Latest News from BPCA

18 February 2020

Bayer to launch new gel bait at PPC Live

First gel bait to control both cockroaches and grey silverfish to be launched at PPC Live.

16 February 2020

Volunteers wanted: BPCA Executive Board

BPCA is looking for people from member companies to join the Executive Board and drive the mission of the Association.

13 February 2020

GENERAL LICENCES: six licences reissued for control of wild birds

Six general licences reissued in England on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 August 2020.

06 February 2020

BIG BIRD WRAP-UP: General and individual licences for bird control in the UK

This quick view page will give you all the headline information and latest updates on general and individual licences in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

05 February 2020

CHAS evidence tightens up

BPCA members that take advantage CHAS accreditation need to be aware of stricter requirements for producing evidence in their application submission.

05 February 2020

How to apply for gull licence as deadline approaches

BPCA is advising all members that they should apply for their individual licences for gull control in good time for breeding season.

05 February 2020

Coronavirus: advice for employers

Do employers need to take any steps, now the first cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK?

03 February 2020

BPCA launches #WeAreBPCA campaign

After the success of the Be Protected. Professionally. campaign, BPCA has launched a new pest awareness message and is asking members to get involved.

30 January 2020

FAQ: Lesser black-backed and herring gull licensing

An FAQ regarding the Lesser Black-Backed Gull and Herring Gull bird control licensing changes.

30 January 2020

Natural England releases details of new bird control licensing arrangements for herring gulls and lesser black-backed gulls

Natural England has today released details of licensing arrangements for lesser black-backed and herring gulls.

29 January 2020

New licences for Lesser black-backed and Herring gull released tomorrow – England

Natural England (NE) has confirmed that new bird licences for the control of the Lesser black-backed gull and Herring gulls will be released tomorrow (30 January 2020).

29 January 2020

BPCA members team up to deliver bee removal workshops

Beegone is partnering with Killgerm to offer training on feral bee removal and the importance of honeybees.

29 January 2020

Bayer launches updated pest app

BPCA member Bayer is launching a new version of its free Pest Partner app.

28 January 2020

VIDEO: Environmental risk assessments and non-toxic pest control

Watch back our video on the key points to consider when conducting an Environmental Risk Assessment to include non-chemical control.

28 January 2020

PestAware: Tips for attracting red squirrels

With red squirrels in decline for decades, Millbry Hill's Kathryn Eccles gives her advice for encouraging more of this native species into your garden.

28 January 2020

CIEH Conference: discount for BPCA members

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) 2020 Pest Control Conference is shaping up nicely, with discounted entry for BPCA members.

24 January 2020

BPCA delivers SPI expertise at trading standards event

At the end of last year, our technical team was invited to give a series of presentations to the Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers.

23 January 2020

Pest magazine sold to Lewis Business Media

Pest and Pest+ enews were sold yesterday (22 Jan 2020) by owners Foxhill Publishing.

22 January 2020

Stakeholders urged to sign CEPA Memorandum

Professional pest management companies, and any business using the services of one, are urged to put pen to paper and sign the CEPA Memorandum of Understanding.

17 January 2020

The importance of giving back

Contego's Michael Taylor talks about the value in giving back to your communities and raising money for charity.

16 January 2020

How to boost your Find a pest controller profile

In this step-by-step guide for BPCA members, we show you how to make the most of your Find a pest controller profile.

16 January 2020

Could you be the new BASIS FACTS Chairperson?

BASIS is seeking to recruit a new Chairperson for the BASIS FACTS Advisory Committee, starting in March 2020.

13 January 2020

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.

09 January 2020

New categories and cards for BPCA Registered

BPCA Registered announces new categories and cards for employees registered on its individual recognition and CPD scheme.

09 January 2020

Employment law changes for 2020

A quick round-up on the changes to employment law coming up in the UK this year.

08 January 2020

Are we going to lose more insecticides in 2020?

With several prominent changes to insecticides in 2019, BPCA's been asked what the future of insecticides will look like. While nothing is certain, we've tried to clarify what's going on in the registration process.

08 January 2020

Plan your pest control training, development and CPD for 2020

CPD is an essential part of your year. How about taking some time at the start of 2020 to plan it out? BPCA has developed a training and development template to help!

08 January 2020

Ficam W withdrawal dates announced

BPCA member Bayer gives timeline for withdrawal of popular pesticide product.

08 January 2020

PPC Live 2020 schedule announced

The full schedule for PPC Live 2020 has been announced and we’ve packed it with illustrious speakers from across the sector.

07 January 2020

Pest advice for controlling Mice

Can you hear the pitter-patter of tiny footsteps behind the skirting? Does Tom keep bringing Jerry in from the garden?

07 January 2020

Human hair behind pigeon deformity

Pigeons with missing toes have fallen foul of loose strands of human hair, according to French scientists.

07 January 2020

Remembering Peter Bateman

It's with sadness that we learned this week of the passing of former BPCA President, Peter Bateman.

07 January 2020

What’s happening with bird licences?

BPCA Technical Officer Natalie Bungay gives a brief overview of the current status of bird licences for pest management across the UK.

03 January 2020

Staying safe on the roads

Pest control is a mobile business and winter driving can be hazardous, so let's take a look at how you can stay safe while out and about.

16 December 2019

Scotland: General Licences for bird control update

Scottish Natural Heritage have issued an update on the General Licensing scheme for 2020.

11 December 2019

Ficam W to be withdrawn from the market

BPCA member Bayer made the announcement following a vote from the EU Biocide commission.

11 December 2019

VIDEO: Inspection and control of bed bugs

Watch back our webinar on inspection and control of tricky bed bugs. This is the second video, following on from our bed bugs basics webinar.

10 December 2019

End of year and election reflections from BPCA Chief Exec

December is always a great time for reflection and looking forward to the new year. BPCA Chief Executive, Ian Andrew, takes a look at where we’ve been, where we’re going and gives us a round-up of what a BPCA election manifesto might look like.

04 December 2019

PestTech 2019 hits the target

In November BPCA sent a team along to PestTech 2019 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

04 December 2019

Scholarship announced for Leadership Program

Women and Leadership International (WLI) has announced a £2,500 scholarship available to female leaders in the UK.

03 December 2019

Individual bird licences for 2019 set to expire

Reminder to pest technicians that individual licences for bird control will expire at the end of this year.

03 December 2019

VIDEO: Bed bug control for pest professionals

Watch back our webinar on professional bed bug control. In this first of a 2-part series, Natalie talks biology, lifecycles, public health and prevention.

02 December 2019

Earn as you learn with new trainee programme

BPCA member Abate Pest Management are opening up applications for trainees after launching new scheme.

28 November 2019

BPCA member Rentokil tops popular employers list

Rentokil Initial has knocked global tech giant Apple off the top spot in a league table of UK's most popular employers.

28 November 2019

CRRU call for 'no-excuses' professionalism rodenticide practice

Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use issues call to all following report highlighting rodenticide residues in barn owls.

21 November 2019

Pest advice for controlling Stored Product Insects (SPIs)

Have you brought something home from the shop riddled with insects? Are you a manufacturer of food products and you want to keep them safe from infestation? If you're sick of stored product insects, you're in the right place.

13 November 2019

Egg-cellent news for Bayer

BPCA member Bayer's Harmonix® poultry red mite (PRM) is now included in the BEIC list of products that can be used on Lion Code egg farms.

13 November 2019

Killgerm announce Scandinavian acquisition

BPCA member company Killgerm Group Ltd recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Milluck AB.

13 November 2019

CEPA launches pest management professionalisation initiative

On 1 October CEPA launched its Memorandum of Understanding on Professionalisation of the Pest Management Industry, in an event hosted by the European Committee of the Regions.

13 November 2019

PPC97 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 97 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

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13 February 2020

Latest news

GENERAL LICENCES: six licences reissued for control of wild birds

Defra has announced that six general licences for the control of wild birds in England will be reissued on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 August 2020.

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06 February 2020

Latest news

BIG BIRD WRAP-UP: General and individual licences for bird control in the UK

Since April 2019, we’ve had many updates on general licences for bird control in the UK. This quick view page will give you all the headline information and latest updates on general and indi

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05 February 2020

Latest news

How to apply for gull licence as deadline approaches

BPCA is advising all members that they should apply for their individual licences for gull control in good time for breeding season. On 30 January Natural England released

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18 February 2020

Latest news

Bayer to launch new gel bait at PPC Live

A new cockroach gel, which is the first product ever which claims to also control grey silverfish, will be unveiled at BPCA's pest management event of the year, PPC Live, in March.

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16 February 2020

Latest news

Volunteers wanted: BPCA Executive Board

Because the BPCA AGM will be earlier this year, we’re appealing for Board members sooner than normal. The AGM will be held in April this year, alongside our Midland forum.

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13 February 2020

Latest news

GENERAL LICENCES: six licences reissued for control of wild birds

Defra has announced that six general licences for the control of wild birds in England will be reissued on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 August 2020.

Read more