Latest News from BPCA

18 June 2019

ICUP 2020 conference dates and venue announced

Dr Rubén Bueno will be heading up the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) next year.

13 June 2019

Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.

06 June 2019

Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments.

04 June 2019

BPCA marks World Pest Day 2019 with message to local authorities

We’re urging councils across the UK to put pest management firmly on their radar, highlighting the threat to society and the knock-on effect to public health that can be caused by infestations.

29 May 2019

New general licences grind to a stop after Defra take over control from Natural England

New general licences for bird control, such as the all-important feral pigeon and gull control for the purpose of public health, are to be delayed.

29 May 2019

Updated advice on interim measures for bird control after new licences delayed

BPCA had originally advised members that if they could wait for the appropriate general licence to be released, they should. We could be experiencing a longer wait, we’re advising that anyone who needs to control wild birds in the near future should

28 May 2019

PPC95 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 95 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF.

28 May 2019

PestEx(cellence) showcased at the UK’s pest management show 2019

PestEx 2019 saw an incredible 29% increase in total visitors as over 100 pest management product and service suppliers descended on ExCeL London in March.

28 May 2019

VIDEO: PestEx 2019 - the pest management show

Did you make it into our short PestEx 2019 video? Take a look at some of the highlights from the UK pest management show.

28 May 2019

GALLERY: PestEx 2019 the pest management show in pictures

Take a look at some of our favourite photos from the Uk's pest management show...

28 May 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: PestEx the pest management show 2019 in numbers

Need proof that PestEx is the biggest and most significant event in the professional pest management diary? Take a look at our infographic to see how the show has grown and improved over the years.

28 May 2019

Creating excellence in cockroach baiting programmes

Steve Broadbent from Ensystex is back, this time we’re talking about what makes for a precise and targeted baiting programme.

28 May 2019

Mite monitoring and biology for pest management professionals

Mites are small. Really small. Infestations are notoriously hard to spot until a site has a massive problem with a large population of mites. Can you confirm if your customer has mites early?

28 May 2019

Wax moths: communal pupal chambers and inquilines

BPCA Consultant member John Lloyd is back in PPC, giving us advice on how to spot and treat for these rare pests.

28 May 2019

Pest controller and customer relationships in flea treatments

Richard Moseley of Bayer CropScience investigates what a pest management professional can do to foster a strong customer relationship.

28 May 2019

PestWatch: Cluster flies

BPCA Field Officer, Natalie, is back again with some more seasonal pest management advice. This PestWatch we’re taking a look at the tiny cluster fly.

28 May 2019

Protect and profit: All things Apis mellifera (European honey bee)

The chemicals that are necessary for life as we know it in the 21st century have had widely documented negative impacts upon invertebrate. What can we as pest management professionals can do about it?

22 May 2019

VIDEO: Direct bait application in burrows available to watch now

Watch back our webinar on direct bait application in burrows presented by BPCA Field Officer, Natalie Bungay.

22 May 2019

RODENT RISKS: Pest closure and prosecution stories

Pest infestations, particularly associated with rodents, cause more emergency closures of food businesses than virtually anything else. Dr Stuart-Moonlight investigates.

22 May 2019

Should you finance your pest management vehicle fleet?

Leasing is rapidly becoming the go-to mobility choice for businesses running commercial vehicles. There are three key reasons why: cost, compliance and choice.

21 May 2019

10 things you need to know about Clean Air Zones

Will your pest management business be affected by the new Clean Air Zones? Birmingham, Bath, Leeds and Glasgow, will be introducing CAZs over the next few years.

21 May 2019

Daily van checks for every pest management professional

Faulty vehicles are the bane of every pest controller. They can cost your business a lot of time and money while you wait for them to be fixed. In fact, the cost of having a vehicle off the road can be as much as £1,000 per day.

21 May 2019

BPCA’s new Primary Authority partner

BPCA now has a Primary Authority! What is it? Why do we want one, and what it means for members? Dee explains the new partnership.

21 May 2019

Ask the technical team May 2019

Rodenticide confusion, open trays, resistance searches and invasive hornet questions are all in the BPCA Technical team inbox this issue.

21 May 2019

Pest management in developing countries: A view from Ghana

Companies outside of Britain regularly join BPCA so they can try to emulate our best practice and access our guidance materials. Take a look at one member's experience of pest control in Ghana.

21 May 2019

Meet the member: BS EN 16636 certified successful

Hillbans Pest Control was awarded CEPA European quality standard certification for pest management services BS EN 16636 in February 2018. We caught up with them to see how they’re getting on with the accreditation.

21 May 2019

Reflective learning in pest management

Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, explores the ways that pest management professionals are incorporating reflection into their personal development plans.

21 May 2019

Logging your unstructured CPD points with BPCA Registered

Learn how to successfully log unstructured CPD points yourself with BPCA's individual recognition scheme - BCPA Registered.

15 May 2019

Abate Pest Management named a Future50 company

BPCA member company Abate Pest Management has announced that they have been named a Future50 Company.

14 May 2019

Open letter to Secretary of State regarding call for evidence: Bird control licences

BPCA has written to Secretary of State Gove in regards to Defra's call for evidence on the impact of the revoking of three general licences for bird control.

08 May 2019

BPCA prepares to gather evidence for Defra on general licences

Defra has initiated a formal evidence gathering exercise to capture information from all concerned parties about the impact of the recent withdrawal of three general licences for bird control. BPCA is collecting evidence of members companies.

08 May 2019

New general licences for controlling Canada geese and wood pigeon comes into force

Natural England has published two new general licences for controlling birds. The licences, which allows people to kill or take Canada geese to preserve public health and safety and wood pigeon for preventing serious damage to crops are part of a pro

05 May 2019

Free micro-learning modules for pest management professionals

BPCA has released eight short online learning programmes covering key skills such as communication, data protection, health and safety, and management.

02 May 2019

UK pest technician wanted for Southeast Asia adventure

CPS Myanmar (Burma) is in need of a Pest Technician or Field Biologist to assist our 50 technicians throughout the country. They're looking for a motivated, detail oriented, committed problem solver to join our team based in Yangon, Myanmar.

02 May 2019

BPCA talks general licence changes with Natural England

Yesterday (Wednesday 1 May 2019) BPCA met with Natural England to discuss how pest management professionals can continue to protect public health after general licences for bird control were revoked last week.

29 April 2019

New general licence for controlling carrion crows comes into force

Natural England has published the first of the new general licences for controlling birds. The licence starts to replace the previous general licences for controlling carrion crows, a priority species for farmers looking to protect against damage to

26 April 2019

Interim measures for controlling birds now that general licences have been revoked

Last night (Thursday 25 April) the general licences for bird control in England were revoked after a legal challenge. Natural England is expected to release new licences next week; however, pest management professionals can still legally use lethal c

25 April 2019

General licences for bird control in Scotland to remain in place

Scottish Natural Heritage has reassured users of their general licences that they remain in place in Scotland.

25 April 2019

Free tests and new guide tackle spread of resistant rats

All professionals involved in rodent control have a role in tackling the spread of rats that survive high potency rodenticides, according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use chairman Dr Alan Buckle.

24 April 2019

General licences for bird control will be revoked - BPCA respond

BPCA has been alerted that as of this Thursday (25 April 2019), Natural England is revoking three general licences for controlling certain wild bird species.

23 April 2019

California moves towards rodenticide ban

Legislation to ban certain rodenticides in California, USA is now heading to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for approval.

23 April 2019

BPCA appoint new Marketing and Communications Manager

After a rigorous recruitment process, the British Pest Control Association has promoted Scott Johnstone to the position of Marketing and Communications Manager.

23 April 2019

General licences for bird control: major changes to licensing requirements

Natural England is revoking three general licences for controlling certain wild birds as of Thursday 25 April 2019.

17 April 2019

Killgerm announces sale of Travelwise Group

BPCA member company, Killgerm has announced the sale of 100% of the shareholding in Travelwise Group Ltd to TPW S.A.S. trading as Travel Planet. This encompasses both the Leisure Travel and the Business Travel operations within Travelwise Group Ltd.

15 April 2019

Abate Pest Management celebrates 20 years in business

20 years ago, today (April 15 1999) Jon Blake decided to set up his own business and called it Abate. He and his wife Jill still owns the BPCA member company today.

28 March 2019

British Pest Management Award 2019 winners announced at PestEx

The pest management show hosted the second ever British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs) last week, announcing the 2019 winners.

28 March 2019

Double success for Lancaster City Council Unbugged

Lancaster City Council Unbugged is celebrating a double win after being presented with two prestigious industry accolades.

28 March 2019

First year success for Hereford business

A family run business in Hereford has claimed a top industry award in its first year of business at a prestigious national trade association event.

28 March 2019

Norfolk business named best small company at trade body awards

A Norfolk-based pest management company has been named Small Company of the Year at a leading industry event.

28 March 2019

Norfolk environmental consultancy takes home trade body award

A Norfolk-based wildlife management company has taken a top prize at a prestigious industry event.

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29 May 2019

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Updated advice on interim measures for bird control after new licences delayed

BPCA had originally advised members that if they could wait for the appropriate general licence to be released, they should. However, now it seems we could be experiencing a longer wait, w

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28 May 2019

Latest news

PPC95 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 95 is out now and available to read online for free.  The magazine can be read online, downloaded as a PDF or you can join our&nb

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28 May 2019

Latest news

VIDEO: PestEx 2019 - the pest management show

Did you make it into our short PestEx 2019 video? Take a look at some of the highlights from the UK pest management show. PestEx is a great opportunity for everyone in the industry to c

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18 June 2019

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ICUP 2020 conference dates and venue announced

Held once every three years, the dates and venue for the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) have been announced by the organisers. The conference is, once again, to

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13 June 2019

Latest news

Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.  The recent call for evidence demonstrated a rang

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06 June 2019

Latest news

Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments. BPCA member companies that offer bee removal (rather

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