Pests news from BPCA

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

Mild winter boosts UK rat population

Rats are thriving across the UK, with numbers increasing year on year, due to milder winters.

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.

07 January 2020

Mystery entomologist rates ant emojis

An entomologist has given the pest management world the content we were looking for: a fun analysis of ant emojis.

11 December 2019

Ficam W to be withdrawn from the market

BPCA member Bayer made the announcement following a vote from the EU Biocide commission.

11 December 2019

VIDEO: Inspection and control of bed bugs

Watch back our webinar on inspection and control of tricky bed bugs. This is the second video, following on from our bed bugs basics webinar.

03 December 2019

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.

12 November 2019

PestWatch: Pharaoh ants

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, looks at treatments for pharaoh ants and how options have changed over time.

09 October 2019

Rat lungworm’s sluggish journey to Europe

Scientists are looking into the spread of rat lungworm to several popular European holiday destinations.

13 September 2019

CONSULTATION: Wild birds general licence survey launched by Defra

The environment Secretary has launched a public survey as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England.

23 August 2019

Flying insects in hospitals carry 'superbug' germs

A study, co-authored by Killgerm's Dr Matthew Davies, finds 90% of insects in hospitals carry potentially harmful bacteria.

23 August 2019

Ask the technical team August 2019

Our technical team tackle bee nests, reporting and delusional parasitosis in this issue.

23 August 2019

A birds-eye view of general licences

Since April this year, it’s been all hands on deck in the pest management world, getting to grips with changes in bird control licences and the way we manage pest birds.

23 August 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: General licence decision tree 2019

Need a hand figuring out whether you're covered by the new general licences or if you need to apply for an individual licence? Take a look at our infographic.

23 August 2019

PestWatch: Silverfish and grey silverfish

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, investigates silverfish and grey silverfish, and the difference in control approaches.

23 August 2019

Best practice or Balderdash?

BPCA Board Members debunk some best practice myths that might be putting the operation of your pest management business at risk.

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17 June 2021

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UK government confirms plans to ban rodent glue boards completely

The government has issued details on the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill to crack down on “inhumane rodent traps”.

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01 June 2021

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Case study: Technology at heart of pest control company

A Bayer case study showing Amicus embracing technology as part of an integrated pest control approach.

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12 May 2021

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Defra look to restrict glue traps for pest control in action plan for Animal Welfare

Today (12 May), the Government has published an action plan for animal welfare which includes the promise to support legislation to restrict the use of glue traps.

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23 September 2021

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VIDEO: Cluster fly pest control

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at the biology of cluster flies and the control options open to professional pest controllers.

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22 September 2021

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Insect-O-Cutor launches new third generation PlusZap for flying insects

Insect-O-Cutor, a Pelsis brand, has launched a new product to control flying insects in indoor, commercial environments.

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16 September 2021

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HSE ventilation advice for returning office workers

Fresh air supply is key to a safe working environment, as pandemic continues, says Health and Safety Executive.

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