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01 September 2021

HSE call for evidence on lead ammunition

Pest professionals are being asked to provide information to the Health and Safety Executive, relating to the use of lead ammunition in the UK.

27 August 2021

VIDEO: Live capture trapping

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at what pest controllers need to consider when using live capture traps.

27 August 2021

LNPS to offer golden handshake to new recruits

Qualified pest technicians are being offered a golden handshake of £1000 by London-based BPCA member LNPS to help with labour shortage.

23 August 2021

Professional Pest Controller issue 104 (PPC104) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 104 is out now and available to read online for free.

23 August 2021

Animal Welfare Action Plan and pest management

On 12 May, the government published an action plan for animal welfare which has implications for the whole pest management sector.

23 August 2021

The glue board ban in New Zealand

PPC magazine asked Peter Barry from the Pest Management Association of New Zealand (PMANZ) to recap the story of their 2015 ban.

23 August 2021

The elephant in the glue trap

PPC Editor Scott Johnstone looks at the motivations behind animal welfare reforms and speculates how the industry might have to adapt.

23 August 2021

Opinion: Glue board ban and the failure to self-regulate

In PPC104 Henry Mott, former president of CEPA, takes a step back to look at the ramifications of the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill.

23 August 2021

Opinion: There's nothing evil about me

Is there such a thing as humane pest control? Alex Wade of member company Wade Environmental investigates for PPC104.

23 August 2021

Opinion: We should be animal welfare activists

We need to fully engage with this process of heightened animal welfare awareness, says Chris Cagienard.

23 August 2021

Don't bug me: non-pest insects

In PPC104 Paul Westgate, Veritas Pest Consultancy, explains how a little entomology know-how can go a long way.

23 August 2021

Rodents detect landmines, sniff out TB, find disaster victims

In PPC104 we look at rats being used to sniff out diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) in people’s saliva, or salmonella bacteria in contaminated food.

23 August 2021

Rodent baiting: techniques and terminology

In PPC104, Helen Ainsworth from BPCA member company BASF takes a back-to-basics look at rodent baiting strategies.

23 August 2021

PestWatch: Insects that destroy wood in buildings

In PPC104, the Property Care Association takes over our usual PestWatch feature with an introduction to wood-destroying insect pests.

23 August 2021

The BPCA Standard: what does it take to be a BPCA member?

In PPC104, Dee Ward-Thompson explains why we think that BPCA membership is still the highest pest management standard a company can meet.

20 August 2021

Ask the technical team August 2021

Field mice, bait box tampering, relocating wasps and reporting misuse of amateur pesticides are tackled in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

20 August 2021

18 months on: essential pest management

In a reflection on what we’ve learned from the pandemic, PPC magazine grabbed a few BPCA Executive Board members for a quick roundtable interview on the subject

20 August 2021

Member benefit in focus: Business Shield

Did you know you have a free health and safety and employment law service at your fingertips?

20 August 2021

Meet the member: To bee or not to bee

PPC magazine spoke to Ian Fuller (B.Eng) at Swarmcatcher, who has been removing and relocating live honey bees for more than a decade.

20 August 2021

Meet the member: 25 years of pest control at Des Bone

PPC magazine spoke to Ann Bone, of Des Bone Ltd, about their quarter-century journey as a pest management business.

20 August 2021

Meet the member: Next Gen Pest Tech

Jack Tully, the first apprentice pest technician at BPCA member Integrum Services, took part in a quick-fire question session with PPC.

20 August 2021

A fond farewell to Stephanie

After almost ten years of outstanding service, we said ‘farewell’ to our Finance Officer Stephanie Costopoulos at the end of July.

20 August 2021

Meet your new BPCA team members

You may have seen that we’ve had a bit of a recruitment boost at BPCA recently.

20 August 2021

Sink or swim? Keep your head above water as a non-technical pest control employee

BPCA's new course is designed specifically for people whose role does not directly involve carrying out pest control treatments.

20 August 2021

Enter the Ratrix

BPCA secures funding for 3D Competency Assessment, to bring pest control learning into the 21st century.

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18 October 2021

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SURVEY: Medical signposting for pest professionals

BPCA is working with UCLH to potentially create a service for pest professionals to signpost clients that need medical support.

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14 September 2021

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2021 National Pest Awards winners announced

BPCA members take home almost every prize at the National Pest Awards on 9 September 2021.

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03 August 2021

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Let’s keep glue boards for professionals, says BPCA

BPCA has begun its lobbying effort to keep rodent glue boards in the toolkits of pest professionals.

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18 October 2021

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SURVEY: Medical signposting for pest professionals

BPCA is working with UCLH to potentially create a service for pest professionals to signpost clients that need medical support.

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18 October 2021

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Survey and quotation template now available for members

BPCA has created an example template for a survey and quote. It's now available in the BPCA member area.

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14 October 2021

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VIDEO: Safe and legal use of air rifles in pest control

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at the legislation and processes that you need to consider when using firearms in a pest control environment.

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