BPCA news archive

26 May 2020

Coronavirus and bed bugs: how hotels can protect guests after lockdown

New BPCA Manufacturer and Distributor member, Spotta, explains why bed bugs have staying power and what hotels can do to plan for reopening.

20 May 2020

BPCA launches new online course for pest identification

BPCA is delivering more specialist pest control training via its new virtual classroom. Principles of Pest Identification will premiere live on the 18 June 2020 between 10am and 4pm.

20 May 2020

Remote point of sale audits boost rodenticide review readiness

Audits to drive out illegal supply of rodenticides taking place remotely amid Covid-19, ahead of an imminent review by HSE of the UK's rodenticide stewardship regime.

19 May 2020

Ficam W: sell-out deadline for pest control product approaching

BPCA member Bayer is reminding pest professionals that the sell-out date and use-up period for insecticide Ficam W is approaching.

18 May 2020

Becoming Covid-19 secure: guidance for pest management companies

BPCA has created a health and safety guidance document for pest management companies returning to work, as Coronavirus lockdown measures ease in the UK.

18 May 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.

15 May 2020

Tools for the Covid-19 secure pest management company

BPCA has teamed up with print provider Stirland Paterson, to give our members access to Covid-19 health and safety back-to-work signage.

15 May 2020

Pest breeding cycles: counting the pests thriving in your business during lockdown

In this article we talk about how pests are notorious for their ability to reproduce at vast rates, showing why even closed businesses need pest control.

15 May 2020

VIDEO: Ant control for pest professionals

In this video, Natalie discusses how to identify sources of ant infestations and methods of control available to pest technicians.

13 May 2020

VIDEO: Ian Andrew interviewed by Talking Pest Management

BPCA Chief Executive Ian Andrew was interviewed as part of a series of topical discussions on pest management.

12 May 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?

06 May 2020

Health and safety: returning to work after lockdown

BPCA technical and compliance officer Natalie Bungay takes a look at what you need to consider when you reopen your pest control business, if lockdown is lifted.

05 May 2020

Natural England begins issuing individual licence decisions

Natural England has now started contacting pest professionals in relation to applications for individual bird control licences.

05 May 2020

Why wasps sting

In this guest blog, Pest-Tech's Kelly Farrant talks about wasp behaviour and why it's important to leave tackling them to the professionals.

04 May 2020

GET INVOLVED: Proud to protect video for World Pest Day - win pest control goodies

For World Pest Day this year (6 June), BPCA want to produce a video about the brilliant work members do to protect public health and safety.

01 May 2020

Pest controller to feature in Top Trumps deck of UK essential workers

A brand new edition of Top Trumps is honouring Covid 19 key workers. Pest controllers will feature alongside doctors, nurses, sea merchants, journalists and partners of key workers in the new deck.

01 May 2020

BPCA launches new online classroom with resistance training

BPCA is delivering specialist pest control training via its new virtual classroom. Understanding Genetic Resistance in Pests will run first in May, then June at a special introductory discount rate.

30 April 2020

PPC99 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 99 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

30 April 2020

Essential sector in trying times

BPCA President Phil Halpin gives us his usual foreword wrapping; this time its all about Covid-19 and essential workers.

30 April 2020

Ask the technical team May 2020

In this Covid-19 special, our technical team answer questions about postponed events, essential work, can pests be Covid-19 carriers and PPE in this issue.

30 April 2020

Life after Covid-19

BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew talks about how Covid-19 has impacted our lives and businesses, and how it will continue to do so long after lockdown ends.

30 April 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: Covid-19 impact survey results

BPCA surveyed pest professionals on the impact Covid-19 is having on the sector. Over 900 people answered the survey. Here are the initial findings.

30 April 2020

Keep rats out of the attic: mental health resilience for pest pros

In PPC99 BPCA Marketing and Communications Officer, Kat Shaw, takes a look at how mental health can affect people at work and the impact of Covid-19 on mental wellbeing.

30 April 2020

Meet the members: Rising to the challenge

For PPC99 we talked to the membership at large, about the proactive steps taken to meet the Covid-19 crisis head-on.

30 April 2020

Challenge or chore? An introduction to insect ID

In this article Clive Boase, Principal Consultant at The Pest Management Consultancy explains the importance of correct insect identification and how you can make a start on learning the basics.