Professional Pest Controller Magazine Issue 100

In this landmark 100th issue of PPC magazine, we're packed full of new pest management features. Whether you want to take a stroll into the wonderful world of rabbit control or want to get out your crystal ball and have a look at the future of pest management, we've got you covered.

Talking about cover, check out our gallery of all 100 PPC magazine covers. Plus we have infographics on how BPCA is run (which reveals our new committees) and one showing the history of public health pesticides.

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05 August 2020

GALLERY: PPC magazine all 100 covers

Take a look back at the history of Professional Pest Controller Magazine with this 100 issue special gallery.

05 August 2020

Celebrate in good times. Celebrate in bad times.

I write this while we’re still in lockdown with slow signs of coming out of it. Hopefully, by the time you read this, we’ll have regained a bit of normality – whatever that may be!

05 August 2020

Advert: Digrain C40 WP

Wettable powders don't have to be something of the past. Free high-powered LED keychain touch with every purchase. Use biocides safely.

05 August 2020

Advert: TrapMe - the future of pest control

The TrapMe system combines a powerful trap with built-in remote monitoring that allows easy access to real-time rodent kill data 24/7.

05 August 2020

The UK pest landscape and the quiet revolution

In our 100th edition of PPC, regular contributor Clive Boase reviews how far the pest management industry has come since PPC first launched and, critically, where he thinks the industry might be in another 25 years.

04 August 2020

Caught out in the countryside: Practical rabbit management:

Dave Archer, rural pest management expert talks about rabbits; their history, behaviour and biology.

04 August 2020

Control silverfish professionally

Recent years have seen a rise in silverfish infestations and they can often be hard to control due to behaviour and habitat. To allow effective control of this growing pest, it is important to be well versed in distinguishing between the many differe

04 August 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: A short history of public health pesticides

Looking back over one hundred issues of PPC, it’s clear that the products in our toolkits have changed considerably. We asked Alex Wade, from member company PelGar International, to look back at rodenticides and insecticides over the last century.

04 August 2020

BPCA position statement on remote monitoring for rodent management

Digital monitoring for pest activity appears in lists of services offered by pest management companies across the world. But what will the impact of remote monitoring have on the level of service a company provides?

04 August 2020

Current pest proofing products: applications and limitations

Following on from his demonstration at PPC Live 2020 in Harrogate, Pestology’s Gulliver Hill talks to PPC about all things proofing.

04 August 2020

PESTWATCH: Delusional parasitosis and cable bugs

In this PestWatch, we take a look at pests that aren’t real. What is delusional parasitosis and how do we deal with it?

04 August 2020

Ask the technical team August 2020

Nuisance neighbours, pest risk assessments, gull control licences and rodent carcasses are all covered in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

04 August 2020

How to start a pest management business - Get ready and plan

Kevin Higgins looks at what you should think about before leaving the day job and what you need to launch a successful pest management business.

03 August 2020

Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPCA member company Pest Solutions, shares his ideas for reengaging with clients now many of our clients are opening up their doors.

03 August 2020

Your first pest control employee: Two heads better than one?

Taking on your first employee is a landmark moment for any pest management business. It can bring in changes to procedures, policies and management style.

03 August 2020

Incentives for pest management professionals

Paul Bates, Managing Director at Cleankill Pest Control, talks about motivating and inspiring staff using incentives, beyond giving a simple paycheck.

03 August 2020

Meet the member: Rising star at Pest Solutions

BPCA’s Communications Officer Kat Shaw spoke to Gabrielle Hogg, trainee pest technician with Pest Solutions. One of the industry’s brilliant up-and-comers, we talk about her mentoring with BPCA’s Dee Ward-Thompson.

03 August 2020

Going digital: The future of BPCA forums

When Covid-19 hit the UK, it quickly became a case of ‘adapt or die’ for many businesses. BPCA was not immune to this and two of our biggest activities were interrupted: training and events.

03 August 2020

Infographic: Who runs BPCA? New committees and groups

We’ve put together this useful organisation chart so you can understand how BPCA works. You may even spot an area of the Association you’d like to volunteer your time in.

03 August 2020

First outstanding CPD Assignment certificate

In May this year, BPCA released the first in a series of new downloadable CPD assignments, giving pest controllers the opportunity to research and write about a topic to earn valuable CPD points.

03 August 2020

Advert: Maxforce Platin cockroach gel

The multi-talented cockroach gel remains active and effective for up to 12 months. Use biocide safely and sustainably. Always read the label.

03 August 2020

Advert: Online pest control training from £20

Education is the most important tool in your kit bag. Will you invest in your development this summer? Look at new virtual classroom training programmes and online eLearning.

03 August 2020

Advert: Rascal brodifacoum multi-edge blocks

The game-changer new single feed block bait. Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

03 August 2020

Advert: Solo Blox shelf life extended

Use rodenticides safely. Always read the label and product information before use. Solo Blox contain Brodifacoum.