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  • 22 October 2020

    OPINION: When will professional users of rodenticides wake up to the potential consequences of their actions?

    Opinion| Rodenticide Resistance Dr John Simmons, Acheta Consulting, writes about the consequences of not taking rodenticide resistance seriously following a CRRU statement about new survey results.  As part of our site inspectio.... More

  • 04 September 2020

    No UK products authorised for control of wood mice, rodenticide users reminded

    Users of rodenticides covered by the UK stewardship regime are reminded that no product is authorised for control of wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus), also known as long tailed field mice. This arises from an alert to the Cam.... More

  • 02 September 2020

    Open letter to the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission: glue traps for professional use

    BPCA has written to Andrew McKinlay, policy advisor for the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission (SAWC), in response to a call for evidence on the use of glue traps for pest management. This response will be shared with the SAWC's Glue Traps Working.... More

  • 05 August 2020

    The UK pest landscape and the quiet revolution

    TECHNICAL | PPC100 August 2020 In our 100th edition of PPC, regular contributor Clive Boase reviews how far the pest management industry has come since PPC first launched and, critically, where he thinks the industry might be in anothe.... More

  • 04 August 2020

    Caught out in the countryside: Practical rabbit management:

    TECHNICAL | PPC100 August 2020 Following on from his popular outdoor demonstration at PPC Live 2020 in Harrogate, this is the first in a two-part series of articles from Dave Archer, rural pest management expert. In this article, Dave.... More

  • 04 August 2020

    Control silverfish professionally

    TECHNICAL | PPC100 August 2020 Recent years have seen a rise in silverfish infestations and they can often be hard to control due to behaviour and habitat. We hear from global industry expert Dr Volker Gutsmann from Bayer AG, who expla.... More

  • 04 August 2020

    INFOGRAPHIC: A short history of public health pesticides

    TECHNICAL | PPC100 August 2020 Looking back over one hundred issues of PPC, it’s clear that the products in our toolkits have changed considerably. We asked Alex Wade, from member company PelGar International, to look back at rod.... More

  • 04 August 2020

    Current pest proofing products: applications and limitations

    TECHNICAL | PPC100 August 2020 Following on from his demonstration at PPC Live 2020 in Harrogate, Pestology’s Gulliver Hill talks to PPC about all things proofing. Proofing is about denying a pest access to its en.... More

  • 04 August 2020

    BPCA position statement on remote monitoring for rodent management

    TECHNICAL | PPC100 August 2020 Digital monitoring for pest activity appears in lists of services offered by pest management companies across the world. But what will the impact of remote monitoring have on the level of service a compan.... More

  • 04 August 2020

    PESTWATCH: Delusional parasitosis and cable bugs

    TECHNICAL | PPC100 August 2020 In this PestWatch, BPCA Technical Officer Natalie Bungay takes a look at pests that aren’t real. What is delusional parasitosis and how do we deal with it? – includes reference to self-ha.... More

  • 04 August 2020

    Ask the technical team August 2020

    TECHNICAL | PPC100 August 2020 Nuisance neighbours, pest risk assessments, gull control licences and rodent carcasses are all covered in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.   SPEED READ LAs have to keep their dis.... More

  • 09 July 2020

    New Treatment Report template for BPCA members

    A new Treatment Report template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area and the BPCA PrintShop (login required). Available to BPCA members only, the new template.... More

  • 08 July 2020

    Warning to pest controllers after van containing pesticides stolen

    Following the theft of highly toxic aluminium phosphide-based chemicals from a van in Manchester, BPCA urges technicians to be careful about leaving pesticides unattended in vehicles.  Police have launched a major investigat.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

    BUSINESS | PPC100 August 2020 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, sh.... More

  • 23 June 2020

    Industry body releases Covid-19 working at height guidance

    The Ladder Association has released new guidance on the importance of health and safety while using ladders during the pandemic. Working at height has always involved an element of risk, which is why it is so important that.... More

  • 15 May 2020

    Pest breeding cycles: counting the pests thriving in your business during lockdown

    When many hospitality and retail businesses were forced to close several weeks ago, some chose not to continue with routine pest management contracts during the lockdown. BPCA warned this wouldn't work and that pest populations would t.... More

  • 31 March 2020

    Keeping pests at bay in Covid-19 pandemic

    HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged to be vigilant to pest infestation during the Covid-19 crisis. The move comes as some local authorities struggle to maintain refuse collection services. National trade body, the British Pest Control A.... More

  • 26 February 2020

    Spring Queening: On the trail of Asian hornets in Guernsey

    Pest control | PPC98 March 2020 Elliott Rose-King, from BPCA Consultant Member Bounty Consultancy Services, talks to PPC about a recent fact-finding visit to The Agriculture, Countryside and Landscape Management Services (ACLMS) tea.... More

  • 26 February 2020

    PestWatch: What’s ticking off your dog?

    Technical feature | PPC98 March 2020 Dee Ward-Thompson investigates a type of tick you might not have come across yet but is slowly becoming more prevalent in the UK. At the end of last year, I went along to the Leve.... More

  • 26 February 2020

    Guess Whose Poo

    Technical | PPC98 March 2020 Here at BPCA, we like to bring you the hard-hitting articles. That’s why we’re publishing this guide about poop! One of the most common signs of a pest infestation is the presence.... More

  • 06 February 2020

    BIG BIRD WRAP-UP: General and individual licences for bird control in the UK

    Since April 2019, we’ve had many updates on general licences for bird control in the UK. This quick view page will give you all the headline information and latest updates on general and individual licences in England, Northern Ireland, S.... More

  • 28 January 2020

    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 should carry out an ERA What are ERAs?  Th.... More

  • 16 January 2020

    How to boost your Find a pest controller profile

    One of the benefits of being a BPCA Servicing member is having your business included on our website’s Find a pest controller tool. This is our online database which allows the public to search for trusted pest management compani.... More

  • 09 January 2020

    Employment law changes for 2020

     There are some changes to employment law coming this year in the UK, which you might not be aware of.  Parental bereavement leave rights take effect The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 is expected to come int.... More

  • 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. In this video Natalie discusses: Inspection and survey Pre and post-treatment requirements .... More