Latest News from BPCA

01 July 2022

Grand opening of Chichester PestFix storefront a success

Press release: With local residents, business and the pest control industry in attendance PestFix are delighted to have officially opened their first of its kind storefront in Chichester, West Sussex.

01 July 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Invasive Asian hornet: identifying and reporting

In this video Martin Rose-King and Elliott Rose-King from Bounty Pest Control talk about the work they do on Asian hornet identification and reporting, and how you can help.

01 July 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - What's the future for pest qualifications?

In this video, British Pest Control Association's Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, discusses considerations for the future of pest control qualifications.

01 July 2022

New rural rodent control training programme and CPD portal for UK farmers

Press release: BASF has strengthened its stewardship and support to farmers across the UK by launching a new digital portal offering farmers an interactive rodent control training programme.

01 July 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Flying into action, fly control by Lodi UK

In this video, Matt Towler from Lodi UK goes through the who, what, where, why and when of pest fly control.

01 July 2022

LNPS appoints Non-executive Director

Press release: Joanne Beaseley has been appointed as a Non-executive Director (NED) for London Network for Pest Solutions.

01 July 2022

BASF creates new Sustainability category at National Pest Awards

Press release: BPCA member BASF has launched a new category at the National Pest Awards 2022, in partnership with event organisers Pest magazine.

01 July 2022

Festival invites pest techs to combat UK’s spiralling rat population

As part of this year’s Northumbrian Water Innovation Festival, Data and AI specialist Aiimi will host a hackathon to address one of the water industry’s most pressing challenges: rat infestations. 

29 June 2022

VIDEO: Hierarchy of insecticide usage

In this video, John will explore the hierarchy of insect control, insecticide application options and the risk to non-targets.

27 June 2022

New member benefit: Discounted training directly from Wade Environmental

BPCA consultant member Wade Environmental is now offering a discount on training courses for other members and their employees.

22 June 2022

IPS uses KickStart Scheme to find new employee

Press release: Cheshire-based company International Pheromone Systems has helped a young graduate to secure his first job thanks to the Government’s KickStart Scheme.

21 June 2022

New Welsh general licences for bird control now available

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has today (21 June) published four new general licences for the control of wild birds, ahead of them coming into force on 1 July 2022.

17 June 2022

New member benefit: Discounted waste service and advice line from Reliance

Reliance Service Solutions is offering fellow members 8% off waste services and a free waste advice service.

16 June 2022

PestFix sets date for grand opening of new storefront

Press release: PestFix is opening a storefront in Chichester, calling it "the first of its kind in the south and possibly in the UK".

14 June 2022

Cliverton celebrates £100m giving milestone

Press release: Animal-related business insurance broker Cliverton has celebrated its parent group’s achievement of giving more than £100 million to good causes in a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.

14 June 2022

Pest control football tournament smashes fundraising goal

Beaver Pest Control's charity football tournament raised a whopping £2,789 for the British Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal last month.

10 June 2022

How to identify ‘things that go buzz’

As summer approaches, and ‘sting season’ sets in, experts at a national trade body are urging gardeners to learn more about ‘things that go buzz’.

06 June 2022

Dealey Environmental acquires MIDS Pest Control

Press release: BPCA member company Dealey Environmental has acquired the commercial assets of MIDS Pest Control, an established Hertfordshire-based business.

06 June 2022

Daera reopen Northern Ireland Wild Bird Licence Consultation

Daera/Northern Ireland Environment Agency is currently considering the wild bird general licences for 2022/2023 and beyond.

06 June 2022

BPCA launches 3D assessment on World Pest Day 2022

Today on World Pest Day we're launching a virtual competency assessment, to help newly qualified pest technicians prove they can put their knowledge and skills into practice.

01 June 2022

Killgerm Group Ltd announces the creation of Killgerm France SAS

Press release: Killgerm Group is delighted to announce an expansion into France with the creation of a new trading entity, Killgerm France.

01 June 2022

Professional Pest Controller issue 107 (PPC107) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 107 is out now and available to read online for free.

31 May 2022

Pests in the press: January to March 2022

Our regular PPC magazine feature, taking a look at public relations and how BPCA works with the press to educate the public about pest awareness.

31 May 2022

Pests in politics: Winter to Spring 2022

A regular feature to keep you in the loop on what's happening regarding pest management in UK Parliament and the devolved administrations.

31 May 2022

Review: PestEx 2022 round-up

As PestEx finally returned to ExCeL in London on 16 and 17 March, PPC's roving reporter, Kat Shaw rounds up her first time at the pest management show.

31 May 2022

PestEx 2022: PestEx in numbers

A round-up in PPC107 of the key statistics and figures to come out of PestEx 2022: the pest management show.

31 May 2022

Should the pest management sector be licensed?

At PestEx 2022, a panel took part in a discussion titled 'Licensing is coming: look busy'. Here are the highlights.

31 May 2022

Three decades in wildlife management

At PestEx in March, Paul Butt gave a seminar on his experience working in the pest control field, with a focus on the highs, the lows and some examples of cases he worked on.

31 May 2022

Infographic: Techie legal toolbox

Here’s a quick rundown of the most important pieces of pest management legislation you need to keep up-to-date with.

31 May 2022

How regulated is pest management in the UK?

PPC asked Senior Regulatory Manager Dawn Kirby from BPCA member company Rentokil to look at current regulation and speculate on what may change.

31 May 2022

PestWatch: Field mice control

In this issue of PestWatch, guest author Chris Parmiter from BPCA Consultant Member company Pesttrain clarifies the legal nuances of controlling field mice in the UK.

31 May 2022

Accreditation standards in focus: Pest risk assessments

In this new series, Grahame Turner from BPCA Consultant member company PestAcuity, will turn his attention to pest risk assessments.

31 May 2022

Reporting pest control incidents

In the UK, there are paths available for the purpose of reporting incidents that occur and being aware of how to report correctly will benefit the whole pest control sector.

31 May 2022

Ask the technical team June 2022

Field mice, glue traps ban, codes of best practice and rising prices for pest control products are all addressed in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

31 May 2022

Opinion: Who do you think you are?

Regular PPC writer Alex Wade from Wade Environmental is back – and this time he's talking through the opportunities licensing could bring.

31 May 2022

Am I covered? Making the diversification leap

Peter Knowles, Director at animal-related industries insurance broker Cliverton, looks at the opportunities of diversifying pest control services and the importance of managing the associated risks.

31 May 2022

Know your numbers: figuring out finances for your pest control business

We asked the owner of Blu Bookkeeping, Julie Holland MICB, to give PPC readers a handy guide to SME business finance. 

31 May 2022

Inflation and pest control: Time to put up prices?

BPCA's Scott Johnstone looks at the cost of living crisis and how it’s likely to affect pest management this year. Spoiler – you probably want to reconsider your pricing structure. 

31 May 2022

Benefit in focus: Lobbying and public affairs

What is lobbying? How does it work? And what is BPCA doing to promote meaningful change in the pest management sector?

30 May 2022

Interview: Between two presidents

At the time of writing, BPCA was saying goodbye to one president and introducing a new one. At PestEx, PPC caught up with then President Phil Halpin and President-Elect Chris Cagienard.

30 May 2022

Interview: Come fly with me!

Pest professional Mark Bower spoke to PPC about his time ‘down under’ and the wealth of overseas opportunities for pest controllers willing to step out of their comfort zones.

30 May 2022

TechAssure: Virtual assessment of practical skills and knowledge

In PPC107, Training and Development Manager Karen Dawes explains TechAssure and the gaps it helps fill for newly qualified technicians.

30 May 2022

New member benefit: Health & safety support and consultation service

The BPCA team can now support you with any health and safety-related questions you have about your pest control businesses.

30 May 2022

Member benefit: Marketing communications support and consultation service

Our in-house team understands the pest management sector and makes bespoke industry-specific recommendations that other marketing agencies won’t.

30 May 2022

New member benefit: 10% off at B&Q with free TradePoint cards

BPCA has teamed up with TradePoint to offer BPCA members 10% off almost everything at B&Q/TradePoint, in-store and online.

26 May 2022

Trade body’s 10 top tips to defend your fabrics from moths

Ventilating wardrobes and vacuum packing clothes are among the tips on protecting clothes and textiles from moths.

25 May 2022

Case study: Harmonix Rodent Paste helps PCO's in tricky situations 

Press release: Bayer Environmental Science talk to Lewis Clarke, LRC Environmental, about the benefits of using Harmonix Rodent Paste.

25 May 2022

Guidance for professional users of Plant Protection Products

If you use professional plant protection products as part of your work, or if you have professional PPPs applied by a third party on your behalf, then you must notify Defra.

25 May 2022

New Asian hornet identification guidance out now

A technical awareness and reporting guidance document on identifying Asian hornets has been published by BPCA and Bounty Consultancy Services.

25 May 2022

The future of glue boards in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

May 2022 update: The Glue Traps (Offences) Act has received Royal Assent in England. We’ve had questions from members in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland about what the legislation means for them.

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01 July 2022

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Festival invites pest techs to combat UK’s spiralling rat population

As part of this year’s Northumbrian Water Innovation Festival, Data and AI specialist Aiimi will host a hackathon to address one of the water industry’s most pressing challenges: rat infestations. 

Read more

27 June 2022

Latest news

New member benefit: Discounted training directly from Wade Environmental

BPCA consultant member Wade Environmental is now offering a discount on training courses for other members and their employees.

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17 June 2022

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New member benefit: Discounted waste service and advice line from Reliance

Reliance Service Solutions is offering fellow members 8% off waste services and a free waste advice service.

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01 July 2022

Latest news

Grand opening of Chichester PestFix storefront a success

Press release: With local residents, business and the pest control industry in attendance PestFix are delighted to have officially opened their first of its kind storefront in Chichester, West Sussex.

Read more

01 July 2022

Latest news

VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Invasive Asian hornet: identifying and reporting

In this video Martin Rose-King and Elliott Rose-King from Bounty Pest Control talk about the work they do on Asian hornet identification and reporting, and how you can help.

Read more

01 July 2022

Latest news

VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - What's the future for pest qualifications?

In this video, British Pest Control Association's Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, discusses considerations for the future of pest control qualifications.

Read more