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West Devon Borough Council and South Hams District Council have agreed to axe the automatic free pest control across the two districts and replace it with a service that was only free to those in receipt of benefits.
Published: 11 August 2020
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.
Published: 06 June 2017
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.
Published: 15 December 2016
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.
Published: 03 February 2016
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%).
Published: 27 July 2015
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.
Published: 06 May 2014
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.
Published: 03 October 2013
With information gathered from local authorities throughout the UK, BPCA published (18 May 2012) the first National Survey of Pest Species 2012.
Published: 19 May 2012