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  • 10 May 2018

    Meet the member: Talking client-based growth with Dyno-Pest

    Business practice | PPC91 May 2018 In this issue’s Meet the Member we catch up with Ralph Izod, the Founder and Managing Director of longstanding BPCA member Dyno-Pest. A bit of background After studying chemistry.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    If you don’t look after your pest control customers, someone else will!

    Business practice | PPC91 May 2018 Martin Harvey heads up Harvey Environmental Services and sits on the BPCA Executive Board. His company was named as Pendle’s Most Outstanding Business and was shortlisted for an O2 business a.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    Bidding for pest control contract tenders

    Business practice | PPC91 May 2018 Following his recent visits to Regional Forums, Robert Harris, of Harris Associates, has sat down to put some of his ideas about pest control tendering on paper for PPC readers. Harris Associates i.... More

  • 10 May 2018

    Data driven customer relationship management for pest control companies

    Business practice | PPC91 May 2018 Michael Collins is Managing Consultant at Database Marketing Counsel providing database marketing and CRM consultancy. He turns his attention to the world of pest control to help us rethink how we.... More

  • 04 April 2018

    Regular tyre checks are "essential for vehicle safety"

    Drivers across the UK should be carrying out regular examinations and checks on their tyres in order to stay safe when taking to the roads, GEM Motoring Assist has warned. According to the road safety and recovery specialist, excessive wear a.... More

  • 08 March 2018

    PPC90 and PPC Live Showguide out now

    Professional Pest Controller issue 90 and the PPC Live showguide are out now. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (March 2018). PPC magazine is made for our members, pest.... More

  • 07 March 2018

    How do you sell pest control to a farmer?

    Feature pest control | PPC90 March 2018 With stewardship being (very nearly) two years old, Marketing and Communications Manager Ben Massey looks at the business opportunities that have been created. Back in 2016 I wrote about.... More

  • 07 March 2018

    Branding your pest control van

    Feature promotion | PPC90 March 2018 Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben Massey, looks at the top tips for using your pest control van as a canvas for marketing and promoting your business. Speed read Keep info t.... More

  • 07 March 2018

    Rocket Van! Van safety for the professional pest controller

    Feature business practice | PPC90 March 2018 Quick view HSE says work vehicles must be regularly maintained, repaired and inspected The DVSA has a comprehensive guide to daily checks By law we have ensure chemicals are st.... More

  • 06 March 2018

    Premium performance: master your van insurance

    Feature business practice | PPC90 March 2018   Content and Communications Officer, Scott Johnstone, teamed up with Stephen Hughes from Bradshaw Bennett to get some tips together for PPC readers.  It’s proba.... More

  • 06 March 2018

    GDPR May 2018 deadline approaches: what pest control companies need to know

    Feature business practice | PPC90 March 2018 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that individuals have greater control over how organisations collect, use and protect their personal data. It’s potentially a.... More

  • 07 December 2017

    Employers’ liability insurance – what is it and do you need it?

    DID YOU KNOW ...that all employers are responsible for the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees and if an employee is injured whilst at work they can look to their employer for compensation? The Employers’ Liability (Compulsory.... More

  • 17 November 2017

    Recruit a pest controller: From posting a job to hiring a new employee

    Your business feature | PPC89 November 2017 Looking at bringing a new pest management technician on board but don’t know where to start? We’ll go through the whole process and tell you all about the tools we offer to help you.... More

  • 17 November 2017

    New York Rat Safari

    Urban environment feature | PPC89 November 2017 Andy Beckmann organises one of the largest pest management trade shows in Europe, Pest-Protect. While researching other trade-shows around the world, Andy has seen many weird and wonderful.... More

  • 17 November 2017

    Don’t get replaced by a robot pest controller!

    Technology feature | PPC89 November 2017 We’ve been talking about new technology in pest management lots over the last few issues. BPCA Technical Manager,  Dee Ward-Thompson investigates how we best protect our profession.... More

  • 17 November 2017

    The death of the Yellow Pages and the rise of Shirley Temple

    Marketing and promotions feature | PPC89 November 2017 Telephone, telephone table, family address book, pen pot (complete with an assortment of random pens) and The Yellow Pages. These are what greeted most people entering their ho.... More

  • 17 November 2017

    Quick marketing audits for every pest management company

    Marketing and promotions feature | PPC89 November 2017 We get a lot of questions about how to market your pest control business. Content and Communications Officer, Scott Johnstone, spends more time looking at BPCA member’s web.... More

  • 16 November 2017

    Controlling reputation – we can’t help if we don’t know!

    Marketing and promotions feature | PPC89 November 2017 A first lesson of public relations is to take control of potentially bad press. Being part of a trade association is a useful, but often forgotten, mechanism to help preserve r.... More

  • 16 November 2017

    Norwegian, Wood – isn’t it good? Pest management in Norway

    Meet the member feature| PPC89 November 2017 What happens when you take a Norwegian pest technician out with you on your rounds? James Wood, a technician from Beaver Pest Control, took Rune Bratland, owner of Skadedyrservice AS, Ber.... More

  • 04 October 2017

    All employers have automatic enrolment duties – don’t ignore it. It’s the law

    To date, more than 8.5 million people have been automatically enrolled in a workplace pension by nearly 800,000 employers. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) recently published their annual commentary and analysis report, which shows that more t.... More

  • 13 September 2017

    BPCA Servicing Membership process – bring your company into membership

    Feature membership benefits | PPC88 September 2017 Joining BPCA as a full Servicing Member can be an enormous benefit for you and your company, but changes to criteria, new audits and subscription fees may seem a little daunting. PPC ask.... More

  • 13 September 2017

    The future started yesterday: Barcelona Pest Control Innovation Forum

    In late May Simon Forrester attended the second Barcelona Pest Control Innovation Forum, organised by ADEPAP, the Catalonian Pest Management Association. Feature where we've been | PPC88 September 2017 Speed view Technology i.... More

  • 13 September 2017

    The Brit in Brussels

    Feature sector news | PPC88 September 2017 Henry Mott has served as BPCA President and still actively runs a pest management company here in the UK. Now he’s taken his seat at the top of the table for the Confederation of European.... More

  • 13 September 2017

    Apptastic! Smarter pest control at your fingertips

    Feature technology | PPC88 September 2017 The digital software arms race has never been so competitive. For smaller companies, choosing the right application to help drive that bottom line up can be a challenging activity to undertake. B.... More

  • 16 June 2017

    Century milestone for quality benchmark

    The number of UK pest control companies to achieve CEPA Certified® status has reached three figures in little more than two years. The European Standard for Pest Management Services (EN16636) and its accompanying certification scheme was.... More