BPCA news archive

05 August 2020

Contego launches charity fundraising pledge

BPCA member Contego continues long-standing tradition of charitable giving back with launch of their 'Pledge to Make a Difference'.

05 August 2020

Should I sign that? Contracts and small print with BEB Consultancy

In this guest blog, specialist contracts and legal services expert BEB Consultancy talk about how to approach written contracts, hidden terms and reading the small print.

05 August 2020

PestEx 2021 exhibition stands at 50% sold or reserved

PestEx 2021 stands already at 50% sold or reserved, as pest management industry looks forward to first big post-Covid-19 lockdown event.

04 August 2020

New luxury hotel discount BPCA member benefit

BPCA has teamed up with luxury hotel chain Blue Orchid Hotels, to offer discounts for members on a range of experiences and accommodation.

04 August 2020

Spotta’s smart pest systems attracts $1.18 million in seed funding

Investors have rewarded the commercial success of BPCA member Spotta’s smart pest systems with a $1.18 million seed funding round.

04 August 2020

Invasive pest fears for British Museum due to Covid-19 lockdown

Priceless exhibits risk being damaged by invasive insects, due to an absence of visitors during lockdown, the British Museum has warned.

03 August 2020

Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPCA member company Pest Solutions, shares his ideas for reengaging with clients now many of our clients are opening up their doors.

03 August 2020

Wild Justice hearing given go-ahead over Welsh general licences

Campaign group granted expedited hearing over "legality" of bird control licences issued by Natural Resources Wales.

29 July 2020

Call for BPCA members to join waste tracking user panel

The four UK governments and environment agencies are working together on a project to develop a UK-wide electronic waste tracking service.

24 July 2020

New website for International Conference on Urban Pests

A new permanent website for ICUP has been unveiled and includes free access to all previous conference papers and posters.

24 July 2020

Free rodenticide resistance testing service resumes: Appeal to pest controllers for samples

Chairman Dr Alan Buckle calls for tail samples of freshly killed rats and mice from pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers who think they may have resistance problems.

23 July 2020

Level 2 Award in Pest Management returns to Yarnfield following Covid-19 lockdown

The Level 2 Award in Pest Management training course at Yarnfield Park is back, following lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.

21 July 2020

Pelsis announce launch of new rodent monitoring product

BPCA member Pelsis have launched a new remote rodent monitoring system, TrapMe, for pest control professionals.

16 July 2020

New Health and Safety at Work Act CPD assignment for pest professionals

BPCA has issued a new downloadable assignment on the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to help pest professionals keep up with their continuing professional development (CPD).

15 July 2020

VIDEO: Social media and blogging for pest management companies

Learning how blogging and social media can allow you to promote your business, share news stories and engage with other pest controllers.

09 July 2020

New Treatment Report template for BPCA members

A new Treatment Report template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area.

09 July 2020

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?

09 July 2020

BPCA helps put auditors straight on insecticide usage requirements for public health pest management

BPCA has had reports of auditors incorrectly asking pest professionals for Pa1 Pa6 pesticide training certificates.

08 July 2020

Warning to pest controllers after van containing pesticides stolen

Following the theft of aluminium phosphide-based chemicals from a van in Manchester, BPCA urges technicians to be careful about leaving pesticides unattended in vehicles.

06 July 2020

Bubonic plague case confirmed in China

As a new case of Bubonic plague is confirmed in China, we take a look at the role pests like rats and fleas play in spreading it.

06 July 2020

PelGar's Church Farm operations to end

BPCA member PelGar will cease all pest control training and R&D activity at Church Farm training center later this year.

01 July 2020

UPDATED: BPCA annual general meeting goes virtual

BPCA can now confirm we’ll be holding an all-digital, online AGM where eligible members will be able to vote and have their say on the future of the Association.

01 July 2020

Look forward to PestEx 2021 - registration now open

After a challenging year for pest management, BPCA is pleased to announce registration for PestEx 2021 is now open.

30 June 2020

Open letter to Natural England: Individual licences for gull control in England, this year and beyond

Today, BPCA has written to Dave Slater, the Director for wildlife licensing at Natural England regarding the future of individual licences for gull control.

26 June 2020

Identify the differences between wasps, hornets, bees and more

Not everything that buzzes is a pest! Everything that buzzes around your garden is potentially a pollinator. These fascinating insects are incredibly useful; not just in the garden, but also in agriculture, with many crops dependent on pollination.