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Summer madness strikes: What the *%?^ is BPCA doing? Summer madness strikes: What the *%?^ is BPCA doing?
At its AGM on 27 June the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) announced that it was introducing its own CPD scheme in direct competition with BASIS PROMPT. Why?
 
Norway rat control back on the Phostoxin and Talunex labels but... Norway rat control back on the Phostoxin and Talunex labels but...
The suspension of the approval of aluminium phosphide for the non-agricultural control of Norway rats has been lifted. This means that pest professionals holding the correct qualification – that’s the Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control - can, once again, use Phostoxin and Talunex for rodent control. However, there is a ‘but’ and it’s a ‘big but’!
 
Update on Spring Traps Approval Order Update on Spring Traps Approval Order
It looks very much as if the deadline for the removal of many of the traps currently approved for use against stoats is to be extended to 1 April 2020. This is good news for those involved in trapping as it provides more time for new more humane trap designs to go through the approvals system.
 
HSE publish update on Brexit HSE publish update on Brexit
With the World Cup, Wimbledon and President Trump’s visit over, Brexit is once again dominating the national headlines. Against this backdrop the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published an update on developments in the chemical regulatory process, including the biocides used in professional pest control, within the EU withdrawal negotiations.
 
Thirteen times successful for Insects Limited Thirteen times successful for Insects Limited
The 13th in the biennial series of Fumigants & Pheromones Conferences was held on 12-14 June 2018 in Indianapolis, USA with global representation from 23 countries, totalling 180 attendees.
 
Impressive new factory for family firm Impressive new factory for family firm
The Portuguese plastics company, Plastdiversity, has recently completed a major investment developing new modern premises in its home town of Marinha das Ondas, about 20 minutes drive from the popular resort of Figueira da Foz on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.
 
Record turnout for Global Summit Record turnout for Global Summit
The third Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health & Food Safety, which ran from 4 to 6 June, attracted its biggest ever audience. A total of 300 attendees made their way to the Portuguese resort of Cascais, just 25 minutes around the coast from the capital, Lisbon. There were delegates from five continents – Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Americas. In total 34 countries were represented.
 


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