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18 December 2018

PestEx 2019: seminar and floorplan sneak-peek

The greatest pest management show in the UK is shaping up nicely. Take a sneak peek at PestEx - the pest management show 2019 seminars and sold out floorplan.

18 December 2018

Formulation focus for gel bait performance

While overall results are extremely good, understanding how different formulations work can help select the most appropriate products and help to get the best from them, reports Syngenta Technical Manager, Dr Kai Sievert.

07 December 2018

The humble cuckoo wasp solves a pest-related dispute

In this new PPC feature we delve into the travel diaries of John Lloyd, Technical Consultant and Entomologist at BPCA consultant member company, IPMIC, and ask him to tell us one of his ‘Consultant Stories’.

07 December 2018

Tiny pests in and around the home

Tiny insects which may be living in British homes and eating your client’s clothes, furniture, books and even the house itself. Entomologist, David Pinniger, shares with us some of the small but mighty pests you should keep an eye out for.

07 December 2018

Fly's eye view: Sleeping sickness control

Dr Roger Santer is looking through the eyes of a tsetse fly to ascertain how they see colour. The research will inform the effective trapping of these blood-feeding insects and help to control the spread of a deadly tropical disease in Africa.

07 December 2018

Pestwatch: Cat and dog fleas

In this in-depth PestWatch analysis, BPCA Field Officer, Natalie Bungay, investigates cat and dog fleas, paying particular attention to the sources of infestations even when a host appears absent.

07 December 2018

Micro pest macro photography

Macro photography is the process of getting extremely close to a subject to produce a photograph where the size of the subject is greater than life size.

07 December 2018

Promotional photography tips for pest controllers

Photography leaves a lasting impression on current and potential clients, be it for a snappy piece of print, a team pic for your website, or just something for social media. Ken Davidson, the consultant designer of PPC magazine, offers advice on gett

07 December 2018

Ask the technical team December 2018

Break back traps, the law on pest control and proactive pest advice tips all features in this issues ask the technical team.

06 December 2018

Become a bed bug specialist

Chris Cagienard returns to give us an insight into adding bed bug services to your portfolio. But, as Chris describes, offering bed bug services isn’t as simple as it used to be.

06 December 2018

The case for rat blockers

Daniel Bamford, Director of Metex, explains how a properly installed rat blocker can protect your clients from reinfestation and add another potential revenue stream for professional pest controllers.

06 December 2018

Code of best practice: Pest control foot personnel

Take a look at the new BPCA Code of Best Practice (COBP) for Pest control foot personnel, released exclusively in PPC93.

06 December 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding what the food sector wants from pest management

Bayer CropScience has teamed up with BRC to undertake a huge piece of research to help both the food and pest management sectors understand each other better.

06 December 2018

Mr Bumble and his ‘Pollination for the Nation’ road trip

BPCA members do amazing things, all over the UK. One such amazing member is Jim Webster (aka Mr Bumble) from BeesKnees Pest Control.

06 December 2018

British Pest Management Awards ceremony just made PestEx that little bit bigger

With the number of enquiries for BPMA tickets, BPCA has decided to move the awards ceremony from the Giant Robot on Canary Wharf, to PestEx – the pest management show.

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.

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13 June 2019

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Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.  The recent call for evidence demonstrated a rang

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06 June 2019

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Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments. BPCA member companies that offer bee removal (rather

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04 June 2019

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BPCA marks World Pest Day 2019 with message to local authorities

Today is World Pest Day and to celebrate we’re launching a targeted campaign to local authorities. We’re urging councils across the UK to put pest management firmly on their radar,

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17 July 2019

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Stay alert to membership fraud

Being a full BPCA member is a mark of quality and professionalism. The entry criteria and ongoing requirements for membership are the highest in the pest management industry.   F

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17 July 2019

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MIDS pest technician forum "great success"

It was a relaxed and fun day at the first MIDS technician forum in Hertfordshire last week. Planned and hosted by Steve Middleton at MIDS Pest Control, the day was supported by BPCA and several

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17 July 2019

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Syngenta App aims to keep pest techs up to date on the go

A new Syngenta Professional Pest Management App, designed to help technicians get the best out of products, is now available for download to smartphones and tablets.    The

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