Latest News from BPCA

04 November 2019

New electronic annual returns out now

The way we send out annual returns for BPCA membership renewal has changed.

25 October 2019

Majority of farmers no longer permanent baiting for rats

Studies by CRRU and Ulster University show farmers using integrated pest management approaches.

24 October 2019

CRRU finds rodenticide resistance in new areas

Poison resistance in rats has been confirmed in several new areas by a Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use study.

17 October 2019

VIDEO: Professional flea control

Watch back our webinar on professional flea control. Natalie talks all things professional flea management, including biology, client communication and lifestyle.

16 October 2019

BPCA scoops two excellence awards

The British Pest Control Association was delighted to be recognised at the Association Excellence Awards in October.

15 October 2019

UK aid tops up funding to tackle malaria

International Development Secretary announces that the UK will match £100 million of private sector funding to help tackle malaria.

09 October 2019

Rat lungworm’s sluggish journey to Europe

Scientists are looking into the spread of rat lungworm to several popular European holiday destinations.

09 October 2019

Cliverton names new director

A new divisional director has been appointed at animal-related business insurance specialist Cliverton.

04 October 2019

Hygeia Award wins for Rentokil employees

Royal Society for Public Health awards two Rentokil Initial employees for commitment to public health.

04 October 2019

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.

03 October 2019

Kiwa Group welcomes Acheta Consulting

The merging of BPCA member Acheta Consulting to Kiwa's Agri Food Division has been announced.

03 October 2019

Fendona 6SC to be discontinued

Existing stocks of the insecticide Fendona 6SC will be phased out following changes in authorisations.

02 October 2019

BASIS recruiting Chair for Board of Trustees

National charity BASIS is seeking to recruit a Chair for the Board of Trustees, starting in April 2020.

30 September 2019

Changes to bird control general licences in Wales

New Welsh general licences for bird control take effect on Monday 7 October 2019.

27 September 2019

New way to pass your Level 2 Award in Pest Management

BPCA has announced a new 7-day, modular, non-residential training course in the centre of London this November.

27 September 2019

BPCA Registered accepted route for register of pest professionals in Ireland

BPCA Registered has been approved as a recognised system for the employees of members working in Ireland to evidence their skills, qualifications and continued professional development.

23 September 2019

New product manager at Bayer

BPCA member company, Bayer Environmental Science has appointed a new product manager to oversee the pest product portfolio.

13 September 2019

BPCA on food: open letter on the role of pest management in National Food Strategy

An open letter to contribute to the review on developing a national food strategy, commissioned by Defra. We set out our case for the inclusion of pest management provisions and our role in protecting citizen’s food.

13 September 2019

CONSULTATION: Wild birds general licence survey launched by Defra

The environment Secretary has launched a public survey as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England.

29 August 2019

Remembering John Kay

It is with great sadness that we learned this week of the passing of former BPCA President John Kay.

29 August 2019

Pest photo of the year launched

We're on a mission to find the best pest photograph of the year and we're calling all industry professionals to join in.

28 August 2019

Mitie Pest Control purchase given go-ahead

The acquisition of Mitie Pest Control by Rentokil Initial has been green-lit by Britain's competition watchdog.

23 August 2019

PPC96 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 96 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

23 August 2019

Flying insects in hospitals carry 'superbug' germs

A study, co-authored by Killgerm's Dr Matthew Davies, finds 90% of insects in hospitals carry potentially harmful bacteria.

23 August 2019

Ask the technical team August 2019

Our technical team tackle bee nests, reporting and delusional parasitosis in this issue.

23 August 2019

A birds-eye view of general licences

Since April this year, it’s been all hands on deck in the pest management world, getting to grips with changes in bird control licences and the way we manage pest birds.

23 August 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: General licence decision tree 2019

Need a hand figuring out whether you're covered by the new general licences or if you need to apply for an individual licence? Take a look at our infographic.

23 August 2019

PestWatch: Silverfish and grey silverfish

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, investigates silverfish and grey silverfish, and the difference in control approaches.

23 August 2019

Using tracking agents for pest management

BPCA's Natalie Bungay and Jim Kirk from Deadline Products investigate using tracking agents as an investigative tool.

23 August 2019

Best practice or Balderdash?

BPCA Board Members debunk some best practice myths that might be putting the operation of your pest management business at risk.

23 August 2019

Developments in mosquito management

Dr Claire Donald, from the University of Glasgow, gives an overview of how scientists are working to lessen the mosquito threat.

22 August 2019

Selling your pest management services using the law

Paul Westgate, Westgate Pest Control, examines the positives that can be drawn from the regulations pest management professionals face.

22 August 2019

Ratcatcher to riches: Championing Professionalism

In BPCA's first strategic storytime, we’re telling the tale of how we continue to increase the professionalism of the pest management sector.

22 August 2019

BPCA Professionalism Working Groups

What does championing professionalism in pest management look like today?

22 August 2019

Meet the member: “Starting Lady Bug Pest Control saved my life.”

We caught up with Vicki Sims to talk about her journey into starting her own pest management business.

22 August 2019

Contract Sharing Network celebrates national contract

Launched at PestEx 2017, the Contract Sharing Network (CSN) is celebrating a significant step forward.

22 August 2019

Proactive bee management experiments

Jonathan Walker from BPCA member company Eradipest has been experimenting with proactive bee management.

22 August 2019

Observe a Servicing Committee meeting

Want to get more involved in your Association? Why not come along to one of our Servicing Committee meetings and find out what it’s about?

21 August 2019

Are you recording your pest management CPD?

Karen Dawes, BPCA Training Development Manager, takes a look at some great examples of CPD for people at all stages of their careers.

21 August 2019

Pest awareness for everyone

Jane Shepherd from BPCA’s agency, Shepherd PR, talks about why it’s important to have a concentrated PR effort.

20 August 2019

14th Fumigants and Pheromones Conference announced

Registration is now open for the biennial conference, taking place next May in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

19 August 2019

NBC secures backing from Santander

BPCA member NBC Environment receives funding package from major bank to boost growth.

09 August 2019

VIDEO: A practical approach to wasp management

This webinar is useful for pest technicians looking improving their competency around the control of wasp nests.

02 August 2019

HSE releases annual fatality statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19.

01 August 2019

Sugar-seeking wasps spark safety message

Wasps on the hunt for a sugar hit could pose a risk to children and the elderly during the school summer holidays.

31 July 2019

Abstract submissions sought for ICUP 2020

Organisers of the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) are welcoming submissions from experts within the field of urban pest management.

24 July 2019

Dealey named Future50 company

The future looks bright for BPCA members, Dealey Environmental, following the company’s inclusion in East Anglia’s Future50 this year.

22 July 2019

Critical update to permanent rodenticide baiting conditions

Conditions under which permanent baiting with rodenticide is allowed have been updated by CRRU UK to cover a critical difference between outdoor and indoor locations.

22 July 2019

VIDEO: Risk management assessments for pest management professionals

A health and safety risk assessment considers the hazards present in a task or activity. RAs looks at the likelihood of harm that might occur and the severity of that harm.

19 July 2019

CRRU-style stewardship regime adopted by Jersey Gov

The Government of Jersey is urging pest professionals to help reduce risk of harm to wildlife.

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17 October 2019

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VIDEO: Professional flea control

Watch back our webinar on professional flea control. Natalie talks all things professional flea management, including biology, client communication and lifestyle. The webinar also highlights so

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27 September 2019

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New way to pass your Level 2 Award in Pest Management

BPCA has announced a new 7-day, modular, non-residential training course in the centre of London this November. As part of its membership criteria, BPCA recognises the Level 2 Award in Pest Man

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13 September 2019

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BPCA on food: open letter on the role of pest management in National Food Strategy

BPCA has written an open letter to contribute to the independent review on developing a national food strategy, commissioned by Defra. We set out our case for the inclusion of pest management provis

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04 November 2019

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New electronic annual returns out now

It's annual return time again but this year it's all change! Where previously we used to send out paper forms, this year all main contacts of full members should have received a series of

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25 October 2019

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Majority of farmers no longer permanent baiting for rats

Just over two-thirds of farmers no longer use rodenticides continuously around farmsteads. Instead, they employ measures such as tidy yards and rat-proofed buildings, cats or terriers, traps an

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24 October 2019

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CRRU finds rodenticide resistance in new areas

Rodenticide resistance in rats has been confirmed in several new areas by a Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use study.   These include Durham, Northumberland, Tyneside and N

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