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07 January 2020

What’s happening with bird licences?

BPCA Technical Officer Natalie Bungay gives a brief overview of the current status of bird licences for pest management across the UK.

11 December 2019

VIDEO: Inspection and control of bed bugs

Watch back our webinar on inspection and control of tricky bed bugs. This is the second video, following on from our bed bugs basics webinar.

10 December 2019

End of year and election reflections from BPCA Chief Exec

December is always a great time for reflection and looking forward to the new year. BPCA Chief Executive, Ian Andrew, takes a look at where we’ve been, where we’re going and gives us a round-up of what a BPCA election manifesto might look like.

13 November 2019

PPC97 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 97 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

12 November 2019

Pest photo of the year #BestPestPic2020

BPCA is looking for the best pest photograph of the year and is offering a £500 prize for anyone who captures the perfect image of public health pest control.

12 November 2019

PestWatch: Pharaoh ants

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, looks at treatments for pharaoh ants and how options have changed over time.

12 November 2019

Resistance in rodents, both behavioural and metabolic

Dr Mike Ayers, from BPCA member company Precision Pest Management Solutions, investigates the impact resistance is having on the control of rodents.

12 November 2019

Insect baits and baiting

Partho Dhang, author of ‘Urban Pest Control: A Practitioner’s Guide’, explores the intricacies of insecticide baits, giving practical insights for UK pest management professionals.

12 November 2019

Member benefit in focus: Put on your Sunday pest

Greg Garrood from Alexandra Workwear investigates what makes for decent pest management workwear.

12 November 2019

Trading up! Pest management: trade or profession?

This year BPCA’s Executive Board set up a series of three working groups, to find out what championing professionalism in pest management looks like.

12 November 2019

We build it...you drive it?

In this article, BPCA Comms Officer, Kat Shaw explores the franchising business model and how pest management professionals can benefit.

12 November 2019

Where there’s wax, there’s... moths?

Ian Furlong from BPCA member company Independent Pest Control & Hygiene Services details his first encounter with wax moths.

12 November 2019

A game of cat and mouse...and rat and cockroach and pigeon

Nigel White, from BPCA member company Tactical Environmental Services, talks through one of their more challenging sites.

12 November 2019

Strategic storytime: Why don't they pay the piper?

In this article we demonstrate the value of pest management and its people, by telling the story of one of BPCA's strategic goals.

12 November 2019

A to Z of pests goes PestAware

Learn about our PestAware campaign and how we harness the power of press to promote BPCA members.

17 October 2019

VIDEO: Professional flea control

Watch back our webinar on professional flea control. Natalie talks all things professional flea management, including biology, client communication and lifestyle.

13 September 2019

BPCA on food: open letter on the role of pest management in National Food Strategy

An open letter to contribute to the review on developing a national food strategy, commissioned by Defra. We set out our case for the inclusion of pest management provisions and our role in protecting citizen’s food.

29 August 2019

Pest photo of the year launched

We're on a mission to find the best pest photograph of the year and we're calling all industry professionals to join in.

23 August 2019

PPC96 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 96 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

23 August 2019

Ask the technical team August 2019

Our technical team tackle bee nests, reporting and delusional parasitosis in this issue.

23 August 2019

A birds-eye view of general licences

Since April this year, it’s been all hands on deck in the pest management world, getting to grips with changes in bird control licences and the way we manage pest birds.

23 August 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: General licence decision tree 2019

Need a hand figuring out whether you're covered by the new general licences or if you need to apply for an individual licence? Take a look at our infographic.

23 August 2019

PestWatch: Silverfish and grey silverfish

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, investigates silverfish and grey silverfish, and the difference in control approaches.

23 August 2019

Using tracking agents for pest management

BPCA's Natalie Bungay and Jim Kirk from Deadline Products investigate using tracking agents as an investigative tool.

23 August 2019

Best practice or Balderdash?

BPCA Board Members debunk some best practice myths that might be putting the operation of your pest management business at risk.

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02 July 2020

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Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

You would have to be living in a cave for the last four months not to know that we are living in strange times. Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPCA member company Pest Solutions,

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30 June 2020

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Open letter to Natural England: Individual licences for gull control in England, this year and beyond

Today, BPCA has written to Dave Slater, the Director for wildlife licensing at Natural England regarding the future of individual licences for gull control.  The letter expresse

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06 June 2020

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VIDEO: Proud to protect - World Pest Day 2020

BPCA has released a video in celebration of World Pest Day 2020. The short video entitled “Proud to protect” features several BPCA members and people from the BPCA Staff team speaki

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02 July 2020

Latest news

Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

You would have to be living in a cave for the last four months not to know that we are living in strange times. Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPCA member company Pest Solutions,

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01 July 2020

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UPDATED: BPCA annual general meeting goes virtual

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, BPCA had to cancel the 2020 annual general meeting (AGM) that had been scheduled for 2 April. After seeking legal advice, we can now confirm we’ll be h

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01 July 2020

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Look forward to PestEx 2021 - registration now open

After a challenging year for pest management, BPCA is pleased to announce registration for PestEx 2021 is now open. With the London ExCeL confirming that they intend to be running fu

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