BPCA news archive

13 January 2021

Brexit: Post-transition readiness for businesses

Following the end of the Brexit transition period, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released advice for businesses on the new rules.

13 January 2021

Free Covid-19 lateral flow tests for asymptomatic key workers

In an effort to overcome the pandemic, the UK government has announced free Covid-19 lateral flow tests (LFT) for people without coronavirus symptoms.

12 January 2021

Fly control essential for food businesses, says Rentokil

BPCA member company Rentokil has highlighted the dangers of fly infestations in food environments, and the harm this can cause to businesses.

12 January 2021

CIEH appoints new chief executive

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has confirmed that Dr Phil James will join in January 2021 as its new chief executive.

12 January 2021

BPCA asks health secretary for pest professionals to get Covid-19 vaccine

BPCA has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ask that pest professionals are prioritised appropriately for the Covid-19 vaccine.

12 January 2021

When will pest professionals get vaccinated against Covid-19?

With the UK's largest inoculation programme in progress, we've been asked when key workers, like pest controllers, will get access to the Covid-19 vaccines.

12 January 2021

First ever ICUP webinar to be held in March

The International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) is to hold its first free-of-charge on-line webinar on 9 March 2021.

06 January 2021

New bee removal and pest control franchise launched in the UK

PGH Beegone Limited is a brand new franchise from the owners of BPCA member company PGH Pest Control & Prevention.

05 January 2021

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?

05 January 2021

2021 Covid-19 lockdowns: what do pest professionals need to know?

With new Coronavirus lockdown restrictions announced, we take a moment to highlight some of BPCA’s Covid-19 guidance for pest professionals and answer your top questions.

05 January 2021

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.

17 December 2020

Defra releases final 2021 General Licences for bird control

Defra has published its final versions of the 2021 General Licences for wild bird control.

17 December 2020

VIDEO: Controlling flies around food

In this video Natalie discusses the key points to consider when controlling flies around food.

16 December 2020

Get your nominations in for the BPCA Member Awards 2021

The BPCA Member Awards 2021 are now open to all BPCA member companies and their employees.

16 December 2020

2021 National Pest Awards are open for entries

Pest magazine has relaunched a sector-wide pest control awards night, replacing the British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs).

15 December 2020

Sri Lankan-based Exterminators celebrate 22 years in pest control

BPCA Observer member The Exterminators are celebrating 22 years in business and 7 years providing 'carbon neutral' services.

14 December 2020

Licences for bird control - where are we now?

BPCA take a look at updates from England, Scotland and Wales on the state of licences for bird control and what pest management professionals can expect next.

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - Pest quiz

In this video, Alex Wade from Wade Environmental hosts a special Christmas pest management quiz.

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - CRRU update

In this video, CRRU's Dr Alan Buckle gives a presentation on the rodenticide stewardship scheme and what lies ahead.

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - Future of Insecticide

In this video, Jim Kirk from Deadline Products gives a presentation on the changing face of insecticide products.

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - Natural England update

In this video, Natural England's David Brown gives a Digital Forum 6 pest management presentation on the future of bird licensing in the UK.

10 December 2020

PestWest wins Best New Product Award for flyDetect®

flyDetect® was announced as joint winner of the Best New Product Award at The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology Virtual Awards.

09 December 2020

New barn owl study finds improved breeding performance, says CRRU

Barn owl breeding success in 2019 was four percent higher than the preceding four-year average, according to a new report from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use.

07 December 2020

New BPCA Codes of Best Practice on bed bugs, birds and reporting released

A brand new set of Codes of Best Practice are now available, outlining the responsibilities and procedures that BPCA members are expected to adhere to.

02 December 2020

Rentokil acquires Ghanaian pest control company

Samson Pest Control in Ghana joins the wider Rentokil Initial family following takeover, becoming Rentokil Initial Ghana.