BPCA news archive

15 November 2018

eBay BPCA and Crop Protection Association leading the way on stewardship of online pesticides sales

BPCA, Crop Protection Association, and eBay have worked together to help stop unauthorised pesticides sales happening online.

15 November 2018

Rentokil Initial wins CBRE Innovation of the Year Award for its PestConnect system

BPCA member Rentokil Initial’s PestConnect system has won the Innovation of the Year Award at CBRE’s Annual Supply Chain Innovation Competition ‘The Great Idea’.

15 November 2018

BPCA reaches 500 Servicing Company members

The Association has this month reached the significant milestone of 500 full servicing company members.

12 November 2018

Bayer help educate the scientists of the future

As the importance of educating children in scientific subjects and encouraging practical learning rises up the agenda, Bayer is working to help pupils learn about some of the basic scientific principles that underpin many pest control practices.

30 October 2018

Against all odds – Developing BPCA’s training offering

With BPCA’s new Individual Recognition scheme just around the corner, we thought we’d catch up with Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, and see what her department has been up to this year.

29 October 2018

VIDEO: Why do we control and manage pests in the UK?

There’s good reason to be concerned about a pest infestation when it strikes. Pests can all be dangerous, complicated and distressing. We made this pest awareness video to help people understand the risks.

26 October 2018

Pest advice for controlling Grey Squirrels

Have you heard something rustling in your attic or loft and suspect squirrels? As adorable as squirrels might be, they can be an incredibly destructive and distressing pest to have in your home or work. Learn all about grey squirrels in our ultimate

23 October 2018

New member benefit: Springboard recruitment offer

BPCA have reached an agreement with pest control recruitment company Springboard Recruit to offer members preferential rates.

17 October 2018

Bird of prey poisonings in Scotland at record low

Only a single case of illegal bird of prey poisoning was recorded in Scotland throughout 2017 – the lowest number since records began.

17 October 2018

How to write a winning British Pest Management Award entry

Nominations are coming in thick and fast for the second ever British Pest Management Awards. We wanted to make sure that anyone thinking about entering an award had the guidance they need to confidently enter themselves or a colleague.

17 October 2018

VIDEO: Choosing a professional pest controller

Pest management is more than just picking a pesticide. Too often we see botched amateur pest control that's left someone with a worse infestation than when they started. Watch our video to find out what you should do to protect your home or work.

17 October 2018

Chemicals and Brexit: What "no deal" would mean to us

The HSE has released a series of technical documents to help people prepare if the UK leaves the European Union in a no-deal scenario.

15 October 2018

Cleankill toasts success at 2018 Croydon business awards

BPCA Member company, Cleankill Pest Control was named Croydon’s ‘Best Employer’ at the 2018 Croydon Business Excellence Awards.

11 October 2018

Bayer launches app update

BPCA member company Bayer Pest Solutions is launching an improved version of their Pest Partner app. The rejuvenated tool will incorporate the features from the current app while bringing new innovations to assist pest controllers.

10 October 2018

UPDATE: Can you permanent bait with rodenticides?

There’s been a lot of talk about whether pest controllers can legally permanently bait, and in what situations. There’s a lot of confusing information about how this works in practice, so we’ve put together a recap to help technicians.

09 October 2018

Pest advice for controlling False Black Widow Spiders

Several spiders in the genus Steatoda are mistaken for the rather deadly Black Widow Spider. These lookalikes are often grouped together as False Black Widow Spiders. While these spiders are venomous and their bites can be very painful, they're no mo

09 October 2018

Committees, renewals and BPCA Registered

Meet the team blog. With membership renewals and a new membership benefit just around the corner, we catch up with Membership Officer, Rachel as she prepares for her busiest time of the year.

09 October 2018

New Label Design Manager for PelGar

BPCA member PelGar International is delighted to welcome Dr David Hall to its technical team.

09 October 2018

PestEx registration opens on new website

Registration for PestEx – the pest management show, is now open and can be completed through its own brand-new website.

08 October 2018

Dare you enter the House of Pests?

BPCA has created an online experience where you can step into the shoes of a pest control technician and discover household pests in a virtual home.

04 October 2018

UPDATED: Two pest controllers die in Norfolk

Following the deeply tragic incident where two pest controllers died at Banham Poultry in Norfolk, we are following developments closely.

03 October 2018

BPCA add Lantra Level 2 Award to membership criteria

The Lantra Level 2 Award in Pest Management is now an accepted qualification for membership of BPCA after the Executive Board voted in favour of incorporating it into criteria.

18 September 2018

Rokill’s Patrick wins national award after week with BPCA

Patrick Poore of BPCA Member Rokill achieved the highest marks in the RSPH Level 2 Award for Pest Management Examination across the last 12 months.

17 September 2018

Tougher rodenticide rules for farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers on permanent baiting

Tougher restrictions on permanent rodenticide baiting by farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers, with legal backing, have been introduced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the UK rodenticide regulatory body.

17 September 2018

North West Regional Forum talk: Understand our businesses better, says food industry

The food industry wants pest controllers to get to know their businesses better, according to new research, being unveiled at the next BPCA Regional Forum.