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Stored Product Insects (SPIs) in Food Factory Environments – Online classroom

Stored Product Insects (SPIs) are diverse, ranging from beetles and weevils to moths and mites, and can damage a wide range of foodstuffs.

Dried and preserved foods, organic products such as grains, nuts, cereals, pasta, cheeses and preserved meats can all be affected.

Demystifying sotred product insects in food environments training programme pest control and management online course

We’re all well aware of the threat, but problems persist because SPIs are so hard to spot. Whether you are working in commercial or domestic environments, this course will provide you with the tools you need to successfully manage your site.



This one-day online classroom course will teach you how to spot SPI activity, the places you need to look when conducting surveys and how to manage and control SPI infestations.

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

• What are SPI’s
• Categories of SPI’s
• Examples of first and second degree and Scavengers
• Signs of SPI activity
• Control to limit the risk of SPI activity
• Equipment for SPI inspections
• Where to look for SPI activity
• Where SPIs can occur
• Solutions to SPI problems
• Managing SPI activity on site.

Level: Core
Delivery: Online/virtual classroom only
Duration: 1 day (10.30am-3.30pm)
Additional Study: None
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD Points: 5
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. 10.30am to 3.30pm.

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 Stored Product Insects.

If you are on BPCA Registered you will earn 5 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.


John Lloyd BPCA tutor for pest control


John Lloyd is a Technical Consultant & Company Entomologist at Independent Pest Management and Insect Consultancy. His expertise covers a range of areas including food manufacturing processes, advanced food hygiene, stored product insects and integrated pest management. As well as the UK, pest management projects have been carried out in Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, India, Seychelles, South Korea, China and South America.