Pests news from BPCA

02 July 2020

Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPCA member company Pest Solutions, shares his ideas for reengaging with clients now many of our clients are opening up their doors.

26 June 2020

Identify the differences between wasps, hornets, bees and more

Not everything that buzzes is a pest! Everything that buzzes around your garden is potentially a pollinator. These fascinating insects are incredibly useful; not just in the garden, but also in agriculture, with many crops dependent on pollination.

24 June 2020

New stored products insects and fly management courses added to BPCA online classroom

BPCA has announced two new taught online classroom courses. Led by industry experts, the new courses are delivered via live presentations over Zoom.

19 June 2020

VIDEO: Professional wasps and bees: biology, behaviour and control

Understanding the biology and behaviours of wasps, hornets and bees can help to identify the most effective method of control

19 June 2020

Six general licences re-issued by Defra for the control of wild birds

Defra has announced that six general licences for the control of wild birds will be reissued on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 January 2021.

26 May 2020

Coronavirus and bed bugs: how hotels can protect guests after lockdown

New BPCA Manufacturer and Distributor member, Spotta, explains why bed bugs have staying power and what hotels can do to plan for reopening.

20 May 2020

BPCA launches new online course for pest identification

BPCA is delivering more specialist pest control training via its new virtual classroom. Principles of Pest Identification will premiere live on the 18 June 2020 between 10am and 4pm.

15 May 2020

Pest breeding cycles: counting the pests thriving in your business during lockdown

In this article we talk about how pests are notorious for their ability to reproduce at vast rates, showing why even closed businesses need pest control.

15 May 2020

VIDEO: Ant control for pest professionals

In this video, Natalie discusses how to identify sources of ant infestations and methods of control available to pest technicians.

01 May 2020

Pest controller to feature in Top Trumps deck of UK essential workers

A brand new edition of Top Trumps is honouring Covid 19 key workers. Pest controllers will feature alongside doctors, nurses, sea merchants, journalists and partners of key workers in the new deck.

30 April 2020

Challenge or chore? An introduction to insect ID

In this article Clive Boase, Principal Consultant at The Pest Management Consultancy explains the importance of correct insect identification and how you can make a start on learning the basics.

30 April 2020

Floods! Work study and opportunities for pest professionals

BPCA member, Killgerm, has produced a handy guide for pest management companies looking to help out with the effects of flooding problems.

30 April 2020

Friendwatch: Water voles

Taking a detour from our usual Pestwatch, Dee Ward-Thompson separates friend from foe with this article about the protected water vole.

28 April 2020

SURVEY: Bayer on wasp control

BPCA member Bayer are looking for pest management professionals to complete their survey on wasp control.

22 April 2020

Natural England: Update on individual licences for the control of gulls

Natural England has issued an update around the issuing of individual licences for the control of herring and lesser black-backed gulls.

15 April 2020

New cost-benefit analysis of postponing pest control services template available for BPCA members

BPCA has released a letter template for pest management companies to help explain the importance of continuing ongoing site protection during the Covid-19 pandemic.

08 April 2020

BPCA gives Gove 141 reasons pest management needs to be considered essential during Covid-19

BPCA has replied to Michael Gove's letter on pest management professionals being key workers. While the Chancellor states pest management employees can continue to go to work, he did not agree to add pest management to the key worker list.

06 April 2020

Pest professionals: continue to go to work if it's safe, says Gove to BPCA

The UK Government confirmed that pest management professionals can continue to go to work when it's safe to do so.

01 April 2020

13 resources for pest professionals during Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA has released 13 resources for operating essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of these resources are free for everyone, while others are for BPCA members only.

01 April 2020

Natural England: updates on licences for bird and stoat control

Natural England has released new general licences for stoat control, as well as continuing to process individual licences for bird control.

31 March 2020

BPCA adds toolbox talk resources for members

BPCA has added new CPD resources for member companies who want to deliver high-quality, in-house CPD for their employees.

31 March 2020

Keeping pests at bay in Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA is urging householders to be vigilant to pest infestation during the Covid-19 crisis.

27 March 2020

Scottish general licence changes coming

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has announced that the new general licence will, from 1 April, only cover two species – Canada Goose and feral pigeon.

27 March 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) risk assessment template released for BPCA members

BPCA members can now access a Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk assessment template provided by Stallard Kane.

25 March 2020

Pelgar warns of increase in pests during lockdown

BPCA member Pelgar says pests will flourish during the Coronavirus outbreak lockdown.

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15 May 2020

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VIDEO: Ant control for pest professionals

In this video, Natalie discusses how to identify sources of ant infestations and methods of control available to pest technicians. This video is intended for those working in the pest managemen

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25 March 2020

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VIDEO: Advice for pest professionals during Covid-19 pandemic

This video will help pest management businesses understand how the pandemic will affect their work, and offer suggestions for mitigating risks involved in doing pest control work. This webinar

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23 March 2020

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Can I go to work? Guidance for pest management professionals

Last night (23 March 2020), the Government announced further measures to stop the spread of Covid 19.  The announcement means that UK Citizens can only leave home for one of the foll

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02 July 2020

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Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

You would have to be living in a cave for the last four months not to know that we are living in strange times. Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPCA member company Pest Solutions,

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01 July 2020

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UPDATED: BPCA annual general meeting goes virtual

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, BPCA had to cancel the 2020 annual general meeting (AGM) that had been scheduled for 2 April. After seeking legal advice, we can now confirm we’ll be h

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01 July 2020

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Look forward to PestEx 2021 - registration now open

After a challenging year for pest management, BPCA is pleased to announce registration for PestEx 2021 is now open. With the London ExCeL confirming that they intend to be running fu

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