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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.

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.

13 November 2019

Open plan living

In August Martyn Belcher, from ABM Pest Control, was called out by Nottinghamshire Police to deal with a swarm of honey bees.

12 November 2019

Ask the technical team November 2019

Our technical team explore HSE legislation, vulnerable customers and snap traps in this issue.

12 November 2019

Calling all Wolves pesties!

BPCA is looking for Servicing members in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas to offer work placement days to university students.

12 November 2019

Pest photo of the year #BestPestPic2020

BPCA is looking for the best pest photograph of the year and is offering a £500 prize for anyone who captures the perfect image of public health pest control.

12 November 2019

Resistance in rodents, both behavioural and metabolic

Dr Mike Ayers, from BPCA member company Precision Pest Management Solutions, investigates the impact resistance is having on the control of rodents.

12 November 2019

Member benefit in focus: Put on your Sunday pest

Greg Garrood from Alexandra Workwear investigates what makes for decent pest management workwear.

12 November 2019

Trading up! Pest management: trade or profession?

This year BPCA’s Executive Board set up a series of three working groups, to find out what championing professionalism in pest management looks like.

12 November 2019

Where there’s wax, there’s... moths?

Ian Furlong from BPCA member company Independent Pest Control & Hygiene Services details his first encounter with wax moths.

12 November 2019

A game of cat and mouse...and rat and cockroach and pigeon

Nigel White, from BPCA member company Tactical Environmental Services, talks through one of their more challenging sites.

12 November 2019

Strategic storytime: Why don't they pay the piper?

In this article we demonstrate the value of pest management and its people, by telling the story of one of BPCA's strategic goals.

12 November 2019

A to Z of pests goes PestAware

Learn about our PestAware campaign and how we harness the power of press to promote BPCA members.

11 November 2019

Where we've been: Planet Holyrood

In September we held an event at the Scottish Parliament about the critical role played by pest management professionals in protecting public health and safety.

11 November 2019

Meet the member: Fowl play on the pitch

Kat Shaw spoke to Phillippa Hawkins from Falconry Services Bird and Pest Control about carrying out pest control in stadiums with her feathered colleagues.

11 November 2019

Training programme in focus: Level 2 Award in Pest Management

We sent PPC reporter and BPCA’s newest recruit, Kat Shaw, into GPC to meet some candidates and find out what makes the course internationally-renowned.

05 November 2019

And I would walk 9,000 miles…

Read about Ascension Island resident Chrissy Anthony's trip to the UK, her time on the General Pest Control course and Ascension Island wildlife.

05 November 2019

Bespoke training: It's not 'one size fits all'

In this article Training Development Manager, Karen Dawes, explains how bespoke training might be a better fit for your business.

05 November 2019

What Rwandafull training

Martin Cobbald, from BPCA member Dealey, writes a travel diary about his trip to deliver fumigation training in Rwanda.

05 November 2019

Free CPD webinars

This year BPCA trialled running free CPD webinars for all members and affiliates.

04 November 2019

New electronic annual returns out now

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

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.

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.

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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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27 September 2019

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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.  T

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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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11 December 2019

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Ficam W to be withdrawn from the market

BPCA member Bayer has announced that Ficam W is to be removed from the market, following a vote from the EU Biocide commission. Alan Morris, Bayer head of environmenta

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11 December 2019

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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. In this video Natalie discusses: Inspection an

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10 December 2019

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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 rou

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