Professional Pest Controller issue 94

In our March issue of Professional Pest Controller magazine (PPC94), it's (nearly) all about PestEx 2019. We're looking at the seminars, the exhibitors and the top tips you need to get the most out of the pest management show. We've tapped up some of the speakers for some great technical articles including a look at cockroach foraging and a tackling effective rodent control by studying behaviour. We're also initiating readers into the exclusive bed bug club.

We've also got tips for dealing with non-paying clients, and health and safety based top-up guide

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07 March 2019

PPC94 out now

Professional pest controller magazine (PPC94) issue 94 is out now and available to read online.

07 March 2019

From servicing to strategy

Yes, that’s right. You have a new face at the front of your magazine. I’m delighted and proud to introduce myself to you as the new BPCA President.

07 March 2019

Inviting strategy for breakfast

You may have heard the phrase “culture eats strategy for breakfast” and it’s true. The culture of an organisation often leads to the strategy of an organisation not being delivered.

07 March 2019

PestEx 2019 guide and overview

Over 2,500 pest management professionals are scheduled to arrive at the London ExCeL on 20-21 March - will you be one of them?

07 March 2019

PestEx Seminar schedule announced in full

The PestEx 2019 seminar schedule packs in illustrious speakers from across the sector. Delivered by industry experts, we’ve called in favours from all our friends to make sure you leave PestEx that little bit better informed.

07 March 2019

British Pest Management Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the second ever BPMAs has been announced. With significantly more nominations, plus the new awards - the independent judging panel had their work cut out for them.

07 March 2019

IN PROFILE: Dr Jonathan Wade - Life time achievement award

On 20 March 2019, Dr Jonathan Wade will officially receive his British Pest Management Lifetime Achievement Award 2019. There’s no way we can cover all of Jonathan’s distinguished career in global pest management.

07 March 2019

PestEx 2019: 15 top tips for visiting a trade show

It's not long now until PestEx 2019. Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of your time at the pest management show.

07 March 2019

Rat behaviour in rodent control

With current rodent control challenges facing pest controllers, one of the essential areas of knowledge is an understanding of rodent behaviour.

07 March 2019

Understanding cockroach foraging behaviour

Cockroaches have evolved to exploit our modern urban environments where the structures we build provide a plethora of harbourages, warmth, food and moisture.

07 March 2019

SERVICING STORIES: Empire of the ants

Three blocks of flats. Multiple colonies. Hundreds of thousands of invasive ants. Nigel White, Operations Director of member company Tactical Environmental Services, talks to us about a block treatment of epic proportions.

07 March 2019

The practical implications of bed bug biology and behaviour

When it comes to bed bugs, the more you know, the more effective you’ll be at treating an infestation, Dr Jette Knudsen, a researcher from Nattaro Labs, Sweden shares her detailed insights into bed bug behaviour and biology, so you too can join the b

07 March 2019

Dealing with rodents in sensitive environments

We can become overly confident in our preferred method of rodent control and then suddenly we’re thrown a curveball. Chris Cagienard investigates the environmental considerations we need to make that influence our rodent control strategy.

07 March 2019

PESTWATCH: Foxes

When is a pest not a pest? In this in-depth PestWatch analysis, BPCA's Natalie Bungay returns to the tricky and occasionally prickly subject of Vulpes vulpes – the red fox. She’ll focus on the whens, whys and ifs of fox control.

06 March 2019

Ask the technical team March 2019

Tricky insect ID's, managing complaints and bad neighbour bed bug management questions are all in the BPCA Technical team inbox this issue.

05 March 2019

Credit control for professional pest management companies

Did you know in the region of 80% of businesses that suffer late payment are kept waiting one month or longer beyond agreed terms?

05 March 2019

Health and safety knowledge is power

H&S can strike fear into the most competent of business owner, phrases such as ‘Risk assessment’, policies, and health surveillance can shrink our confidence into a small puddle of stagnant uncertainty.

05 March 2019

Starting a pest management company - can you do it on your own?

At BPCA HQ we take hundreds of calls every year with people asking us how they start out in pest management and whether it’s possible to get into the trade without experience.

05 March 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: A look back at 2018

Continuing the theme of engagement from 2017, 2018 turned out to be a milestone year for the Association.

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22 July 2019

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A health and safety risk assessment considers the hazards present in a task or activity. RAs looks at the likelihood of harm that might occur and the severity of that harm.  In this 1 hour

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29 May 2019

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Updated advice on interim measures for bird control after new licences delayed

BPCA had originally advised members that if they could wait for the appropriate general licence to be released, they should. However, now it seems we could be experiencing a longer wait, w

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28 May 2019

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PPC95 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 95 is out now and available to read online for free.  The magazine can be read online, downloaded as a PDF or you can join our&nb

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07 March 2019

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From servicing to strategy

President foreword | PPC94 March 2019 Yes, that’s right. You have a new face at the front of your magazine. I’m delighted and proud to introduce myself to you as the new BPCA P

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07 March 2019

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Inviting strategy for breakfast

Chief Exec viewpoint | PPC94 March 2019 You may have heard the phrase “culture eats strategy for breakfast” and it’s true. The culture of an organisation often leads to the

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07 March 2019

Latest news

PestEx 2019 guide and overview

Over 2,500 pest management professionals are scheduled to arrive at the London ExCeL on 20-21 March - will you be one of them? Potentially the largest UK gathering of people interested in publi

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