BPCA news archive

04 November 2019

New electronic annual returns out now

The way we send out annual returns for BPCA membership renewal has changed.

25 October 2019

Majority of farmers no longer permanent baiting for rats

Studies by CRRU and Ulster University show farmers using integrated pest management approaches.

24 October 2019

CRRU finds rodenticide resistance in new areas

Poison resistance in rats has been confirmed in several new areas by a Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use study.

17 October 2019

VIDEO: Professional flea control

Watch back our webinar on professional flea control. Natalie talks all things professional flea management, including biology, client communication and lifestyle.

16 October 2019

BPCA scoops two excellence awards

The British Pest Control Association was delighted to be recognised at the Association Excellence Awards in October.

15 October 2019

UK aid tops up funding to tackle malaria

International Development Secretary announces that the UK will match £100 million of private sector funding to help tackle malaria.

09 October 2019

Rat lungworm’s sluggish journey to Europe

Scientists are looking into the spread of rat lungworm to several popular European holiday destinations.

09 October 2019

Cliverton names new director

A new divisional director has been appointed at animal-related business insurance specialist Cliverton.

08 October 2019

Pest advice for controlling Fleas

Is your pet fidgeting and scratching an unusual amount? Spotted something jumping around on the carpet? If you find yourself fretting about fleas, you’re in the right place.

04 October 2019

Hygeia Award wins for Rentokil employees

Royal Society for Public Health awards two Rentokil Initial employees for commitment to public health.

04 October 2019

Plastic waste: is it time to think outside the box?

Pestforce's Sean Taylor asks how pest management professionals can work smarter and greener, to help tackle climate change and cut waste.

03 October 2019

Kiwa Group welcomes Acheta Consulting

The merging of BPCA member Acheta Consulting to Kiwa's Agri Food Division has been announced.

03 October 2019

Fendona 6SC to be discontinued

Existing stocks of the insecticide Fendona 6SC will be phased out following changes in authorisations.

02 October 2019

BASIS recruiting Chair for Board of Trustees

National charity BASIS is seeking to recruit a Chair for the Board of Trustees, starting in April 2020.

30 September 2019

Changes to bird control general licences in Wales

New Welsh general licences for bird control take effect on Monday 7 October 2019.

27 September 2019

New way to pass your Level 2 Award in Pest Management

BPCA has announced a new 7-day, modular, non-residential training course in the centre of London this November.

27 September 2019

BPCA Registered accepted route for register of pest professionals in Ireland

BPCA Registered has been approved as a recognised system for the employees of members working in Ireland to evidence their skills, qualifications and continued professional development.

23 September 2019

New product manager at Bayer

BPCA member company, Bayer Environmental Science has appointed a new product manager to oversee the pest product portfolio.

13 September 2019

BPCA on food: open letter on the role of pest management in National Food Strategy

An open letter to contribute to the review on developing a national food strategy, commissioned by Defra. We set out our case for the inclusion of pest management provisions and our role in protecting citizen’s food.

13 September 2019

CONSULTATION: Wild birds general licence survey launched by Defra

The environment Secretary has launched a public survey as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England.

29 August 2019

Remembering John Kay

It is with great sadness that we learned this week of the passing of former BPCA President John Kay.

29 August 2019

Pest photo of the year launched

We're on a mission to find the best pest photograph of the year and we're calling all industry professionals to join in.

28 August 2019

Mitie Pest Control purchase given go-ahead

The acquisition of Mitie Pest Control by Rentokil Initial has been green-lit by Britain's competition watchdog.

23 August 2019

PPC96 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 96 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

23 August 2019

Advert: New Partix technology

K-Othrine Partix, new approach to protecting absorbent surfaces. Advert from Bayer.