Pests news from BPCA

07 January 2020

Human hair behind pigeon deformity

Pigeons with missing toes have fallen foul of loose strands of human hair, according to French scientists.

07 January 2020

What’s happening with bird licences?

BPCA Technical Officer Natalie Bungay gives a brief overview of the current status of bird licences for pest management across the UK.

11 December 2019

Ficam W to be withdrawn from the market

BPCA member Bayer made the announcement following a vote from the EU Biocide commission.

11 December 2019

VIDEO: Inspection and control of bed bugs

Watch back our webinar on inspection and control of tricky bed bugs. This is the second video, following on from our bed bugs basics webinar.

03 December 2019

VIDEO: Bed bug control for pest professionals

Watch back our webinar on professional bed bug control. In this first of a 2-part series, Natalie talks biology, lifecycles, public health and prevention.

12 November 2019

PestWatch: Pharaoh ants

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, looks at treatments for pharaoh ants and how options have changed over time.

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.

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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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