for the disease.

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.

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10 June 2022

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How to identify ‘things that go buzz’

As summer approaches, and ‘sting season’ sets in, experts at a national trade body are urging gardeners to learn more about ‘things that go buzz’.

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06 June 2022

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Daera reopen Northern Ireland Wild Bird Licence Consultation

Daera/Northern Ireland Environment Agency is currently considering the wild bird general licences for 2022/2023 and beyond.

Read more

23 May 2022

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Monkeypox, rats and pest control – should we be concerned?

Twenty cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the UK. News publications have pointed at rats as a vector for the disease.

Read more
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05 July 2022

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VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Accidental imports of venomous spiders

In this video Chris Woodard discusses some common species of spider that could be accidentally imported into the UK and talks through his own experiences.

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01 July 2022

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Grand opening of Chichester PestFix storefront a success

Press release: With local residents, business and the pest control industry in attendance PestFix are delighted to have officially opened their first of its kind storefront in Chichester, West Sussex.

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01 July 2022

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VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Invasive Asian hornet: identifying and reporting

In this video Martin Rose-King and Elliott Rose-King from Bounty Pest Control talk about the work they do on Asian hornet identification and reporting, and how you can help.

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