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08 March 2021

UPDATED: Free Covid-19 lateral flow tests for asymptomatic key workers

In an effort to overcome the pandemic, the UK government has announced free Covid-19 lateral flow tests (LFT) for people without coronavirus symptoms.

05 March 2021

Cleankill’s Gold renewal proves dedication to staff

BPCA member Cleankill Pest Control is celebrating after retaining its Investors in People Gold Award gold accreditation.

03 March 2021

PestExtra 2021 - what not to miss

PestExtra is coming up this month, so here's what not to miss at the biggest digital pest management event of the year!

02 March 2021

New bait station controls all main ant species

BPCA member Bayer has launched a new palatable ant bait which is now available to control all major ant species in the UK.

02 March 2021

RRAG appoints new chairperson

Dr Matthew Davies takes over as Rodenticide Resistance Action Group chair, as Dr Alan Buckle steps down from his ten-year stint.

02 March 2021

Free tests from CRRU for rodenticide resistance testing

Pest management professionals urged to help create accurate national picture of rodenticide resistance in light of latest resistance trends.

01 March 2021

Brown marmorated stink bug spotted in UK for first time

An invasive stink bug has been found in England, prompting calls for pest controllers to keep an eye out and report any sightings.

26 February 2021

Professional Pest Controller issue 102 (PPC102) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 102 is out now and available to read online for free. The first issue of 2021 is jam-packed with content for you to get your teeth into. The PestExtra 2021 showguide is front and centre, with a full seminar

26 February 2021

Be a man of more words - Chief Exec's viewpoint

BPCA Chief Executive, Ian Andrew, reflects on the stresses of 2020 and how we should ask for support when we need it.

26 February 2021

Natural England: Gull control licence screening explained

In PPC102 David Brown, Senior Adviser for Bird Licensing at Natural England, talks about what has changed this year to make the licensing process fit for purpose.

26 February 2021

Breaking resistance with Selontra®

PPC chatted with Helen Ainsworth, from BPCA member company and Selontra’s manufacturer, BASF to find out what the deal is with this new rodenticide.

26 February 2021

CRRU and stewardship: crunch time

As we pass the five-year mark of rodenticide stewardship, BPCA’s Communications Officer Kat Shaw takes a look at where the regime is at and where it’s going.

26 February 2021

Opinion: Cholecalciferol - the new kid in the block

PPC magazine caught up with Dave Archer and asked him for his thoughts on cholecalciferol, actives from times gone by and the future of rodenticides.

26 February 2021

Bird mites: complex and confusing

Professor Olivier Sparagano, Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at the City University of Hong Kong, shares with PPC how to correctly identify your arthropod pests to create an effective treatment strategy.

26 February 2021

Fruit flies: Horizon 2020 project addresses major invasive pests

In this article, Nikos T Papadopoulos writes about the threat to fresh fruit and vegetable production from invasive species and how a new project aims to plug a research gap on fruit flies in Europe.

26 February 2021

VIDEO: Pest management Codes of Best Practice explained

In this video, Natalie looks at why Codes of Best Practice are important and how following them can benefit your business.

25 February 2021

PestWatch: Rodents and glue boards

With all eyes on control measures for glue boards, BPCA Technical Officer Natalie Bungay gives PPC102 a glue board refresher.

25 February 2021

Opinion: Let's ban glue boards

In PPC102 Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for Pest Solutions, asks if we should defend the use of glue boards in pest control.

25 February 2021

Meet the member: Personal development is more than words

In this article, BPCA’s Comms Officer Kat Shaw speaks to Paul Allman from Problem Solved Pest Control, about personal development and the path to professionalism.

25 February 2021

Bayer to sell Environmental Science division

Bayer has announced it is divesting its Environmental Science Professional business, including its pest management portfolio, in order to focus on core Crop Science work.

24 February 2021

Level up with the new CAT

We’ve launched a new accreditation for pest professionals who have passed their Level 2 Award and want to demonstrate their advanced industry experience.

23 February 2021

Speed baiting training from BASF a hit

The launch of the new BASF rodenticide Selontra has seen over 800 pest controllers pass an online training course to use the product.

19 February 2021

Bayer to host virtual stand at PestExtra 2021

Bayer are hosting a 360° virtual stand for PestExtra, our three-day event in March, with a 3D stand that helps you interact with new Bayer products.

19 February 2021

UPDATED: Furloughing pest management workers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS)

Covid-19 has made furlough the HR word of the moment in the UK, but what is it and how does it work for your pest management business?

18 February 2021

Sri-Lankan based Exterminators Ltd win Covid-19 award

BPCA Observer members The Exterminators Ltd, based in Sri Lanka, won a Gold Award at Restart Sri Lanka Resilience Awards 2020.

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31 March 2021

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Postponement of approval expiry dates for renewals of 8 active substances

HSE has agreed a postponement of the approval expiry dates for eight active substances which were due to lapse within the next six months.  Under the GB Biocidal Products Regulation, where

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26 February 2021

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Professional Pest Controller issue 102 (PPC102) out now

CONTENTS | PPC102 MARCH 2021 Professional pest controller magazine issue 102 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or d

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12 January 2021

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BPCA asks health secretary for pest professionals to get Covid-19 vaccine

BPCA has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ask that pest professionals and other key workers are prioritised appropriately for the Covid-19 vaccine. Ian Andr

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06 April 2021

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VIDEO: Digital Forum 8 - Syngenta providing the right support for PCOs

In this video, Daniel Lightfoot talks about Syngenta's business aims and how the right technology can provide additional support for pest control technicians.  The British Pest Control Ass

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06 April 2021

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VIDEO: Digital Forum 8 - Cluster and other small fly control

In this video Paul Westgate, Veritas Pest Consultancy, talks about fly identification, biology and control.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events s

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06 April 2021

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VIDEO: Digital Forum 8 - Pest surveying techniques and customer communication

In this video, Matt from Lodi UK gives a presentation on things to consider when carrying out a pest management survey.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free e

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