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Pest Management Without Pesticides

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With the increasing pressures to carry out pest management without the use of pesticides and with label restrictions, pest control organisations are continually looking for non-toxic control methods.

Traps have been used effectively within pest control for hundreds of years and they have an important role to play in today's delivery of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).



This course will look at the practical aspects of using and placing traps and help build confidence and ensure compliance when using these tools.

During the Pest Management Without Pesticides programme, you will learn:

1. What is pest control and why do it?
2. Reasons for control
3. IPM the concept and benefits
4. The importance of communication and reporting
5. Traditional methods and why these can't continue
6. Using pesticides - the positives and negatives
7. Situations where pesticides are best / not best to use
8. Methods of pest control without using pesticides for Vertebrates
9. Methods of Pest control without using pesticides for Invertebrates
10. Planning your future approaches
11. Monitoring, managing, data collection

By the end of the course you will be able to:

Plan pest management to use no or fewer pesticides

Upon completion of this online course, a BPCA certificate of completion will be available to print online.

Level: Foundation
Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Classroom only
Duration: 1 day
Additional Study: None
CPD: 12 points
Assessment: None

While there isn't a pre-course entry requirement for this course, you may find it useful to study the Foundation Certificate in Pest Management. This BPCA course is open to all.

After completing the Pest Management Without Pesticides programme, you may wish to study:


Technical Programmes

Technical Programmes

• Practical Vertebrate Trapping
• Level 2 in Pest Management - General Pest Control
• Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for the Management of Vertebrate Pests


Plus+ Programmes

Plus+ Programmes

• Starting and Managing Your Own Business
• Customer Service Essentials
• Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work




Classroom Delivery

Classroom programme

This is a one day, classroom based course.

9 am for coffee, 9.30 am start, 4.30 pm finish.




There is no assessment or prerequisites for this course.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a BPCA certificate of completion.



The course fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £186 £155
Non-members £204 £170


Please note: accommodation is not included in this course.

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