Pests news from BPCA

10 October 2018

UPDATE: Can you permanent bait with rodenticides?

There’s been a lot of talk about whether pest controllers can legally permanently bait, and in what situations. There’s a lot of confusing information about how this works in practice, so we’ve put together a recap to help technicians.

08 October 2018

Dare you enter the House of Pests?

BPCA has created an online experience where you can step into the shoes of a pest control technician and discover household pests in a virtual home.

17 September 2018

North West Regional Forum talk: Understand our businesses better, says food industry

The food industry wants pest controllers to get to know their businesses better, according to new research, being unveiled at the next BPCA Regional Forum.

13 September 2018

RRAG publishes updated resistance guidance for the Norway rat

The Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG) has now released it's updated guidance (version 2) for Anticoagulant Resistance in the Norway Rat.

03 September 2018

An introduction to effective bird management

Bird management is a tricky but crucial arm of public health pest control and potentially a huge growth area for a professional servicing company willing to learn.

03 September 2018

Understanding behaviour for successful bird control

Anyone with experience in bird work will tell you that there’s nothing stupid about the nation’s problem birds. We investigate how understanding and controlling behaviour is key to reducing risks in this field.

03 September 2018

Birds of prey: The biological and environmentally friendly bird control

The natural approach to bird control can be extremely effective in providing the correct programme is implemented We take a look at the nuances of using birds of prey to manage bird pest species.

30 August 2018

Choosing the right tools for effective bird management

Bird control products are continually evolving. It can be hard to keep up with the latest developments and to understand which products work best in a particular situation.

30 August 2018

Top 5 Avian Pests

We’ve put together our own set of ‘top trumps’ cards with all the vital statistics and fun facts on the most common nuisance birds you’re most likely to encounter in the UK.

30 August 2018

The ultimate bird control netting guide

With an extensive choice of bird control and proofing products available, there are many factors to take into consideration when selecting the most suitable netting products for the job.

30 August 2018

PESTWATCH: Secondary infestations from birds

Continuing PPC’s round of in-depth PestWatch features, Field Officer Natalie Bungay inspects birds’ homes and finds some unwelcome guests within them.

30 August 2018

Ring-necked parakeets in buildings

Affectionately nicknamed the ‘posh pigeon’, Britain’s strangest invasive avian pest seems to be here to stay. These flamboyant rascals aren’t just targeting fruit trees...

30 August 2018

Hollywood Pests: Pest control film reviews

The release of Ant-Man and the Wasp from Marvel Studios got us thinking about high profile pests on the silver screen...

30 August 2018

Ask the technical team September 2018

Pigeons, landlords. bee and soil... just some of the latest questions that our Technical Team have been asked.

26 July 2018

40% of farmers still consider permanent rodenticide baiting essential

In a recent survey conducted by CRRU UK, permanent rodenticide baiting is still considered essential by more than 1-in-3 farmer - contrary to stewardship guidelines.

09 July 2018

RAMPS UK launch the updated 2018 Code of Good Practice and new label tags for Phostoxin® and Talunex®

Label changes in the conditions relating to the use of both Phostoxin® and Talunex® for the nonagricultural control of brown rats resulted in the UK marketing companies putting a temporary suspension on the use of both products for rodent control unt

09 July 2018

Electronic tags for anti-social invasive pests

To protect the UK’s honeybee populations, scientists have trialled electronically tagging invasive Asian Hornets.

14 June 2018

Guidance for the frequency of checking snap-break back traps available for BPCA members

BPCA has produced a guidance document to help our members decide how often they need to check their snapback/break-back traps.

14 June 2018

New Code of Best Practice: The Use of Air Guns in Pest Control

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Air Guns in Pest Control is now available to download.

04 June 2018

World Pest Day: What would the world be like without pest control?

6 June 2018 is the second ever World Pest Day. To mark the occasion, we’re imagining what would be different in a world without any pest management.

23 May 2018

Interesting rat behaviour caught on camera

Most of us get pretty upset when we see a rat stealing food from a bird table, but what if we spotted a rat eating the birds right out of the trees themselves? That's precisely the moment a photographer captured on camera in Lincolnshire.

11 May 2018

Biological and environmental factors affecting wasp numbers

A good wasp season can give the diligent pest controller a tidy profit, and so there is the temptation to rely on these returns in subsequent years. However wasp work can be a fickle game, and you could find yourself facing a tight squeeze because wa

11 May 2018

Back to Basics: Flying insect control and IPM

One day I’ll fly away… but until then, we’ll press ahead practising the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) with vigour, says Ralph Izod, Managing Director of BPCA member company Dyno-Pest.

11 May 2018

Talking to pest control customers about bees

BPCA’s newest special interest group, Beewise, has been put to work trying to take the sting out of communicating with clients about bees around the home.

10 May 2018

NYC study reveals the dangers of mice

Study finds New York mice harboured disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes.

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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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13 June 2019

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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.  The recent call for evidence demonstrated a rang

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13 September 2019

Latest news

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

Latest news

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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29 August 2019

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Remembering John Kay

It is with great sadness that we learned this week of the passing of former BPCA President, John Kay. John was a familiar face to many in the pest management industry, with a career spanning 35

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