08 October 2018

Dare you enter the House of Pests?

BPCA has created an online experience where you can step into the shoes of a pest control technician and discover household pests in a virtual home.

14 August 2018

Pests on farms and in grain stores

As soon as you start to accumulate large amounts of food in one place, pests will always become a problem. We take a look at the pest problems farms and grain stores have and ask what should you expect from your pest controller.

26 July 2018

10 tips for keeping rats and wasps out of your bins this Summer

With Britain currently in the grip of an unprecedented heatwave, we’ve put together some advice for stopping rats and wasps getting into your household rubbish.

19 July 2018

Wasps and rodents on the rise as temperatures soar

It is looking like a bumper year for pests, with the heatwave providing perfect conditions for wasps, rats and mice to thrive, according to industry experts.

17 July 2018

Reported surge in fly bites and advice to public

BPCA is issuing advice to the public to be pest aware following a reported increase in the number of fly bites.

15 June 2018

Wasps going on? The changing pattern of summer pest behaviour

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is urging the public to be on their guard for wasps as they anticipate a significant increase in prevalence this summer.

04 June 2018

World Pest Day: What would the world be like without pest control?

6 June 2018 is the second ever World Pest Day. To mark the occasion, we’re imagining what would be different in a world without any pest management.

11 May 2018

'Bee-wise' this Spring

British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is issuing an appeal to the British public to be ‘bee aware’ as warmer weather looms.

09 May 2018

Bee-wise this Spring

BPCA is issuing a timely message for those who find swarms or nests in or near their home to avoid seeing them as a pest, and seek expert help to ensure they are protected.

19 April 2018

Climate conditions clear the way for mosquitoes in the UK

Spring marks the start of the flying insect season in the UK and current weather patterns could see numbers soar, according to a national trade body.

29 March 2018

Pest control procedures in the food industry - A recipe for success

Pest infestation in food premises has always been unacceptable. The risks to public health – and to reputations – are serious concerns.

21 March 2018

Ticking the box - the value of maintenance cycles for effective pest control

A pest management maintenance cycle plays a significant role in health and safety, well-being, and upholding the reputation of a business. Find out how to implement a robust pest control maintenance cycle.

26 February 2018

Pest Awareness Week kicks off with war on litter to tackle rodent numbers

BPCA is urging the public to be mindful of the link between pests and litter as part of a week-long event to raise awareness of the issue of species such as rats and mice in public spaces.

26 February 2018

Everything you need to know about heat treatments for bed bugs

Heat treatments are a chemical-free method of pest control used to treat bed bugs by raising the temperature of an affected room. Buyers guide.

23 February 2018

Surge in poison-resistant rat numbers

BPCA is highlighting the importance of expert pest control after a report revealed a new generation of rats carrying a genetic mutation which makes them resistant to conventional poison.

23 February 2018

Pest Control in the hospitality industry according to the Hygiene Doctor

Pest control is very important to the hospitality industry. Failure to control pests can lead to serious legal consequences including closure of the premises, fines and prosecutions, and catastrophic drops in food hygiene rating scores.

23 February 2018

Green pest control - Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

When selecting a pest control contract, care should be given to specify a contractor that can prevent pests rather than cure their effects and can do this using the minimum of chemicals.

22 February 2018

Do I need pest control?

Maybe you've spotted a rat in your garden or discovered a wasp nest in your shed. Perhaps you suspect your favourite furniture is infested with biting insects. Might your company stockroom be rife with unwelcome mice?

29 November 2017

Pest Advice for controlling Bats

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 provides protection for all species of bat found in the United Kingdom.

29 November 2017

Pest Advice for controlling Ants

The commonest species that invades houses is the Black Garden Ant, which is actually very dark brown. All ants have the main divisions of the body (head, thorax, abdomen) distinctly separated by very narrow waists and have a sharp elbow joint in thei

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Bed bugs

This common pest once associated with unhygienic surroundings is prevalent due to a number of reasons, including increased travel, the use of second-hand furniture, and suspected tolerance to some pesticides. These bugs still occur with regularity, p

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Bees

There are over 200 types of Bees in the UK, including 25 types of bumblebees! We've listed some of the most common here. Different types of bee may require different treatment methods. Note: pest controllers do not apply bee treatments unless there's

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Beetles

The main types of Beetle in the UK and we've got information on more of the types of Beetle you're likely to encounter.

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Biscuit Beetle

The Biscuit Beetle is found worldwide but more commonly in temperate latitudes. It is common throughout the UK, especially in food storage and retailing premises, and are frequently encountered in a domestic property. They are small reddish-brown ins

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Black Rats

The Black Rat or Ship Rat is now rarely found in the UK. This rat that brought the Black Death across Europe and the Great Plague of London in the 17th century.

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13 June 2019

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Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.  The recent call for evidence demonstrated a rang

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29 November 2017

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Pest advice for controlling Bed bugs

This common pest once associated with unhygienic surroundings is prevalent due to a number of reasons, including increased travel, the use of second-hand furniture, and suspected tolerance to some p

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28 November 2017

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Pest advice for controlling Rats

Have you heard scuttling under the floorboards? Can you see signs of a potential rodent nesting site? And have you ever wondered what makes a mutant rat so “super”? Find out everyth

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09 November 2020

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BPCA warns of second spike in rodent activity

PRESS RELEASE Householders and businesses should be on the look-out for signs of an infestation as rats and mice head indoors for winter. British Pest Control Association (BPCA) 

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04 November 2020

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Check for clusters of cockroaches as heating goes on this autumn

PRESS RELEASE Heating ducts and pipes can be prime spots for cockroaches as the heating goes on in the autumn, a national trade body has warned. British Pest Control Association (BPC

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14 October 2020

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Pest Advice for controlling Cockroaches

Got some uninvited dinner guests? Is the back of your fridge home to a colony of creepy crawlies? If you find your building crawling with cockroaches, you’re in the right place. Discoveri

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