Professional Pest Controller Magazine Issue 99

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 needlestick injuries, and using drones for commercial surveying work

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  • 02 November 2020

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

    This article is not a replacement for the guidance given by medical professionals nor official advice provided by the UK Government on Covid-19. You must always follow the latest Government advice on Covid-19.  BPCA has also creat.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    PPC99 out now

    Professional pest controller magazine issue 99 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF  or you can join our Affiliate Scheme and request a hard c.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Essential sector in trying times

    President foreword | PPC99 May 2020 I’m sure you’re all thoroughly fed up of hearing phrases like ‘unprecedented times’ and ‘key workers’ by now, but I do think it’s worth us all taking th.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Ask the technical team May 2020

    Technical | PPC99 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. When you’re a BP.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Life after Covid-19

    Chief Exec Viewpoint | PPC99 May 2020 I know it is difficult to think about this now, but we do need to consider what life will be like after the pandemic passes and we get back to ‘normal’.  The big question.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    INFOGRAPHIC: Covid-19 impact survey results

    Health, safety and business| PPC99 May 2020 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. . More

  • 30 April 2020

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

    Health | PPC99 May 2020 We all know that we have to look after our physical health when we’re working, but how often do we stop and think about our mental wellbeing? BPCA Marketing and Communications Officer, Kat Shaw.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Meet the members: Rising to the challenge

    Membership| PPC99 May 2020 PPC talked to the membership at large, about the proactive steps taken to meet the Covid-19 crisis head-on. Your responses are still coming in, but here are a just a few collated at the time of publicati.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Challenge or chore? An introduction to insect ID

    Technical | PPC99 May 2020 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.  .... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Floods! Work study and opportunities for pest professionals

    Technical | PPC99 May 2020 Back in January and February much of the UK was underwater. Homes, businesses and public spaces were flooded, bringing with them a wave of pest-related issues. BPCA member, Killgerm, has produced a hand.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    I wish I could fly! Pest control surveys with drones

    Business feature | PPC99 May 2020 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.  Drones.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Sharps! Needlestick injury awareness for pest professionals

    Health and Safety | PPC99 May 2020 Katie Martinelli from High Speed Training talks us through mitigating the risks of needle stick injuries when carrying out pest management work. Around 100,000 needlestick injuries are.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Friendwatch: Water voles

    Technical | PPC99 May 2020 The water vole population in the UK has fallen dramatically since the 1960s, from around eight million to the most recent estimate, from the People’s Trust for Endangered Species, of 875,000. .... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Member benefit in focus: Find a pest controller

    Membership | PPC99 May 2020 Rated as the second-best member benefit, beaten only by the BPCA logo and the doors it opens, our Find a pest controller tool is trusted across the country. The tool has changed a lot over the.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Dear CPD Diary

    Training | PPC99 May 2020 In this article, we asked our BPCA Registered team to provide some continuing professional development inspiration for pest professionals. BPCA Registered has been up and running for.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Learn to fight pests in cyber space

    Training | PPC99 May 2020 BPCA is no stranger to digital pest management training. With award-winning eLearning, free online webinars and now digital pest forums, we asked BPCA Training Manager, Karen Dawes, what’s next.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Advert: Here during challenging times

    Advertisement | PPC99 May 2020 . More

  • 30 April 2020

    Advert: Fast and versatile rodent station

    Advertisement | PPC99 May 2020 . More