BPCA news archive

13 December 2017

Healthguard moves to larger premises to meet expansion goals

BPCA Servicing member, Healthguard Ltd, is all set to move to their new 2000 square foot unit in Lincolnshire. The move was sparked by their ambitious expansion plans for continued organic growth and expansion by acquisition following the recent

13 December 2017

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Dave Archer

Dave Archer will be leading seminar at PPC Live called Much ado about moleing. We catch up with him to see what we should expect.  Dave's experience I have been involved in professional pest control for 40 years. I have a preference

12 December 2017

Moment of truth for world’s largest island eradication project

Globally important bird sanctuary of South Georgia monitored to determine the success of a rodent eradication project. This Antarctic summer, three dogs, 15 people and three vessels will take part in the fourth phase of the South Georgia H

12 December 2017

Pelsis wins Yorkshire business award

BPCA Manufacturing and Distribution member, Pelsis, have won the 2017 SME of the year award at the Yorkshire Business Awards. The awards celebrate the very best of Yorkshire businesses, and Pelsis was up against some outstanding local compan

08 December 2017

BPCA lobby Natural England on delay in securing bird licences

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has written to Natural England expressing concern over the length of time class licences are currently being issued.   In a letter to Natural England, BPCA stated concern for food safety

07 December 2017

The last Regional Forum of the year

A few of the BPCA Staff team headed off to Wensum Valley in Norwich earlier this week to host the last Regional Forum of 2017. They were joined by nine exhibitors including the sponsors for the day 1env. Agenda for the day BPCA M

07 December 2017

Eleven assurance schemes compliant with the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime

Eleven assurance schemes with combined memberships of 95,000 farm businesses will be compliant with the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime for 2018. They are: AIC's Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops British Egg Industry Counci

07 December 2017

New home for PestTech 2017

The days of sitting in a huge queue in the carpark full of packed up exhibitors, trying to squeeze out of the Motorcycle Museum are all over. PestTech has officially moved on to pastures new – making its new home with the Wasps at Coven

07 December 2017

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Ben Massey

BPCA Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben Massey, will be leading seminar at PPC Live called No in-house marketing guru? No problem! – Marketing for smaller companies. We catch up with him to see what we should expect. 

07 December 2017

Excel Environmental Services achieves Investors in People accreditation

BPCA Servicing Members, Excel Environmental Services has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Accreditation. Investors in People is a standard for people management, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to the I

07 December 2017

Pest management associations from across the globe meet at PestWorld

During its recent annual convention, PestWorld, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) hosted a meeting of the Global Pest Management Coalition to discuss the structure of the organization and its focus areas for the coming year.

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 In

29 November 2017

Pest Advice for controlling Bats

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 provides protection for all species of bat found in the United Kingdom. It is illegal to kill, or even disturb, bats in their roosts. If bats are present, and there is a possibility of them bein

29 November 2017

Pest Advice for controlling Ants

The commonest species that invades houses is the Black Garden Ant, which is actually very dark brown. All ants have the main divisions of the body (head, thorax, abdomen) distinctly separated by very narrow waists and have a sharp elbow joint in th

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Bed bugs

This common pest once associated with unhygienic surroundings is prevalent due to a number of reasons, including increased travel, the use of second-hand furniture, and suspected tolerance to some pesticides. These bugs still occur with regularity,

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Bees

There are over 200 types of Bees in the UK, including 25 types of bumblebees! We've listed some of the most common here. Different types of bee may require different treatment methods. Note: pest controllers do not apply bee treatments unless there

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Beetles

The main types of Beetle in the UK and we've got information on more of the types of Beetle you're likely to encounter. Biscuit Beetle Carpet Beetle Death Watch Beetle Furniture Beetle (Woodworm) Ground Beetle Larder Beetle Longhorn

29 November 2017

Pest Advice for controlling Birds and Gulls

Urban birds such as Gulls, Pigeons, Starlings and Sparrows are great opportunists. Handed a ready food source and sheltered nesting site, these birds can grow rapidly and what initially attracted a few birds can soon become a thriving colony.

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Biscuit Beetle

The Biscuit Beetle is found worldwide but more commonly in temperate latitudes. It is common throughout the UK, especially in food storage and retailing premises, and are frequently encountered in a domestic property. They are small reddish-brown i

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Black Rats

The Black Rat or Ship Rat is now rarely found in the UK. This rat that brought the Black Death across Europe and the Great Plague of London in the 17th century. Appearance The Brown Rat is the larger of the two, often weighing over

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Blow Flies

The term Blow Fly is a general description of a number of species of large buzzing flies, which include the Bluebottle, the Greenbottle and the Flesh Fly. Characteristics Blow flies are so called because they were believed to “blo

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Bluebottles

The Bluebottle is a large buzzing fly with shiny, metallic blue body, 6-12mm long. One Bluebottle can lay up to 600 eggs, which in warm weather will hatch in under 48 hours and produce maggots which can become fully developed in a week. These maggo

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Booklice (Psocids)

Booklice (Psocids) are very common but harmless household pests. They are not caused by poor hygiene as they are just as common in scrupulously clean homes. Appearance These fast moving, tine, cream-coloured or light brown insects, only 1

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Body Lice

Small, flat, wingless, grey parasites about 2mm long with strong claw legs and which feed on human blood. They are similar in appearance to head lice and can easily be confused. The pearly, oval eggs or "nits" stick to hairs or fibres of c

29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Brown House Moth

The commonest of the so-called clothes moths, with characteristic golden-bronze wings, flecked with black, folded flat along its back. The adult is about 8mm long and prefers to run rather than fly. They grow up to 18mm long, feeding on wo