Feature articles

05 December 2018

WIN: Get registered for PestEx, and you could win £100

To celebrate PestEx selling out of exhibition stands with over four months to go, BPCA is offering all preregistered guests the chance to win £100 cash.

15 November 2018

eBay BPCA and Crop Protection Association leading the way on stewardship of online pesticides sales

BPCA, Crop Protection Association, and eBay have worked together to help stop unauthorised pesticides sales happening online.

15 November 2018

BPCA President to stand down

Tom Holmes, current BPCA President will stand down from his role as he leaves the industry.

15 November 2018

BPCA reaches 500 Servicing Company members

The Association has this month reached the significant milestone of 500 full servicing company members.

10 October 2018

UPDATE: Can you permanent bait with rodenticides?

There’s been a lot of talk about whether pest controllers can legally permanently bait, and in what situations. There’s a lot of confusing information about how this works in practice, so we’ve put together a recap to help technicians.

13 September 2018

RRAG publishes updated resistance guidance for the Norway rat

The Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG) has now released it's updated guidance (version 2) for Anticoagulant Resistance in the Norway Rat.

03 September 2018

PPC92 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 92 is out now and available completely for free. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (Sept 2018).

03 September 2018

An introduction to effective bird management

Bird management is a tricky but crucial arm of public health pest control and potentially a huge growth area for a professional servicing company willing to learn.

03 September 2018

Understanding behaviour for successful bird control

Anyone with experience in bird work will tell you that there’s nothing stupid about the nation’s problem birds. We investigate how understanding and controlling behaviour is key to reducing risks in this field.

03 September 2018

Birds of prey: The biological and environmentally friendly bird control

The natural approach to bird control can be extremely effective in providing the correct programme is implemented We take a look at the nuances of using birds of prey to manage bird pest species.

30 August 2018

Choosing the right tools for effective bird management

Bird control products are continually evolving. It can be hard to keep up with the latest developments and to understand which products work best in a particular situation.

30 August 2018

Top 5 Avian Pests

We’ve put together our own set of ‘top trumps’ cards with all the vital statistics and fun facts on the most common nuisance birds you’re most likely to encounter in the UK.

30 August 2018

The ultimate bird control netting guide

With an extensive choice of bird control and proofing products available, there are many factors to take into consideration when selecting the most suitable netting products for the job.

30 August 2018

PESTWATCH: Secondary infestations from birds

Continuing PPC’s round of in-depth PestWatch features, Field Officer Natalie Bungay inspects birds’ homes and finds some unwelcome guests within them.

30 August 2018

Ring-necked parakeets in buildings

Affectionately nicknamed the ‘posh pigeon’, Britain’s strangest invasive avian pest seems to be here to stay. These flamboyant rascals aren’t just targeting fruit trees...

30 August 2018

The value of family-run pest management companies

Professor Claire Seaman investigates the value of being a family-run pest control company.

30 August 2018

Pest control and keeping it in the family

Pest management companies are often run by families, with trade secrets and family values being carried down through the ages. We asked the Institute for Family Business to give us their top tips.

30 August 2018

Work-life balance for professional pest controllers

Time with your family makes you happier, healthier and more productive. PPC asked life coach Chris Dudley to weigh in on the perennial balancing act between home and work life.

30 August 2018

Health, safety and compliance considerations for family-run pest control businesses

Running a family business can sometimes mean that policies and procedures may be treated as being ‘flexible’. We look at some of the challenges that a family business may face.

30 August 2018

HR considerations for family-run pest control businesses

Ben Crawford, Head of HR and Employment Law at BPCA BusinessShield, deliberates on family HR matters.

30 August 2018

Bigger. Better. Giant. British Pest Management Awards 2019

Do you want to be nationally recognised for what you do? As the countdown to PestEx 2019 starts, the excitement begins to build for the second ever British Pest Management Awards.

30 August 2018

Hollywood Pests: Pest control film reviews

The release of Ant-Man and the Wasp from Marvel Studios got us thinking about high profile pests on the silver screen...

30 August 2018

Ask the technical team September 2018

Pigeons, landlords. bee and soil... just some of the latest questions that our Technical Team have been asked.

26 July 2018

40% of farmers still consider permanent rodenticide baiting essential

In a recent survey conducted by CRRU UK, permanent rodenticide baiting is still considered essential by more than 1-in-3 farmer - contrary to stewardship guidelines.

11 July 2018

BPCA scoops award for social media excellence

Last night, at the Trade Association Forum’s awards evening, BPCA won the Best Practice Award for Social Media 2018.