13 November 2019

Egg-cellent news for Bayer

BPCA Manufacturer and Distributor member Bayer's Harmonix® poultry red mite (PRM) is now included in the BEIC list of products that can be used on Lion Code egg farms. Ken Black, Bayer rural hygiene manager, says this is gr

13 November 2019

Killgerm announce Scandinavian acquisition

BPCA member company Killgerm Group Ltd recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Milluck AB. Founded in 2007 and based in Malmö, Sweden, Milluck supplies the professional pest control service market both in Sweden and e

13 November 2019

CEPA launches pest management professionalisation initiative

On 1 October, the European pest management services trade association (CEPA) launched its Memorandum of Understanding on Professionalisation of the Pest Management Industry, in an event hosted by the European Committee of the Regions. 

13 November 2019

PPC97 out now

  Professional pest controller magazine issue 97 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF or you can join our Affiliate Scheme and request a har

13 November 2019

The trust equation

President foreword | PPC97 November 2019 Trust is a vital ingredient for business and personal success. You trust me to provide a service, and I trust you to pay me when the work is done. This is the most basic trust equati

13 November 2019

Cycle of seasons

Chief Exec Viewpoint | PPC97 November 2019 I write this on the autumnal equinox as we officially pass from summer into autumn. To a great extent, we work in an industry where the seasons matter because some of the pests we

13 November 2019

Open plan living

Your Association | PPC97 November 2019 At the end of August Martyn Belcher, ABM Pest Control, was called out by Nottinghamshire Police to a swarm of honey bees. Armed with his swarm collecting gear (skep, spray bottle and garden seca

12 November 2019

Calling all Wolves pesties!

Membership | PPC97 November 2019 BPCA is looking for Servicing members in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas to offer work placement days to university students. Working in partnership with the University of Wolverham

12 November 2019

Pest photo of the year #BestPestPic2020

Competition | PPC97 November 2019 BPCA is looking for the best pest photograph of the year and is offering a £500 prize for anyone who captures the perfect image of public health pest control. The competition is officially

12 November 2019

Ask the technical team November 2019

Technical | PPC97 November 2019 Our technical team explore HSE legislation, vulnerable customers and snap traps in this issue. When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our exper

12 November 2019

PestWatch: Pharaoh ants

Technical| PPC97 November 2019 Those in the industry for less than 10 years may not remember life before gel baits for controlling pharaoh ants (Monomorium pharaonis). BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, looks at treatments

12 November 2019

Resistance in rodents, both behavioural and metabolic

Pest Control | PPC97 November 2019 Much has been written about the resistance to Vitamin K antagonists, more colloquially known as ‘the anticoagulants’. Dr Mike Ayers, from BPCA member company Precision Pest Man

12 November 2019

Insect baits and baiting

Pest control| PPC97 November 2019 Partho Dhang has a PhD in Zoology and is the author of ‘Urban Pest Control: A Practitioner’s Guide’, where he explores trends in the industry, pest control tools, and sustainab

12 November 2019

Member benefit in focus: Put on your Sunday pest

Business feature| PPC97 November 2019 Personalised workwear and uniforms for pest management companies are becoming more and more popular. They can help set your brand apart from the crowd and make a lasting first impression with you

12 November 2019

We build it...you drive it?

Business feature| PPC97 November 2019 Starting your own pest management business is - pardon the pun - a scary business. But there are ways of starting a business with the assurance of a more extensive support system to help. In

12 November 2019

Trading up! Pest management: trade or profession?

Your association | PPC97 November 2019 This year BPCA’s Executive Board set up a series of three working groups, to find out what championing professionalism in pest management looks like. One group has been taking a look

12 November 2019

Where there’s wax, there’s... moths?

Your association | PPC97 November 2019 Ian Furlong from BPCA member company Independent Pest Control & Hygiene Services details his first encounter with wax moths and their symbiotic relationship with the bees in his client&

12 November 2019

A game of cat and mouse...and rat and cockroach and pigeon

Your association | PPC97 November 2019 What do you do when a huge site is literally teeming with pests and wildlife? Nigel White, from BPCA member company Tactical Environmental Services, talks through one of their more challenging s

12 November 2019

Strategic storytime: Why don't they pay the piper?

Your association | PPC97 November 2019 Doctors, teachers, accountants, police officers, engineers, nurses… what do they all have in common? This issue we’re talking about how we show off the value of our trade and our pe

12 November 2019

A to Z of pests goes PestAware

Your association | PPC97 November 2019 Many of you will know that BPCA has an A to Z of pests on our website. This is a tool for end-users to find pest control help and support. What you might not know is that we’ve been f

11 November 2019

Where we've been: Planet Holyrood

Your association | PPC97 November 2019 On 18 September, BPCA held an event at the Scottish Parliament about the critical role played by pest management professionals in protecting public health and safety. SPEAKERS: Ratcatcher:

11 November 2019

Meet the member: Fowl play on the pitch

Your association | PPC97 November 2019 In this article BPCA’s Communications Officer, Kat Shaw, spoke to Phillippa Hawkins from Falconry Services Bird and Pest Control about carrying out pest control in stadiums with her feathered c

11 November 2019

Training programme in focus: Level 2 Award in Pest Management

Training | PPC97 November 2019 The GPC training course is BPCA’s residential training programme designed to give people the skills they need to enter the world of pest management. When combined with BPCA’s onlin

05 November 2019

And I would walk 9,000 miles…

Training | PPC97 November 2019 At BPCA we facilitate a host of pest management training opportunities, that attract candidates from around the UK and further afield. One of our most renowned training programmes is the Gener

05 November 2019

What Rwandafull training

Training | PPC97 November 2019 One company that recently took advantage of BPCA's bespoke training option was Africa Improved Foods (AIF), based in Rwanda. The team at AIF got in touch to see if we could prov