Pests news from BPCA

04 August 2020

Control silverfish professionally

Recent years have seen a rise in silverfish infestations and they can often be hard to control due to behaviour and habitat. To allow effective control of this growing pest, it is important to be well versed in distinguishing between the many differe

04 August 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: A short history of public health pesticides

Looking back over one hundred issues of PPC, it’s clear that the products in our toolkits have changed considerably. We asked Alex Wade, from member company PelGar International, to look back at rodenticides and insecticides over the last century.

04 August 2020

BPCA position statement on remote monitoring for rodent management

Digital monitoring for pest activity appears in lists of services offered by pest management companies across the world. But what will the impact of remote monitoring have on the level of service a company provides?

04 August 2020

Current pest proofing products: applications and limitations

Following on from his demonstration at PPC Live 2020 in Harrogate, Pestology’s Gulliver Hill talks to PPC about all things proofing.

04 August 2020

PESTWATCH: Delusional parasitosis and cable bugs

In this PestWatch, we take a look at pests that aren’t real. What is delusional parasitosis and how do we deal with it?

04 August 2020

Ask the technical team August 2020

Nuisance neighbours, pest risk assessments, gull control licences and rodent carcasses are all covered in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

04 August 2020

Invasive pest fears for British Museum due to Covid-19 lockdown

Priceless exhibits risk being damaged by invasive insects, due to an absence of visitors during lockdown, the British Museum has warned.

03 August 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.

24 July 2020

Free rodenticide resistance testing service resumes: Appeal to pest controllers for samples

Chairman Dr Alan Buckle calls for tail samples of freshly killed rats and mice from pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers who think they may have resistance problems.

09 July 2020

BPCA helps put auditors straight on insecticide usage requirements for public health pest management

BPCA has had reports of auditors incorrectly asking pest professionals for Pa1 Pa6 pesticide training certificates.

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.

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01 March 2021

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Brown marmorated stink bug spotted in UK for first time

This week the Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) has been officially reported as present and active in the UK, prompting calls for pest controllers to keep an eye out and report any sighti

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03 February 2021

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HSE issues advice on Covid-19 disinfection services and warns of legal consequences

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued guidance on disinfecting using fog and mist during the Covid pandemic. All pest management companies carrying out these services should pa

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27 November 2020

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Practical rabbit management: part two

TECHNICAL | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 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 practi

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16 April 2021

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BPCA shortlisted for Association Excellence Awards 2021

BPCA is delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted in three different categories at the Association Excellence Awards (AEA). The Association Excellence Awards recognise and c

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16 April 2021

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VIDEO: Managing bees in pest control environments

As a pest management technician, understanding when and how to deal with bees can be a challenge. In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at bee behaviour, identification and control options which

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14 April 2021

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Grain store pest protection webinar - register now!

BPCA member Lodi UK will host their first ever webinar to advise growers, agronomists, and pest controllers on the latest best practice on effective grain store pest protection. What

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