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31 May 2022

PestEx 2022: PestEx in numbers

A round-up in PPC107 of the key statistics and figures to come out of PestEx 2022: the pest management show.

31 May 2022

Should the pest management sector be licensed?

At PestEx 2022, a panel took part in a discussion titled 'Licensing is coming: look busy'. Here are the highlights.

31 May 2022

Three decades in wildlife management

At PestEx in March, Paul Butt gave a seminar on his experience working in the pest control field, with a focus on the highs, the lows and some examples of cases he worked on.

31 May 2022

Infographic: Techie legal toolbox

Here’s a quick rundown of the most important pieces of pest management legislation you need to keep up-to-date with.

31 May 2022

How regulated is pest management in the UK?

PPC asked Senior Regulatory Manager Dawn Kirby from BPCA member company Rentokil to look at current regulation and speculate on what may change.

31 May 2022

PestWatch: Field mice control

In this issue of PestWatch, guest author Chris Parmiter from BPCA Consultant Member company Pesttrain clarifies the legal nuances of controlling field mice in the UK.

31 May 2022

Accreditation standards in focus: Pest risk assessments

In this new series, Grahame Turner from BPCA Consultant member company PestAcuity, will turn his attention to pest risk assessments.

31 May 2022

Reporting pest control incidents

In the UK, there are paths available for the purpose of reporting incidents that occur and being aware of how to report correctly will benefit the whole pest control sector.

31 May 2022

Ask the technical team June 2022

Field mice, glue traps ban, codes of best practice and rising prices for pest control products are all addressed in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

31 May 2022

Opinion: Who do you think you are?

Regular PPC writer Alex Wade from Wade Environmental is back – and this time he's talking through the opportunities licensing could bring.

31 May 2022

Am I covered? Making the diversification leap

Peter Knowles, Director at animal-related industries insurance broker Cliverton, looks at the opportunities of diversifying pest control services and the importance of managing the associated risks.

31 May 2022

Know your numbers: figuring out finances for your pest control business

We asked the owner of Blu Bookkeeping, Julie Holland MICB, to give PPC readers a handy guide to SME business finance. 

31 May 2022

Inflation and pest control: Time to put up prices?

BPCA's Scott Johnstone looks at the cost of living crisis and how it’s likely to affect pest management this year. Spoiler – you probably want to reconsider your pricing structure. 

31 May 2022

Benefit in focus: Lobbying and public affairs

What is lobbying? How does it work? And what is BPCA doing to promote meaningful change in the pest management sector?

30 May 2022

Interview: Between two presidents

At the time of writing, BPCA was saying goodbye to one president and introducing a new one. At PestEx, PPC caught up with then President Phil Halpin and President-Elect Chris Cagienard.

30 May 2022

Interview: Come fly with me!

Pest professional Mark Bower spoke to PPC about his time ‘down under’ and the wealth of overseas opportunities for pest controllers willing to step out of their comfort zones.

30 May 2022

TechAssure: Virtual assessment of practical skills and knowledge

In PPC107, Training and Development Manager Karen Dawes explains TechAssure and the gaps it helps fill for newly qualified technicians.

30 May 2022

New member benefit: Health & safety support and consultation service

The BPCA team can now support you with any health and safety-related questions you have about your pest control businesses.

30 May 2022

Member benefit: Marketing communications support and consultation service

Our in-house team understands the pest management sector and makes bespoke industry-specific recommendations that other marketing agencies won’t.

30 May 2022

New member benefit: 10% off at B&Q with free TradePoint cards

BPCA has teamed up with TradePoint to offer BPCA members 10% off almost everything at B&Q/TradePoint, in-store and online.

26 May 2022

Trade body’s 10 top tips to defend your fabrics from moths

Ventilating wardrobes and vacuum packing clothes are among the tips on protecting clothes and textiles from moths.

25 May 2022

Case study: Harmonix Rodent Paste helps PCO's in tricky situations 

Press release: Bayer Environmental Science talk to Lewis Clarke, LRC Environmental, about the benefits of using Harmonix Rodent Paste.

25 May 2022

Guidance for professional users of Plant Protection Products

If you use professional plant protection products as part of your work, or if you have professional PPPs applied by a third party on your behalf, then you must notify Defra.

25 May 2022

New Asian hornet identification guidance out now

A technical awareness and reporting guidance document on identifying Asian hornets has been published by BPCA and Bounty Consultancy Services.

25 May 2022

The future of glue boards in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

May 2022 update: The Glue Traps (Offences) Act has received Royal Assent in England. We’ve had questions from members in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland about what the legislation means for them.

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01 July 2022

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Festival invites pest techs to combat UK’s spiralling rat population

As part of this year’s Northumbrian Water Innovation Festival, Data and AI specialist Aiimi will host a hackathon to address one of the water industry’s most pressing challenges: rat infestations. 

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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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06 June 2022

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BPCA launches 3D assessment on World Pest Day 2022

Today on World Pest Day we're launching a virtual competency assessment, to help newly qualified pest technicians prove they can put their knowledge and skills into practice.

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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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01 July 2022

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VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - What's the future for pest qualifications?

In this video, British Pest Control Association's Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, discusses considerations for the future of pest control qualifications.

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