01 March 2023

Professional Pest Controller issue 110 (PPC110) out now


PPC110 is out now, and it's a PPC Live show guide and 2022 Annual Report special!  

It's packed full of great articles, including Frances McKim's account of the FAOPMA Pest Summit in Japan and a look at Jonathan Ely's first year running Three Counties Pest Control.  

We've also got some interesting technical articles on pest control contract specifications and preventing insect damage in dry food storage. 

And don't forget to check out the events and training calendars!



Editorial: The sustainable pest management magazine.

In this issue of PPC magazine, editors Scott and Dee pack in the same in-depth technical features and member interviews along with the complete showguide for PPC Live 2023 this March. Read more >

New BPCA committee: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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As part of BPCA’s ongoing commitment to helping members tackle recruitment and retention issues, the Executive Board has given the go-ahead for a new committee: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Read more >

Pests in the press: October to December 2022

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The seasonal push to raise awareness of rat and mouse issues took the lead in the press over Q4 of 2022, with work around this continuing into the new year, although other pests also got a look-in during a very mild autumn and early winter. Read more >

Pests in politics: Winter 2022-2023

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BPCA’s lobbying work continues. Stay up-to-date with all things pest in the UK parliament and devolved administrations. PPC helps keep you firmly in the loop. Read more >

Ask the technical team March 2023


Glue boards, product storage, bat droppings, field mice and Ficam all feature in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team. Read more >

Bioacoustic bird management: why it works and why it doesn’t

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Peter Bowers-Davis is the Director and co-owner of Integrum Services, based in Sutton near London. With a lifelong passion for wildlife management, Peter is a specialist in aviation and airport pest management, including bird management, control and proofing. Read more >

Pest control contract specifications: a checklist for food clients

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Grahame Turner, from BPCA Consultant member company PestAcuity, is back! He’s put together a checklist of items you might need to include for your food clients when working on a pest control specification. Read more >

Preventing insect damage in dry food storage

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Mike Kelly presented this article at the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Conference 2022 in Zanzibar. Read more >

Japanese adventure: Pest Summit 2022

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The event was organised by the Japan Pest Control Association (JPCA) on behalf of the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers Associations (FAOPMA) and was held between 8-11 November 2022. Report and pictures from BPCA Life Member Frances McKim. Read more >

Member benefit in focus: Free SSIP assessments from CQMS

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Kerry Howe, Director of CQMS, explains the CQMS health and safety accreditation, and helps you understand how it works for your business. Read more >

The good, the bad and the ugly: my first year as a pest controller

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Jonathan Ely is the Director of Three Counties Pest Control, based in Devon, England. Jon set up Three Counties and joined BPCA membership in 2021.

Here he talks about his experiences as a new pest control business owner and why being a BPCA member is important to him. Read more >

Pest control treatment reports: tips and templates to get you started

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Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork! Is it all really necessary? BPCA Technical and Compliance Manager Natalie Bungay is here to give you some great reasons to fill in and file those reports. Read more >

BPCA Annual Report 2022

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A look back at what BPCA and our members have achieved together in 2022. Another challenging year to be sure, but BPCA coped admirably. Read more >

President's Report: Challenges and progress

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In Chris Cagienard's first President's Report since taking the role, he talks about delivering on the Association's strategy during a milestone year for BPCA. Read more >

BPCA Committee Reports 2022

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BPCA is run by members, for members. Here the Chairs of BPCA's various Committees update you on the work they've been doing in 2022. Read more >

BPCA Treasurer’s report 2022

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Mark Williams gives his report on the association's finances in 2022. Read more >

BPCA Board - They work for you

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The Executive Board is the governing body of the Association, and Board Members, as Directors, have a duty of care to both BPCA Members and the BPCA Staff team. Read more >

INFOGRAPHIC: 2022 in numbers

Take a look at the key figures from BPCA's 2022 annual report. Read more >

PPC Live 2023 show guide out now

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Our schedule is jam-packed with technical talks and practical demonstrations, designed to help develop technical skills and build industry knowledge. Check out the full showguide! Read more >

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