Latest News from BPCA

17 January 2018

Scheduled website maintenance

The BPCA Find a Pest Controller tool and the Member Area will be down today (17 January) for routine maintenance.

16 January 2018

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Matthew Davies

Killgerm's Group Head of Technical Department, Matthew Options for mosquito management in the UK. We catch up with him to see what we should expect.

16 January 2018

Have your say: Consultation on proposed enforcement for the Invasive Alien Species Regulation

Defra has opened consultation of a proposed enforcement regime for the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation in England and Wales.

16 January 2018

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Savvas Othon

Rentokil Initial's Group Science and Innovation Director, Savvas Orthon, will be leading a seminar at PPC Live called Technology vs Technicians – how everybody wins (except the rats). We catch up with him to see what we should expect.

05 January 2018

New CEO for BPCA

The British Pest Control Association is proud to announce that Ian Andrew has been appointed as its new Chief Executive, effective 1 February.

05 January 2018

Help BPCA lobby on charges for general licences

Natural England are considering charging for statutory assessment and issue of wildlife licences. BPCA has recently written to Natural England expressing our concerns about the delays in issuing licences, and the problems this creates.

04 January 2018

The January I started out in pest control - Asa's story

Asa Goldschmied, Founder and Director of Proton Environmental, started out in the pest management industry five years ago now. He looks back at what it was like to change careers and his first tricky January in the business.

02 January 2018

Servicing Members must pass their EN16636 audits in 2019

As of 1 January 2019, the BPCA Membership criteria will be amended to state that all Servicing Members must have passed their EN16636 audits.

02 January 2018

IPCA Diploma now accepted for BPCA membership

The Irish Pest Control Association (IPCA) Diploma is now an accepted qualification when applying or renewing BPCA Servicing Membership.

02 January 2018

BPCA Release New Code of Best Practice on Snap Back Traps

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Break Back Traps/Snap Traps has been released by BPCA.

22 December 2017

BPCA office closed for Christmas and New Years

The BPCA office is closed over Christmas and New Years. We'll be back on 2 January 2018.

20 December 2017

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Gary Williams

Urban Wildlife's Director of Wildlife, Gary Williams, will be leading a seminar at PPC Live called Actions vs impacts – a pest controller’s quandary. We catch up with him to see what we should expect.

19 December 2017

CEPA appoints new secretariat and sets sights on self-regulation for professional pest management in EU

At its quarterly meeting in Brussels on 13 December 2017, CEPA (Confederation of European Pest Management Associations) confirmed the appointment of the consultancy Darwin Associates to take charge of running the CEPA secretariat in Brussels as of 1

13 December 2017

Healthguard moves to larger premises to meet expansion goals

BPCA Servicing member, Healthguard Ltd, is all set to move to their new 2000 square foot unit in Lincolnshire.

13 December 2017

New year arrangements for farm assurance schemes announced

The CRRU UK Best Practice Work Group has completed work with farm assurance schemes which previously met the transitional requirements so that alignment may be maintained beyond the transitional period.

13 December 2017

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Dave Archer

Dave Archer will be leading a seminar at PPC Live called Much ado about moleing. We catch up with him to see what we should expect.

12 December 2017

Pelsis wins Yorkshire business award

BPCA Manufacturing and Distribution member, Pelsis, have won the 2017 SME of the year award at the Yorkshire Business Awards.

08 December 2017

BPCA lobby Natural England on delay in securing bird licences

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has written to Natural England expressing concern over the length of time class licences are currently being issued.

07 December 2017

The last Regional Forum of the year

A few of the BPCA Staff team headed off to Wensum Valley in Norwich earlier this week to host the last Regional Forum of 2017.

07 December 2017

Eleven assurance schemes compliant with the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime

Eleven assurance schemes with combined memberships of 95,000 farm businesses will be compliant with the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime for 2018.

07 December 2017

New home for PestTech 2017

The days of sitting in a huge queue in the carpark full of packed up exhibitors, trying to squeeze out of the Motorcycle Museum are all over.

07 December 2017

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Ben Massey

BPCA Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben Massey, will be leading seminar at PPC Live called No in-house marketing guru? No problem! – Marketing for smaller companies. We catch up with him to see what we should expect.

07 December 2017

Excel Environmental Services achieves Investors in People accreditation

BPCA Servicing Members, Excel Environmental Services has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Accreditation.

07 December 2017

Pest management associations from across the globe meet at PestWorld

During its recent annual convention, PestWorld, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) hosted a meeting of the Global Pest Management Coalition to discuss the structure of the organization and its focus areas for the coming year.

07 December 2017

Employers’ liability insurance – what is it and do you need it?

Did you know that all employers are responsible for the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees and if an employee is injured whilst at work they can look to their employer for compensation?

20 November 2017

PPC89 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 89 is out now. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (November 2017).

20 November 2017

Everything changes but you

What a year for BPCA! I guess this is why they say the only real constant is change.

20 November 2017

Some final words, and a new chapter for BPCA

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you will know I’m leaving BPCA and the sector early in 2018 to take up a role with the National Association of Jewellers. Consequently, this is my final CE viewpoint and the last PPC magazine I’ll edit.

20 November 2017

Seven years of Simon

Simon Forrester will be leaving his role with the Association in January of next year. We thought we’d turn the tables on our departing editor and put him in the interview seat for a change.

17 November 2017

Recruit a pest controller: From posting a job to hiring a new employee

Looking at bringing a new pest management technician on board but don’t know where to start? We’ll go through the whole process and tell you all about the tools we offer to help you find your perfect new colleague.

17 November 2017

New York Rat Safari

Andy Beckmann organises one of the largest pest management trade shows in Europe, Pest-Protect. While researching other trade-shows around the world, Andy has seen many weird and wonderful things. In this guest article, Andy tells us about his advent

17 November 2017

Don’t get replaced by a robot pest controller!

We’ve been talking about new technology in pest management lots over the last few issues. BPCA Technical Manager, Dee Ward-Thompson investigates how we best protect our profession with the impending age of automation on the horizon.

17 November 2017

The death of the Yellow Pages and the rise of Shirley Temple

Telephone, telephone table, family address book, pen pot (complete with an assortment of random pens) and The Yellow Pages. My, how times have changed…

17 November 2017

New member benefit: Printshop

Print is very much alive, but it has to be used in the right way. Print is potent in maintaining brand recognition, adding significant value to customer service and, ultimately, keeping your logo (and mugshot) around long after you’ve gone.

17 November 2017

Quick marketing audits for every pest management company

We get a lot of questions about how to market your pest control business. We've found four free 15-minute marketing audits that every pest management company can do to check your brand is talking to your customers.

16 November 2017

Controlling reputation – we can’t help if we don’t know!

A first lesson of public relations is to take control of potentially bad press. Being part of a trade association is a useful, but often forgotten, mechanism to help preserve reputation.

16 November 2017

Pest control while protecting our bats

All UK bat species eat insects and as such do play a part in insect pest control in the UK – a single bat can eat thousands of insects each night. Bats are also considered to be one of our bio-indicator species – where there is a healthy bat populati

16 November 2017

PPC Live 2018: Your questions answered

BPCA Events Manager, Lauren Day, has been to her fair share of trade shows. She answers your big questions about PPC Live.

16 November 2017

PPC Live: Seminars, outdoor demonstrations and exhibitors

The full PPC Live seminar and outdoor demonstration programmes have been released! Take a look at what we've got planned.

16 November 2017

Back to basics: effective control of stubborn mouse infestations

Many of us will have come across those stubborn, hard to control infestations. Pest Solutions (Glasgow) technical lead, Chris Cagienard makes the case for getting back to basics with mouse control.

16 November 2017

Pest control in space

Pest controllers are no strangers to alien invasive species. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi due to hit our screens in December, we’ve received some amusing requests for practical guidance for pest technicians interested in taking their trade intergala

16 November 2017

Ask the Technical Team

Being the leading association for pest management in the UK means that you get a lot of professional pest control questions piling up in your inbox.

16 November 2017

Norwegian, Wood – isn’t it good? Pest management in Norway

What happens when you take a Norwegian pest technician out with you on your rounds? James Wood, a technician from Beaver Pest Control, took Rune Bratland, owner of Skadedyrservice AS, Bergen to a couple of his regular contract jobs.

16 November 2017

Pestwatch: Technical help for professional pest controllers

Our technical team is out and about all over the country, and they always have their ear to the ground. This is what they think you need to look out for between November and February.

16 November 2017

Your Association: Get involved with PPC magazine

A considerable amount of time and resources get dedicated to creating PPC magazine. Content and Communications Officer, Scott Johnstone, looks to what the future holds for PPC and how you can be involved in its development in 2018.

16 November 2017

‘Spotlight’ on Kent pest control firm after 12 months’ membership

5 in 5 with David Lacey, Director, Spotlight Pest Control (Kent)

16 November 2017

Look back: North West Regional Forum

After our summer break, the BPCA events calendar is back in full swing as we head out on the road again for the rest of 2017 – beginning with the North West Regional Forum in Manchester.

16 November 2017

Is professional pest control training your competitive advantage?

How do you promote competitive advantage, particularly in a sector where most companies do the same thing? BPCA Training Development Manager, Karen Dawes, tells us her thoughts on how training can be turned into your unique selling point.

09 November 2017

BPCA shortlisted for four awards at Association Awards

BPCA has been nominated and then shortlisted for four awards at the upcoming UK Association Awards 2017.

08 November 2017

Infographic: What does a good association do?

We've produced an infographic for Institute of Association Management's first ever Associations Week.

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17 January 2018

Latest news

Scheduled website maintenance

Several areas of the BPCA website will not be available due to routine site maintenance on 17 January 2018. The areas affected are: BPCA member area Find a pest controller  Check

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05 January 2018

Latest news

New CEO for BPCA

o The British Pest Control Association is proud to announce that Ian Andrew has been appointed as its new Chief Executive, effective 1 February. Ian Andrew is an association professional of

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05 January 2018

Latest news

Help BPCA lobby on charges for general licences

Natural England are considering charging for statutory assessment and issue of wildlife licences. BPCA has recently written to Natural England expressing our concerns about the delays

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17 January 2018

Latest news

Scheduled website maintenance

Several areas of the BPCA website will not be available due to routine site maintenance on 17 January 2018. The areas affected are: BPCA member area Find a pest controller  Check

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16 January 2018

Latest news

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Matthew Davies

Killgerm's Group Head of Technical Department, Matthew Options for mosquito management in the UK. We catch up with him to see what we should expect. A bit of background on Matthew I am the

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16 January 2018

Latest news

Have your say: Consultation on proposed enforcement for the Invasive Alien Species Regulation

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has opened consultation of a proposed enforcement regime for the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation in England and Wales. BP

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