BPCA news archive

16 September 2021

HSE ventilation advice for returning office workers

Fresh air supply is key to a safe working environment, as pandemic continues, says Health and Safety Executive.

16 September 2021

New pest consultancy launched in UK

PestAcuity is a new independent pest control consultancy founded by well-known industry figure Grahame Turner.

14 September 2021

2021 National Pest Awards winners announced

BPCA members take home almost every prize at the National Pest Awards on 9 September 2021.

13 September 2021

Membership Applications (Sept 2021)

 The following companies are applying for membership of the BPCA. In the event that you have an objection to them joining, please provide your reasons (in writing) to rachel@bpca.org.uk no later than Monday 20 September 2021 Servicing

03 September 2021

Membership Applications (Sept 2021)

The following companies are applying for membership of the BPCA. In the event that you have an objection to them joining, please provide your reasons (in writing) to rachel@bpca.org.uk no later than Friday 10 September 2021 Servicing Insx Pest

02 September 2021

Bad may actually be good, says food industry auditor

When it comes to audits within food premises, bad may actually be good, according to AIB international food auditor Thomas Auer.

02 September 2021

Registration is open for PestEx 2022 - the pest management show

After a year-long postponement, PestEx the pest management show returns to London in 2022.

01 September 2021

HSE call for evidence on lead ammunition

Pest professionals are being asked to provide information to the Health and Safety Executive, relating to the use of lead ammunition in the UK.

27 August 2021

VIDEO: Live capture trapping

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at what pest controllers need to consider when using live capture traps.

27 August 2021

LNPS to offer golden handshake to new recruits

Qualified pest technicians are being offered a golden handshake of £1000 by London-based BPCA member LNPS to help with labour shortage.

24 August 2021

Advert: Switch to Selontra

New speed baiting technology from BASF.

23 August 2021

Professional Pest Controller issue 104 (PPC104) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 104 is out now and available to read online for free.

23 August 2021

Hope is not a strategy

BPCA Chief Executive, Ian Andrew, muses on the anticipation of getting back to normal, and the importance of strategy as well as hope.

23 August 2021

Animal Welfare Action Plan and pest management

On 12 May, the government published an action plan for animal welfare which has implications for the whole pest management sector.

23 August 2021

The glue board ban in New Zealand

PPC magazine asked Peter Barry from the Pest Management Association of New Zealand (PMANZ) to recap the story of their 2015 ban.

23 August 2021

The elephant in the glue trap

PPC Editor Scott Johnstone looks at the motivations behind animal welfare reforms and speculates how the industry might have to adapt.

23 August 2021

Opinion: Glue board ban and the failure to self-regulate

In PPC104 Henry Mott, former president of CEPA, takes a step back to look at the ramifications of the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill.

23 August 2021

Opinion: There's nothing evil about me

Is there such a thing as humane pest control? Alex Wade of member company Wade Environmental investigates for PPC104.

23 August 2021

Opinion: We should be animal welfare activists

We need to fully engage with this process of heightened animal welfare awareness, says Chris Cagienard.

23 August 2021

Don't bug me: non-pest insects

In PPC104 Paul Westgate, Veritas Pest Consultancy, explains how a little entomology know-how can go a long way.

23 August 2021

Rodents detect landmines, sniff out TB, find disaster victims

In PPC104 we look at rats being used to sniff out diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) in people’s saliva, or salmonella bacteria in contaminated food.

23 August 2021

Rodent baiting: techniques and terminology

In PPC104, Helen Ainsworth from BPCA member company BASF takes a back-to-basics look at rodent baiting strategies.

23 August 2021

PestWatch: Insects that destroy wood in buildings

In PPC104, the Property Care Association takes over our usual PestWatch feature with an introduction to wood-destroying insect pests.

23 August 2021

The BPCA Standard: what does it take to be a BPCA member?

In PPC104, Dee Ward-Thompson explains why we think that BPCA membership is still the highest pest management standard a company can meet.

20 August 2021

Ask the technical team August 2021

Field mice, bait box tampering, relocating wasps and reporting misuse of amateur pesticides are tackled in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.