Pests news from BPCA

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.

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

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17 September 2020

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Guidance on test and trace procedures for pest management companies

BPCA has released a free guidance document for pest professionals considering implementing a test and trace procedure during the Covid-19 pandemic. Download now With the easing of so

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10 September 2020

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SURVEY: Help us change licences for gull control in 2021 and beyond

After a challenging year for gull control in England, BPCA is asking the pest management community to help us make the process for getting a licence better. BPCA has the opportunity to positive

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05 August 2020

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The UK pest landscape and the quiet revolution

TECHNICAL | PPC100 August 2020 In our 100th edition of PPC, regular contributor Clive Boase reviews how far the pest management industry has come since PPC first launched and, critically,

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25 September 2020

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New business support measures announced by Chancellor

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new business support measures that pest management companies may be able to take advantage of after the furlough scheme ends this month. Chancellor Rishi Su

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24 September 2020

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Interested in taking part in the Kickstart job scheme?

BPCA is considering becoming an intermediary for the Government's Kickstart scheme and is looking for member companies to register their interest in being involved. The Kickstart Sch

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24 September 2020

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UPDATED: Advice for pest professionals operating during Covid-19 pandemic

This article is not a replacement for the guidance given by medical professionals nor official advice provided by the UK Government on Covid-19. You must always follow the latest Government adv

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