In the May issue of Professional Pest Controller magazine (PPC91) we're all about the flying pests including – the ones that bother us, and the ones we should bother about! We're also focusing on the life-blood of your company: your customers. From keeping customers sweet to tip-toeing through tendering, PPC has it covered. Plus we've got out PPC Live review, the updated BPCA strategy reveiled, a PestWatch about Queen Wasps and even a game of Wasps' nest bingo to keep you ammused this summer!

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20 May 2018

PPC91 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 91 is out now and available completely for free. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (May 2018).

11 May 2018

President foreword: Let’s get strategical

Tom Homes, BPCA President looks back at what's been a good and productive few months for the British Pest Control Association.

11 May 2018

Chief Exec viewpoint: Hello world!

Welcome to my first Chief Exec viewpoint in PPC magazine. I thought I’d spend my inaugural page talking about my first impressions of the industry and what I’ve been up to since my appointment.

11 May 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: PPC Live 2018 in review

PPC Live 2018 in numbers. Take look at the feedback, stats and figures from pest controls's biggest get together this year!

11 May 2018

The big pest control get together: a look back at PPC Live 2018

Third time’s the charm for BPCA’s roaming trade show, PPC Live. With more visitors, exhibitors, and positive feedback than ever before – we’re calling it a win for everyone involved.

11 May 2018

Leave it to the professionals: Considering the bigger picture of pest control

Director of Precision Pest Management Solutions and BPCA Executive Board Member, Mike Ayers, shares his thoughts on why it’s now more important than ever for BPCA members to mobilise and consider the bigger picture of pest control.

11 May 2018

Road trip to success: BPCA Strategic Plan 2018-2020

BPCA reveal their updated strategic plan 2018-2020 which includes commentary from our Chief Exec, Ian Andrew.

11 May 2018

GET INVOLVED: PestAware the pest advice blog - working for you

BPCA’s new consumer-facing blog has launched. PestAware provides domestic and commercial pest advice, encouraging potential clients to use the Find a Pest Controller tool getting BPCA members even more referrals.

11 May 2018

Biological and environmental factors affecting wasp numbers

A good wasp season can give the diligent pest controller a tidy profit, and so there is the temptation to rely on these returns in subsequent years. However wasp work can be a fickle game, and you could find yourself facing a tight squeeze because wa

11 May 2018

Back to Basics: Flying insect control and IPM

One day I’ll fly away… but until then, we’ll press ahead practising the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) with vigour, says Ralph Izod, Managing Director of BPCA member company Dyno-Pest.

11 May 2018

Talking to pest control customers about bees

BPCA’s newest special interest group, Beewise, has been put to work trying to take the sting out of communicating with clients about bees around the home.

10 May 2018

Waste, flies and opportunities for pest controllers

As the process of how we deal with our waste evolves, so does our requirement to protect it from flies. Clive Boase explores the problem and investigates whether there’s money to be made for pest management companies.

10 May 2018

Controlling flies in commercial food sites

Although rodent infestations tend to be considered a more extreme issue by customers, flying insects that can pose the greatest risk to the contamination of products and packaging. Chris Cagienard makes a case for how and why we prioritise flying ins

10 May 2018

Pestwatch: Queen wasps

For our second in-depth PestWatch feature, we are doffing our caps to the most regal of all the species pest controllers are likely to encounter - the queen wasp.

10 May 2018

Formulating an effective insect control plan

With an extensive variety of insecticides available on the market there are many factors to take into consideration when selecting an appropriate product for a job. Bayer Technical Manager, Richard Moseley, gives his top tips for choosing the right p

10 May 2018

Meet the member: Talking client-based growth with Dyno-Pest

In this issue’s Meet the Member we catch up with Ralph Izod, the Founder and Managing Director of longstanding BPCA member Dyno-Pest.

10 May 2018

If you don’t look after your pest control customers, someone else will!

What does it means to look after the pest control clients and what are the potential cost implications of dropping the ball? We ask Martin Harvey from Harvey Environmental Services to share his thoughts.

10 May 2018

Bidding for pest control contract tenders

We've put a guide together for how pest management companies can win bigger contracts by putting themselves out there and bidding for pest control contracts.

10 May 2018

Top 5 BPCA member benefits for getting more customers

There are lots of reasons for joining a trade association but ultimately people choose BPCA because we make your business more profitable. These are our top five member benefits that help you attract (and retain) new clients.

10 May 2018

Data driven customer relationship management for pest control companies

Michael Collins is Managing Consultant at Database Marketing Counsel providing database marketing and CRM consultancy. He turns his attention to the world of pest control to help us rethink how we collect and use our customer data.

10 May 2018

Spent gases: In-transit fumigation risks, safety and opportunity

Martin Cobbald, Chair of the Fumigation and Controlled Environment (FaCE) Forum briefs us on in-transit fumigations, keeping customers safe, and getting paid in the process.

09 May 2018

Wasp Nest BINGO!

Are you a pest technician who’s seen it all? Time to prove it! Eyes down, look in and play...WASPS NEST BINGO!

04 May 2018

Ask the Technical Team May 2018

When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our experienced technical team. Here are just a few of the latest questions posed...

04 May 2018

BPCA at the Manchester Cleaning Show and FoodEx

Short of going door-to-door with a handful of flyers, how do you spread the “Be Protected. Professionally.” message to associated sectors? One of the ways we do it is by visiting the heart of those associated sectors – their trade shows.

04 May 2018

Imagine a place…

..where pest controllers get together to learn something new, share ideas, meet local product distributors, eat bacon and drink a lot of coffee.

04 May 2018

THE LOWDOWN: Level 2 Pest Control Technician Apprenticeship

In May 2015 a group of 14 companies, large and small, approached BPCA for help to create an apprenticeship for pest control technicians. Three years on, Karen Dawes, wraps up where we came from, and where we’re at.

04 May 2018

Advert: Ficam D Wasp Control

Superior Wasp Control. Excellent against wasps, ants, fleas, bedbugs and more. An advertisement from Bayer.

04 May 2018

Advert: Get Serious with BPCA

Being part of the British Pest Control Association shows the world your company is serious about pest control. An advertisement from BPCA.

04 May 2018

Advert: Trapper T-Rex

Superior design, superior results. Advertisement from Bell Laboratories.

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06 December 2018

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05 December 2018

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20 May 2018

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11 May 2018

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