Pests news from BPCA

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.

25 March 2020

Pelgar warns of increase in pests during lockdown

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

25 March 2020

Pest control critical to sustain public health during Covid-19 crisis

Press release: Urgent action required to ensure pest control management can continue to be administered in the Covid-19 pandemic

25 March 2020

BPCA key worker lobbying on BBC radio

BBC Radio host talks to callers about pest management during Covid lockdown.

17 March 2020

Tetramethrin classification changes

Tetramethrin, the active ingredient in some insecticidal products, has been classified as a category 2 carcinogen.

13 March 2020

How to apply for gull licence as deadline approaches

BPCA is advising all members that they should apply for their individual licences for gull control in good time for breeding season.

12 March 2020

Pest photograph competition winner announced

BPCA announced the winner of the #BestPestPic2020 competition at PPC Live.

06 March 2020

Rodenticide regime calls for no exceptions, bad apples or excuses

The first two years with all stewardship elements in place have seen "stubbornly intractable" rodenticide residues in barn owls, says the 2019 Annual Report from the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

05 March 2020

Scotland: three new general licences announced

Scottish Natural Heritage has released three new general licences for bird control.

04 March 2020

CRRU study appeals for tail tip samples

Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use issues appeal for tail samples in fight against rodenticide resistance.

03 March 2020

#BestPestPic2020 shortlist announced!

Our photo competition to find the best picture of public health pest control enters the next stage. Find out who made it!

28 February 2020

Storms will drive pests into homes says PelGar

BPCA member PelGar says that the back-to-back battering of the UK by storm fronts and widespread flooding is likely to drive pests into human areas.

26 February 2020

Spring Queening: On the trail of Asian hornets in Guernsey

Elliott Rose-King talks to PPC about a recent fact-finding visit to the ACLMS team at the States of Guernsey Government.

26 February 2020

PestWatch: What’s ticking off your dog?

Dee Ward-Thompson investigates a type of tick you might not have come across yet but is slowly becoming more prevalent in the UK.

26 February 2020

Guess Whose Poo

Poo identification guide for pest management professionals.

13 February 2020

GENERAL LICENCES: six licences reissued for control of wild birds

Six general licences reissued in England on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 August 2020.

06 February 2020

BIG BIRD WRAP-UP: General and individual licences for bird control in the UK

This quick view page will give you all the headline information and latest updates on general and individual licences in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

30 January 2020

FAQ: Lesser black-backed and herring gull licensing

An FAQ regarding the Lesser Black-Backed Gull and Herring Gull bird control licensing changes.

30 January 2020

Natural England releases details of new bird control licensing arrangements for herring gulls and lesser black-backed gulls

Natural England has today released details of licensing arrangements for lesser black-backed and herring gulls.

29 January 2020

New licences for Lesser black-backed and Herring gull released tomorrow – England

Natural England (NE) has confirmed that new bird licences for the control of the Lesser black-backed gull and Herring gulls will be released tomorrow (30 January 2020).

28 January 2020

VIDEO: Environmental risk assessments and non-toxic pest control

Watch back our video on the key points to consider when conducting an Environmental Risk Assessment to include non-chemical control.

28 January 2020

PestAware: Tips for attracting red squirrels

With red squirrels in decline for decades, Millbry Hill's Kathryn Eccles gives her advice for encouraging more of this native species into your garden.

08 January 2020

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 in the registration process.

07 January 2020

Pest advice for controlling Mice

Can you hear the pitter-patter of tiny footsteps behind the skirting? Does Tom keep bringing Jerry in from the garden?

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.

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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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27 November 2020

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Infection and immunity in wild rodents - the zoo of infections

TECHNICAL | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 Covid-19, Ebola and HIV originated in animals. The Covid-19 pandemic in particular has rightly refocused our attention to the infections of wild animals. P

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27 November 2020

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PESTWATCH: Bed bugs - fail to prepare, prepare to fail

TECHNICAL | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 In this PestWatch, BPCA Technical Manager Dee Ward-Thompson takes a look at why bed bugs are so difficult to control and what pest technicians can do to re

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13 January 2021

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Brexit: Post-transition readiness for businesses

Following the end of the Brexit transition period, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released advice for businesses on the new rules.  BPCA recommends ev

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13 January 2021

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Free Covid-19 lateral flow tests for asymptomatic key workers

In an effort to overcome the pandemic, the UK government has announced free Covid-19 lateral flow tests (LFT) for people without coronavirus symptoms.  The tests can return results in 30 m

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12 January 2021

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Fly control essential for food businesses, says Rentokil

BPCA member company Rentokil has highlighted the dangers of fly infestations in food environments, and the harm this can cause to businesses. The company said that flies are one of the mo

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