11 November 2021

Professional Pest Controller issue 105 (PPC105) out now


Professional pest controller magazine issue 105 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.

PPC105 is a technology special. We take a look at pest management's digital frontier, with articles on the future of digital pest controlpest management reporting software and the key findings of our pest control technology survey

Plus we have articles on scaling your pest control businessmental health triggers and getting local authority help with pest issues. And don't forget to check out the training and events calendars!



President's viewpoint

BPCA President Phil Halpin talks about the importance of human contact and his tenure as President drawing to a close. Read >

Pest in the press: Summer 2021

Pests in the Press summer 2021

BPCA spends lots of time working with the press to educate the public about pest awareness and the importance of using a BPCA member for all pest-related issues. Read >

Pests in politics: Summer 2021

With pest management under the spotlight, particularly regarding glue boards, BPCA has spent more time than ever monitoring what’s happening in the UK Parliament and the devolved administrations. Read >

Back to basics: treatment reports

As a professional, the best way to protect yourself from legal action when working with harmful chemicals and specialist equipment in homes and businesses is a treatment report. Read > 

PestEx 2022 exclusive sneak-peek

PestEx the pest managment show sneak peek

While PestExtra brought us together virtually, we’re ready to be united again in those halls! Here’s an exclusive sneak-peek at some of our confirmed plans. Read >

Digital pest control: a wild frontier

considering the future of digital pest control ppc MAGAZINE OPINIONPIECE

We tasked Daniel Schröer to look into his crystal ball and share his thoughts on what ‘digital pest control’ means for the sector. Read >

What's out there? Digital pest management reporting software

We reached out to the pest control software marketplace to help you decide if the time is right to go digital. Read >

State of play: How technology is shaping pest control strategies in 2021

How technology is shaping pest control strategies in 2021 PPC magazine feature BPCA

We asked Paul Blackhurst, Head of the UK Technical Academy at BPCA member company Rentokil Pest Control, to share his views on how technology can enhance our management programmes. Read >

Where are we in 2021? Pest control and technology

We asked PPC readers to share their insights on how technology impacts their pest management processes. Here are our key findings. Read >

Ask the technical team November 2021

Remote monitoring, digital reporting, data protection and spider season are looked at in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team. Read >

Seeing the light: advances in optical illumination

advances in optical illumination article for pest managment magazine PPC

Regular PPC contributor Dave Archer is back. And now he’s got optics in his sights. Dave reviews the technology that significantly changed his practice. Read >

Up, up and away! Seven ways to scale your pest control business

Our industry is full of ambitious small and medium-size businesses delivering fantastic quality, problem-solving pest control that protects public health. But when is the right time to scale up? Read >

Rising mouse numbers down-under


With the start of another surge of rodent activity being reported in Australia, Gerwyn Jones, Asia Pacific Manager for PelGar International outlines some of the reasons for mouse plagues and potential outcomes. Read >

Triggered! Mental health resilience for pest professionals

Mental resilience for pest professionals PPC magazine feature article

PPC asked Karen Mason and Lewis Smales from Essentially Human for some tips on recognising early warning signs and some practical tips for maintaining a happy and healthy work-life for pest professionals. Read >

Dust, up to snuff? Maintenance tips for pressure dust applicators and storing pesticides

We asked Darran Lebeter, Sales Specialist at BPCA member company 1env Solutions, to give us a rundown of his best tips for keeping your equipment up to snuff. Read >

UK rodent prevalence: the impact of Covid-19 on pest sightings

THE impact of Covid-19 on pest sightings PPC magazine feature article

Did 18 months of lockdowns cause an increase in rodent populations and sightings? Dr Mark Lambert, Defra, writes for PPC about what the available data shows, from here to Tokyo. Read >

Are you local? Community pest issues and local authorities

BPCA’s Technical and Compliance Manager Natalie Bungay shares her insights into how you can approach your local authority for help. Read >

Meet the member: Just the bee-ginning!

Peter Higgs, PGH Pest Prevention, talks to PPC magazine about getting started, the obstacles he has overcome and his ambitions for the future. Read >

Onboarding a pest technician: new resources for new starters

New resources for new starters onboarding a pest technican

Onboarding an employee that’s new to the industry can be time-consuming, expensive and sometimes inconsistent. Read >

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