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08 March 2018

PPC90 and PPC Live Showguide out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 90 and the PPC Live showguide are out now. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (March 2018).

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In this issue

PPC Live 2018

PPC Live QuickView

Floorplan, PPC Live explained, seminar programme, outdoor demonstrations and exhibitor profiles.

Download the full showguide

Passing Torches 

BPCA's new CEO, Ian Andrew, in conversation with outgoing CEO Simon Forrester.

Rodent Wars feature

Rodent wars mini special

Anticoagulant resistance in house mice ...a moving target 

Adrian Meyer talks us through the issue of pesticide resistance and the research being conducted.

Rodenticide concentration – the effect on resistance

Sharon Hughes considers how the proposed reduction in rodenticide concentration may impact on resistance in house mice and
Norway rats.

Anticoagulant rodenticides – changes for 2018

Our Manufacturer and Distributor Committee helps outline the upcoming changes to professional use rodenticides.

Snap back traps – new Code of Best Practice

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Break Back Traps/Snap Traps has been released.

Black death? It wasn't me

A new study suggests that rats might not be responsible for spreading the Black Death.

Clive Boase talks resistance (back to basics) at PPC Live

We catch up with Clive to find out what we should expect from his upcoming seminar.

Sell yourself to a farmer?

Ben Massey looks at the business opportunities that have been created since stewardship began.

Fluffy tales

Pestwatch: Squirrels

We asked our technical team to focus on just one pest to look out for over the coming months.

Top 5 weird and wonderful pest call-outs

Guest writer Asa Goldschmied shares some tales of daily pest management life.

Vantastic mini-feature

Your mobile workplace

Look at that van gogh!

Ben Massey talks about branding your pest control van, and the opportunity presented.

Rocket van! Pest control van safety

Dee Ward-Thompson investigates how to keep vans legal, safe and on the road.

Premium performance: master your van insurance

Scott Johnstone and Stephen Hughes help to navigate the ins and outs of van insurance.


Local authority gets unbugged

Unbugging local authority pest control

GDPR may 2018 deadline approaches – what you need to know

BPCA's Contract Sharing Network – 12 months on and counting!

A look at 2017

Back to school pest awareness

Birds and bees fly the nest

BPCA paralleled governance dates

Ask the technical team

A blow for LAMMA18

BPCA Regional Forums

Top 12 benefits of advanced skills development


We're always interested in what our members and the pest management community want to see in the magazine. If you have an idea for an article or a news story you'd like to share with BPCA - contact Scott on or call 01332 225 115

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Content and Communications Officer

8 March 2018  |  BPCA Online

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08 March 2018

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PPC90 and PPC Live Showguide out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 90 and the PPC Live showguide are out now. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (March 2018).

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07 March 2018

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PPC Live quick showguide

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20 March 2018

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Lantra withdraws approval from 'customised' rodent control on farms training

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20 March 2018

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Defra consultation on the implementation of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is seeking views on proposals for implementing the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) in the UK.

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16 March 2018

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PPC Live feedback: win an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet

If you attended PPC Live 2018, we'd like you to answer a few questions to help us improve for future years. If you provide an email address at the end of the survey, we'll enter you into a prize draw

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