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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.

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.

28 August 2020

Three BPCA life memberships awarded at the 2020 AGM

Frances McKim, Helen Riby and Jonathan Wade were all recipients of the prestigious life membership during the first ever Digital AGM on 27 August.

05 August 2020

GALLERY: PPC magazine all 100 covers

Take a look back at the history of Professional Pest Controller Magazine with this 100 issue special gallery.

05 August 2020

Should I sign that? Contracts and small print with BEB Consultancy

In this guest blog, specialist contracts and legal services expert BEB Consultancy talk about how to approach written contracts, hidden terms and reading the small print.

05 August 2020

Celebrate in good times. Celebrate in bad times.

I write this while we’re still in lockdown with slow signs of coming out of it. Hopefully, by the time you read this, we’ll have regained a bit of normality – whatever that may be!

05 August 2020

The UK pest landscape and the quiet revolution

In our 100th edition of PPC, regular contributor Clive Boase reviews how far the pest management industry has come since PPC first launched and, critically, where he thinks the industry might be in another 25 years.

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04 August 2021

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Five new document templates - perfect for client folders

BPCA has released five new pest management document templates which are now available for members to download.

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03 August 2021

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Let’s keep glue boards for professionals, says BPCA

BPCA has begun its lobbying effort to keep rodent glue boards in the toolkits of pest professionals.

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29 June 2021

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BPCA secures funding for 3D interactive simulator

BPCA applied for funding from the Ufi VocTech Trust to support the development of an interactive 3D competency simulator for pest technicians.

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23 September 2021

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VIDEO: Cluster fly pest control

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at the biology of cluster flies and the control options open to professional pest controllers.

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22 September 2021

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Insect-O-Cutor launches new third generation PlusZap for flying insects

Insect-O-Cutor, a Pelsis brand, has launched a new product to control flying insects in indoor, commercial environments.

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16 September 2021

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HSE ventilation advice for returning office workers

Fresh air supply is key to a safe working environment, as pandemic continues, says Health and Safety Executive.

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