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09 November 2017

BPCA shortlisted for four awards at Association Awards

BPCA has been nominated and then shortlisted for four awards at the upcoming UK Association Awards 2017.

08 November 2017

Infographic: What does a good association do?

We've produced an infographic for Institute of Association Management's first ever Associations Week.

08 November 2017

New benefit: Online legislation register for Affiliates

At the request of our Servicing Committee, the voice of the servicing membership, BPCA has compiled a register of UK legislation associated with delivering pest control services.

08 November 2017

New rules in Ireland greatly curtail continuous use of rodenticides in ‘Permanent Baiting Programmes’

Following the recent EU Review of anticoagulant rodenticide active substances, new rules on the use of the permanent baiting technique have been adopted across Ireland.

08 November 2017

BPCA responds to rodenticide public area use consultation

BPCA has been consulted on the thorny issue of public area use of rodenticide, and the contentious requirement to signpost the area to bystanders.

08 November 2017

Selling Rodenticides? You need to register!

Suppliers of professional use rodenticides to pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers are required to register with BASIS Registration Ltd by the end of December for the new UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime Point-of-Sale audit process.

07 November 2017

Abate called in to save historic medieval Suffolk church

When it was found that Kettleburgh church had birds in the belfry rather than the usual bats, BPCA member company Abate Pest Management Services, were called in to prevent further catastrophic damage to the bells and building.

07 November 2017

New TAS Auditor declares his love for all things pest management

Jeff Warren has joined Trade Association Services as a new auditor. His work will involve auditing pest control companies across the United Kingdom to EN 16636: 2015 including BPCA members who want to become CEPA Certified.

07 November 2017

Staff changes at Bureau Veritas

Jessica Morgan, CEPA Product Manager (UK & Ireland) and Technical Co-ordinator of Bureau Veritas will be leaving her post after three years.

07 November 2017

Dr Matthew Davies is to become the new head of Killgerm’s tech dept

With the retirement of Professor Moray Anderson, Dr Matthew Davies is to be appointed Head of Technical Department for Manufacturing and Distributor member, Killgerm.

07 November 2017

BeeWatch to launch in December

BeeWatch is an App based, alerting system that links pesticide users and beekeepers together to protect the last ‘managed’ pollinator.

07 November 2017

Outbreak of plague in Madagascar

The World Health organisation (WHO) has delivered millions of doses of antibiotics to fight the outbreak of plague, which has already claimed the lives of 33 people.

07 November 2017

More and B’More going on at PestWorld

Last month 3,000 industry professionals from all across the globe arrived in Baltimore, Maryland otherwise known as the ‘Charm City’, for PestWorld 2017.

07 November 2017

Will you be CEPA #400?

The list of pest management companies across Europe continues to grow, and is approaching 400. Will you be the company that achieves this milestone?

07 November 2017

Termites in the Midlands?

BPCA member, CSS Pest Services, identified a small colony, initially thought to contain up to 30 termites, during a routine inspection. After seeking confirmation from an entomologist, the termites were identified as Kalotermitidae, more commonly kno

07 November 2017

WIN: Do your bit to keep rodenticides in UK techs’ bags

The Pest Management Alliance (BPCA, NPTA and CIEH NPAP) has produced a short survey to assess how professional pest controllers are using rodenticides.

07 November 2017

Pest Aware campaign kicks off with Great British Spring Clean

Educating end users about the value of pest control continues to be a big-ticket agenda item for BPCA. 2018 will see BPCA scale up its campaign to demonstrate the value of pest control to the wider world.

02 November 2017

EDG release apprenticeship End Point Assessment for consultation

BPCA’s Employer Development Group (EDG), responsible for driving the trailblazer apprenticeship standard for professional pest management has today released the End Point Assessment for consultation with the industry.

09 October 2017

Simon Forrester to leave as BPCA Chief Executive 

After a hugely successful tenure as chief executive of the British Pest Control Association, Simon Forrester will be leaving his role with the association, in January of next year. 

04 October 2017

New CRRU study monitors UK barn owl breeding

A new Barn Owl Monitoring Study (BOMS) has been published as part of the surveillance being carried out by the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

04 October 2017

All employers have automatic enrolment duties – don’t ignore it. It’s the law

A guest article by Darren Ryder, Director of Automatic Enrolment, The Pensions Regulator. Are you ready for automatic enrollment?

04 October 2017

CEPA Surgery assists Local Authority and sole trader

After the North West Regional Forum, BPCA members Trafford Council and Pest in Peace got to attend one of six BPCA CEPA Surgeries that are being held this year.

04 October 2017

Confirmed: Asian Hornets in Devon

An invasive species of hornet has been sighted at an apiary in Devon.

04 October 2017

"Be Protected. Professionally." campaign launched

BPCA asks end-users is your pest control contractor "fit for the fight?" in new campaign to highlight member professionalism.

04 October 2017

Wanted: Media-savvy pest management companies

BPCA is looking to get a list of members together who are interested in being interviewed by the biggest news outlets in the UK.

03 October 2017

Howard Taffs selected as new Servicing Committee Chair

The BPCA Servicing Committee has selected Howard Taffs, Managing Director of Good Riddance Pest Control as the new Chair.

02 October 2017

Whistleblower process introduced for rodenticide point-of-sale breaches by CRRU

CRRU has produced a reporting process for anyone that suspects a breach of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime point-of-sale checks.

19 September 2017

BPMAs to return in 2019

Following the success of the inaugural British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs), it has now been confirmed that the process will run every other year in line with PestEx.

19 September 2017

Are you attending PestWorld 2017?

If you’re making the trip to Baltimore in October, please let us know. We can put you in touch with other UK pest control companies and suppliers attending the event – always good to have contact with a few fellow members while you’re out there.

19 September 2017

LDC invests in Pelsis Group

BPCA Manufacturing and Distributor member, Pelsis, have announced the investment in Pelsis Holding (UK) Ltd, by LDC, the UK’s most active mid-market private equity investor on Friday 25 August 2017.

19 September 2017

Important Label and Use Changes for Aluminium Phosphide Products

The Register of Accredited Metallic Phosphide Standards in the United Kingdom (RAMPS UK) has issued label and use changes for Aluminium Phosphide products.

19 September 2017

BPCA lobbies ECHA on Cholecalciferol

BPCA has submitted a statement to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in response to their public consultation on Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3).

19 September 2017

PPC88 out now

BPCA's quarterly industry magazine, Professional Pest Controller (PPC) is out now. Issue 88 (September 2017) is full to the brim of pest and business news and features. Get your copy free here.

13 September 2017

Engagement? Mission: possible.

New BPCA President Tom Holmes introduces himself and his perspectives on our industry and association...

13 September 2017

“I don’t need to join BPCA – I just need a badge.”

BPCA Chief Executive, Simon Forrester, speculates about why there are still pest management servicing companies reluctant to join BPCA, but are happy to reap the benefits of the work we do for the industry.

13 September 2017

BPCA Servicing Membership process – bring your company into membership

Joining BPCA as a full Servicing Member can be an enormous benefit for you and your company, but changes to criteria, new audits and subscription fees may seem a little daunting. PPC asked Rachel Eyre, BPCA Membership Officer, to demystify the whole

13 September 2017

Shout it from the rooftops

With the first wave of independent audits to the British Standard have been completed. We ask Dee Ward-Thompson, BPCA Technical Manager, “What comes next?"

13 September 2017

Your new (digital) home

Moving home is always scary, especially when you share it with 600+ members. A website is more than a digital presence – it’s the interconnected home of a membership organisation, its members and affiliates. Oh, and BPCA’s home gets nearly a million

13 September 2017

The future started yesterday: Barcelona Pest Control Innovation Forum

In late May Simon Forrester attended the second Barcelona Pest Control Innovation Forum, organised by ADEPAP, the Catalonian Pest Management Association.

13 September 2017

Review: BPCA National Survey and the media

Earlier this year (on World Pest Day) we published our National Survey of local authorities as part of the worldwide campaign aimed to penetrate mainstream media, raising awareness of pest control generally, but also its influence on public health.

13 September 2017

Today’s youth, tomorrow’s pest techs!

Complete Pest Control’s 21-year-old boss, Oliver Fitzgerald grasped the challenge of starting a business immediately after A Levels. He talks to us about the challenges of being a young pest control company owner.

13 September 2017

Apprenticeships update

BPCA announced earlier this year that it’s Pest Control Employer Development Group (EDG) had produced the Pest Control Technician Apprenticeship Standard ready for submission to the Trailblazer Apprenticeship scheme. We caught up with the new Chair o

13 September 2017

Level 2 qualified at 18!

Lewis Westlake, from Servicing Member company Acute Pest Control, has passed his Level 2 Award in Pest Management qualification at the tender age of only 18 years old.

13 September 2017

The Brit in Brussels

Henry Mott has served as BPCA President and still actively runs a pest management company here in the UK. Now he’s taken his seat at the top of the table for the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA).

13 September 2017

Macro-scale eradication; the only way to be sure?

Simon Forrester investigates whether or not complete eradication of a species is the only way to preserve public health, and the hidden impacts of wiping out a pest organism.

13 September 2017

Cereals 2017: wake up to fumigation

Following a request from the Fumigation and Controlled Environments (FaCE) Forum, BPCA travelled to the village of Boothby Graffoe to take a stand at the technical agricultural event Cereals. We brought along members of the FaCE Forum to talk about a

13 September 2017

Rats underfoot; drainage engineer or pest control technician?

What do you do when you suspect a rodent’s route of entry is from a flaw in the inaccessible pipes beneath your feet? We asked drainage expert, Mick Grant from BPCA Associate Member company, MG Drainage, to give us an insight into the potentially dra

13 September 2017

Apptastic! Smarter pest control at your fingertips

The digital software arms race has never been so competitive. For smaller companies, choosing the right application to help drive that bottom line up can be a challenging activity to undertake. Ben Massey takes a look at the options...

13 September 2017

Pests on holiday

Do you struggle to leave work at home when you go away on holiday? Rather be doing a bit of pest management than topping up the tan? No, we don’t either. Regardless, we press on... Here are PPC’s top holiday pests you may (or may not) fancy wrestling

13 September 2017

Skunk hits the senses in Surrey

A professional pest controller had to do a double take - and take a deep breath - after coming face-to-face with a skunk in Surrey.

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09 November 2017

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BPCA shortlisted for four awards at Association Awards

BPCA has been nominated and shortlisted for four awards at the upcoming UK Association Awards 2017. The winners will be announced at the UK Association Awards Ceremony, taking place in Manch

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04 October 2017

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All employers have automatic enrolment duties – don’t ignore it. It’s the law

To date, more than 8.5 million people have been automatically enrolled in a workplace pension by nearly 800,000 employers. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) recently published their annual commenta

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04 October 2017

Latest news

"Be Protected. Professionally." campaign launched

BPCA asks end-users is your pest control contractor "fit for the fight?" in a new campaign to highlight member professionalism.  The campaign is a part of BPCA's commitment to spread th

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09 November 2017

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BPCA shortlisted for four awards at Association Awards

BPCA has been nominated and shortlisted for four awards at the upcoming UK Association Awards 2017. The winners will be announced at the UK Association Awards Ceremony, taking place in Manch

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08 November 2017

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Infographic: What does a good association do?

We've produced an infographic for Institute of Association Management's first ever Associations Week. You can join in with Associations Week by using #AssocWeek on Twitter. M

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08 November 2017

Latest news

New benefit: Online legislation register for Affiliates

At the request of our Servicing Committee, the voice of the servicing membership, BPCA has compiled a register of UK legislation associated with delivering pest control services. Indexed by

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