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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.

29 March 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 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.

28 March 2019

Durham business recognised for its community work at trade body awards

A national pest management company, which has its headquarters in Durham, has been presented with a prestigious award at a top industry event.

28 March 2019

Unsung hero of pest management industry celebrated

An 81-year old from Kent has been heralded the unsung hero of the pest management industry at national trade body awards.

28 March 2019

Young technician named the best in the country at trade body awards

A pest technician from Croydon has been named the best in the country at a prestigious industry event for his commitment to training and development.

28 March 2019

South Croydon business pick up best pest management business award

A South Croydon-based pest management company is continuing its winning streak after picking up another award at a leading industry event.

28 March 2019

Industry figurehead receives Lifetime achievement award

The pioneering work of a Surrey-based pest management expert was celebrated at a trade association event.

25 March 2019

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

PestEx 2019 sees an 11% increase in visitors as over 100 pest management product and service suppliers descended on the London ExCeL last week.

13 March 2019

BPCA and CPA release guidance for identifying and reporting illegal internet sales of pesticides

On the back of the work BPCA and CPA have done with eBay, the Associations have created a set of guidelines to help people report illegal pesticide usage to the relevant authority.

12 March 2019

TV presenter and ecologist to present British Pest Management Awards

"The One Show" regular, Mike Dilger, will present the second ever British Pest Management Awards at PestEx on 20 March 2019.

12 March 2019

Martin Rose-King selected as new Servicing committee chair

The BPCA Servicing Committee has selected Martin Rose-King, Partner at Bounty Pest Control, as the new Chair.

08 March 2019

Rentokil's new approach puts unclaimed dividends and shares to good use

BPCA member Rentokil Initial has announced that it is taking a lead in a new initiative to use unclaimed shareholder dividends and unclaimed shares to fund charitable causes. A new fund, named Rentokil Initial Cares, will be established.

08 March 2019

New backer for CRRU UK and rodenticide stewardship

CRRU has a new member company, contributing financially and providing expertise to the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime

07 March 2019

PPC94 out now

Professional pest controller magazine (PPC94) issue 94 is out now and available to read online.

07 March 2019

PestEx 2019 guide and overview

Over 2,500 pest management professionals are scheduled to arrive at the London ExCeL on 20-21 March - will you be one of them?

07 March 2019

PestEx Seminar schedule announced in full

The PestEx 2019 seminar schedule packs in illustrious speakers from across the sector. Delivered by industry experts, we’ve called in favours from all our friends to make sure you leave PestEx that little bit better informed.

07 March 2019

British Pest Management Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the second ever BPMAs has been announced. With significantly more nominations, plus the new awards - the independent judging panel had their work cut out for them.

07 March 2019

IN PROFILE: Dr Jonathan Wade - Life time achievement award

On 20 March 2019, Dr Jonathan Wade will officially receive his British Pest Management Lifetime Achievement Award 2019. There’s no way we can cover all of Jonathan’s distinguished career in global pest management.

07 March 2019

PestEx 2019: 15 top tips for visiting a trade show

It's not long now until PestEx 2019. Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of your time at the pest management show.

07 March 2019

Rat behaviour in rodent control

With current rodent control challenges facing pest controllers, one of the essential areas of knowledge is an understanding of rodent behaviour.

07 March 2019

Understanding cockroach foraging behaviour

Cockroaches have evolved to exploit our modern urban environments where the structures we build provide a plethora of harbourages, warmth, food and moisture.

07 March 2019

SERVICING STORIES: Empire of the ants

Three blocks of flats. Multiple colonies. Hundreds of thousands of invasive ants. Nigel White, Operations Director of member company Tactical Environmental Services, talks to us about a block treatment of epic proportions.

07 March 2019

The practical implications of bed bug biology and behaviour

When it comes to bed bugs, the more you know, the more effective you’ll be at treating an infestation, Dr Jette Knudsen, a researcher from Nattaro Labs, Sweden shares her detailed insights into bed bug behaviour and biology, so you too can join the b

07 March 2019

Dealing with rodents in sensitive environments

We can become overly confident in our preferred method of rodent control and then suddenly we’re thrown a curveball. Chris Cagienard investigates the environmental considerations we need to make that influence our rodent control strategy.

07 March 2019

PESTWATCH: Foxes

When is a pest not a pest? In this in-depth PestWatch analysis, BPCA's Natalie Bungay returns to the tricky and occasionally prickly subject of Vulpes vulpes – the red fox. She’ll focus on the whens, whys and ifs of fox control.

06 March 2019

Ask the technical team March 2019

Tricky insect ID's, managing complaints and bad neighbour bed bug management questions are all in the BPCA Technical team inbox this issue.

05 March 2019

Credit control for professional pest management companies

Did you know in the region of 80% of businesses that suffer late payment are kept waiting one month or longer beyond agreed terms?

05 March 2019

Health and safety knowledge is power

H&S can strike fear into the most competent of business owner, phrases such as ‘Risk assessment’, policies, and health surveillance can shrink our confidence into a small puddle of stagnant uncertainty.

05 March 2019

Starting a pest management company - can you do it on your own?

At BPCA HQ we take hundreds of calls every year with people asking us how they start out in pest management and whether it’s possible to get into the trade without experience.

05 March 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: A look back at 2018

Continuing the theme of engagement from 2017, 2018 turned out to be a milestone year for the Association.

18 February 2019

Pest control frequency calculator released exclusively for BPCA members

BPCA has created a downloadable frequency calculator to help pest management professionals select the appropriate amount of site visits per-year based on the probability and the severity of pest infestations on any given site.

11 February 2019

Code of Best Practice for Pesticide Waste condensed and updated

The BPCA Code of best practice for Pesticide waste has been updated and re-released as a condensed two-page document.

11 February 2019

Some progress but early days for rodenticide stewardship on farms and game shoots

Rat control is changing for the better on UK farms and game shoots reports the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).

06 February 2019

Mansfield Town football match saved by pest control

When One Call Stadium froze solid, everyone thought the Saturday match would have to be called off.

06 February 2019

Putting safety first with effective bird management

General guidance on some of the health issues relating to feral pigeons and the steps you should consider to make sure they're protected professionally

06 February 2019

Health and safety at work summary statistics for Great Britain 2018 released by HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released key statistics regarding ill health and injury relating to work in the UK.

05 February 2019

VIDEO: Building the ultimate rat-proof gamebird feeder

Mike Swan from Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has produced a video that explains how his feeder design feeds birds while keeping the rats away.

05 February 2019

2019 employment law changes for pest management companies to be aware of

We’ve pulled together several changes to employment law in 2019 that will affect many pest management companies that employ any staff.

05 February 2019

Amazing insect and pest photographs win Small World Competition

A stunning weevil eye, an Asian hornet’s sting and a mouse oviduct all win acclaim in Nikon’s 44th annual Small World Photomicrography Competition.

21 January 2019

Ben Massey to leave BPCA as Marketing and Communications Manager

After a successful tenure as BPCA’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben Massey has announced that he will be leaving the Association in February.

17 January 2019

Which? endorsement discounts with your BPCA membership

Which? and BPCA have a lot in common. We're both not-for-profit organisations, and we both help advise consumers on how to employ the services of trusted tradespeople.

16 January 2019

Would you eat meat fed on pests?

For many, having an insect anywhere near your breakfast would be cause enough to call a pest management company. But what if your breakfast bacon had been fed on insects? Would the thought of pigs fed on cockroaches, put you off your butty?

16 January 2019

Poison-resistant rat hotspots identified around Midlands

New hotspots of rats that are resistant to anticoagulant rodenticides have been identified by monitoring carried out at The University of Reading.

16 January 2019

The Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) amendment order 2018

BPCA can confirm that the Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 laid before the Scottish Parliament is now in force as of 3 January 2019.

16 January 2019

Significant developments from rodenticide stewardship in 2018

CRRU UK has released it’s 2018 annual report into the state of the UK rodenticide stewardship regime.

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29 March 2019

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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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28 March 2019

Latest news

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. Held in the Technical theatre of PestEx, in the London ExCeL on 20

Read more

28 March 2019

Latest news

Industry figurehead receives Lifetime achievement award

The pioneering work of a Surrey-based pest management expert was celebrated at a trade association event. Dr Jonathan Wade’s colleagues and friends attended the British Pest Manageme

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15 April 2019

Latest news

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. Jon started to develop

Read more

29 March 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

Read more

28 March 2019

Latest news

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. Held in the Technical theatre of PestEx, in the London ExCeL on 20

Read more