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Closed pubs and restaurants help boost rat population to 150 million
Closed pubs and restaurants help boost rat population to 150 million
Manchester-based pest control company Pest.co.uk has claimed the population of rats in the UK has increased by 30 million in a year to 150m, boosted by quiet urban areas and plentiful waste food – there are now thought to be 2.2 rats for every person.
Wildlife policy in Bradford on Avon clarified after criticism
Wildlife policy in Bradford on Avon clarified after criticism
A council, ridiculed after its newly announced wildlife policy was announced, has said the intent of the declaration had been blown out of all proportion.
BPCA introduces new online accreditation for advanced pest technicians
BPCA introduces new online accreditation for advanced pest technicians
For technicians that have passed their Level 2 Award, and want to demonstrate their advanced pest management experience, the British Pest Control Association has launched the Certificated Advanced Technician (CAT) in Pest Management programme.
Health and safety spot checks and inspections during COVID-19
Health and safety spot checks and inspections during COVID-19
The Health and Safety Executive said it is carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas to ensure they are COVID-secure.
Second spike in rodent activity predicted by the BPCA
Second spike in rodent activity predicted by the BPCA
The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has warned people to remain vigilant as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions continue across England.
Cholecalciferol rodenticides covered by stewardship regime
Cholecalciferol rodenticides covered by stewardship regime
With new cholecalciferol rodenticides coming to the UK market, the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) has confirmed that they are subject to the conditions of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.
Defra publishes 2021 general licences for wild bird control
Defra publishes 2021 general licences for wild bird control
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has published three new general licences for wild bird control which will come into effect in England on January 1, 2021.
Kevin Higgins leaves BPCA as membership manager
Kevin Higgins leaves BPCA as membership manager
Kevin Higgins, membership manager at the British Pest Control Association, has bid farewell to the association.


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