BPCA news archive

06 April 2020

Pest professionals: continue to go to work if it's safe, says Gove to BPCA

The UK Government confirmed that pest management professionals can continue to go to work when it's safe to do so.

03 April 2020

Make Covid-19 Small Business Grant Fund work for pest companies, says BPCA to Chancellor

Today (3 April 2020), BPCA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, asking him to make the Small Business Grant Fund work for our sector.

03 April 2020

CEPA Covid-19 Open letter: Pest management is essential

CEPA has published an open letter, citing pest management as an essential industry for protecting key workers and calling for it to be recognised as such.

02 April 2020

Covid-19 business support timelines

A handy guide to when you can access UK Government business support during Covid-19 pandemic.

02 April 2020

Anne Godfrey to leave Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has today announced that Anne Godfrey is to leave the membership body following four successful years as Chief Executive.

01 April 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.

01 April 2020

13 resources for pest professionals during Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA has released 13 resources for operating essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of these resources are free for everyone, while others are for BPCA members only.

01 April 2020

BPCA hit the airwaves on LBC radio show

Yesterday (31 March) our campaign to make councils reconsider reducing bin collections featured on LBC radio.

01 April 2020

[SURVEY] We think you’re essential – help us tell the world

Pest management is essential for protecting public health and safety. You know it. We know it. Now it’s time to tell the world.

01 April 2020

Natural England: updates on licences for bird and stoat control

Natural England has released new general licences for stoat control, as well as continuing to process individual licences for bird control.

31 March 2020

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?

31 March 2020

BPCA adds toolbox talk resources for members

BPCA has added new CPD resources for member companies who want to deliver high-quality, in-house CPD for their employees.

31 March 2020

Keeping pests at bay in Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA is urging householders to be vigilant to pest infestation during the Covid-19 crisis.

30 March 2020

CEPA update: European pest management amid Covid-19

CEPA has launched several initiatives this week, pushing for more recognition for the pest management industry's valuable work during the Covid-19 crisis.

30 March 2020

BPCA releases letter of endorsement templates to help essential workers get on site

BPCA has created two templates to help our members keep their employees working on critical sites during the Covid-19 pandemic.

30 March 2020

VIDEO: PPC Live 2020 – Technical excellence in action

Can you spot yourself in our PPC Live 2020 video? With record attendance figures, PPC Live was completely unique with loads of exhibitors, technical talks and demonstrations.

27 March 2020

FAQ: Pest management and Covid-19

Frequently asked questions for pest management professionals amid the Covid-19 pandemic

27 March 2020

Scottish general licence changes coming

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has announced that the new general licence will, from 1 April, only cover two species – Canada Goose and feral pigeon.

27 March 2020

BPCA calls for parking charges to be scrapped amidst Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA has written to all 33 local authorities in London, asking for parking charges to be scrapped during the Covid-19 pandemic.

27 March 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) risk assessment template released for BPCA members

BPCA members can now access a Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk assessment template provided by Stallard Kane.

26 March 2020

BPCA release free microlearning courses for members

Our online microlearning CPD courses are now available for FREE for all BPCA members and employees

26 March 2020

BPCA position statement of Covid-19 disinfection

BPCA is aware that many members have begun to offer disinfection services for Covid-19.

26 March 2020

Pest management professionals formally key workers in Northern Ireland

Department of Education in Northern Ireland has confirmed that pest management professionals are formally key workers during Covid-19 pandemic.

25 March 2020

Pelgar warns of increase in pests during lockdown

BPCA member Pelgar says pests will flourish during the Coronavirus outbreak lockdown.

25 March 2020

Pest control critical to sustain public health during Covid-19 crisis

Press release: Urgent action required to ensure pest control management can continue to be administered in the Covid-19 pandemic