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The latest pest management news stories from across the UK by PPC magazine and the British Pest Control Association (BPCA). The latest technical updates about pest species, such as rodents, insects and more. Plus latest product updates, industry news and association updates. Stories from across the sector and beyond for pest management professionals. 

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  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Bell Sensing Technologies - iQ Products Demonstration

    In this video Michael Sims from Bell Laboratories will be introducing Patrick Lynch and Brian Hensel, to discuss how iQ technology can make your job more efficient and transform your technicians from inspectors into problem solvers. This pr.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Bird Mites Environmentally Tricky, Socially Misunderstood, Technically Still Challenging

    In this video Professor Olivier Sparagano, University of Hong Kong, talks through the key points to consider when fighting arthropod pests such as birds mites, to maximise its control and develop long-term strategies. This pest is also.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Competitive Clout with Service Tracker

    In this video Mike Palmer-Day, Service Tracker, talks about using Pest Control Software as a way to run your entire business more efficiently, more productively and more harmoniously. All from a single device, and from anywhere in the world.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Designing for IPM and Stewardship

    In this video Shyam Lakhani, Bell Laboratories, explains their commitment to rodenticide best practices, including guidelines from CRRU and what this means for your IPM toolbox. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest manage.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Diseases transmitted by rodents and their parasites

    In this video Alex Wade, Wade Environmental, looks into the major mechanisms of how diseases travel between humans and pests, what potential impacts this has to our health and finally why we as a society should be more proactive about minim.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Evolution of Bait Boxes

    In this video, Michael Sims explains why using the Bell Labs EVO Edge is an upgrade from using other stations. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest management show online.  The British Pest Control Association (.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Five Years Of Rodenticide Stewardship: What Have We Achieved

    In this talk Dr Alan Buckle, Chairman, CRRU (UK), briefly reviewed the structure of the stewardship regime and its objectives. Achievements during this period and the latest 2020 monitoring information for barn owl residues, rodenticid.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: FUTURA VLOG - Digital and sustainable Pest Control is the PRESENT

    In this video blog Futura shares its vision of what modern pest management should and could look like in 2021. They promise the session will be entertaining (although they assure us Germans don't have a sense of humour). Presented by: Danie.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Guest Speaker Discussion Bell Sensing Technologies

    A Bell Sensing discussion with guest speakers Pat Lynch and Brian Hensel.  This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest management show online.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free eve.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: How rodent behaviour influences a baiting plan

    Rodent behaviour is complex and knowledge of this behaviour is essential for effective control. In this video Sharon Hughes, BASF, covers important aspect of rodent behaviour, including neophobic behaviour, bait carriage and hoarding, forag.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: How to leverage value from a VLINK system

    The VLINK Pest Network is a comprehensive remote monitoring platform brought to you by the innovators in rodent trapping. In this video Mark Ebner, Woodstream, presents a brief overview of the system with a focus on features and functions..... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: How to solve your cockroach problems quickly and cost-effectively

    In this video Helen Ainsworth, BASF, talks about taking a systematic and integrated approach to cockroach control in both domestic and commercial settings. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest management show online. .... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Humane Rodent Control Products

    In this video, Samuel Wood from Bell Labs explains why the new EVO TUNNEL is the humane choice when it comes to trapping. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest management show online.  The British Pest Control As.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Introducing Selontra® - Our latest innovation, Cholecalciferol rodent bait

    Selontra is the new and innovative, non-anticoagulant rodenticide bait from BASF. It contains cholecalciferol which offers a different mode of action while balancing performance and environmental impact. In this video Sharon Hughes, BA.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Keeping customers and staff safe in a pandemic

    Vicki Sims, of BPCA member company Lady Bug Pest Control, talks through the challenges small pest businesses are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest management show online.  .... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Mythbusters: Common pest management theories fact-checked

    In this video Dr Jonathan Wade and Alex Wade, directors at Wade Environmental, gave a talk on common myths around pest control and did some debunking.  This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest management show online.&nbs.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Novel Mosquito Control Techniques To Combat Mosquito Borne Infections

    Mosquito transmitted diseases continue to increase their incidence and geographical locations and it is therefore more important than ever to develop effective control methods. Factors such as increased insecticide resistance and environmen.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Pest Trending: Using data to control pests

    Drawing on extensive experience from the food manufacturing and retail sectors Paul Westgate, Veritas Pest Consultancy, provides some practical tools and techniques to help collect, interpret and use data to drive towards a better level of pest.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Remote Rodent Monitoring and Trapping - TrapMe

    In this video, Kim Lauridsen Hansen, Edialux, talks about remote monitoring as a new technology and how remote monitoring can benefit your business. The TrapMe remote monitoring system will be discussed; how it works and how it provide.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Sixty Years Of Anticoagulant Resistance In The UK

    Dr Alan Buckle, Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG) gives a perspective on: Unique UK regulatory decisions that restricted the use of the most potent resistance-breakers Relentless spread of multiple resistance mechanisms in both ra.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Smart Pest Management – Why digital pest management is the future

    In this video Gary Nicholas, Bayer, talks about Smart Pest Management: a wireless network of high-tech trap sensors that provide 24/7 monitoring, real-time capture alerts and up-to-the-minute rodent activity verification. Helping pest contr.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Terms, condition and contracts for pest management companies

    Do your terms and conditions adequately cover your pest management company? We ask BEB Consulting all your contract, terms and conditions-based questions. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest management show online. .... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: The Bed Bugs Tell Us How: Early Treatment And Monitoring

    To eradicate bed bugs Nattaro Labs have developed a patented diatomaceous earth (DE) containing tape that kills bed bugs at an early stage of infestation. Both early detection and the DE tape facilitate a successful treatment of bed bugs.&n.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: The Latest In Pest Exclusion Technology

    In this video Dave Colbert, Xcluder, talks about their latest pest exclusion products and how to use them. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest management show online.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: UK Rodenticide - Which bait to use, and when?

    In this video, Michael Sims runs through Bell's rodenticides and defines which bait to use and when. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest management show online.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) host.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: Understanding pulse baiting: save time, money and bait!

    Pulse baiting technique is used for all single-feed rodenticide baits. That is, only for baits where the bait is sufficiently potent that a rat or mouse can eat a lethal amount of that bait in just one single feed. Pulse baiting is used for.... More

  • 15 March 2021

    How to access PestExtra

    It’s PestExtra week! This is how you access the system.  Opening time: Tuesday 16 March 2021 - 8:30 -12:30 Wednesday 17 March 2021 - 14:00 - 20:00 Thursday 18 March 2021 - 10:00 - 15:00. View agenda Registe.... More

  • 11 March 2021

    Delegates reunited in first ICUP webinar

    Unable to meet face-to-face nearly 500 members, representing over 50 countries, of the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) community met up on-line for the first ICUP webinar held on 9 March 2021. Ruben Bueno chaired t.... More

  • 10 March 2021

    VIDEO: Ian Andrew interviewed by Talking Pest Management

    Our Chief Executive Ian Andrew was once again interviewed by Talking Pest Management (TPM) where he called for all key workers, including pest control professionals, to be brought up the Covid-19 vaccination priority list. T.... More

  • 09 March 2021

    Irish acquisition announced by Killgerm

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Killgerm Group Ltd announced the completion of its acquisition of Dublin-based Sprayclear Environmental Ltd. Sprayclear is the leading supplier to the professional pest control service market in the Repu.... More

  • 08 March 2021

    UPDATED: Free Covid-19 lateral flow tests for asymptomatic key workers

    In an effort to overcome the pandemic, the UK government has announced free Covid-19 lateral flow tests (LFT) for people without coronavirus symptoms.  The tests can return results in 30 minutes and will be prioritised for essenti.... More

  • 05 March 2021

    Cleankill’s Gold renewal proves dedication to staff

    Cleankill Pest Control is celebrating after retaining its Investors in People Gold Award gold accreditation. Gold accreditation demonstrates that Cleankill has a full range of important policies in place and that everyone in.... More

  • 03 March 2021

    PestExtra 2021 - what not to miss

    EVENTS| PPC102 MARCH 2021 While PestEx has left a hole in the calendar, PestExtra is shaping up to be a pretty good filler until we can get together again safely. We’ve done our very best to make sure PestExtra has the.... More

  • 02 March 2021

    New bait station controls all main ant species

    PRESS RELEASE Bayer has launched a new palatable ant bait which is now available to control all major ant species in the UK. According to Bayer, Maxforce® Pushbox offers proven control over all main ant species, including Bla.... More

  • 02 March 2021

    RRAG appoints new chairperson

    Dr Matthew Davies takes over as Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG) chair, as Dr Alan Buckle steps down after more than ten years in the role.  Alan remains as a member of the group and will assist the new chair.... More

  • 02 March 2021

    Free tests from CRRU for rodenticide resistance testing

    Pest management professionals are being called upon to help create a more accurate national picture of resistance to rodenticides in rats and mice. In return, participants will get a free indication of the sample location's status fro.... More

  • 01 March 2021

    Brown marmorated stink bug spotted in UK for first time

    This week the Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) has been officially reported as present and active in the UK, prompting calls for pest controllers to keep an eye out and report any sightings.  The bug is an insect .... More

  • 26 February 2021

    Professional Pest Controller issue 102 (PPC102) out now

    CONTENTS | PPC102 MARCH 2021 Professional pest controller magazine issue 102 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&n.... More

  • 26 February 2021

    Be a man of more words - Chief Exec's viewpoint

    VIEWPOINT| PPC102 MARCH 2021 Giving and receiving greetings is vital for us as human beings. We’re social creatures, and that’s what the ‘being’ bit in ‘human beings’ is all about. We need.... More

  • 26 February 2021

    Natural England: Gull control licence screening explained

    PEST CONTROL| PPC102 MARCH 2021 2020 was not a great year for gull licences in England. Many licences were far too late to be effective. Some never arrived at all, and many were turned down without reasons being given. We ca.... More

  • 26 February 2021

    Breaking resistance with Selontra®

    INTERVIEW | PPC102 MARCH 2021 BASF has launched Selontra®, a new bait with a new active, cholecalciferol. PPC caught up with Helen Ainsworth, from BPCA member company and Selontra’s manufacturer, BASF to find out wh.... More

  • 26 February 2021

    CRRU and stewardship: crunch time

    TECHNICAL | PPC102 MARCH 2021 As we pass the five-year mark of rodenticide stewardship, BPCA’s Communications Officer Kat Shaw takes a look at where the regime is at and where it’s going. SPEED VIEW: .... More

  • 26 February 2021

    Opinion: Cholecalciferol - the new kid in the block

    OPINION | PPC102 MARCH 2021 It’s rare for the UK pest management sector to get a new active ingredient, but when it does happen, it’s worth reflecting on. We caught up with regular PPC contributor, Dave Archer an.... More

  • 26 February 2021

    Bird mites: complex and confusing

    TECHNICAL | PPC102 MARCH 2021 Professor Olivier Sparagano, Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at the City University of Hong Kong, shares with PPC how to correctly identify your arthropod pests to create an effective treatmen.... More

  • 26 February 2021

    Fruit flies: Horizon 2020 project addresses major invasive pests

    TECHNICAL | PPC102 MARCH 2021 In this article, Nikos T Papadopoulos from the Laboratory of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology at University of Thessaly, Greece, writes about the threat to fresh fruit and vegetable product.... More

  • 26 February 2021

    VIDEO: Pest management Codes of Best Practice explained

    At BPCA we have a number of Codes of Best Practice and following them is a BPCA membership requirement. In this video, Natalie looks at why these codes are important and how following them can benefit your business. This video is inten.... More

  • 25 February 2021

    PestWatch: Rodents and glue boards

    PESTWATCH | PPC102 MARCH 2021 You’ve probably recently seen images on Facebook and Twitter of non-target species caught on glueboards. You may have closely followed the Scottish Parliament petition for a complete ban la.... More

  • 25 February 2021

    Opinion: Let's ban glue boards

    OPINION | PPC102 MARCH 2021 With increasing regularity we see the misuse of rodent glue boards slammed in the press and social media; with very good reason in many cases. Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPC.... More

  • 25 February 2021

    Ask the technical team March 2021

    TECHNICAL | PPC102 MARCH 2021 Rats next door, rodent carcass disposal, woodworm treatment and insect identification are all covered in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team. SPEED VIEW Local authorities are em.... More

  • 25 February 2021

    Google Local Service Ads

    BUSINESS | PPC102 MARCH 2021 Whether you’ve tried Google Ads or you’re new to pay-per-click or pay-per-lead advertising, it’s worth knowing about the new Google Local Services Ads and how they’ll change the way yo.... More