Professional Pest Controller issue 93

In the December issue of Professional Pest Controller magazine (PPC93) we're taking a look at the world of the really small pests, including tiny pests in and around the home, looking inside a fly's eye and even delving into the high definition world of macro pest photography.

We’ll be taking a practical view of flea lifecycles, taking a sneak peek at PestEx 2019 seminars and exhibitors, plus we’ll be putting BPCA Registered under the microscope.

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18 December 2018

President foreword: Time to say goodbye

Looking back at the first foreword I wrote, back in PPC88, I’m pleased to see that much of what we discussed then remains both relevant to BPCA and the wider industry now, 18 months later.

18 December 2018

Advert: Harmonix

The essential first step in integrated pest management. An advert by Bayer.

18 December 2018

Chief Exec viewpoint: Small pieces to make the big picture

In this Chief Exec viewpoint, I’d like to do some straight talking about BPCA Registered, CPD schemes, and the sticky issue of what ‘professional’ looks like.

18 December 2018

PPC READER SURVEY: Feedback and win!

By feeding back to us, you’ll not only help make the magazine even better – you’ll be in for a chance to win a Bose SoundTouch 10 wireless bluetooth and wi-fi speaker system worth £169.95.

18 December 2018

Changes to monitoring and bait box stickers

Some rodenticide labels now refer to a requirement for labelling monitoring and bait stations with specific information. Find out exactly what needs to be on your box.

18 December 2018

PestEx 2019: seminar and floorplan sneak-peek

The greatest pest management show in the UK is shaping up nicely. Take a sneak peek at PestEx - the pest management show 2019 seminars and sold out floorplan.

18 December 2018

Advert: Advion Ant

Irresistible formulation for greater colony control. An advert from Syngenta

18 December 2018

Formulation focus for gel bait performance

While overall results are extremely good, understanding how different formulations work can help select the most appropriate products and help to get the best from them, reports Syngenta Technical Manager, Dr Kai Sievert.

07 December 2018

The humble cuckoo wasp solves a pest-related dispute

In this new PPC feature we delve into the travel diaries of John Lloyd, Technical Consultant and Entomologist at BPCA consultant member company, IPMIC, and ask him to tell us one of his ‘Consultant Stories’.

07 December 2018

Tiny pests in and around the home

Tiny insects which may be living in British homes and eating your client’s clothes, furniture, books and even the house itself. Entomologist, David Pinniger, shares with us some of the small but mighty pests you should keep an eye out for.

07 December 2018

Fly's eye view: Sleeping sickness control

Dr Roger Santer is looking through the eyes of a tsetse fly to ascertain how they see colour. The research will inform the effective trapping of these blood-feeding insects and help to control the spread of a deadly tropical disease in Africa.

07 December 2018

Advert: Bigger. Better. BOOGIE!

Join us in celebrating pest management at the PestEx and BPMA aftershow party. Whether you were up for an award or just want to unwind after a busy day at PestEx, join us for the biggest pest party in town.

07 December 2018

Pestwatch: Cat and dog fleas

In this in-depth PestWatch analysis, BPCA Field Officer, Natalie Bungay, investigates cat and dog fleas, paying particular attention to the sources of infestations even when a host appears absent.

07 December 2018

Micro pest macro photography

Macro photography is the process of getting extremely close to a subject to produce a photograph where the size of the subject is greater than life size.

07 December 2018

Promotional photography tips for pest controllers

Photography leaves a lasting impression on current and potential clients, be it for a snappy piece of print, a team pic for your website, or just something for social media. Ken Davidson, the consultant designer of PPC magazine, offers advice on gett

07 December 2018

Ask the technical team December 2018

Break back traps, the law on pest control and proactive pest advice tips all features in this issues ask the technical team.

06 December 2018

Become a bed bug specialist

Chris Cagienard returns to give us an insight into adding bed bug services to your portfolio. But, as Chris describes, offering bed bug services isn’t as simple as it used to be.

06 December 2018

The case for rat blockers

Daniel Bamford, Director of Metex, explains how a properly installed rat blocker can protect your clients from reinfestation and add another potential revenue stream for professional pest controllers.

06 December 2018

Code of best practice: Pest control foot personnel

Take a look at the new BPCA Code of Best Practice (COBP) for Pest control foot personnel, released exclusively in PPC93.

06 December 2018

An interview with a London foot operative

We caught up with Nick King from Beaver Pest Control, to find out what it’s really like to be a foot operative on the streets of London.

06 December 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding what the food sector wants from pest management

Bayer CropScience has teamed up with BRC to undertake a huge piece of research to help both the food and pest management sectors understand each other better.

06 December 2018

Let’s talk BPCA Registered

Everyone in the sector seems to have an opinion on BPCA Registered – BPCA’s new in-house individual recognition scheme. We’ve taken a list of the most commonly asked questions about the scheme and asked Ian Andrew to answer.

06 December 2018

BPCA Registered in action

BPCA Registered takes a different approach to continuing professional development to other schemes in the sector, but the differences might not be easy to see until put into real-life situations.

06 December 2018

BPCA ‘Why we didn’t treat your bees’ leaflet now available

BPCA’s special interest group, Beewise, has created a new document that BPCA members can give to clients to explain why we won’t destroy a bee colony in their homes or businesses.

06 December 2018

Mr Bumble and his ‘Pollination for the Nation’ road trip

BPCA members do amazing things, all over the UK. One such amazing member is Jim Webster (aka Mr Bumble) from BeesKnees Pest Control.

06 December 2018

Meet the 500th BPCA servicing member

John Carrington runs Ashford-based firm, Hademly, which recently graduated to full serving membership from the BPCA probationary scheme, becoming BPCA's 500th servicing member.

06 December 2018

Advert: GO Sprayer with Extenda-Ban

Absolute precision, big results. GO Sprayer with Extenda-Ban. An advertisement from Pelsis.

06 December 2018

New year, new forums

Professional pest controllers deserve opportunities to get together to talk about their work and learn from each other. BPCA provides Forums right across the UK.

30 August 2018

Advert: The next EVOlution of Bait Stations

One key, endless solutions. Advertisement from Bell Laboratories.

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27 September 2019

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13 September 2019

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18 December 2018

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18 December 2018

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Advert: Harmonix

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18 December 2018

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