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Flies and their control – Online classroom

Flies are a pest associated with the spread of disease and it’s therefore critical that they are controlled appropriately.

Correct management of this pest and the correct procedures to eradicate them can help to manage the problem in flies in public health environments.

Flies on food sites training programme online for pest control and management professionals

This one-day online classroom course will help pest controllers understand the importance of controlling flies, how to monitor them and the most effective methods to eliminate them across a range of environments.



The course will use a mix of presentation and interactive sessions and will include modules on:

• Reasons for controlling flies
• Classification of flies
• Fly morphology
• Biology and behaviours of flies requiring control
• Identification of flies significant in public health
• Surveying and monitoring skills and techniques
• Using survey data for the management of urban pest fly species
• Non-toxic control options
• Electronic fly killers
• Chemical control.

Level: Core
Delivery: Online/virtual classroom only
Duration: 1 day (9.30am-5pm)
Additional Study: None
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD Points: 7
BASIS Prompt points: TBC

While there isn't a pre-course entry requirement for this programme, you probably get the most out of this course if you already have your Level 2 Award in Pest Management. This BPCA course is open to all.



Virtual classroom training by British Pest Control Association

This is a one-day virtual classroom course. 9.30am to 5pm.

The course will use a mix of presentations and interactive sessions.

The course will be delivered as an online classroom training course using the Zoom platform.  As in a classroom environment, candidates will be encouraged to engage in discussions, share experiences and ask questions.

There will be regular breaks throughout the day including lunch. Please take advantage of these breaks to move away from your device and move around a little as this will help you maintain focus throughout the day.

to take part in the session you will need:

• Computer, laptop or tablet
• Internet connection.

Please note: Smartphones will work, however the session is not optimised for very small screens.

Slides from the training will NOT be available so please ensure that you have pens and paper to enable you to take your own notes.




There is no assessment for this course.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a BPCA Certificate of Completion in Fly Control.

If you are on BPCA Registered you will earn 7 CPD points for completing the course.

If you are on Basis Prompt, you will receive TBC CPD points for completing the course.



The online course fee includes access to the course and all handouts. 


  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £114 £95
Non-members £138 £115

Cancellation Terms:

Course cancellations will only be accepted on receipt of written instruction and are effective from the date received by the BPCA.

  • More than 15 working days prior to course: No charge
  • 15 working days or less: 100% of fee.


Paul Westgate BPCA Tutor


Paul Westgate is Managing Director at Veritas Pest Consultancy. He has over 12 years of experience in delivering high-end pest control solutions mainly in the demanding food manufacturing and multiple retail sectors.  His skills and experience within the sector have enabled him to deliver multiple services to the sector including servicing, auditing and training.