16 January 2019

Poison-resistant rat hotspots identified around Midlands

New hotspots of rats that are resistant to anticoagulant rodenticides have been identified by monitoring carried out at The University of Reading.

14 January 2019

VIDEO: Introducing the British Pest Control Association (BPCA)

Pest problems. We’ll all have them at some point in our lives. We've put together this video to let people know how BPCA can help with your domestic or professional pest problems.

29 October 2018

VIDEO: Why do we control and manage pests in the UK?

There’s good reason to be concerned about a pest infestation when it strikes. Pests can all be dangerous, complicated and distressing. We made this pest awareness video to help people understand the risks.

17 October 2018

VIDEO: Choosing a professional pest controller

Pest management is more than just picking a pesticide. Too often we see botched amateur pest control that's left someone with a worse infestation than when they started. Watch our video to find out what you should do to protect your home or work.

09 October 2018

Pest advice for controlling False Black Widow Spiders

Several spiders in the genus Steatoda are mistaken for the rather deadly Black Widow Spider. These lookalikes are often grouped together as False Black Widow Spiders. While these spiders are venomous and their bites can be very painful, they're no mo

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

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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

Found some unexplained reddish brown spots on your bedding? Been bitten while slumbering? And have you ever wondered if bed bugs live anywhere other than your mattress? Find out everything you

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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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01 April 2021

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Almost half of feral pigeons carry infectious disease, BPCA warns

PRESS RELEASE Up to 49 per cent of feral pigeons could carry an infectious disease that can be passed to humans, a trade body has warned. British Pest Control Association (BPCA), has

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01 March 2021

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Brown marmorated stink bug spotted in UK for first time

This week the Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) has been officially reported as present and active in the UK, prompting calls for pest controllers to keep an eye out and report any sighti

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25 February 2021

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PestWatch: Rodents and glue boards

PESTWATCH | PPC102 MARCH 2021 You’ve probably recently seen images on Facebook and Twitter of non-target species caught on glueboards. You may have closely followed the Sco

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