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30 November 2020

Professional Pest Controller issue 101 (PPC101) out now


Professional pest controller magazine issue 101 is out now and available to read online for free.

The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF   or you can join our Affiliate Scheme and request a hard copy.

With Covid-19 fresh in our minds, we take a closer look at pest-to-people pathogens: zoonosis. The second part of the PPC Covid-19 impact study is published, and PestExtra - the online pest management show, is launched in full. We take a closer look at Bed bug surveys in this months PestWatch, and guest writer David Archer is back for more rabbit control support. 

Plus we have business support articles on print advertisingtenders that go wrong and the new BPCA Registered category of Master Technician. The BPCA draft strategy for 2021 onwards is lovelily teased in this issue for members to feedback on. 



BPCA President Philip Halpin.  More >

Introducing PestExtra 2021 

PestExtra Registration open

PestEx 2021 has moved to 2022. Instead of being upset about it, BPCA has decided to launch an all-new digital event to connect us all safely during the pandemic. More >

Caught out in the countryside: Part 2

Dave Archer jumps straight into the practicalities of controlling rabbits. More >

Pest-to-people pathogens

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Dr Adrienne Mackintosh shares her knowledge of zoonoses with PPC readers so we can better assess the risks. More >

The zoo of infections

Professor Mark Viney discusses the infections residing in pest rodents and the implications for vector control. More >

PESTWATCH: Bed bugs: fail to prepare, prepare to Fail

Dee Ward-Thompson takes a look at why bed bugs are so difficult to control and what pest technicians can do to reduce the risk of failed treatments. More >

Dust still does for wasps

Tim Peeling analyses the results of a summer wasp study.  More >

Ask the technical team

Your questions, tackled.  More >

Stop the rise of super rats

BASF offers suggestions on keeping on top of resistance issues. More >

Love me tender?

Robert Harris advises on how to benefit from failed contract bids. More >

Brexit means ...erm 

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Scott Johnstone ponders on the UK’s looming divorce from the EU – and its impact on pest management. More >

Covid-19 impact study: where are we now?

BPCA repeated April’s study, and PPC presents the findings. More >

Print is dead. Long live print.

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Andrew Pearce reminds us of just how critical print promotions can be to the success of your business. More >

BPCA draft strategy 2021-20xx

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BPCA’s proposed way forward – and the chance for the membership to help define the details. More >

It’s a dog’s life with Cape SPC

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Luke Jones talks about going from life in the British Army to hitting the road with working dogs. More >

Meet your new Board members

We spoke to them about their reasons for throwing their hats into the ring and what they hope to achieve. More >

If you’ve got it, flaunt it!

Karen Dawes explains what you need to do if you want to carry the new black BPCA Registered card. More >


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