Latest News from BPCA

21 June 2021

LNPS continues vital mosquito monitoring

BPCA member London Network for Pest Solutions is playing an important role in monitoring one of the planet’s deadliest insects.

18 June 2021

Manage mental health at work with FREE ISO for small businesses

For a limited time, BSI are offering the ISO 45003 Standard free of charge to any small business with under 100 employees and a turnover less than £25 million.

17 June 2021

Beaver announce new Head of Compliance and Client Retention

BPCA member Beaver Pest Control have recruited former Training Manager James Wood into the role.

17 June 2021

UK government confirms plans to ban rodent glue boards completely

The government has issued details on the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill to crack down on “inhumane rodent traps”.

15 June 2021

CEPA President steps down

After three years, Henry Mott has resigned as President of CEPA, the European Pest Management Solutions Professional Association.

14 June 2021

Cleankill thrives despite initial Covid-19 concerns

BPCA member Cleankill Pest Control sees contract portfolio hit £2 million mark, despite pandemic challenges.

09 June 2021

National Pest Awards 2021 finalists announced

Find out who made the shortlist for Pest magazine's National Pest Awards 2021.

08 June 2021

Spotta strengthens global reach with new resellers

BPCA member Spotta Smart Pest System signs three new distributor agreements in North America and UK.

06 June 2021

VIDEO: Happy World Pest Day 2021 #TechnicianTakeover

Our #TechnicianTakeover project celebrates the lifeblood of the pest management sector - technicians. Watch the video now.

01 June 2021

Case study: Technology at heart of pest control company

A Bayer case study showing Amicus embracing technology as part of an integrated pest control approach.

31 May 2021

Technicians takeover BPCA in lead up to World Pest Day

Five technicians are taking over BPCA’s social media channels to show the world the essential role they play in protecting public health.

27 May 2021

VIDEO: Wales Digital Forum - Upselling and Aftercare

In this video, Kevin Higgins from Aries Training gives a talk on selling additional pest control services and building good customer relations.

27 May 2021

VIDEO: Wales Digital Forum - Innovation in Products with Lodi UK

In this video, Matt Towler from Lodi UK gives a talk on pest control products.

27 May 2021

VIDEO: Wales Digital Forum - Leading a movement against suicide

In this video, Rosy Candlin from CALM gives a presentation on mental health awareness.

27 May 2021

VIDEO: Wales Digital Forum - Bird Licensing Update

In this video, Natural Resources Wales give a talk about bird licensing changes in the country.

20 May 2021

Penalties for not telling HMRC about Covid-19 overpayments

Failure to notify them of an overpayment of Coronavirus financial support could lead to fines, says HMRC.

19 May 2021

Pelsis Group expands Edialux Professional team

Following news of the recent acquisitions of Edialux France and US based Bird-B-Gone, Pelsis Group has made four new staff appointments.

19 May 2021

Talking Pest Management chat with CEPA President

A Q&A session about the role and objectives of CEPA was recently held with President Henry Mott, as part of the Talking Pest Management series.

17 May 2021

What is BPCA Registered ‘Check a Technician’?

BPCA has launched a new tool so clients can check if a technician is on BPCA Registered, our individual recognition and CPD scheme.

14 May 2021

Covid-19 spot checks continue as lockdown measures start to lift

As lockdown eases in stages, HSE is continuing to carry out spot checks and inspections on businesses in all sectors to confirm they have Covid-secure measures in place.

14 May 2021

WANTED: Amazing pest technicians for social takeover

For World Pest Day 2021, we’re looking for up to five technicians to take over BPCA’s social media for the week (1-5 June).

14 May 2021

VIDEO: Principles of moth control for pest professionals

In this video, Nat Bungay looks at why moths can cause problems, the importance of control and the control options open to us as professional pest controllers.

13 May 2021

Professional Pest Controller issue 103 (PPC103) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 103 is out now and available to read online for free.

13 May 2021

President's viewpoint: Build back better

BPCA President Phil Halpin opens issue 103 of PPC magazine with a promise to keep pest sector awareness momentum going post-pandemic.

13 May 2021

PestExtra reviewed

On the 16-18 March 2021, BPCA held the biggest online gathering of UK pest professionals in the UK. Here’s how it went.

13 May 2021

Ask the technical team May 2021

Plastic alternatives, carbon 'tyre-print', recycling and eco ideas are all covered in this green special issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

13 May 2021

Climate change pests: critical pest species for the next 20 years

As temperatures rise in the UK, Clive Boase, The Pest Management Consultancy, looks at some invasive pests you might have to learn to manage in the future.

13 May 2021

The heat is on: how will climate change influence pest control?

In PPC103 Dr Partho Dhang explores how this generation’s most significant threat will likely change how we control and eradicate pest species in the UK.

13 May 2021

Opinion: Apocalypse when? A future without rodenticides

In this PPC article, Alex Wade from Wade Environmental asks what would happen if our fears over a ban on rodenticides came to pass.

12 May 2021

Greener isn't always better: non-chemical alternatives for rodent control

BPCA Chief Executive Ian Andrew investigates NoCheRo, an initiative of the German Environment Agency that effectively wants to ban chemical control methods for rodents.

12 May 2021

A modern rat's tale: Dutch experiences with rodenticide reduction

At PestExtra 2021, Dr Bastiaan Meerburg gave a presentation on the impact that reducing rodenticide use had on the Dutch approach to rodent control.

12 May 2021

The science of smell: exploiting bed bug biology with pheromones

Dr Laura Tugwell and Dr Victor Brugman, from Vecotech Ltd, share insights into the technical processes and cutting-edge chemical ecology techniques behind the development of their new, research-led bed bug lure, BugScentsTM.

12 May 2021

So you want to fly hawks?

Paul Wilson, Independent Wildlife Management, spoke to PPC103 about flying hawks as part of your pest management toolkit.

12 May 2021

Are we there yet? Electric vehicles for pest management

Marketing Manager and PPC editor Scott Johnstone investigates whether the time is right for your pest control fleet to go electric.

12 May 2021

Plastic waste: is it time to think outside the box?

Pestforce's Sean Taylor asks how pest management professionals can work smarter and greener, to help tackle climate change and cut waste.

12 May 2021

Sustainability certified with Planet Mark

PPC asked Planet Mark and its pest control company members to share their vision for how we might all work together for a brighter future.

12 May 2021

Meet the member: Shielding the planet

In this article, BPCA’s Comms Officer Kat Shaw spoke to Nicholas Illidge from Shield Pest Control, about membership of Planet Mark, the sustainability certification.

12 May 2021

Little and often sustainability

Lorraine Norton, BPCA’s Operations Manager, looks at the steps a small, office-based business can take to reduce its carbon footprint.

12 May 2021

Taking the lead? The future of lead ammunitions for pest management

Regular PPC contributor Dave Archer, from DKA Pest Control, asks: “Is it time to think about surrendering our lead?”

12 May 2021

Staff leaving because of you? Managing pest control teams

‘Most people don’t quit their jobs; they quit their managers.’ BPCA Chief Executive Ian Andrew shares his insights on management training.

12 May 2021

Opinion: Vive la France? Observations on pest control licensing in France

In PPC103 Robert Moon, director of Applicateur3D, looked at whether British pest controllers should be licensed like those in France.

12 May 2021

BPCA Member Award winners announced at 2021 AGM

The first-ever BPCA Member Awards were held this week at the digital BPCA AGM.

12 May 2021

Defra look to restrict glue traps for pest control in action plan for Animal Welfare

Today (12 May), the Government has published an action plan for animal welfare which includes the promise to support legislation to restrict the use of glue traps.

11 May 2021

PGH Beegone celebrates first franchisee

PGH Beegone Franchising Limited, the pest control and live bee removal franchise, is quick off the starting block after recruiting its first franchisee within six weeks of launching.

06 May 2021

Can rodents transmit Covid-19? A government report

Defra and the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) have presented a paper on the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections in rodents occurring from exposure to humans.

05 May 2021

Pelsis announces Bird-B-Gone acquisition

BPCA member Pelsis Group has acquired a California-based manufacturer as part of its international growth strategy.

04 May 2021

Sports club grant scheme launched by Pestokill

A new grant scheme for sports teams has been launched by BPCA member Pestokill, to help support exercise and activities post-lockdown.

28 April 2021

Vehicle and office cleaning checklist available now for members

To help businesses prepare for Covid-19 inspections, BPCA has released a downloadable template cleaning schedule.

27 April 2021

Biological control approved in fight against invasive tree pest

Release of a parasitoid wasp to tackle the Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasp has been approved in England, says Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

23 April 2021

Covid resilience praised in CEPA Annual Report 2020

The CEPA Annual Report 2020 is available to read online, with President Henry Mott praising the pest management industry's ability to thrive during the pandemic.