A great deal of useful information comes into the Pest office or is found when we are out and about! We frequently post news stories about relevant books, leaflets, apps and other resources. But, finding this information, when it's needed and, quickly, at a later date can be difficult. That's why we've created this library for pest professionals. It's where we file all the useful stuff we come across and it's all searchable.
The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations, CEPA, has published its first annual report since the change in secretariat. Readers may recall that from1 January 2018 Darwin Associates took charge. The report explains why four priorities underpinned CEPA`s activities in 2018 and why these will continue to dominate. They are: healthy cities, SMEs (Small & Medium Enterprises), sustainability and Europe’s citizens. Whilst the report does tend to be in Eurospeak it is worth a read as how the industry is perceived in the corridors of power in the EU will impact our sector immensely.
Published: March 2019
The Pest Management Alliance has revised its code of practice on the management of bees emphasising that because of their beneficial role every effort should be made to avoid conducting control treatments. It is a must read for all pest professionals.
Published: March 2019
This is the fourth survey of local authority pest control undertaken by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA). Using a Freedom of Information request all but 26 of the 390 district, borough and unitary authorities in the UK replied. The resulting 51-page report provides a wealth of information about public sector pest control. Of course, this is only part of the story. Similar data for the private sector is unfortunately not available.
Published: June 2017
The UK Pest Management Alliance (which comprises the British Pest Control Association, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the National Pest Technicians Association) has published a revised Code of Best Practice for the Humane Use of Rodent Glue Boards. This single sided A4 document is essential reading for all pest professionals who might be considering the use of rodent glue boards. The emphasis is on protection of non-target species and the minimisation of the time captured rodents spend on such traps.
Published: January 2017
Gathered by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) under Freedom of Information Act, this 2014 survey gives detailed information on pests and how they are dealt with. In this 14-page report, the research shows data for 2012-13 and compares it with the previous year’s data set, gathered in exactly the same way. The survey provides statistics on how each nation, borough, region or district compares across a range of key performance indicators.
Published: April 2015
The Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP) has been created by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) in recognition that food safety, integrity of the food chain and the mechanisms needed to ensure consumer protection can only be achieved through a collaborative venture across the whole industry. Clearly pest management is part of this.
Published: January 2015
Published by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) with support from the Environment Agency this 12-page booklet first of all defines waste, followed by the hierarchy of waste in relation to pest control activities. Duty of care is covered, along with lists of waste, definitions of appropriate codes for wastes, transfer notes plus handling and storing hazardous waste. It details how to register as a hazardous waste producer and provides templates for transfer and consignment notes.
Published: August 2014
This 4-page leaflet explains what the BASIS PROMPT register is, why professional pest controllers should join, how to join and once a member what advantages there are. Full membership and associate membership categories are detailed plus information on what it all costs.
Published: January 2014