BPCA news archive

04 December 2019

PestTech 2019 hits the target

In November BPCA sent a team along to PestTech 2019 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

04 December 2019

Scholarship announced for Leadership Program

Women and Leadership International (WLI) has announced a £2,500 scholarship available to female leaders in the UK.

03 December 2019

Individual bird licences for 2019 set to expire

Reminder to pest technicians that individual licences for bird control will expire at the end of this year.

03 December 2019

VIDEO: Bed bug control for pest professionals

Watch back our webinar on professional bed bug control. In this first of a 2-part series, Natalie talks biology, lifecycles, public health and prevention.

02 December 2019

Earn as you learn with new trainee programme

BPCA member Abate Pest Management are opening up applications for trainees after launching new scheme.

28 November 2019

BPCA member Rentokil tops popular employers list

Rentokil Initial has knocked global tech giant Apple off the top spot in a league table of UK's most popular employers.

28 November 2019

CRRU call for 'no-excuses' professionalism rodenticide practice

Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use issues call to all following report highlighting rodenticide residues in barn owls.

21 November 2019

Pest advice for controlling Stored Product Insects (SPIs)

Have you brought something home from the shop riddled with insects? Are you a manufacturer of food products and you want to keep them safe from infestation? If you're sick of stored product insects, you're in the right place.

13 November 2019

Egg-cellent news for Bayer

BPCA member Bayer's Harmonix® poultry red mite (PRM) is now included in the BEIC list of products that can be used on Lion Code egg farms.

13 November 2019

Killgerm announce Scandinavian acquisition

BPCA member company Killgerm Group Ltd recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Milluck AB.

13 November 2019

CEPA launches pest management professionalisation initiative

On 1 October CEPA launched its Memorandum of Understanding on Professionalisation of the Pest Management Industry, in an event hosted by the European Committee of the Regions.

13 November 2019

PPC97 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 97 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

13 November 2019

The trust equation

BPCA President Phil Halpin gives us his usual foreword wrapping; this time its all about the trust equation and engagement.

13 November 2019

Cycle of seasons

BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew takes a look at the changing of the seasons and how pest management businesses can be supported through theirs by the Association.

13 November 2019

Open plan living

In August Martyn Belcher, from ABM Pest Control, was called out by Nottinghamshire Police to deal with a swarm of honey bees.

12 November 2019

Ask the technical team November 2019

Our technical team explore HSE legislation, vulnerable customers and snap traps in this issue.

12 November 2019

Calling all Wolves pesties!

BPCA is looking for Servicing members in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas to offer work placement days to university students.

12 November 2019

Pest photo of the year #BestPestPic2020

BPCA is looking for the best pest photograph of the year and is offering a £500 prize for anyone who captures the perfect image of public health pest control.

12 November 2019

PestWatch: Pharaoh ants

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, looks at treatments for pharaoh ants and how options have changed over time.

12 November 2019

Resistance in rodents, both behavioural and metabolic

Dr Mike Ayers, from BPCA member company Precision Pest Management Solutions, investigates the impact resistance is having on the control of rodents.

12 November 2019

Insect baits and baiting

Partho Dhang, author of ‘Urban Pest Control: A Practitioner’s Guide’, explores the intricacies of insecticide baits, giving practical insights for UK pest management professionals.

12 November 2019

Member benefit in focus: Put on your Sunday pest

Greg Garrood from Alexandra Workwear investigates what makes for decent pest management workwear.

12 November 2019

Trading up! Pest management: trade or profession?

This year BPCA’s Executive Board set up a series of three working groups, to find out what championing professionalism in pest management looks like.

12 November 2019

We build it...you drive it?

In this article, BPCA Comms Officer, Kat Shaw explores the franchising business model and how pest management professionals can benefit.

12 November 2019

Where there’s wax, there’s... moths?

Ian Furlong from BPCA member company Independent Pest Control & Hygiene Services details his first encounter with wax moths.