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25 February 2021

PestWatch: Rodents and glue boards

With all eyes on control measures for glue boards, BPCA Technical Officer Natalie Bungay gives PPC102 a glue board refresher.

25 February 2021

Ask the technical team March 2021

Rats next door, rodent carcass disposal, woodworm treatment and insect identification are all covered in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

25 February 2021

Google Local Service Ads

In this PPC102 article, local search specialist, Known Locally, explains the latest way to boost online presence for your pest management business.

25 February 2021

Google My Business: Promote your pest control company for free

In this article, Which? Trusted Traders share their insights on the Google tool that helps you find and generate leads for your pest control business.

25 February 2021

Meet the member: Personal development is more than words

In this article, BPCA’s Comms Officer Kat Shaw speaks to Paul Allman from Problem Solved Pest Control, about personal development and the path to professionalism.

25 February 2021

President's Report: We Are BPCA

Phil Halpin, BPCA President, looks back at the challenges of 2020 and celebrates the successes.

24 February 2021

Treasurer's report: Adapt, improvise, overcome

Mark Williams, Honorary Treasurer on BPCA's Executive Board, assesses the Association's finances for 2020 and the challenges the pandemic presented.

24 February 2021

Annual Report: 2018-2020 strategy wrap-up

Before we start reporting on developments in the new BPCA strategy, we thought it only fair to assess how successful the old one was.

24 February 2021

Annual Report: 2020 in numbers

As part of our 2020 annual report, check out how the Association did in areas from income and outgoings to press coverage and member referrals.

19 February 2021

UPDATED: Furloughing pest management workers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS)

Covid-19 has made furlough the HR word of the moment in the UK, but what is it and how does it work for your pest management business?

13 January 2021

Brexit: Post-transition readiness for businesses

Following the end of the Brexit transition period, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released advice for businesses on the new rules.

12 January 2021

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 are prioritised appropriately for the Covid-19 vaccine.

12 January 2021

When will pest professionals get vaccinated against Covid-19?

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

16 December 2020

Get your nominations in for the BPCA Member Awards 2021

The BPCA Member Awards 2021 are now open to all BPCA member companies and their employees.

15 December 2020

Sri Lankan-based Exterminators celebrate 22 years in pest control

BPCA Observer member The Exterminators are celebrating 22 years in business and 7 years providing 'carbon neutral' services.

07 December 2020

New BPCA Codes of Best Practice on bed bugs, birds and reporting released

A brand new set of Codes of Best Practice are now available, outlining the responsibilities and procedures that BPCA members are expected to adhere to.

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.

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27 June 2022

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New member benefit: Discounted training directly from Wade Environmental

BPCA consultant member Wade Environmental is now offering a discount on training courses for other members and their employees.

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17 June 2022

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New member benefit: Discounted waste service and advice line from Reliance

Reliance Service Solutions is offering fellow members 8% off waste services and a free waste advice service.

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06 June 2022

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BPCA launches 3D assessment on World Pest Day 2022

Today on World Pest Day we're launching a virtual competency assessment, to help newly qualified pest technicians prove they can put their knowledge and skills into practice.

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01 July 2022

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Grand opening of Chichester PestFix storefront a success

Press release: With local residents, business and the pest control industry in attendance PestFix are delighted to have officially opened their first of its kind storefront in Chichester, West Sussex.

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01 July 2022

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VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Invasive Asian hornet: identifying and reporting

In this video Martin Rose-King and Elliott Rose-King from Bounty Pest Control talk about the work they do on Asian hornet identification and reporting, and how you can help.

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01 July 2022

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VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - What's the future for pest qualifications?

In this video, British Pest Control Association's Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, discusses considerations for the future of pest control qualifications.

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