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07 March 2019

PestEx 2019: 15 top tips for visiting a trade show

It's not long now until PestEx 2019. Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of your time at the pest management show.

07 March 2019

Rat behaviour in rodent control

With current rodent control challenges facing pest controllers, one of the essential areas of knowledge is an understanding of rodent behaviour.

07 March 2019

Understanding cockroach foraging behaviour

Cockroaches have evolved to exploit our modern urban environments where the structures we build provide a plethora of harbourages, warmth, food and moisture.

07 March 2019

SERVICING STORIES: Empire of the ants

Three blocks of flats. Multiple colonies. Hundreds of thousands of invasive ants. Nigel White, Operations Director of member company Tactical Environmental Services, talks to us about a block treatment of epic proportions.

07 March 2019

The practical implications of bed bug biology and behaviour

When it comes to bed bugs, the more you know, the more effective you’ll be at treating an infestation, Dr Jette Knudsen, a researcher from Nattaro Labs, Sweden shares her detailed insights into bed bug behaviour and biology, so you too can join the b

07 March 2019

Dealing with rodents in sensitive environments

We can become overly confident in our preferred method of rodent control and then suddenly we’re thrown a curveball. Chris Cagienard investigates the environmental considerations we need to make that influence our rodent control strategy.

07 March 2019


When is a pest not a pest? In this in-depth PestWatch analysis, BPCA's Natalie Bungay returns to the tricky and occasionally prickly subject of Vulpes vulpes – the red fox. She’ll focus on the whens, whys and ifs of fox control.

06 March 2019

Ask the technical team March 2019

Tricky insect ID's, managing complaints and bad neighbour bed bug management questions are all in the BPCA Technical team inbox this issue.

05 March 2019

Credit control for professional pest management companies

Did you know in the region of 80% of businesses that suffer late payment are kept waiting one month or longer beyond agreed terms?

05 March 2019

Health and safety knowledge is power

H&S can strike fear into the most competent of business owner, phrases such as ‘Risk assessment’, policies, and health surveillance can shrink our confidence into a small puddle of stagnant uncertainty.

05 March 2019

Starting a pest management company - can you do it on your own?

At BPCA HQ we take hundreds of calls every year with people asking us how they start out in pest management and whether it’s possible to get into the trade without experience.

06 February 2019

Health and safety at work summary statistics for Great Britain 2018 released by HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released key statistics regarding ill health and injury relating to work in the UK.

05 February 2019

VIDEO: Building the ultimate rat-proof gamebird feeder

Mike Swan from Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has produced a video that explains how his feeder design feeds birds while keeping the rats away.

05 February 2019

Amazing insect and pest photographs win Small World Competition

A stunning weevil eye, an Asian hornet’s sting and a mouse oviduct all win acclaim in Nikon’s 44th annual Small World Photomicrography Competition.

21 January 2019

Ben Massey to leave BPCA as Marketing and Communications Manager

After a successful tenure as BPCA’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben Massey has announced that he will be leaving the Association in February.

16 January 2019

Would you eat meat fed on pests?

For many, having an insect anywhere near your breakfast would be cause enough to call a pest management company. But what if your breakfast bacon had been fed on insects? Would the thought of pigs fed on cockroaches, put you off your butty?

15 January 2019

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety updated guidance published

Issue 8 of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety is now out with an accompanying BPCA guidance document for members.

18 December 2018

PPC93 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 93 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 (December 2018).

18 December 2018

Chief Exec viewpoint: Small pieces to make the big picture

In this Chief Exec viewpoint, I’d like to do some straight talking about BPCA Registered, CPD schemes, and the sticky issue of what ‘professional’ looks like.

18 December 2018

PPC READER SURVEY: Feedback and win!

By feeding back to us, you’ll not only help make the magazine even better – you’ll be in for a chance to win a Bose SoundTouch 10 wireless bluetooth and wi-fi speaker system worth £169.95.

18 December 2018

Changes to monitoring and bait box stickers

Some rodenticide labels now refer to a requirement for labelling monitoring and bait stations with specific information. Find out exactly what needs to be on your box.

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.

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13 January 2020

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Logging your unstructured CPD points with BPCA Registered

Training | PPC95 May 2019 Learn how to successfully log unstructured CPD points yourself with BPCA's individual recognition scheme - BCPA Registered.   Reflective learning

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08 January 2020

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Plan your pest control training, development and CPD for 2020

Whether you’re with BPCA Registered or Basis, CPD is an essential part of your year. How about taking some time at the start of 2020 to plan it out? BPCA has developed a training and developme

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27 September 2019

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New way to pass your Level 2 Award in Pest Management

BPCA has announced a new 7-day, modular, non-residential training course in the centre of London this November. As part of its membership criteria, BPCA recognises the Level 2 Award in Pest Man

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28 January 2020

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VIDEO: Environmental risk assessments and non-toxic pest control

Watch back our webinar on the key points to consider when conducting an Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) to include non-chemical control. In this video Natalie discusses: Why we sh

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24 January 2020

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BPCA delivers SPI expertise at trading standards event

At the end of last year, our technical team was invited to give a series of presentations to the Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers. The presentations took place in York, Man

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23 January 2020

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Pest magazine sold to Lewis Business Media

Pest and Pest+ enews were sold yesterday (22 Jan 2020) by owners Foxhill Publishing. The sale of the pest management magazine, launched in 2008, has "secured an exciting, long-t

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