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10 August 2016

BPCA’s New Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) assessments to start in September

Formally the Accredited Technician in Pest Control (ATPC), the new Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) will set a new standard for pest technicians looking to demonstrate a higher level of learning.

22 July 2016

BREXIT... 4 questions for the BPCA Membership

The referendum vote for the UK to exit the European Union presents both challenges and opportunities for Britain, and for our sector.

14 July 2016

CEPA certification represents secure standard moving forward

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has now supported 40 pest control companies to achieve CEPA Certification in the last 12 months.

29 June 2016

New Marketing and Communications Manager to join BPCA

Third sector marketing expert Ben Massey has been recruited as BPCA's Marketing and Communications Manager.

05 May 2016

BPCA claims national award

The BPCA Online Learning portal was named in the New Product Development category for the MemCom Awards - a nationwide competition that rewards marketing excellence.

22 April 2016

Exclusive pension benefit for BPCA Members

Auto-enrolment for pensions is now in place for companies. The People's Pension is able to help BPCA members with auto-enrolment and manage the process to set up a workplace pension.

26 February 2016

BPCA attend DEFRA meeting regarding trapping

Dee Ward-Thompson attended a DEFRA meeting held on 31 January regarding trapping. 38 people attended the meeting, including farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers.

10 December 2015

Companies first to win key industry accreditation

Two pest control companies have become the first in the UK to gain a new industry accreditation.

24 November 2015

Fumigation Qualification: Joint HSE-Industry Statement

Regulatory requirements for the use of professional plant protection products require users to hold a specified certificate (demonstrating sufficient knowledge of safe and sustainable use) issued by an officially designated awarding body.

05 November 2015

Trade body boost for food bank charity

Food banks around the UK are to be given a free pest survey as part of a new nationwide initiative.

30 October 2015

BPCA Members win Swale Business of the Year 2015

BPCA members, Bird and Pest Solutions were very proud and excited to be awarded Swale Business of the Year 2015 on Friday 9 October at a gala event.

29 October 2015

Dip I accepted by CRRU

For anyone who wishes to purchase or use professional use rodenticides from next year, a number of existing training certificates were grandfathered by CRRU including the BPC Diploma Part 1 from 1998 - 2004.

09 October 2015

RSPH candidates first to achieve legally required qualification under rodenticide stewardship scheme

Candidates from Rentokil taking the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Rodenticides became the first cohort to achieve a qualification that complies with the Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticide (SGAR) stew

12 August 2015

New course creates surge of interest

Gamekeepers wishing to continue using the products after the deadline will need relevant credentials and one-day courses that lead to official certification, awarded by BASIS Registration Ltd, have attracted a surge of interest

12 August 2015

Rodenticide stewardship's complex timelines clarified

Complex overlapping timelines in the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime have been published in graphical format by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).

07 August 2015

Fire at PelGar hits the news

As reported by both the BBC and ITV local news Hampshire Fire and Rescue were called out to attend a fire at PelGar International Ltd. head office at 4.55am on the 5 August. The fire was quickly put out and the premises cordoned off for investigation

24 July 2015

New law on pest control puts farmers under pressure

Farmers are facing a race against time to comply with strict new rules on specialist pesticides.

10 July 2015

BPCA Joins British Cleaning Council

In July BPCA became the latest member of the British Cleaning Council (BCC), a federation of over 20 associations dedicated to raising the profile of the industry and helping it gain the credibility it deserves.

19 June 2015

And the first CEPA Certified operator is...

...the German Pest Control Provider named Treuer GmbH. After the CEPA Certification system was launched in March 2015, Treuer has been quick to implement the EN 16636 standard and is now the first operator officially certified.

15 June 2015

What happened at Fumicon 2015

Set in the historic Suffolk Port of Felixstowe, the fumigation conference returned in 2015 in the guise of Fumicon, proving to be a huge success with experts delivering a variety of seminars.

12 June 2015

Pestokill acquires North London Pest Control outfit

BPCA Member Pestokill has bought North London-based Xpel for an undisclosed sum.

19 May 2015

Russell IPM Foundation celebrates £100,000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

Local business Russell IPM held a celebration day on Friday to announce that they had successfully reached their £100,000 target for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research.

23 April 2015

New Technical Manager for BPCA

Dee Ward-Thompson joined the BPCA team in April 2015 from member company OCS Cannon, where she'd been their UK Technical Manager since 2008.

18 March 2015

European initiative to promote standards in pest control

The launch of a new industry standard will create a unique benchmark for pest controllers has been hailed as a positive step.

17 March 2015

PestEx 2015: Unmissable Again!

Once again this year's PestEx, held 25-26 March in London smashed all previous records, and proved to be a huge draw. The perfect combination of exhibitors and seminars brought in a whopping 17% more people over the two days compared to 2013.

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13 June 2019

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Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.  The recent call for evidence demonstrated a rang

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06 June 2019

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Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments. BPCA member companies that offer bee removal (rather

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04 June 2019

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BPCA marks World Pest Day 2019 with message to local authorities

Today is World Pest Day and to celebrate we’re launching a targeted campaign to local authorities. We’re urging councils across the UK to put pest management firmly on their radar,

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09 August 2019

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VIDEO: A practical approach to wasp management

Practical wasp management is hazardous work, which is why pest technicians can always benefit from refreshing their knowledge and improving their competency around the control of wasp nests.

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02 August 2019

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HSE releases annual fatality statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19. Alongside these figures are the statistics for people known to have died

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31 July 2019

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Abstract submissions sought for ICUP 2020

The organising committee of the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) are welcoming abstract submissions from those working, or researching, within the field of urban pest management.

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