Latest News from BPCA

20 May 2020

BPCA launches new online course for pest identification

BPCA is delivering more specialist pest control training via its new virtual classroom. Principles of Pest Identification will premiere live on the 18 June 2020 between 10am and 4pm.

20 May 2020

Remote point of sale audits boost rodenticide review readiness

Audits to drive out illegal supply of rodenticides taking place remotely amid Covid-19, ahead of an imminent review by HSE of the UK's rodenticide stewardship regime.

19 May 2020

Ficam W: sell-out deadline for pest control product approaching

BPCA member Bayer is reminding pest professionals that the sell-out date and use-up period for insecticide Ficam W is approaching.

18 May 2020

Becoming Covid-19 secure: guidance for pest management companies

BPCA has created a health and safety guidance document for pest management companies returning to work, as Coronavirus lockdown measures ease in the UK.

18 May 2020

UPDATED: Advice for pest professionals operating during Covid-19 pandemic

Advice for pest management professionals based on current government guidance, as well as our position statement on the Covid-19 pandemic.

15 May 2020

Tools for the Covid-19 secure pest management company

BPCA has teamed up with print provider Stirland Paterson, to give our members access to Covid-19 health and safety back-to-work signage.

15 May 2020

Pest breeding cycles: counting the pests thriving in your business during lockdown

In this article we talk about how pests are notorious for their ability to reproduce at vast rates, showing why even closed businesses need pest control.

15 May 2020

VIDEO: Ant control for pest professionals

In this video, Natalie discusses how to identify sources of ant infestations and methods of control available to pest technicians.

13 May 2020

VIDEO: Ian Andrew interviewed by Talking Pest Management

BPCA Chief Executive Ian Andrew was interviewed as part of a series of topical discussions on pest management.

12 May 2020

UPDATED: Furloughing pest management workers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS)

Covid-19 has made furlough the HR word of the moment in the UK, but what is it and how does it work for your pest management business?

06 May 2020

Health and safety: returning to work after lockdown

BPCA technical and compliance officer Natalie Bungay takes a look at what you need to consider when you reopen your pest control business, if lockdown is lifted.

05 May 2020

Natural England begins issuing individual licence decisions

Natural England has now started contacting pest professionals in relation to applications for individual bird control licences.

05 May 2020

Why wasps sting

In this guest blog, Pest-Tech's Kelly Farrant talks about wasp behaviour and why it's important to leave tackling them to the professionals.

04 May 2020

GET INVOLVED: Proud to protect video for World Pest Day - win pest control goodies

For World Pest Day this year (6 June), BPCA want to produce a video about the brilliant work members do to protect public health and safety.

01 May 2020

Pest controller to feature in Top Trumps deck of UK essential workers

A brand new edition of Top Trumps is honouring Covid 19 key workers. Pest controllers will feature alongside doctors, nurses, sea merchants, journalists and partners of key workers in the new deck.

01 May 2020

BPCA launches new online classroom with resistance training

BPCA is delivering specialist pest control training via its new virtual classroom. Understanding Genetic Resistance in Pests will run first in May, then June at a special introductory discount rate.

30 April 2020

PPC99 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 99 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

30 April 2020

Ask the technical team May 2020

In this Covid-19 special, our technical team answer questions about postponed events, essential work, can pests be Covid-19 carriers and PPE in this issue.

30 April 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: Covid-19 impact survey results

BPCA surveyed pest professionals on the impact Covid-19 is having on the sector. Over 900 people answered the survey. Here are the initial findings.

30 April 2020

Keep rats out of the attic: mental health resilience for pest pros

In PPC99 BPCA Marketing and Communications Officer, Kat Shaw, takes a look at how mental health can affect people at work and the impact of Covid-19 on mental wellbeing.

30 April 2020

Meet the members: Rising to the challenge

For PPC99 we talked to the membership at large, about the proactive steps taken to meet the Covid-19 crisis head-on.

30 April 2020

Challenge or chore? An introduction to insect ID

In this article Clive Boase, Principal Consultant at The Pest Management Consultancy explains the importance of correct insect identification and how you can make a start on learning the basics.

30 April 2020

Floods! Work study and opportunities for pest professionals

BPCA member, Killgerm, has produced a handy guide for pest management companies looking to help out with the effects of flooding problems.

30 April 2020

I wish I could fly! Pest control surveys with drones

We asked PPC Live speaker, and drone pilot, Clark Smith-Stanley from Profile Drone Services to give us an insight into what it is to fly drones for commercial survey work.

30 April 2020

Sharps! Needlestick injury awareness for pest professionals

Katie Martinelli from High Speed Training talks us through mitigating the risks of needle stick injuries when carrying out pest management work.

30 April 2020

Friendwatch: Water voles

Taking a detour from our usual Pestwatch, Dee Ward-Thompson separates friend from foe with this article about the protected water vole.

30 April 2020

Member benefit in focus: Find a pest controller

Find out more about the Find a pest controller tool and how it works for your BPCA member company.

30 April 2020

Dear CPD Diary

Our BPCA Registered team provides some continuing professional development inspiration for pest professionals.

30 April 2020

Learn to fight pests in cyber space

In this article, BPCA Training Manager Karen Dawes looks at what’s next for digital pest control learning environments.

30 April 2020

Free overdue invoice reminder support for businesses

Debt recovery specialists Direct Route are offering an invoice reminder service for the price of a £1 donation to the NHS.

29 April 2020

New legal helpline and video calls for BPCA members

BPCA has teamed up with top law firm Shakespeare Martineau to offer a free legal helpline and video chats for members.

28 April 2020

SURVEY: Bayer on wasp control

BPCA member Bayer are looking for pest management professionals to complete their survey on wasp control.

24 April 2020

Covid-19 testing for key workers

UK government has announced that key workers who are showing symptoms of Covid-19 will be eligible to apply for a test.

24 April 2020

New health and safety review toolbox talk

A new health and safety talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area (login required).

23 April 2020

BPCA releases CPD assignments for pest professionals

BPCA is now issuing downloadable assignments for pest management professionals to complete valuable CPD.

22 April 2020

HSE issues workplace social distancing warning

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warns employers it will hand out enforcement notices to those who do not comply with the two-metre social distancing rule in workplaces.

22 April 2020

Natural England: Update on individual licences for the control of gulls

Natural England has issued an update around the issuing of individual licences for the control of herring and lesser black-backed gulls.

21 April 2020

GVS talk RPE for pest professionals and Covid-19

In this guest blog, Danny Barr, one of GVS' UK RPE specialists, talked us through the work GVS has been doing and the key aspects of wearing safety masks.

20 April 2020

Surge in pest activity in Covid-19 shutdown

BPCA is keeping a watching brief on pest issues after a survey revealed a significant spike in rat and mice activity in the Covid-19 pandemic.

15 April 2020

New cost-benefit analysis of postponing pest control services template available for BPCA members

BPCA has released a letter template for pest management companies to help explain the importance of continuing ongoing site protection during the Covid-19 pandemic.

14 April 2020

Dealey's Martin Cobbald appears on Leaders Council podcast

Martin Cobbald, from BPCA member Dealey Fumigation, talked leadership alongside Sir Andrew Strauss on The Leaders Council podcast.

14 April 2020

Scottish Natural Heritage: gull licence process reminder

Scottish Natural Heritage are urging pest controllers to double check they're sending the correct information for gull licence applications.

13 April 2020

Key worker status confirmed by UK government

Pest management has been confirmed as an essential sector during the Covid-19 pandemic by George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

09 April 2020

Metex Nordisk Rat Blocker Achieves WRc Approval

BPCA M&D members, Metex, were given approval by the Water Research Centre (WRc) for drain proofing product, the Nordisk Rat Blocker.

08 April 2020

New bird licences toolbox talk released for BPCA members

BPCA's technical team has created a bird licensing toolbox talk template for members to download.

08 April 2020

BPCA gives Gove 141 reasons pest management needs to be considered essential during Covid-19

BPCA has replied to Michael Gove's letter on pest management professionals being key workers. While the Chancellor states pest management employees can continue to go to work, he did not agree to add pest management to the key worker list.

06 April 2020

Pest professionals: continue to go to work if it's safe, says Gove to BPCA

The UK Government confirmed that pest management professionals can continue to go to work when it's safe to do so.

03 April 2020

Make Covid-19 Small Business Grant Fund work for pest companies, says BPCA to Chancellor

Today (3 April 2020), BPCA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, asking him to make the Small Business Grant Fund work for our sector.

03 April 2020

CEPA Covid-19 Open letter: Pest management is essential

CEPA has published an open letter, citing pest management as an essential industry for protecting key workers and calling for it to be recognised as such.

02 April 2020

Covid-19 business support timelines

A handy guide to when you can access UK Government business support during Covid-19 pandemic.

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01 May 2020

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Pest controller to feature in Top Trumps deck of UK essential workers

  A brand new edition of Top Trumps is honouring Covid 19 key workers. Pest controllers will feature alongside doctors, nurses, sea merchants, journalists and partners of key workers

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30 April 2020

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PPC99 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 99 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF  or you can join our&

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08 April 2020

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BPCA gives Gove 141 reasons pest management needs to be considered essential during Covid-19

BPCA has replied to the Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove's letter on pest management professionals being key workers. While the states pest management employees can contin

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20 May 2020

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BPCA launches new online course for pest identification

BPCA is delivering more specialist pest control training via its new virtual classroom. Principles of Pest Identification will premiere live on the 18 June 2020 between 10am and 4pm.

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20 May 2020

Latest news

Remote point of sale audits boost rodenticide review readiness

Audits to drive out illegal supply of rodenticides taking place remotely amid Covid-19, ahead of an imminent review by HSE of the UK's rodenticide stewardship regime, which may determine future avai

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19 May 2020

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Ficam W: sell-out deadline for pest control product approaching

BPCA member Bayer is reminding pest professionals that the sell-out date and use-up period for insecticide Ficam W is approaching.   Back in December, Bayer announced that Ficam W is

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