In the November issue of Professional Pest Controller magazine (PPC89) we open our ears to advice about protecting Britain's bats. We take an in-depth look at some practical marketing tips for pest management companies and we reveal the full PPC Live programme of outdoor demonstrations and speakers. Plus much, much more... 

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20 November 2017

Everything changes but you

What a year for BPCA! I guess this is why they say the only real constant is change.

20 November 2017

Some final words, and a new chapter for BPCA

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you will know I’m leaving BPCA and the sector early in 2018 to take up a role with the National Association of Jewellers. Consequently, this is my final CE viewpoint and the last PPC magazine I’ll edit.

20 November 2017

Seven years of Simon

Simon Forrester will be leaving his role with the Association in January of next year. We thought we’d turn the tables on our departing editor and put him in the interview seat for a change.

17 November 2017

Recruit a pest controller: From posting a job to hiring a new employee

Looking at bringing a new pest management technician on board but don’t know where to start? We’ll go through the whole process and tell you all about the tools we offer to help you find your perfect new colleague.

17 November 2017

New York Rat Safari

Andy Beckmann organises one of the largest pest management trade shows in Europe, Pest-Protect. While researching other trade-shows around the world, Andy has seen many weird and wonderful things. In this guest article, Andy tells us about his advent

17 November 2017

Don’t get replaced by a robot pest controller!

We’ve been talking about new technology in pest management lots over the last few issues. BPCA Technical Manager, Dee Ward-Thompson investigates how we best protect our profession with the impending age of automation on the horizon.

17 November 2017

The death of the Yellow Pages and the rise of Shirley Temple

Telephone, telephone table, family address book, pen pot (complete with an assortment of random pens) and The Yellow Pages. My, how times have changed…

17 November 2017

New member benefit: Printshop

Print is very much alive, but it has to be used in the right way. Print is potent in maintaining brand recognition, adding significant value to customer service and, ultimately, keeping your logo (and mugshot) around long after you’ve gone.

17 November 2017

Quick marketing audits for every pest management company

We get a lot of questions about how to market your pest control business. We've found four free 15-minute marketing audits that every pest management company can do to check your brand is talking to your customers.

16 November 2017

Controlling reputation – we can’t help if we don’t know!

A first lesson of public relations is to take control of potentially bad press. Being part of a trade association is a useful, but often forgotten, mechanism to help preserve reputation.

16 November 2017

Pest control while protecting our bats

All UK bat species eat insects and as such do play a part in insect pest control in the UK – a single bat can eat thousands of insects each night. Bats are also considered to be one of our bio-indicator species – where there is a healthy bat populati

16 November 2017

PPC Live 2018: Your questions answered

BPCA Events Manager, Lauren Day, has been to her fair share of trade shows. She answers your big questions about PPC Live.

16 November 2017

PPC Live: Seminars, outdoor demonstrations and exhibitors

The full PPC Live seminar and outdoor demonstration programmes have been released! Take a look at what we've got planned.

16 November 2017

Back to basics: effective control of stubborn mouse infestations

Many of us will have come across those stubborn, hard to control infestations. Pest Solutions (Glasgow) technical lead, Chris Cagienard makes the case for getting back to basics with mouse control.

16 November 2017

Pest control in space

Pest controllers are no strangers to alien invasive species. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi due to hit our screens in December, we’ve received some amusing requests for practical guidance for pest technicians interested in taking their trade intergala

16 November 2017

Ask the Technical Team

Being the leading association for pest management in the UK means that you get a lot of professional pest control questions piling up in your inbox.

16 November 2017

Norwegian, Wood – isn’t it good? Pest management in Norway

What happens when you take a Norwegian pest technician out with you on your rounds? James Wood, a technician from Beaver Pest Control, took Rune Bratland, owner of Skadedyrservice AS, Bergen to a couple of his regular contract jobs.

16 November 2017

Pestwatch: Technical help for professional pest controllers

Our technical team is out and about all over the country, and they always have their ear to the ground. This is what they think you need to look out for between November and February.

16 November 2017

Your Association: Get involved with PPC magazine

A considerable amount of time and resources get dedicated to creating PPC magazine. Content and Communications Officer, Scott Johnstone, looks to what the future holds for PPC and how you can be involved in its development in 2018.

16 November 2017

‘Spotlight’ on Kent pest control firm after 12 months’ membership

5 in 5 with David Lacey, Director, Spotlight Pest Control (Kent)

16 November 2017

Meet the Servicing Committee Chairman

Howard Taffs, Managing Director and owner of Good Riddance Pest Control in Bristol, took over as Servicing Committee Chairman in September. We caught up with Howard to pose a few questions.

16 November 2017

Look back: North West Regional Forum

After our summer break, the BPCA events calendar is back in full swing as we head out on the road again for the rest of 2017 – beginning with the North West Regional Forum in Manchester.

16 November 2017

Our shouting is being heard! BPCA visits BRC

As you would have read in the last edition, we are now in a great position to tell everyone about the high standards that our membership is assessed against, and what it means to be a BPCA member.

16 November 2017

Is professional pest control training your competitive advantage?

How do you promote competitive advantage, particularly in a sector where most companies do the same thing? BPCA Training Development Manager, Karen Dawes, tells us her thoughts on how training can be turned into your unique selling point.