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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.

27 November 2020

Practical rabbit management: part two

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.

27 November 2020

The risk of zoonotic disease in pest control environments

Anyone who works around animals has an increased risk of picking up a nasty zoonotic disease. It’s up to us to be able to protect ourselves, our clients and our clients’ clients from the diseases pest species can transmit.

27 November 2020

Infection and immunity in wild rodents - the zoo of infections

Covid-19, Ebola and HIV originated in animals. The Covid-19 pandemic has rightly refocused our attention to the infections of wild animals. Professor Viney shares his research on the ‘zoo of infections’ living in our pest rodents and what it could me

27 November 2020

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

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

Tim Peeling, product manager at BPCA member Bayer, takes a look at the findings of their summer wasp study.

26 November 2020

Ask the technical team 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.

26 November 2020

Tackling rodent resistance

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 pest controllers.

26 November 2020

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

Facing rejection can be tough, especially when you’ve put a lot of time and effort into bidding for a tender. Tips on how to improve your tender submissions based on your previous failed submissions.

26 November 2020

Work Smarter with ServSuite (Sponsored)

ServSuite™ is an enterprise, cloud-based software solution especially designed and developed for the Pest Control Industry.

26 November 2020

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

We summarise what we know about the end of the brexit transition period and what’ll be different on 1 January 2021.

26 November 2020

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

We repeated the Covid-19 pest management impact 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

We asked Andrew Pearce to assess how he thinks print can promote your pest control company.

26 November 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: BPCA Draft Strategy 2021-20XX

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.

26 November 2020

Meet your new BPCA board members 2020

Earlier this year, at the 2020 annual general meeting, five new representatives were elected to the BPCA Executive Board.

16 November 2020

VIDEO: Google's game-changing ad platform for Pest Control

In this video, guest webinar speakers Cathal O'Sullivan and Dave Gibson discuss how Google is reshaping the way customers search for pest control services.

05 November 2020

Kevin Higgins leaves BPCA as Membership Manager

We’re sad to report Kevin has said his farewells to the Association, after 12 years on the BPCA Staff team.

03 November 2020

Opportunity to support Church Farm pest control training centre

Steve Havers, Church Farm's owner, is looking for a new tenant at the famous pest management training and product testing facility.

22 October 2020

OPINION: When will professional users of rodenticides wake up to the potential consequences of their actions?

Dr John Simmons, Acheta Consulting, writes about the consequences of not taking rodenticide resistance seriously following a CRRU statement about new survey results.

22 September 2020

Are you ready for a Covid-19 Secure HSE inspection?

With HSE and Local Authorities ramping up their inspection activity, it’s more important than ever that your pest management company is Covid-secure.

18 September 2020

JOIN IN: Two new BPCA Committees now recruiting

BPCA is calling out for members to join their new committees. The Outreach & Communication Committee and the Professional Standards Committee will launch later this year.

10 September 2020

SURVEY: Help us change licences for gull control in 2021 and beyond

After a challenging year for gull control in England, BPCA is asking the pest management community to help us make the process for getting a licence better.

04 September 2020

No UK products authorised for control of wood mice, rodenticide users reminded

Rodenticide alert prompts reminder of permitted target species by CRRU, as servicing company found to be using a product to control wood mice.

02 September 2020

Open letter to the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission: glue traps for professional use

BPCA has written to the policy advisor for the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission (SAWC), in response to a call for evidence on the use of glue traps for pest management.

28 August 2020

New Board members elected at BPCA 2020 AGM

At BPCA’s 2020 annual general meeting (27 August), members of the Association elected new representatives to the BPCA Executive Board.

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12 January 2021

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BPCA asks health secretary for pest professionals to get Covid-19 vaccine

BPCA has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ask that pest professionals and other key workers are prioritised appropriately for the Covid-19 vaccine. Ian Andr

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12 January 2021

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When will pest professionals get vaccinated against Covid-19?

With phase one of the UK's largest inoculation programme in progress, we've been asked by many people when key workers, like pest controllers, will get access to the Covid-19 vaccines. It

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30 November 2020

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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 dow

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16 April 2021

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BPCA shortlisted for Association Excellence Awards 2021

BPCA is delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted in three different categories at the Association Excellence Awards (AEA). The Association Excellence Awards recognise and c

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16 April 2021

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VIDEO: Managing bees in pest control environments

As a pest management technician, understanding when and how to deal with bees can be a challenge. In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at bee behaviour, identification and control options which

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14 April 2021

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Grain store pest protection webinar - register now!

BPCA member Lodi UK will host their first ever webinar to advise growers, agronomists, and pest controllers on the latest best practice on effective grain store pest protection. What

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