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BPCA reveals local authority survey results on World Pest Awareness day BPCA reveals local authority survey results on World Pest Awareness day
World Pest Awareness day is designed to create awareness with citizens all over the world of the important role the professional pest management industry plays in protecting public health. So it is somewhat ironic that the BPCA survey reveals that spending cuts by local authorities are leaving parts of Britain increasingly exposed to the threat of a major pest infestation.
 
Get your nominations in for the British Pest Management Awards Get your nominations in for the British Pest Management Awards
The first ever British Pest Management Awards (BPMA) will be made next year on the middle evening of the PestEx event (22 March 2017) and there’s still time to get your nominations in. Nominations must be received by 17.00 on 4 January 2017.
 
Thousands more jobs to go in local authorities Thousands more jobs to go in local authorities
Figures released by the public services union, the GMB, on Monday 1 February reveal that a total of 25,165 job losses are in the pipeline. 52 councils in England, Wales and Scotland are affected. Remaining local authority pest control units are clearly at risk.
 
CIEH survey reveals pest control in local authorities was most widely axed CIEH survey reveals pest control in local authorities was most widely axed
One of the key findings to emerge from a survey undertaken by the CIEH, is that of the services previously provided by local authorities, the most commonly axed, due to budget cuts, over the past three years was pest control (71.9%).
 
Colin collects £100 prize Colin collects £100 prize
The winner of the ‘Guess how many cockroaches competition’, which ran in the January & February issue of Pest magazine, was Colin McCook, an environmental warden (pests) for the joint environmental health service for Bolsover District Council and North East Derbyshire District Council.
 
BPCA announces local authority pest survey findings BPCA announces local authority pest survey findings
BPCA has repeated the survey it first conducted in 2012 using the Freedom of Information Act to compel all Local Authorities to reply. The 2012 report certainly caused some controversy, with some councils feeling that they had been, inappropriately, singled-out as the pest capitals of their region/the UK.
 
BPCA publishes survey of local authority pest control activities BPCA publishes survey of local authority pest control activities
With information gathered from local authorities throughout the UK, BPCA published (18 May 2012) the first National Survey of Pest Species 2012.
 
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