Pests news from BPCA

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?

28 May 2019

Wax moths: communal pupal chambers and inquilines

BPCA Consultant member John Lloyd is back in PPC, giving us advice on how to spot and treat for these rare pests.

28 May 2019

Pest controller and customer relationships in flea treatments

Richard Moseley of Bayer CropScience investigates what a pest management professional can do to foster a strong customer relationship.

28 May 2019

PestWatch: Cluster flies

BPCA Field Officer, Natalie, is back again with some more seasonal pest management advice. This PestWatch we’re taking a look at the tiny cluster fly.

28 May 2019

Protect and profit: All things Apis mellifera (European honey bee)

The chemicals that are necessary for life as we know it in the 21st century have had widely documented negative impacts upon invertebrate. What can we as pest management professionals can do about it?

22 May 2019

VIDEO: Direct bait application in burrows available to watch now

Watch back our webinar on direct bait application in burrows presented by BPCA Field Officer, Natalie Bungay.

22 May 2019

RODENT RISKS: Pest closure and prosecution stories

Pest infestations, particularly associated with rodents, cause more emergency closures of food businesses than virtually anything else. Dr Stuart-Moonlight investigates.

21 May 2019

Ask the technical team May 2019

Rodenticide confusion, open trays, resistance searches and invasive hornet questions are all in the BPCA Technical team inbox this issue.

14 May 2019

Open letter to Secretary of State regarding call for evidence: Bird control licences

BPCA has written to Secretary of State Gove in regards to Defra's call for evidence on the impact of the revoking of three general licences for bird control.

08 May 2019

BPCA prepares to gather evidence for Defra on general licences

Defra has initiated a formal evidence gathering exercise to capture information from all concerned parties about the impact of the recent withdrawal of three general licences for bird control. BPCA is collecting evidence of members companies.

08 May 2019

New general licences for controlling Canada geese and wood pigeon comes into force

Natural England has published two new general licences for controlling birds. The licences, which allows people to kill or take Canada geese to preserve public health and safety and wood pigeon for preventing serious damage to crops are part of a pro

02 May 2019

BPCA talks general licence changes with Natural England

Yesterday (Wednesday 1 May 2019) BPCA met with Natural England to discuss how pest management professionals can continue to protect public health after general licences for bird control were revoked last week.

29 April 2019

New general licence for controlling carrion crows comes into force

Natural England has published the first of the new general licences for controlling birds. The licence starts to replace the previous general licences for controlling carrion crows, a priority species for farmers looking to protect against damage to

26 April 2019

Interim measures for controlling birds now that general licences have been revoked

Last night (Thursday 25 April) the general licences for bird control in England were revoked after a legal challenge. Natural England is expected to release new licences next week; however, pest management professionals can still legally use lethal c

25 April 2019

General licences for bird control in Scotland to remain in place

Scottish Natural Heritage has reassured users of their general licences that they remain in place in Scotland.

25 April 2019

Free tests and new guide tackle spread of resistant rats

All professionals involved in rodent control have a role in tackling the spread of rats that survive high potency rodenticides, according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use chairman Dr Alan Buckle.

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28 January 2020

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VIDEO: Environmental risk assessments and non-toxic pest control

Watch back our webinar on the key points to consider when conducting an Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) to include non-chemical control. In this video Natalie discusses: Why we sh

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08 January 2020

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Are we going to lose more insecticides in 2020?

With several prominent changes to insecticides in 2019, BPCA's been asked what the future of insecticides will look like. While nothing is certain, we've tried to clarify what's going on.

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11 December 2019

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Ficam W to be withdrawn from the market

BPCA member Bayer has announced that Ficam W is to be removed from the market, following a vote from the EU Biocide commission. Alan Morris, Bayer head of environmenta

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28 January 2020

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VIDEO: Environmental risk assessments and non-toxic pest control

Watch back our webinar on the key points to consider when conducting an Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) to include non-chemical control. In this video Natalie discusses: Why we sh

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24 January 2020

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BPCA delivers SPI expertise at trading standards event

At the end of last year, our technical team was invited to give a series of presentations to the Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers. The presentations took place in York, Man

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23 January 2020

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Pest magazine sold to Lewis Business Media

Pest and Pest+ enews were sold yesterday (22 Jan 2020) by owners Foxhill Publishing. The sale of the pest management magazine, launched in 2008, has "secured an exciting, long-t

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