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03 November 2022

Professional Pest Controller issue 109 (PPC109) out now

CONTENTS | PPC109 October 2022

PPC109 is out! It's a rodent wars special, with articles on the wonder of rats with Alex Wade, ship rats in Britain with Professor Stephen Harris and Oliver Madge gives us an overview in baiting strategies.

Plus we meet Bounty Pest Control as they celebrate their 25th year in business and we talk to regular contributor Michael Coates about corporate social responsibility.

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



Editorial: I’m no bait-station kicker or CPD box ticker.

In this issue of PPC magazine, editors Scott and Dee talk about the war on rodents and to best deal with rodenticide resistance while reducing harm to the enviroment. Read more >

Pests in the press: July to September 2022

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Our regular PPC magazine feature, taking a look at public relations and how BPCA works with the press to educate the public about pest awareness. Read more >

Pest in politics: Autumn 2022

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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 more >

The wonder of rats

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In this article, Alex Wade from Wade Environmental delves into some of the incredible (and sometimes disgusting) things rats can do. Read more >

Baiting and environmental impact

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In this article, BASF’s competent pest consultant, Oliver Madge, gives an overview of the purpose of baiting strategies and how environmental surroundings should inform a pest controller’s choice of strategy and baits. Read more >

Ship rats in Britain

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In this article Professor Stephen Harris talks about the ship rat population in Britain. Read more >

Dealing with dead rodent odours

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PPC asked Bill Vaughan from Earth Care to talk us through the approaches available to deal with those nasty smells. Read more >

Update - rodenticide stewardship

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Dr Alan Buckle is Chairman of the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) UK. He gives an overview to PPC on where the stewardship scheme is at and where it’s going. Read more >

Ask the technical team

The members of our technical team are happy to come out to visit sites with BPCA members who are struggling with a tough infestation and need hands-on advice. Get in touch! Read more >

New code of best practice - drain surveys

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BPCA teamed up with drain survey experts Davy Brown and David Lodge, to provide a new Code of Best Practice on carrying out drain surveys for pest activity. In this article, Davy Brown gives an overview of what the new Code contains and its uses. Read more >

5 basics for pest control success

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We asked BPCA Technical Support Officer John Horsley to tell us his top five steps, big or small, to improve pest management outcomes. Read more >

Pest management - how to lower negative impacts

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 Envu explains how integrated pest management (IPM) minimises the impact on the environment, reduces the risk to non-target species and lowers the likelihood of pest populations developing resistance. Read more >

How can you control Wood Pigeons?

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Dave Archer is an expert on wildlife management and rural pest control. In this issue of PPC, he tells all about his experience of dealing with wood pigeons. Read more >

Bounty Pest Control: A Bountiful 25 Years

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This year Kent-based Bounty Pest Control celebrated 25 years in business. We spoke to Elaine and Martin Rose-King about their pest control journey. Read more >

Non-native species - do you know your obligations?

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The team at Scotland-based Pest Solutions encountered a traveller recently, so we asked Managing Director Chris Cagienard to explain the process when dealing with an imported non-native species. Read more >

Corporate social responsibility: what kind of impact do you create?

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PPC regular Michael Coates explains how we can all embrace corporate social responsibility to positively impact the communities they serve. Read more >

Owning a Pest Control Business - when do you break-even?

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We asked the owner of Blu Bookkeeping, Julie Holland micb, to give new business owners an overview of the importance of knowing initial business costs and measuring profit. Read more >

Developing your pest control skills with BPCA

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In this article, BPCA’s Training and Professional Development Manager, Karen Dawes, explores why continuing professional development (CPD) can be a great tool for a pest professional’s development when approached with the right attitude. Read more >

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