Latest News from BPCA

07 December 2021

Spotta partners with cleaning company to offer bed bug protection in UK

Stainbusters Cleaning & Hygiene Services has been appointed a reseller partner for Spotta’s smart 24/7 bed bug monitoring technology.

07 December 2021

Case study: TrapMe rodent monitoring system for pest control

BPCA member Pelsis provides a case study on their real-time-data-driven rodent monitoring system, TrapMe, with the help of Safeguard Pest Control.

07 December 2021

Act fast on Red Spider Mites, urges trade body

British Pest Control Association is urging householders to seek professional help quickly if red spider mites invade their home.

02 December 2021

Pest control company scoops award for work during Covid-19 pandemic

London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) is celebrating after winning the ‘Covid Response & Resilience’ award at this year’s Newham Business Awards.

30 November 2021

Sri-Lankan based Exterminators Ltd named 'Great Place to Work'

BPCA Observer member, Exterminators Limited, is Asia’s first pest control business to be certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’.

25 November 2021

VIDEO: Guidance on CRRU stewardship for rodenticide use

In this video, Natalie Bungay explains what the CRRU code of best practice covers and what you need to consider in order to comply with it.

25 November 2021

2022 key updates to employment law in the UK

A summary of the key changes to employment law which come into force next year and are likely to affect pest management businesses.

24 November 2021

Live bee removal franchise announces launch of Solihull and Redditch branch

PGH Beegone, the pest control and live bee removal franchise, is ready to launch its second franchisee, who will run his own business covering the West Midlands and parts of Worcestershire.

24 November 2021

Trial sites needed to help in fight against Garden Chafer

International Pheromone Systems is looking for trial sites as part of its work to develop lures and traps to help monitor and control an insect pest that is menacing much of the UK.

24 November 2021

BASF celebrates first year anniversary of rodenticide bait Selontra

BASF Pest Control Solutions has celebrated the first year anniversary of its award-winning rodenticide, Selontra.

18 November 2021

BPCA publishes new Code of Conduct for 2022

BPCA has published an updated version of our Code of Conduct which will come into effect on 1 January 2022.

18 November 2021

VIDEO: Glue board update - November 2021

We’ve had loads of glue board related questions this week. Take a look at BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew’s 5-minute update to stay in the loop.

17 November 2021

PestWorld 2021 delivers: a return to face-to-face

PestWorld, the annual convention and exhibition organised by the NPMA, was held in Las Vegas, USA and was the largest in-person gathering the pest management industry has seen in the last two years.

16 November 2021

NRW extend Welsh general licences into 2022

Four general licences which authorise lethal control of birds in Wales, due to expire on 31 December, will be reissued for a short period into 2022.

15 November 2021

Brandenburg UK on a mission to reduce carbon emissions

Brandenburg UK recently exhibited at the COP26 Regional Roadshow in Wolverhampton.

15 November 2021

Smallholders: Ten tips on maintaining your yard to help prevent pests

British Pest Control Association is advising rural businesses to put in place a few simple measures before colder weather drives rats and mice to seek shelter indoors.

11 November 2021

Professional Pest Controller issue 105 (PPC105) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 105 is out now and available to read online for free.

09 November 2021

Pests in the press: Summer 2021

Our new regular PPC magazine feature, taking a look at public relations and how BPCA works with the press to educate the public about pest awareness.

09 November 2021

Back to basics: treatment reports

As a professional, the best way to protect yourself from legal action is a thorough pest management treatment report.

09 November 2021

Pests in politics: Summer 2021

A new regular feature to keep you in the loop on what's happening regarding pest management in UK Parliament and the devolved administrations.

09 November 2021

Digital pest control: a wild frontier

In PPC105 Daniel Schröer, Futura, looks into his crystal ball and share his thoughts on ‘digital pest control’ - will we soon all need to be IT engineers to catch a rat?

09 November 2021

PestEx 2022 exclusive sneak-peek

An exclusive sneak-peek at some of the confirmed plans for PestEx 2022, the UK's biggest pest management show.

09 November 2021

What's out there? Digital pest management reporting software

PPC magazine reached out to the pest control software marketplace to help you decide if the time is right to go digital.

09 November 2021

State of play: How technology is shaping pest control strategies in 2021

In PPC105 Paul Blackhurst, Rentokil Pest Control, shares his views on how technology can enhance our management programmes.

09 November 2021

INFOGRAPHIC: Where are we in 2021? Pest control and technology

We asked PPC readers to share their insights on how technology impacts their pest management processes. Here are our key findings.

09 November 2021

Ask the technical team November 2021

Remote monitoring, digital reporting, data protection and spider season are looked at in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

09 November 2021

Seeing the light: advances in optical illumination

Regular PPC contributor Dave Archer is back. And now he’s got optics in his sights.

09 November 2021

Up, up and away! Seven ways to scale your pest control business

Michael Taylor, CEO of BPCA member company Contego Environmental Services, looks at some of the fundamentals of scaling a business.

09 November 2021

Rising mouse numbers down-under

In PPC105 Gerwyn Jones, Asia Pacific Manager for PelGar International outlines some of the reasons for mouse plagues and potential outcomes.

09 November 2021

Triggered! Mental health resilience for pest professionals

PPC asked Essentially Human for some tips on recognising early warning signs and some practical tips for maintaining a happy and healthy work-life for pest professionals.

09 November 2021

Dust, up to snuff? Maintenance tips for pressure dust applicators and storing pesticides

Darran Lebeter, Sales Specialist at BPCA member company 1env Solutions, gives PPC magazine a rundown of his best tips for keeping your pest management equipment up to snuff.

09 November 2021

UK rodent prevalence: the impact of Covid-19 on pest sightings

Did 18 months of lockdowns cause an increase in rodent populations and sightings? Dr Mark Lambert, Defra, writes for PPC about what the available data shows, from here to Tokyo.

09 November 2021

Are you local? Community pest issues and local authorities

In PPC105, BPCA's Natalie Bungay shares her insights into how you can approach your local authority for help with community-related pest problems.

09 November 2021

Meet the member: Just the bee-ginning!

With a business that’s gone from strength to strength, Peter Higgs talks to PPC magazine about PGH Pest Prevention, Beegone and his new franchising scheme.

09 November 2021

Onboarding a pest technician: new resources for new starters

In PPC105 we look at how a good onboarding process can drive the professionalism of a pest control company and ensure a technician knows how to stay safe in the field.

08 November 2021

Glue boards in England will be licenced rather than banned completely

If the proposed Glue Traps (Offences) Bill becomes law, their use will be licenced rather than completely banned.

05 November 2021

VIDEO: Caught in a web - false widow spiders | Digital Forum 11

In this video, Chris Woodard from Chris Woodard Pest Services discusses the new false widow spiders, their impact and management options.

05 November 2021

VIDEO: Pest management to food company accreditation standards | Digital Forum 11

In this video, Grahame Turner from PestAcuity discusses the various food standards that you might come across in pest control.

05 November 2021

VIDEO: Sponsored: Selontra update | Digital Forum 11

In this video, Helen Hall from BASF discusses how Selontra is doing now that it's approaching its first birthday.

05 November 2021

VIDEO: Rodents root cause analysis | Digital Forum 11

In this video, BPCA's own John Horsley discusses root cause analysis in relation to rodents. How do we get to the heart of a rat or mouse issue?

04 November 2021

Wade Environmental offer to sponsor a son or daughter through their Level 2 Award

BPCA member company Wade Environmental will select and sponsor a son or daughter in a family-based team through their RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management.

02 November 2021

BPCA releases Onboarding a pest technician framework and support

BPCA has developed a training framework for onboarding people new to the pest management sector working towards their Level 2 Award in Pest Management.

02 November 2021

Contego do away with fluorescent EFKs

Contego is going greener by no longer supplying new customers with fluorescent fly killers and only supplying LED units instead.

02 November 2021

LNPS announces sponsorship of Wapping Youth Football Club

BPCA member company London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) has announced a sponsorship deal with Wapping Youth Football Club.

01 November 2021

International Pheromone Systems relocates and re-brands as part of expansion plans

Cheshire-based International Pheromone Systems (IPS) has rebranded, launched a new website, moved premises and built a Pest Research Hub in less than two years.

01 November 2021

Tropical species is a serious public health pest

Managers of large centrally heated buildings are being urged to understand the risks posed by a small tropical species.

29 October 2021

Wild Justice launches Northern Ireland general licences legal challenge

Wild Justice, the Chris Packham-led campaign group, has launched a legal challenge against the 2021/22 general licences issued by Northern Ireland's DAERA.

28 October 2021

False Black Widow sightings on the rise

A seasonal spike in sightings of False Black Widow spiders is likely to be caused by males in search of a mate, a national trade body has said.

27 October 2021

Be prepared for an increase in fleas this autumn, says Bayer

Pest controllers should prepare for multiple call outs to fleas in the coming months, following a delayed flea season and lockdown puppy buying surge.

27 October 2021

Dramatic drop in allegations of rogue rodenticide supply

Only one suspected point-of-sale non-compliance case has been reported in the past year, according to the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).

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18 November 2021

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BPCA publishes new Code of Conduct for 2022

BPCA has published an updated version of our Code of Conduct which will come into effect on 1 January 2022.

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18 November 2021

Latest news

VIDEO: Glue board update - November 2021

We’ve had loads of glue board related questions this week. Take a look at BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew’s 5-minute update to stay in the loop.

Read more

11 November 2021

Latest news

Professional Pest Controller issue 105 (PPC105) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 105 is out now and available to read online for free.

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07 December 2021

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Spotta partners with cleaning company to offer bed bug protection in UK

Stainbusters Cleaning & Hygiene Services has been appointed a reseller partner for Spotta’s smart 24/7 bed bug monitoring technology.

Read more

07 December 2021

Latest news

Case study: TrapMe rodent monitoring system for pest control

BPCA member Pelsis provides a case study on their real-time-data-driven rodent monitoring system, TrapMe, with the help of Safeguard Pest Control.

Read more

07 December 2021

Latest news

Act fast on Red Spider Mites, urges trade body

British Pest Control Association is urging householders to seek professional help quickly if red spider mites invade their home.

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