Pests news from BPCA

07 March 2019

Dealing with rodents in sensitive environments

We can become overly confident in our preferred method of rodent control and then suddenly we’re thrown a curveball. Chris Cagienard investigates the environmental considerations we need to make that influence our rodent control strategy.

07 March 2019

PESTWATCH: Foxes

When is a pest not a pest? In this in-depth PestWatch analysis, BPCA's Natalie Bungay returns to the tricky and occasionally prickly subject of Vulpes vulpes – the red fox. She’ll focus on the whens, whys and ifs of fox control.

06 March 2019

Ask the technical team March 2019

Tricky insect ID's, managing complaints and bad neighbour bed bug management questions are all in the BPCA Technical team inbox this issue.

18 February 2019

Pest control frequency calculator released exclusively for BPCA members

BPCA has created a downloadable frequency calculator to help pest management professionals select the appropriate amount of site visits per-year based on the probability and the severity of pest infestations on any given site.

11 February 2019

Code of Best Practice for Pesticide Waste condensed and updated

The BPCA Code of best practice for Pesticide waste has been updated and re-released as a condensed two-page document.

05 February 2019

VIDEO: Building the ultimate rat-proof gamebird feeder

Mike Swan from Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has produced a video that explains how his feeder design feeds birds while keeping the rats away.

05 February 2019

Amazing insect and pest photographs win Small World Competition

A stunning weevil eye, an Asian hornet’s sting and a mouse oviduct all win acclaim in Nikon’s 44th annual Small World Photomicrography Competition.

16 January 2019

Would you eat meat fed on pests?

For many, having an insect anywhere near your breakfast would be cause enough to call a pest management company. But what if your breakfast bacon had been fed on insects? Would the thought of pigs fed on cockroaches, put you off your butty?

16 January 2019

The Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) amendment order 2018

BPCA can confirm that the Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 laid before the Scottish Parliament is now in force as of 3 January 2019.

16 January 2019

Significant developments from rodenticide stewardship in 2018

CRRU UK has released it’s 2018 annual report into the state of the UK rodenticide stewardship regime.

16 January 2019

Ficam® D successfully re-approved for future use… but with caveat

Bayer has announced that Ficam® D has been reapproved by HSE. However, the new label will no longer allow for the use of this pesticide outdoors.

15 January 2019

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety updated guidance published

Issue 8 of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety is now out with an accompanying BPCA guidance document for members.

18 December 2018

PPC93 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 93 is out now and available completely for free. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (December 2018).

18 December 2018

PPC READER SURVEY: Feedback and win!

By feeding back to us, you’ll not only help make the magazine even better – you’ll be in for a chance to win a Bose SoundTouch 10 wireless bluetooth and wi-fi speaker system worth £169.95.

18 December 2018

Changes to monitoring and bait box stickers

Some rodenticide labels now refer to a requirement for labelling monitoring and bait stations with specific information. Find out exactly what needs to be on your box.

18 December 2018

Formulation focus for gel bait performance

While overall results are extremely good, understanding how different formulations work can help select the most appropriate products and help to get the best from them, reports Syngenta Technical Manager, Dr Kai Sievert.

07 December 2018

The humble cuckoo wasp solves a pest-related dispute

In this new PPC feature we delve into the travel diaries of John Lloyd, Technical Consultant and Entomologist at BPCA consultant member company, IPMIC, and ask him to tell us one of his ‘Consultant Stories’.

07 December 2018

Tiny pests in and around the home

Tiny insects which may be living in British homes and eating your client’s clothes, furniture, books and even the house itself. Entomologist, David Pinniger, shares with us some of the small but mighty pests you should keep an eye out for.

07 December 2018

Fly's eye view: Sleeping sickness control

Dr Roger Santer is looking through the eyes of a tsetse fly to ascertain how they see colour. The research will inform the effective trapping of these blood-feeding insects and help to control the spread of a deadly tropical disease in Africa.

07 December 2018

Pestwatch: Cat and dog fleas

In this in-depth PestWatch analysis, BPCA Field Officer, Natalie Bungay, investigates cat and dog fleas, paying particular attention to the sources of infestations even when a host appears absent.

07 December 2018

Micro pest macro photography

Macro photography is the process of getting extremely close to a subject to produce a photograph where the size of the subject is greater than life size.

07 December 2018

Ask the technical team December 2018

Break back traps, the law on pest control and proactive pest advice tips all features in this issues ask the technical team.

06 December 2018

Become a bed bug specialist

Chris Cagienard returns to give us an insight into adding bed bug services to your portfolio. But, as Chris describes, offering bed bug services isn’t as simple as it used to be.

06 December 2018

The case for rat blockers

Daniel Bamford, Director of Metex, explains how a properly installed rat blocker can protect your clients from reinfestation and add another potential revenue stream for professional pest controllers.

06 December 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding what the food sector wants from pest management

Bayer CropScience has teamed up with BRC to undertake a huge piece of research to help both the food and pest management sectors understand each other better.

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03 December 2019

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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. The one hour video covers five main to

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13 September 2019

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BPCA on food: open letter on the role of pest management in National Food Strategy

BPCA has written an open letter to contribute to the independent review on developing a national food strategy, commissioned by Defra. We set out our case for the inclusion of pest management provis

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13 September 2019

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CONSULTATION: Wild birds general licence survey launched by Defra

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has launched a public survey as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England. Defra is leading this review in close partne

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04 December 2019

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PestTech 2019 hits the target

In November BPCA sent a team along to PestTech 2019 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. It was a busy day, with a steady stream of delegates and around 50 exhibitors (including BP

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04 December 2019

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Scholarship announced for Leadership Program

Women and Leadership International (WLI), an organisation working to provide professional development to women for the last 15 years, has announced a £2,500 scholarship available to women

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03 December 2019

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Individual bird licences for 2019 set to expire

 A reminder to pest technicians that individual licences for bird control will expire on 31 December 2019. If current general licences do not cover your requirements, you s

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