BPCA news archive

13 March 2019

BPCA and CPA release guidance for identifying and reporting illegal internet sales of pesticides

On the back of the work BPCA and CPA have done with eBay, the Associations have created a set of guidelines to help people report illegal pesticide usage to the relevant authority.

12 March 2019

TV presenter and ecologist to present British Pest Management Awards

"The One Show" regular, Mike Dilger, will present the second ever British Pest Management Awards at PestEx on 20 March 2019.

12 March 2019

Martin Rose-King selected as new Servicing committee chair

The BPCA Servicing Committee has selected Martin Rose-King, Partner at Bounty Pest Control, as the new Chair.

08 March 2019

Rentokil's new approach puts unclaimed dividends and shares to good use

BPCA member Rentokil Initial has announced that it is taking a lead in a new initiative to use unclaimed shareholder dividends and unclaimed shares to fund charitable causes. A new fund, named Rentokil Initial Cares, will be established.

08 March 2019

New backer for CRRU UK and rodenticide stewardship

CRRU has a new member company, contributing financially and providing expertise to the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime

07 March 2019

PPC94 out now

Professional pest controller magazine (PPC94) issue 94 is out now and available to read online.

07 March 2019

From servicing to strategy

Yes, that’s right. You have a new face at the front of your magazine. I’m delighted and proud to introduce myself to you as the new BPCA President.

07 March 2019

Inviting strategy for breakfast

You may have heard the phrase “culture eats strategy for breakfast” and it’s true. The culture of an organisation often leads to the strategy of an organisation not being delivered.

07 March 2019

PestEx 2019 guide and overview

Over 2,500 pest management professionals are scheduled to arrive at the London ExCeL on 20-21 March - will you be one of them?

07 March 2019

PestEx Seminar schedule announced in full

The PestEx 2019 seminar schedule packs in illustrious speakers from across the sector. Delivered by industry experts, we’ve called in favours from all our friends to make sure you leave PestEx that little bit better informed.

07 March 2019

British Pest Management Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the second ever BPMAs has been announced. With significantly more nominations, plus the new awards - the independent judging panel had their work cut out for them.

07 March 2019

IN PROFILE: Dr Jonathan Wade - Life time achievement award

On 20 March 2019, Dr Jonathan Wade will officially receive his British Pest Management Lifetime Achievement Award 2019. There’s no way we can cover all of Jonathan’s distinguished career in global pest management.

07 March 2019

PestEx 2019: 15 top tips for visiting a trade show

It's not long now until PestEx 2019. Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of your time at the pest management show.

07 March 2019

Rat behaviour in rodent control

With current rodent control challenges facing pest controllers, one of the essential areas of knowledge is an understanding of rodent behaviour.

07 March 2019

Understanding cockroach foraging behaviour

Cockroaches have evolved to exploit our modern urban environments where the structures we build provide a plethora of harbourages, warmth, food and moisture.

07 March 2019

SERVICING STORIES: Empire of the ants

Three blocks of flats. Multiple colonies. Hundreds of thousands of invasive ants. Nigel White, Operations Director of member company Tactical Environmental Services, talks to us about a block treatment of epic proportions.

07 March 2019

The practical implications of bed bug biology and behaviour

When it comes to bed bugs, the more you know, the more effective you’ll be at treating an infestation, Dr Jette Knudsen, a researcher from Nattaro Labs, Sweden shares her detailed insights into bed bug behaviour and biology, so you too can join the b

07 March 2019

Dealing with rodents in sensitive environments

We can become overly confident in our preferred method of rodent control and then suddenly we’re thrown a curveball. Chris Cagienard investigates the environmental considerations we need to make that influence our rodent control strategy.

07 March 2019


When is a pest not a pest? In this in-depth PestWatch analysis, BPCA's Natalie Bungay returns to the tricky and occasionally prickly subject of Vulpes vulpes – the red fox. She’ll focus on the whens, whys and ifs of fox control.

06 March 2019

Ask the technical team March 2019

Tricky insect ID's, managing complaints and bad neighbour bed bug management questions are all in the BPCA Technical team inbox this issue.

05 March 2019

Credit control for professional pest management companies

Did you know in the region of 80% of businesses that suffer late payment are kept waiting one month or longer beyond agreed terms?

05 March 2019

Health and safety knowledge is power

H&S can strike fear into the most competent of business owner, phrases such as ‘Risk assessment’, policies, and health surveillance can shrink our confidence into a small puddle of stagnant uncertainty.

05 March 2019

Starting a pest management company - can you do it on your own?

At BPCA HQ we take hundreds of calls every year with people asking us how they start out in pest management and whether it’s possible to get into the trade without experience.

05 March 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: A look back at 2018

Continuing the theme of engagement from 2017, 2018 turned out to be a milestone year for the Association.

18 February 2019

Pest control frequency calculator released exclusively for BPCA members

BPCA has created a downloadable frequency calculator to help pest management professionals select the appropriate amount of site visits per-year based on the probability and the severity of pest infestations on any given site.