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01 March 2022

Professional Pest Controller issue 106 (PPC106) out now


Professional pest controller magazine issue 106 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.

PPC106 is out now, and it's a bumper issue, with our PestEx 2022 show guide and our Annual Report 2021. We also take a look at more animal welfare issues, with pieces from Chris Cagienard and Ian Andrew.

Plus we have an article on physical and mental wellbeing from Combat Pest Control, our Head of Technical tackles environmental risk assessments and PPC talks to Rob Long about volunteering for BPCA. And don't forget to check out the training and events calendars!



Editorial: The busiest start to a year - ever!

PPC editors Scott Johnstone and Dee Ward-Thomspon talk about the massive year ahead for pest management. Read >

Pests in politics: Winter 2021-22

Pests in politics winter 2021

A regular feature to keep you in the loop on what's happening regarding pest management in UK Parliament and the devolved administrations. Read >

Pest in the press: Winter 2021

Our regular PPC magazine feature, taking a look at public relations and how BPCA works with the press to educate the public about pest awareness. Read >

A dog’s dinner? New label conditions on ‘robustness’ of rodenticide bait boxes


Changes required by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to instructions on rodenticide product labels have significant implications for users in pest control, farming and gamekeeping. Read > 

Ask the technical team March 2022

Delusional parasitosis, wasp nest legalities, roadkill and live capture trap dispatch are looked at in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team. Read >

Pests vs Public health: Animal welfare paper review

Regular PPC contributor Chris Cagienard, Managing Director of BPCA member Pest Solutions, reviews the paper on the assessment of common rat management methods and related welfare impacts. Read >

Public health vs Pests: Medical problems and infections from pests


PPC asked Dr Alex Kew from University College London Hospitals to look at the public health risks that arise from common pests to better educate and protect our clients. Read >

Opinion: When is a pest not a pest?

BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew talks through what makes a pest a pest, and gives tips for professionals looking to help protect their toolkits from these challenges. Read >

Environmental Risk Assessments and how to deal with them


In this article BPCA Head of Technical, Dee Ward-Thompson, takes it back to basics and explains what ERAs are and why it’s important to carry them out. Read >

Public health and safety bird control licences in the UK

Take a look at our handy table to see the status of the various public health and safety wildlife licences in the UK. Read >

A six-pack in 75 days? Healthier routines for pest professionals


Michael Coates, co-founder of Combat Pest Control, is a military veteran passionate about promoting psychological and physical health in the pest management community. Read >

Meet the member: Channel your pest control passion

Rob Long is the founder and owner of Sabre Kent Pest Control, and former BPCA Board member. He spoke to PPC about his time on BPCA Committees and why you should volunteer. Read >

BPCA Annual Report 2021

A look back at all BPCA and our members have achieved together in 2021. Read >

President's Report: It's time to thrive

BPCA President Phil Halpin sums up 2021 in his final annual report update as President of the Association. Read >

Treasurer's report: Your Association. Your Passion.


Mark Williams, Honorary Treasurer on BPCA's Executive Board, assesses the Association's finances for 2021 with optimism for the year ahead. Read >

Annual report: 2021 Committee reports


Our two long-running committees and our two new committees, run by member volunteers, gave an update for the BPCA annual report. Read >

INFOGRAPHIC: 2021 in numbers

It's been another great year for BPCA, with new committees and award wins. Check out the key figures from our 2021 annual report. Read >

PestEx show guide out now


Want to know what's going on at the UK's biggest pest management show? We have all the latest news and updates here! Read >

Source: PPC106

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