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Last chance to protect public health gull management
Last chance to protect public health gull management
The British Pest Control Association has advised the pest management industry that the deadline is fast approaching for businesses to have their say to help it make the process for getting a licence better.
BPCA urges members to help it change licences for gull control
BPCA urges members to help it change licences for gull control
After a challenging year for gull control in England, the British Pest Control Association is asking the pest management community to help it make the process for getting a licence better.
Yorkshire council to offer grants to tackle problem gull mess
Yorkshire council to offer grants to tackle problem gull mess
Residents in North Yorkshire can now get grant funding to help gull-proof their homes.
Natural England starts issuing individual licence decisions
Natural England starts issuing individual licence decisions
Natural England has begun the process of contacting pest professionals in relation to applications for individual bird control licences.
BPCA launches first-ever digital forum event
BPCA launches first-ever digital forum event
The British Pest Control Association has announced it will be holding its first-ever all-digital forum event on Tuesday, April 7.
Big changes for Scotland’s public health general licence
Big changes for Scotland’s public health general licence
NatureScot, Scotland’s Nature Agency, has announced that the new general licence (GL 03/2020) will, from April 1, only cover two species – Canada Goose and feral pigeons.
Arrangements for new gull licences announced
Arrangements for new gull licences announced
Natural England has today released details of the new arrangements to allow pest professionals to use lethal controls to manage herring and lesser black-backed gulls in England. Anyone intending to control these species to protect public health and safety must apply for an individual licence, A08.
Survey launched by Defra to gather information on General Licences
Survey launched by Defra to gather information on General Licences
On 12 September Defra launched a 12 week online public survey to gather evidence on the control that stakeholders consider is required under the General Licences. This forms part of a planned ongoing review of General Licences to manage wild birds in England.


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