BPCA news archive

19 July 2018

Wasps and rodents on the rise as temperatures soar

It is looking like a bumper year for pests, with the heatwave providing perfect conditions for wasps, rats and mice to thrive, according to industry experts.

17 July 2018

Reported surge in fly bites and advice to public

BPCA is issuing advice to the public to be pest aware following a reported increase in the number of fly bites.

11 July 2018

BPCA scoops award for social media excellence

Last night, at the Trade Association Forum’s awards evening, BPCA won the Best Practice Award for Social Media 2018.

09 July 2018

RAMPS UK launch the updated 2018 Code of Good Practice and new label tags for Phostoxin® and Talunex®

Label changes in the conditions relating to the use of both Phostoxin® and Talunex® for the nonagricultural control of brown rats resulted in the UK marketing companies putting a temporary suspension on the use of both products for rodent control unt

09 July 2018

Electronic tags for anti-social invasive pests

To protect the UK’s honeybee populations, scientists have trialled electronically tagging invasive Asian Hornets.

06 July 2018

Your helpful-friend: who are the BPCA technical team, and what do they do?

BPCA has a full-time pest control Technical team who are there to support our members – but who’s on the team and what sort of support can they give? We thought it was worth giving you a proper introduction to our Tech team.

06 July 2018

New Sales Executive joins BPCA

Professional salesperson Beth Reed has joined the BPCA Staff team as our new Sales Executive.

06 July 2018

Bed bug project receives government funding

A product designed to “revolutionise how bed bugs are tackled” is being supported by Innovate UK's latest open funding competition.

06 July 2018

BASIS PROMPT appoints data manager to launch training “check-in” system

BASIS PROMPT has taken on an IT manger to manage data and take the lead in a digital transformation project designed to help it improve its service to its members.

05 July 2018

The future of heat treatments

Do you specialise in heat treatment? If so, then BPCA's Fumigation and Controlled Environments (FacE) Forum would like your help.

05 July 2018

EN 16636 certified contributing factor to City contract

South London-based Beaver Pest Control has been awarded the pest control contract for the City of London Corporation.

05 July 2018

Round-up of CEPA’s European Forum: Global Summit of Pest Management Services 2018

Pest management professionals, companies and trade associations from across the world assembled in Portugal’s Coastal town of Cascais for the third Global Summit on 4 June.

26 June 2018

Julia, Tim and Louise join BPCA Board

Today after the Associations 2018 AGM, BPCA’s Executive Board formally welcomed three new members to its committee.

26 June 2018

BPCA to launch in house professional recognition and CPD scheme

Today after its AGM, BPCA announced that it plans to introduce a professional recognition scheme incorporating CPD as a new member benefit from 2019 onwards.

15 June 2018

Wasps going on? The changing pattern of summer pest behaviour

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is urging the public to be on their guard for wasps as they anticipate a significant increase in prevalence this summer.

14 June 2018

Guidance for the frequency of checking snap-break back traps available for BPCA members

BPCA has produced a guidance document to help our members decide how often they need to check their snapback/break-back traps.

14 June 2018

New Code of Best Practice: The Use of Air Guns in Pest Control

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Air Guns in Pest Control is now available to download.

11 June 2018

Alpha Pest Control celebrates its silver anniversary

BPCA member, Alpha Pest Control, has celebrated 25 years of service to the pest control industry.

04 June 2018

World Pest Day: What would the world be like without pest control?

6 June 2018 is the second ever World Pest Day. To mark the occasion, we’re imagining what would be different in a world without any pest management.

23 May 2018

Interesting rat behaviour caught on camera

Most of us get pretty upset when we see a rat stealing food from a bird table, but what if we spotted a rat eating the birds right out of the trees themselves? That's precisely the moment a photographer captured on camera in Lincolnshire.

21 May 2018

Your say: Public consultation on drones (unmanned aircraft)

The EC is conducting an open public consultation relating to the possible adoption of rules applicable to drone operations. Any changes in the rules may affect pest management companies that use drones as a tool within their business.

20 May 2018

PPC91 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 91 is out now and available completely for free. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (May 2018).

11 May 2018

President foreword: Let’s get strategical

Tom Homes, BPCA President looks back at what's been a good and productive few months for the British Pest Control Association.

11 May 2018

Chief Exec viewpoint: Hello world!

Welcome to my first Chief Exec viewpoint in PPC magazine. I thought I’d spend my inaugural page talking about my first impressions of the industry and what I’ve been up to since my appointment.

11 May 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: PPC Live 2018 in review

PPC Live 2018 in numbers. Take look at the feedback, stats and figures from pest controls's biggest get together this year!