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

02 March 2022

BPCA Member Awards 2022 finalists announced

Your Association The shortlist of finalists has been announced for the BPCA Member Awards 2022.  The awards celebrate positive contributions made by members to the Association and the wider pest management sector. The awar

01 March 2022

Professional Pest Controller issue 106 (PPC106) out now

CONTENTS | PPC106 MARCH 2022 Professional pest controller magazine issue 106 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

01 March 2022

Editorial: The busiest start to a year ever!

2022 is shaping up to be a massive year for professional pest management. Just look at the page count of this issue – there’s so much to get through! With changes to label conditions of your bait boxes to new developments on glue b

01 March 2022

Pests in politics: Winter 2021-22

News | PPC106 With pest management under the spotlight, particularly regarding glue boards, BPCA has spent more time than ever monitoring what’s happening in the UK parliament and the devolved administrations. PPC helps keep you firmly

01 March 2022

Pests in the press: Winter 2021

News | PPC106 As the weather turned colder, press attention invariably shifted to the critters – cockroaches, fleas and the like – that decided to move into homes and businesses for the winter. Regional newspapers across the c

01 March 2022

A dog’s dinner? New label conditions on ‘robustness’ of rodenticide bait boxes

Technical | PPC106 Changes required by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to legally binding instructions on rodenticide product labels have significant implications for users in pest control, farming and gamekeeping. Updated text

01 March 2022

Ask the technical team March 2022

Technical | PPC106 Delusional parasitosis, wasp nest legalities, roadkill and live capture trap dispatch are looked at in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team. SPEED VIEW: Delusional parasitosis is a tricky subject and should be