27 August 2019

PPC96 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 96 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 copy. 

PPC96 BPCA front cover

IN THIS ISSUE

BUGS WITH BUGS

Bugs with Bugs Killgerm Matthew Davies

Study finds insects analysed from seven hospitals carried potentially harmful bacteria – we review the findings.

Ask the technical team

More of your technical pest management and control questions answered by our technical team. Read >

A BIRDS-EYE VIEW OF GENERAL LICENCES

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Kathryn Shaw takes a look at all things bird licence; where did they come from? Where did they go? What’s the same? What’s new? Read >

PESTWATCH: Silverfish and grey silverfish

Natalie Bungay investigates silverfish and grey silverfish, paying particular attention to the difference in approaches when confronting each species. Read >

WHEN THE DUST HAS SETTLED

when the dust has settled deadline products

Natalie Bungay and Jim Kirk investigate tracking agents as an investigative tool. Read >

BEST PRACTICE OR BALDERDASH?

We regularly come across guys in the field who have held on tight to methods that might well have been best practice once – but have you really moved with the times? Read > 

MAKING MOSQUITOES

Dr Claire Donald gives PPC readers an overview of the most promising new treatments for mosquito management. Read >

THINGS THAT STING! 

things that sting dr andrew whyte

Dr Andrew Whyte gives us a lesson in insect venom and allergies designed to help us better advise our clients and protect ourselves. Read > 

TAKE THE LAW INTO YOUR OWN HANDS

Paul Westgate examines the positives that can be drawn from the rules and regulations pest management professionals face. Read >

 RATCATCHER TO RICHES

In our first strategic storytime, we’re telling the tale of how we continue to increase the professionalism of the pest management sector. Read >

"STARTING LADY BUG PEST CONTROL SAVED MY LIFE"

Meet the member lady bug pest control 4

Kathryn Shaw caught up with Vicki Sims from Lady Bug Pest Control. Read >

CONTRACT SHARING NETWORK CELEBRATES SECOND ANNIVERSARY WITH NATIONAL CONTRACT

Quality service through professional collaboration. Read >

HONEY, I'M HOME!

Jonathan Walker has been experimenting with proactive bee management. Read >

OBSERVE A SERVICING COMMITTEE MEETING

Come along to one of our Servicing Committee meetings and find out what it’s all about! Read >

BPCA YORKSHIRE REGIONAL FORUM AND AGM WRAP-UP

AGM Executive Board Regional Forum Yorkshire

BPCA GOES TO HOLYROOD 

ARE YOU RECORDING YOUR PEST MANAGEMENT CPD?

Karen Dawes takes a look at some great examples of CPD for people at all stages of their careers. Read >

TRAINING CALENDAR

PEST AWARENESS FOR EVERYONE

Pest Awareness For Everyone Shepherd BPCA headlines

Jane Shepherd talks about why it’s important that BPCA and its members have a concentrated PR effort that reaches hundreds of thousands of people every year. Read > 

GOT AN IDEA FOR A STORY?

We're always interested in what our members and the pest management community want to see in the magazine. If you have an idea for an article or a news story you'd like to share with BPCA - contact Kat on hello@bpca.org.uk or call 01332 225 115

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