17 July 2019

UK pest technicians wanted for Australian adventure

Want to trade the British winter for an Australian summer? CPS is looking for exceptional pest technicians to join their ranks during their peak season.  An Australian company, Competitive Pest Services, is currently recruiting two technici

16 July 2019

1env get muddy for Macmillan

BPCA member 1env Solutions sent a team along to the Nuclear Mud Race this year, raising just almost £2000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation.   The five-person team 

15 July 2019

Use up your Ficam D, says Bayer

Following changes to the Ficam® D label, pest controllers are being reminded by BPCA member Bayer to use up any stocks with old labels, displaying HSE 4829, by 25 July 2019. The well-known insecticide was re-approved with a new

11 July 2019

Jim Kirk appointed Manufacturers and Distributors Committee Chair

We’re pleased to announce that Jim Kirk has been appointed as the new Chair of the Manufacturers and Distributors Committee. The selection was made by the members of the committee on 8 May and confirmed by BPCA’s Executive Board on

11 July 2019

PMA give evidence on glue boards at Scottish Parliament

On 20 June 2019, as part of an ongoing petition by campaigners to ban the sale and use of glue traps, the Pest Management Alliance (PMA) were invited to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee.   The

09 July 2019

Asian hornet sighting confirmed in south Hampshire

Last Wednesday the National Bee Unit confirmed a sighting of an individual, female Asian hornet in New Milton, Hampshire, after it was reported by a member of the public.    The first confirmed sighting in the UK since Octo

02 July 2019

Killgerm celebrates Germany move with casino night

BPCA member company Killgerm began a new chapter in May, when they officially opened their new office in Germany with a stylish, casino-themed launch party. Located at Taubental industrial estate, Killgerm Germany made the move

02 July 2019

Monty Python actor warns of Deathwatch Beetle threat to UK churches

British comedian and documentary filmmaker Michael Palin is supporting the future of the UK’s historic churches and chapels with a voiceover for a new animated film. The 80 second animation, produced for the National Churches

28 June 2019

'Watch out for wasps' says BPCA member Bayer

Signs of a second bumper wasp season in as many years are being seen across the country and BPCA member Bayer suggests the mild winter is to blame. In a press release published this week, Bayer national account and technical man

27 June 2019

VIDEO: General licences for bird control; update and next steps

An update on the current (June 2019) bird general licence situation in England. This webinar will have the most current advice for pest controllers who lethally control pest bird species. During the webinar, we looked at the benefits of this m

18 June 2019

ICUP 2020 conference dates and venue announced

Held once every three years, the dates and venue for the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) have been announced by the organisers. The conference is, once again, to be held in Europe and will take place from 29 June

13 June 2019

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 range of impacts that individuals and groups experienc

06 June 2019

Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments. BPCA member companies that offer bee removal (rather than insecticide treatments) or specialist Glis g

04 June 2019

BPCA marks World Pest Day 2019 with message to local authorities

Today is World Pest Day and to celebrate we’re launching a targeted campaign to local authorities. We’re urging councils across the UK to put pest management firmly on their radar, highlighting the threat to society and the knock-o

29 May 2019

Updated advice on interim measures for bird control after new licences delayed

BPCA had originally advised members that if they could wait for the appropriate general licence to be released, they should. However, now it seems we could be experiencing a longer wait, we’re advising that anyone who needs to contr

29 May 2019

New general licences grind to a stop after Defra take over control from Natural England

New general licences for bird control, such as the all-important feral pigeon and gull control for the purpose of public health, are to be delayed. BPCA has confirmed that new licenses will not be published according to Natural England’s

28 May 2019

PPC95 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 95 is out now and available to read online for free.  The magazine can be read online, downloaded as a PDF or you can join our Affiliate Scheme and request a hard copy.&

28 May 2019

So how was your PestEx?

  For this issue of PPC firstly I’d like to say a big thank you to those of you that managed to attend PestEx in March. For my part, I thought it was a resounding success and the BPCA Staff team really did pull off a great show. I h

28 May 2019

ADVERT: PPC Live 2020 - first look

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28 May 2019

Measuring success one person at a time

Chief Exec Viewpoint | PPC95 May 2019 I am writing this just a few days after the most successful PestEx ever. There are many ways of measuring success. One such measure could have been footfall – although I have seen

28 May 2019

GALLERY: PestEx 2019 the pest management show in pictures

Events | PPC95 May 2019 Take a look at some of our favourite photos from the Uk's pest management show...

28 May 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: PestEx the pest management show 2019 in numbers

Events | PPC95 May 2019 Need proof that PestEx is the biggest and most significant event in the professional pest management diary? Take a look at our infographic to see how the show has grown and improved over the years.

28 May 2019

Creating excellence in cockroach baiting programmes

Pest control | PPC95 May 2019 Steve Broadbent from Ensystex is back in PPC for part two of his cockroach article. Steve’s talk went down a storm at PestEx 2019 with some people calling it the best seminar they’ve ever hea

28 May 2019

Mite monitoring and biology for pest management professionals

Technical | PPC95 May 2019 Mites are small. Really small. Infestations are notoriously hard to spot until a site has a massive problem with a large population of mites. Can you confirm if your customer has mites early? Fera is a

28 May 2019

Wax moths: communal pupal chambers and inquilines

Pest control | PPC95 May 2019 BPCA Consultant member John Lloyd of Independent Pest Management and Insect Consultancy is back in PPC, giving us advice on how to spot and treat for these rare pests. Signs of Aphomia sociella (wa