Pests news from BPCA

06 March 2018

Ask the Technical Team March 2018

When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our experienced technical team. We’ve rounded up a couple of the best questions we’ve had in the last few months, so everyone can benefit from the advice.

28 February 2018

New pest advice blog launched for pest awareness week - PestAware

BPCA's new consumer-facing blog has launched. PestAware provides domestic and commercial pest advice, encouraging potential clients to use the find a pest controller tool.

26 February 2018

Pest Awareness Week kicks off with war on litter to tackle rodent numbers

BPCA is urging the public to be mindful of the link between pests and litter as part of a week-long event to raise awareness of the issue of species such as rats and mice in public spaces.

02 February 2018

Pest controllers updated about rodenticide resistance concerns

A new study by Reading University has identified "the massive extent of L120Q resistance across the whole of central southern England." Co-author Dr Colin Prescott explains that L120Q is the most severe form of rodenticide resistance identified to da

16 January 2018

Have your say: Consultation on proposed enforcement for the Invasive Alien Species Regulation

Defra has opened consultation of a proposed enforcement regime for the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation in England and Wales.

17 November 2017

New York Rat Safari

Andy Beckmann organises one of the largest pest management trade shows in Europe, Pest-Protect. While researching other trade-shows around the world, Andy has seen many weird and wonderful things. In this guest article, Andy tells us about his advent

17 November 2017

Don’t get replaced by a robot pest controller!

We’ve been talking about new technology in pest management lots over the last few issues. BPCA Technical Manager, Dee Ward-Thompson investigates how we best protect our profession with the impending age of automation on the horizon.

16 November 2017

Pest control while protecting our bats

All UK bat species eat insects and as such do play a part in insect pest control in the UK – a single bat can eat thousands of insects each night. Bats are also considered to be one of our bio-indicator species – where there is a healthy bat populati

16 November 2017

Back to basics: effective control of stubborn mouse infestations

Many of us will have come across those stubborn, hard to control infestations. Pest Solutions (Glasgow) technical lead, Chris Cagienard makes the case for getting back to basics with mouse control.

16 November 2017

Pest control in space

Pest controllers are no strangers to alien invasive species. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi due to hit our screens in December, we’ve received some amusing requests for practical guidance for pest technicians interested in taking their trade intergala

16 November 2017

Ask the Technical Team November 2017

Being the leading association for pest management in the UK means that you get a lot of professional pest control questions piling up in your inbox.

16 November 2017

Pestwatch: Technical help for professional pest controllers

Our technical team is out and about all over the country, and they always have their ear to the ground. This is what they think you need to look out for between November and February.

08 November 2017

New rules in Ireland greatly curtail continuous use of rodenticides in ‘Permanent Baiting Programmes’

Following the recent EU Review of anticoagulant rodenticide active substances, new rules on the use of the permanent baiting technique have been adopted across Ireland.

07 November 2017

BeeWatch to launch in December

BeeWatch is an App based, alerting system that links pesticide users and beekeepers together to protect the last ‘managed’ pollinator.

07 November 2017

Outbreak of plague in Madagascar

The World Health organisation (WHO) has delivered millions of doses of antibiotics to fight the outbreak of plague, which has already claimed the lives of 33 people.

07 November 2017

Termites in the Midlands?

BPCA member, CSS Pest Services, identified a small colony, initially thought to contain up to 30 termites, during a routine inspection. After seeking confirmation from an entomologist, the termites were identified as Kalotermitidae, more commonly kno

04 October 2017

Confirmed: Asian Hornets in Devon

An invasive species of hornet has been sighted at an apiary in Devon.

13 September 2017

Macro-scale eradication; the only way to be sure?

Simon Forrester investigates whether or not complete eradication of a species is the only way to preserve public health, and the hidden impacts of wiping out a pest organism.

13 September 2017

Rats underfoot; drainage engineer or pest control technician?

What do you do when you suspect a rodent’s route of entry is from a flaw in the inaccessible pipes beneath your feet? We asked drainage expert, Mick Grant from BPCA Associate Member company, MG Drainage, to give us an insight into the potentially dra

13 September 2017

Pests on holiday

Do you struggle to leave work at home when you go away on holiday? Rather be doing a bit of pest management than topping up the tan? No, we don’t either. Regardless, we press on... Here are PPC’s top holiday pests you may (or may not) fancy wrestling

13 September 2017

Skunk hits the senses in Surrey

A professional pest controller had to do a double take - and take a deep breath - after coming face-to-face with a skunk in Surrey.

13 September 2017

Ask the Technical Team September 2017

Being the leading association for pest management in the UK means that you get a lot of professional pest control questions piling up in your inbox. When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our experienced tech

13 September 2017

A site survey for sore eyes: external urban pest control

What happens when your survey shows evidence of rats, badgers, deer, foxes and even slowworms? Gary Williams from Urban Wildlife investigates.

13 September 2017

That’s newts to me

Jonathan Walker from BPCA Member company, Eradipest, expected a straightforward rodent problem. However, his site survey revealed that rats weren’t the only species that had made themselves at home.

13 September 2017

Pestwatch

Tips and tricks from the BPCA technical team to see you through the last bit of the year’s pest problems.

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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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20 January 2021

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VIDEO: Principles of gull control for pest professionals

In this video Natalie talks about the legislative and licensing requirements when considering appropriate gull control measures. This video is intended for those working in the pest management

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20 January 2021

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Rodenticide Resistance Action Group updates guidance

Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG) has released updated papers on resistance in both the Norway Rat and House Mouse.  The guidance provides a summary of the informa

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19 January 2021

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Spotta announces team growth and new product testing

PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Spotta Smart Pest Systems has capped a strong first year of commercial operations with accelerated product development and market reach for 2021. To sup

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