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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10 June 2022

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How to identify ‘things that go buzz’

As summer approaches, and ‘sting season’ sets in, experts at a national trade body are urging gardeners to learn more about ‘things that go buzz’.

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06 June 2022

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Daera reopen Northern Ireland Wild Bird Licence Consultation

Daera/Northern Ireland Environment Agency is currently considering the wild bird general licences for 2022/2023 and beyond.

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23 May 2022

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Monkeypox, rats and pest control – should we be concerned?

Twenty cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the UK. News publications have pointed at rats as a vector for the disease.

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05 July 2022

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VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Accidental imports of venomous spiders

In this video Chris Woodard discusses some common species of spider that could be accidentally imported into the UK and talks through his own experiences.

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01 July 2022

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Grand opening of Chichester PestFix storefront a success

Press release: With local residents, business and the pest control industry in attendance PestFix are delighted to have officially opened their first of its kind storefront in Chichester, West Sussex.

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01 July 2022

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VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Invasive Asian hornet: identifying and reporting

In this video Martin Rose-King and Elliott Rose-King from Bounty Pest Control talk about the work they do on Asian hornet identification and reporting, and how you can help.

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