11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - CRRU update

In this video, CRRU's Dr Alan Buckle gives a presentation on the rodenticide stewardship scheme and what lies ahead. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest management can le

10 December 2020

PestWest wins Best New Product Award for flyDetect®

PRESS RELEASE flyDetect® from PestWest was announced as joint winner of the Best New Product Award at The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology Virtual Awards Ceremony this month. The SOFHT Awards recognises and

09 December 2020

New barn owl study finds improved breeding performance, says CRRU

Barn owl breeding success last year (2019) was four percent higher, at 2.66 fledglings per nest, than the preceding four-year average, according to a new report from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. On the same basis, a 17% i

07 December 2020

New BPCA Codes of Best Practice on bed bugs, birds and reporting released

A brand new set of Codes of Best Practice are now available on the BPCA website, outlining the responsibilities and procedures that BPCA members are expected to adhere to. BPCA’s Technical team worked on the new documents in c

01 December 2020

Farmers urged to protect straw stocks from rodents

PRESS RELEASE Rodents are out in force again this year and with nationwide straw shortages, farmers are being urged to protect already scarce straw stocks, so they last the winter. Ken Black, national account manager at Bayer, says

30 November 2020

Professional Pest Controller issue 101 (PPC101) out now

CONTENTS | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 Professional pest controller magazine issue 101 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&n

30 November 2020

Bayer appoints new sales manager to lead Digital Pest Management

PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Bayer ES has appointed a new sales manager, Gary Nicholas, to lead the commercialisation of its Digital Pest Management system.  Starting his career as a trainee technician for a pest control

30 November 2020

Post-crisis planning - President's viewpoint

VIEWPOINT | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 If you’ve ever been at the epicentre of a crisis, you’ll probably have observed how people react differently under pressure. Imagine a busy city centre where a child has fallen off their b

30 November 2020

Advert: 1env mobile app out now

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27 November 2020

Registrations opens for PestExtra: the pest management show

Registration open! Discover the latest pest control science, technology and innovation at the UK’s online trade show and conference for pest management. PestEx 2021 has moved to 2022. Instead of being upset about it, BPCA has decided to

27 November 2020

Practical rabbit management: part two

TECHNICAL | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 In his previous article in PPC100, Dave Archer looked at the history and legal aspects of rabbit management. In part two, he jumps straight into the practicalities of controlling rabbits. SPEED VI

27 November 2020

The risk of zoonotic disease in pest control environments

TECHNICAL | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 Anyone who works around animals has an increased risk of picking up or passing on a nasty zoonotic disease. As pest professionals, it’s up to us to be able to protect ourselves, our clients and our c

27 November 2020

Infection and immunity in wild rodents - the zoo of infections

TECHNICAL | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 Covid-19, Ebola and HIV originated in animals. The Covid-19 pandemic in particular has rightly refocused our attention to the infections of wild animals. Professor Mark Viney from the Department of Ev

27 November 2020

PESTWATCH: Bed bugs - fail to prepare, prepare to fail

TECHNICAL | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 In this PestWatch, BPCA Technical Manager Dee Ward-Thompson takes a look at why bed bugs are so difficult to control and what pest technicians can do to reduce the risk of failed treatments. 

26 November 2020

Survey shows dust formulations preferred by pest controllers

TECHNICAL | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 Tim Peeling, product manager at BPCA member Bayer, takes a look at the findings of their summer wasp study. The loss of actives and increased label restrictions continues to affect pest controll

26 November 2020

Ask the technical team December 2020

TECHNICAL | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 Proactive squirrel control, multiple rodenticide usage, test and trace and insect identification are all covered in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.   SPEED VIEW The gre

26 November 2020

Tackling rodent resistance

TECHNICAL | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 Rodent pests resistant to commonly used anticoagulant rodenticides have been identified in areas of the UK and the increase in numbers of these so-called ‘super rats’ presents a challenge to pe

26 November 2020

What to do if you don’t win a pest management tender

BUSINESS | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 Facing rejection can be tough, especially when you’ve put a lot of time and effort into bidding for a tender. Expert tender writer Robert Harris, of Harris Associates, provides tips on how to improve

26 November 2020

Work Smarter with ServSuite (Sponsored)

ADVERT | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 ServSuite™ is an enterprise, cloud-based software solution especially designed and developed for the Pest Control Industry. Trusted by companies of all sizes across the world, we have been providing com

26 November 2020

How can pest management companies prepare as the end of the Brexit transition period looms?

BUSINESS | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 The UK has left the European Union, but much of what that means for pest control is not yet known. We currently sit in the transition period – where nothing feels different, but a deadline looms. Mark

26 November 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: Covid-19 impact study: where are we now?

BUSINESS | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 April feels like a long time ago now and much has happened since BPCA first launched our impact survey. We repeated the study to see how the sector is coping six months on, and 708 people responded.

26 November 2020

The power of print for pest management companies

BUSINESS | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 We asked Andrew Pearce, from our print partner Synergy, to assess how he thinks print can promote your pest control company. Whether you’re reading this article in its print or online forma

26 November 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: BPCA Draft Strategy 2021-20XX

YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 Over the last few months the BPCA Executive Board, Staff team, Servicing Committee, M&D Committee and a focus group of members have been working together to draft a strategy for 2021 and beyond.

26 November 2020

Meet the member: It’s a dog’s life with Cape SPC

YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 CAPE SPC’s Luke Jones talks about going from life in the British Army to hitting the road with working dogs. I grew up with dogs all my life, but my journey into working with dogs b

26 November 2020

Meet your new BPCA board members 2020

YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 Earlier this year, at the 2020 annual general meeting, five new representatives were elected to the BPCA Executive Board. We spoke to them about their reasons for throwing their hats into the ring a