Professional Pest Controller issue 92

In the September issue of Professional Pest Controller magazine (PPC92) we're taking flight with all things bird control including, an introduction to bird managementall your vital pest bird stats, and then a look at the tools of the trade. We're even delving into the psyche of our feathered foes so you can better understand their behaviour.

We'll also be looking at the oldest form of pest management companies - family businesses. From making it work to work-life balance, to succession planning - we've got it covered. Plus we've got the return of our industry awards, a look at pests on the silver screen, and more information about BPCA's new CPD scheme.   

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  • 03 September 2018

    President foreword: I know where the summer goes

    President foreword | PPC92 Last time we spoke I started by wishing us all for better weather – well we certainly got that, didn’t we? I hope that the heatwave has resulted in positive outcomes for you and your busines.... More

  • 03 September 2018

    Advert: Trappit

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  • 03 September 2018

    Chief Exec viewpoint: First 100(ish) days

    Chief Exec viewpoint | PPC91 May 2018 Oh, the glamour of being a CEO. In my first hundred days in the job I have trudged around a caravan park in Bridlington when the Beast from the East was blasting its way across the UK. To add.... More

  • 03 September 2018

    An introduction to effective bird management

    Technical | PPC92 September 2018 Bird management is a tricky but crucial arm of public health pest control and potentially a huge growth area for a professional servicing company willing to learn. One BPCA member company that has bu.... More

  • 03 September 2018

    Understanding behaviour for successful bird control

    Technical | PPC92 September 2018 Being ‘birdbrained’ is meant to be an insult. Typically it’s used to describe the sort of person you wouldn’t want on your pub quiz team. Any professional pest controller with.... More

  • 03 September 2018

    Birds of prey: The biological and environmentally friendly bird control

    Technical | PPC92 September 2018 The natural approach to bird control can be extremely effective in providing the correct programme is implemented for the client’s situation and the logistics of the environment to be controlle.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Choosing the right tools for effective bird management

    Technical | PPC92 September 2018 Bird control products are continually evolving. It can be hard to keep up with the latest developments and to understand which products work best in a particular situation. We asked Dan England, Dire.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Top 5 Avian Pests

    Technical | PPC92 September 2018 With the help of Mark Wenman from Pelsis, we’ve put together our own set of ‘top trumps’ cards with all the vital statistics and fun facts on the most common nuisance birds you&rsqu.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    The ultimate bird control netting guide

    Technical | PPC92 September 2018 With an extensive choice of bird control and proofing products available, there are many factors to take into consideration when selecting the most suitable netting products for the job. PestFix Dire.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    PESTWATCH: Secondary infestations from birds

    Technical | PPC92 September 2018 Continuing PPC’s round of in-depth PestWatch features, Field Officer Natalie Bungay inspects birds’ homes and finds some unwelcome guests within them. When we think about birds.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Advert: Their customer support is second to none

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  • 30 August 2018

    Ring-necked parakeets in buildings

    Technical | PPC92 September 2018 Affectionately nicknamed the ‘posh pigeon’, Britain’s strangest invasive avian pest seems to be here to stay. These flamboyant rascals aren’t just targeting fruit trees. Chris.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    The value of family-run pest management companies

    Buisness practice | PPC92 September 2018 Family business is the most common form of business in the UK and the pest control sector seems to be no different. We asked Professor Claire Seaman from Queen Margaret Business School to inv.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Pest control and keeping it in the family

    Buisness practice | PPC92 September 2018 Pest management companies are often run by families, with trade secrets and family values being carried down through the ages. We asked Rebecca Pozzitaubert of the Institute for Family Busine.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Defending the dynasty

    Your association | PPC92 September 2018 We invited ourselves into the family homes of two BPCA member companies to see how they make their family business successful in the pest control sector. Confusingly, we ended up interviewin.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Work-life balance for professional pest controllers

    Wellbeing | PPC92 September 2018 Time with your family makes you happier, healthier and more productive. PPC asked Chris Dudley, life coach and founder of The Coach Collective, to weigh in on the perennial balancing act between home.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Health, safety and compliance considerations for family-run pest control businesses

    Legislation | PPC92 September 2018 Running a family business can sometimes mean that policies and procedures may be treated as being ‘flexible’. We invited Nathan Jones, Director and Head of Health and Safety at BPCA Business.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    HR considerations for family-run pest control businesses

    Legislation | PPC92 September 2018 Ben Crawford, Head of HR and Employment Law at BPCA BusinessShield, deliberates on family HR matters. We deal with all types of employment issues. However, the most difficult situations tend.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Bigger. Better. Giant. British Pest Management Awards 2019

    Promotion | PPC92 September 2018 Do you want to be nationally recognised for what you do? As the countdown to PestEx 2019 starts, the excitement begins to build for the second ever British Pest Management Awards.  Our&nbs.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Advert: PestEx - Register for free now

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  • 30 August 2018

    Hollywood Pests: Pest control film reviews

    Media | PPC92 September 2018 The release of Ant-Man and the Wasp from Marvel Studios got us thinking about high profile pests on the silver screen. Over the last few years there’s been an awful lot of pests coming out of Holly.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Meet your new Executive Board members

    Your Association | PPC92 September 2018 At June’s AGM, Julia Pittman (Beaver), Tim Slator (Valley) and Louise Summers (Urban Wildlife) were elected onto the Association’s Executive Board. Keen to understand their big picture.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Ask the technical team September 2018

    Technical | PPC92 September 2018 When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our experienced technical team. Here are just a few of the latest questions posed... SPEED READ Ensure you ar.... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Beyond certification with East Coast Pest Control

    Your association | PPC92 September 2018 When Andy Hunn, Managing Director of East Coast Pest Control, started his own business 16 years ago, it’d have been hard to imagine attending a global summit for pest management. .... More

  • 30 August 2018

    Summer Summit: Global Summit of Pest Management Services

    Events | PPC92 September 2018 BPCA sent Chief Exec, Ian Andrew and Technical Manager, Dee Ward-Thompson off to the Global Summit in Portugal. They both came back exhausted and tan-less. We asked them to report their findings to PPC reade.... More