BPCA news archive

03 August 2020

Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPCA member company Pest Solutions, shares his ideas for reengaging with clients now many of our clients are opening up their doors.

29 July 2020

Call for BPCA members to join waste tracking user panel

The four UK governments and environment agencies are working together on a project to develop a UK-wide electronic waste tracking service.

24 July 2020

New website for International Conference on Urban Pests

A new permanent website for ICUP has been unveiled and includes free access to all previous conference papers and posters.

24 July 2020

Free rodenticide resistance testing service resumes: Appeal to pest controllers for samples

Chairman Dr Alan Buckle calls for tail samples of freshly killed rats and mice from pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers who think they may have resistance problems.

23 July 2020

Level 2 Award in Pest Management returns to Yarnfield following Covid-19 lockdown

The Level 2 Award in Pest Management training course at Yarnfield Park is back, following lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.

21 July 2020

Pelsis announce launch of new rodent monitoring product

BPCA member Pelsis have launched a new remote rodent monitoring system, TrapMe, for pest control professionals.

16 July 2020

New Health and Safety at Work Act CPD assignment for pest professionals

BPCA has issued a new downloadable assignment on the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to help pest professionals keep up with their continuing professional development (CPD).

15 July 2020

VIDEO: Social media and blogging for pest management companies

Learning how blogging and social media can allow you to promote your business, share news stories and engage with other pest controllers.

09 July 2020

New Treatment Report template for BPCA members

A new Treatment Report template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area.

09 July 2020

UPDATED: Furloughing pest management workers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS)

Covid-19 has made furlough the HR word of the moment in the UK, but what is it and how does it work for your pest management business?

09 July 2020

BPCA helps put auditors straight on insecticide usage requirements for public health pest management

BPCA has had reports of auditors incorrectly asking pest professionals for Pa1 Pa6 pesticide training certificates.

08 July 2020

Warning to pest controllers after van containing pesticides stolen

Following the theft of aluminium phosphide-based chemicals from a van in Manchester, BPCA urges technicians to be careful about leaving pesticides unattended in vehicles.

06 July 2020

Bubonic plague case confirmed in China

As a new case of Bubonic plague is confirmed in China, we take a look at the role pests like rats and fleas play in spreading it.

06 July 2020

PelGar's Church Farm operations to end

BPCA member PelGar will cease all pest control training and R&D activity at Church Farm training center later this year.

01 July 2020

UPDATED: BPCA annual general meeting goes virtual

BPCA can now confirm we’ll be holding an all-digital, online AGM where eligible members will be able to vote and have their say on the future of the Association.

01 July 2020

Look forward to PestEx 2021 - registration now open

After a challenging year for pest management, BPCA is pleased to announce registration for PestEx 2021 is now open.

30 June 2020

Open letter to Natural England: Individual licences for gull control in England, this year and beyond

Today, BPCA has written to Dave Slater, the Director for wildlife licensing at Natural England regarding the future of individual licences for gull control.

26 June 2020

Identify the differences between wasps, hornets, bees and more

Not everything that buzzes is a pest! Everything that buzzes around your garden is potentially a pollinator. These fascinating insects are incredibly useful; not just in the garden, but also in agriculture, with many crops dependent on pollination.

26 June 2020

UPDATED: Advice for pest professionals operating during Covid-19 pandemic

Advice for pest management professionals based on current government guidance, as well as our position statement on the Covid-19 pandemic.

24 June 2020

New stored products insects and fly management courses added to BPCA online classroom

BPCA has announced two new taught online classroom courses. Led by industry experts, the new courses are delivered via live presentations over Zoom.

23 June 2020

Industry body releases Covid-19 working at height guidance

Ladder Association has released new guidance on the importance of health and safety while using ladders during the pandemic.

22 June 2020

Ramps UK urges halting of in-transit fumigation practices

The Register of Accredited Metallic Phosphide Standards UK issues warning regarding in-transit fumigation following talks with HSE.

22 June 2020

BPCA PrintShop gets an upgrade

BPCA's popular PrintShop member benefit has been given an upgrade, to provide a more functional and user-friendly experience.

19 June 2020

VIDEO: Professional wasps and bees: biology, behaviour and control

Understanding the biology and behaviours of wasps, hornets and bees can help to identify the most effective method of control

19 June 2020

Six general licences re-issued by Defra for the control of wild birds

Defra has announced that six general licences for the control of wild birds will be reissued on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 January 2021.