13 April 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 13 - Bed bugs: know your pest

CPD VIDEO In this video, Alexia Naylor from Cimex Store talks about one of the most despised pests there is - the bed bug!  She gives a pest overview, covering biology, behaviour and surveying. She also provides an insight into some

12 April 2022

VIDEO: Trending analysis for EFK capture

CPD VIDEO Auditors and assessors always expect to see comprehensive pest management records when visiting their customers' sites.  This often includes trending analysis for fly species, especially in sensitive areas such as food productio

12 April 2022

NBC Environment acquired by Orkin

PRESS RELEASE US-based Rollins Inc, best known for its subsidiary pest control brand, Orkin, finalised the acquisition of NBC Environment headquartered at Banham, Norfolk, in early April 2022. With a £500 Prince’s Trust

11 April 2022

LNPS bids farewell to long-serving technician 

PRESS RELEASE Newham-based London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) is toasting the retirement of Martin Lowther, after a long and distinguished career as a pest control technician.  Martin has worked with the LNPS team for fiv

11 April 2022

Details announced for PestWorld 2022 in USA

PRESS RELEASE This year, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is extending a particularly warm invitation to all international delegates to attend PestWorld 2022. Where: Boston, Massachusetts, USA When: 11-14 October 20

11 April 2022

Covid-19 restrictions being replaced by public health advice

HEALTH AND SAFETY Covid-19 will remain a public health issue and guidance for workplaces is being replaced with public health advice. You can check the latest position and timescales for the nation you are working in: England

11 April 2022

BPCA Member Award winners and meeting wrap up

On 8 April 2022, BPCA held a wrap-up meeting for members to recap all the work of 2021. We also held our annual Member Awards. You can watch back the meeting here: President, Treasurer and Committee reports BPCA President Philip Ha

06 April 2022

Rare UK eagle’s rodenticide death shines spotlight on need for responsible rodent control

PRESS RELEASE | Stewardship A poisoned white-tailed eagle found in Dorset is dramatic and regrettable evidence of the need for universally responsible use of rodenticides, states the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. "Whethe

31 March 2022

Contego making a difference at Yarm Primary School

INTERVIEW BPCA member Contego's pledge to give back to their local community continues. In this article, they talk to Yarm Primary School about how their donation will make a difference to pupils.  As a company, Contego is commit

30 March 2022

New fruit fly attractant launched by IPS

PRESS RELEASE Scientists in Cheshire have developed a new attractant to help monitor a serious economic pest of soft fruits including grapes, plums, cherries, currants, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. With its rapid spread

28 February 2022

Check for bed bugs before season starts, says BPCA

PRESS RELEASE Hospitality businesses are being urged to get the 2022 season off to the best start, by making sure their accommodations are free of bed bugs. National trade body British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is advising bus

29 March 2022

Bill to restrict glue traps passes second reading in England

The Glue Traps (Offences) Bill has passed its second reading unopposed, with the exemption for pest controllers still included, through the House of Lords at Westminster.  Conservative peer Baroness Fookes argued that glue traps wer

28 March 2022

Bed bug tape launched by Andermatt UK at PestEx

PRESS RELEASE InsectoSec Tape was successfully launched by Andermatt UK at PestEx 2022 in March. This is a self-adhesive tape containing diatomaceous earth that can be used to discretely prevent and control bed bug infestations.&nbs

25 March 2022

VIDEO: PestEx 2022 review

EVENTS A review of PestEx 2022 - the pest management show, which took place at the ExCeL in London on 16 and 17 March 2022. The first show back post-Covid, there was a buzz in the exhibition hall. Attendees were able to watch s

10 April 2022

1env head back out on the road

PRESS RELEASE Following the success of their first ‘On The Road’ event back in July 2021, 1env are pleased to announce the date and venue for their next event. 1env will be heading to the West Midlands on the 28 April to

23 March 2022

Cliverton sets out charity goals as part of newly named Group 

PRESS RELEASE Animal-related business insurance broker Cliverton is aiming to help reach a £250 million charity target as part of ambitious plans of rebranded parent company, Benefact Group. The Group, formerly known as Ecclesia

22 March 2022

Andrew McDougall joins Pest Research Hub team at IPS

PRESS RELEASE Cheshire-based International Pheromone Systems has strengthened its research capabilities with the appointment of a Laboratory Coordinator. Andrew McDougall joins International Pheromone Systems as Laboratory Coordinator

21 March 2022

BASF calls out for pest control professionals who have switched to Selontra

PRESS RELEASE BPCA Manufacturer and Distributor member BASF is on the lookout for pest control professionals who have switched to Selontra® to join its growing ambassador programme. Since launching the award-winning cholecalcife

21 March 2022

Thousands of connections in London as PestEx returns  

EVENTS After a longer than usual wait, pest professionals from all over the world came together last week as PestEx finally returned to the ExCeL in London. Around 1,458 people descended on the exhibition hall on 16-17 March to network,

11 March 2022

Barkwith Associates celebrate 20th birthday

PRESS RELEASE Regulatory and technical support services business, Barkwith Associates, celebrate their 20th year in business this year.  Following a career of technical positions in the agricultural, horticultural and retail in

10 March 2022

Bayer to sell Environmental Science arm to Cinven

BUSINESS BPCA member Bayer will sell its Environmental Science Professional business to Cinven for 2.6 billion U.S. dollars. Transaction streamlines Crop Science portfolio and ensures greater focus on core agricultural business Cin

08 March 2022

Bayer ES: Celebrating International Women’s Day 

PRESS RELEASE On International Women’s Day Bayer Environmental Science have partnered with Pest Solutions to celebrate just some of the tremendous team and their achievements within the Pest Control Industry. Isabelle Duboille

03 March 2022

Free musculoskeletal (MSD) online assessment tools available

Health and safety The assessment part of HSE's digital MSD tools are now available to use free of charge. Pest technicians in their everyday lives will all be affected by repetitive activities and manual handling; take advantage of these

03 March 2022

VIDEO: Hierarchy of rodent control

CPD VIDEO Every treatment we undertake we need to consider our hierarchy of control. We need to consider the most appropriate control technique that'll be successful while balancing this with the risks of using that option. During this vi

03 March 2022

Urban foxes PhD project looking for pest control support

RESEARCH Nathan Williams, a Bournemouth University PhD student, needs help from pest technicians in Southern England who carry out urban fox control for a study on population dynamics.  The PhD project aims to understand how th