Our May issue of Professional Pest Controller magazine (PPC99) is out now. With a focus on Covid-19 and its effect on the pest management industry, get a look at what BPCA has been doing to help its members and what our members have been doing to help their communities.

In this issue we also look back at a successful PPC Live and switch up our regular PestWatch, instead taking a look at protected water voles in FriendWatch.

We've also got guest articles on insect identificationpest management during floodsmitigating the risks of needle stick injuries, and using drones for commercial surveying work


17 September 2020

UPDATED: Advice for pest professionals operating during Covid-19 pandemic

Advice for pest management professionals based on current government guidance, as well as our position statement on the Covid-19 pandemic.

30 April 2020

PPC99 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 99 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

30 April 2020

Essential sector in trying times

BPCA President Phil Halpin gives us his usual foreword wrapping; this time its all about Covid-19 and essential workers.

30 April 2020

Ask the technical team May 2020

In this Covid-19 special, our technical team answer questions about postponed events, essential work, can pests be Covid-19 carriers and PPE in this issue.

30 April 2020

Life after Covid-19

BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew talks about how Covid-19 has impacted our lives and businesses, and how it will continue to do so long after lockdown ends.

30 April 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: Covid-19 impact survey results

BPCA surveyed pest professionals on the impact Covid-19 is having on the sector. Over 900 people answered the survey. Here are the initial findings.

30 April 2020

Keep rats out of the attic: mental health resilience for pest pros

In PPC99 BPCA Marketing and Communications Officer, Kat Shaw, takes a look at how mental health can affect people at work and the impact of Covid-19 on mental wellbeing.

30 April 2020

Meet the members: Rising to the challenge

For PPC99 we talked to the membership at large, about the proactive steps taken to meet the Covid-19 crisis head-on.

30 April 2020

Challenge or chore? An introduction to insect ID

In this article Clive Boase, Principal Consultant at The Pest Management Consultancy explains the importance of correct insect identification and how you can make a start on learning the basics.

30 April 2020

Floods! Work study and opportunities for pest professionals

BPCA member, Killgerm, has produced a handy guide for pest management companies looking to help out with the effects of flooding problems.

30 April 2020

I wish I could fly! Pest control surveys with drones

We asked PPC Live speaker, and drone pilot, Clark Smith-Stanley from Profile Drone Services to give us an insight into what it is to fly drones for commercial survey work.

30 April 2020

Sharps! Needlestick injury awareness for pest professionals

Katie Martinelli from High Speed Training talks us through mitigating the risks of needle stick injuries when carrying out pest management work.

30 April 2020

Friendwatch: Water voles

Taking a detour from our usual Pestwatch, Dee Ward-Thompson separates friend from foe with this article about the protected water vole.

30 April 2020

Member benefit in focus: Find a pest controller

Find out more about the Find a pest controller tool and how it works for your BPCA member company.

30 April 2020

Dear CPD Diary

Our BPCA Registered team provides some continuing professional development inspiration for pest professionals.

30 April 2020

Learn to fight pests in cyber space

In this article, BPCA Training Manager Karen Dawes looks at what’s next for digital pest control learning environments.

30 April 2020

Advert: Here during challenging times

Still here to support the pest management industry during challenging times. Advertisement from 1env Solutions.

30 April 2020

Advert: Fast and versatile rodent station

Protecta® Evo Edge. Advertisement from Bell Laboratories.