Professional Pest Controller Magazine Issue 91

In the May issue of Professional Pest Controller magazine (PPC91) we're all about the flying pests including – the ones that bother us, and the ones we should bother about! We're also focusing on the life-blood of your company: your customers. From keeping customers sweet to tip-toeing through tendering, PPC has it covered. Plus we've got out PPC Live review, the updated BPCA strategy reveiled, a PestWatch about Queen Wasps and even a game of Wasps' nest bingo to keep you amused this summer!

  • 20 May 2018

    PPC91 out now

    Professional Pest Controller issue 91 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 (May 2018). PPC magazine is made for our members.... More

  • 11 May 2018

    President foreword: Let’s get strategical

    President foreword | PPC91 May 2018 Hopefully, by the time you read this, some better weather has finally arrived. Speaking with many technicians, the terrible weather we’ve endured right through into mid-April has undoubtedly.... More

  • 11 May 2018

    Chief Exec viewpoint: Hello world!

    Chief Exec viewpoint | PPC91 May 2018 Welcome to my first Chief Exec viewpoint in PPC magazine. I thought I’d spend my inaugural page talking about my first impressions of the industry and what I’ve been up to since my appoin.... More

  • 11 May 2018

    INFOGRAPHIC: PPC Live 2018 in review

    Events | PPC91 May 2018 PPC Live 2018 in numbers. Take look at the feedback, stats and figures from pest controls's biggest get together this year! < Contents Next article > . More

  • 11 May 2018

    The big pest control get together: a look back at PPC Live 2018

    Events | PPC91 May 2018 Third time’s the charm for BPCA’s roaming trade show, PPC Live. With more visitors, exhibitors, and positive feedback than ever before – we’re calling it a win for everyone involved.  .... More

  • 11 May 2018

    Leave it to the professionals: Considering the bigger picture of pest control

    Business practice | PPC91 May 2018 Director of Precision Pest Management Solutions and BPCA Executive Board Member, Mike Ayers, shares his thoughts on why it’s now more important than ever for BPCA members to mobilise and consider.... More

  • 11 May 2018

    Road trip to success: BPCA Strategic Plan 2018-2020

    Your association | PPC91 May 2018 I am delighted to share with you an overview of our strategy for the next three years. In the spirit of “driving excellence in pest management” let’s take the idea of driving as an anal.... More

  • 11 May 2018

    GET INVOLVED: PestAware the pest advice blog - working for you

    Your association | PPC91 May 2018 BPCA’s new consumer-facing blog has launched. PestAware provides domestic and commercial pest advice, encouraging potential clients to use the Find a Pest Controller tool getting BPCA members even.... More

  • 11 May 2018

    Biological and environmental factors affecting wasp numbers

    Environment | PPC91 May 2018 A good wasp season can give the diligent pest controller a tidy profit, and so there is the temptation to rely on these returns in subsequent years. However wasp work can be a fickle game, and you could.... More

  • 11 May 2018

    Back to Basics: Flying insect control and IPM

    Pest control | PPC91 May 2018 One day I’ll fly away… but until then, we’ll press ahead practising the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) with vigour, says Ralph Izod, Managing Director of BPCA member compan.... More

  • 11 May 2018

    Talking to pest control customers about bees

    Ecology | PPC91 May 2018 BPCA’s newest special interest group, Beewise, has been put to work trying to take the sting out of communicating with clients about bees around the home. As we enter into the end of Spring.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    Waste, flies and opportunities for pest controllers

    Pest control | PPC91 May 2018 As the process of how we deal with our waste evolves, so does our requirement to protect it from flies. Clive Boase, Principal Consultant of BPCA member company the Pest Management Consultancy, explores the.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    Controlling flies in commercial food sites

    Pest control | PPC91 May 2018 As professional pest controllers, many of us deal with large and small food sites and it is essential that we focus on which pests pose the most significant risk to our customers. Although rodent infestation.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    Pestwatch: Queen wasps

    Technical | PPC91 May 2018 For our second in-depth PestWatch feature, Natalie and Dee are doffing their caps to the most regal of all the species you’re likely to encounter - the queen wasp. Wasps are beneficial in.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    Formulating an effective insect control plan

    Technical | PPC91 May 2018 With an extensive variety of insecticides available on the market there are many factors to take into consideration when selecting an appropriate product for a job. Bayer Technical Manager, Richard Moseley.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    Meet the member: Talking client-based growth with Dyno-Pest

    Business practice | PPC91 May 2018 In this issue’s Meet the Member we catch up with Ralph Izod, the Founder and Managing Director of longstanding BPCA member Dyno-Pest. A bit of background After studying chemistry.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    If you don’t look after your pest control customers, someone else will!

    Business practice | PPC91 May 2018 Martin Harvey heads up Harvey Environmental Services and sits on the BPCA Executive Board. His company was named as Pendle’s Most Outstanding Business and was shortlisted for an O2 business a.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    Bidding for pest control contract tenders

    Business practice | PPC91 May 2018 Following his recent visits to Regional Forums, Robert Harris, of Harris Associates, has sat down to put some of his ideas about pest control tendering on paper for PPC readers. Harris Associates i.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    Top 5 BPCA member benefits for getting more customers

    Business practice | PPC91 May 2018 There are lots of reasons for joining a trade association but ultimately people choose BPCA because we make your business more profitable. These are our top five member benefits that help yo.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    Data driven customer relationship management for pest control companies

    Business practice | PPC91 May 2018 Michael Collins is Managing Consultant at Database Marketing Counsel providing database marketing and CRM consultancy. He turns his attention to the world of pest control to help us rethink how we.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    Spent gases: In-transit fumigation risks, safety and opportunity

    Pest control | PPC91 May 2018 Here at BPCA we have some pretty specialised companies working together to make sure we keep our standards high, swap useful knowledge and get the details of industry changes out to members. Martin Cobbald.... More

  • 09 May 2018

    Wasp Nest BINGO!

    Technical | PPC91 May 2018 Are you a pest technician who’s seen it all? Time to prove it! Eyes down, look in and play... WASP NEST BINGO! We asked pest controllers the weirdest places they’ve encountered wasps nests whil.... More

  • 04 May 2018

    Ask the Technical Team May 2018

    Technical | PPC91 May 2018 When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our experienced technical team. Here are just a few of the latest questions posed... SUBJECT: CONSTRUCTION SI.... More

  • 04 May 2018

    BPCA at the Manchester Cleaning Show and FoodEx

    Events | PPC91 May 2018 There’s a very important line in our updated strategy all about educating the whole supply chain about the value of a BPCA member. Short of going door-to-door with a handful of flyers, how do you spread.... More

  • 04 May 2018

    Imagine a place…

    Events | PPC91 May 2018 ...where pest controllers get together to learn something new, share ideas, meet local product distributors, eat bacon and drink a lot of coffee. A place that brings together like-minded professionals, expert.... More