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16 May 2017

BPCA Sweeps Up at Cleaning Show

In March BPCA exhibited at the Cleaning Show, the trade exhibition for the UK cleaning sector.

28 April 2017

Industry statement: attractants as biocides

BPCA has published an industry statement regarding European Commission Proposal on behalf of it's membership community.

27 April 2017

PestEx 2017 Video released: Did you make the final cut?

The short PestEx 2017 video review presents comments and footage from the largest ever pest control exhibition in the UK.

24 April 2017

Photography wanted - pest management in action!

In our search for new stock photography, we are looking for a handful of membership companies who will allow our photography team to join their technicians.

24 April 2017

British Pest Management Awards video out now

BPCA's 75th Anniversary Dinner that also incorporated the inaugural British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs) ceremony has also been captured on video.

24 April 2017

Sub-contracting - how often do you check that your sub-contractors are still in membership?

Each year, there will be some companies who choose to no longer be a member of BPCA or those who are removed from membership as they no longer meet the membership criteria.

21 April 2017

CEPA bolt-ons start in Swansea

Starting in South Wales on 25 May we will be offering an optional ‘bolt on’ two-hour surgery for existing CEPA Certified® companies, and servicing companies interested in adopting the certification.

21 April 2017

WIN: Work in Pest Control? Your opinion counts!

The ‘Your Industry Survey’ aims to understand your needs and challenges so we can help you in your daily routines and support your professional development.

28 March 2017

BPMA Award winners announced at BPCA 75th Anniversary Dinner

Presented at the glitzy East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf at BPCA's 75th Anniversary dinner, Wednesday 22 March saw the inaugural British Pest Management Awards take place.

28 March 2017

PestEx 2017: The biggest gathering of pest management professionals in the UK – ever

PestEx 2017 was such a well-attended gathering of the sector that we can say with confidence - there have never been so many people committed to public health pest control under one roof in the UK.

16 March 2017

Two Neils are better than one

Lancashire based Harvey Environmental Services has made two new appointments as the company continues to grow and take on new clients.

15 March 2017

Servicing Membership Criteria are Changing!

The 12-months trading prerequisite for servicing membership has officially been scrapped as of 1 January 2017.

15 March 2017

The New BPCA Certificate of Pest Control Compliance is awarded to café

Targeted at commercial clients, the editable document demonstrates due diligence to customer safety and features the contact details of the servicing pest control company, with reference to their BPCA membership.

02 March 2017

PPC86: The PestEx Edition OUT NOW

Professional Pest Controller (PPC) magazine is the premier quarterly magazine for the pest management industry.

24 February 2017

Contract Sharing Network to launch in place of National Survey as part of PestEx 2017 seminar schedule

BPCA's Servicing Committee has recently approved a new initiative, the Contract Sharing Network.

23 February 2017

New draft of the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard available for comment

A new draft of the proposed Trailblazer apprenticeship standard is now available for download and open for feedback.

17 February 2017

New Terms and Conditions for EN 16636 audits

New cancellation terms and conditions have been approved for EN 16636 audits, affecting all current Servicing Members.

27 January 2017

Extension: fumigation qualifications can still be updated in 2017

In 2016 CRD advised that to remain in line with the November 2015 changes to the Plant Protection Directive, anyone who carries out invertebrate fumigation activities would need to update their existing BPCA Diploma and Module Certificates.

27 January 2017

Asked to supply rodenticides? Beware!

Just as in the past you may have been asked to buy cigarettes or alcohol for someone younger who has “forgotten their ID”, some pest controllers are reporting they are being asked to supply professional use rodenticides to their customers.

27 January 2017

Revised glueboard code launched

Last month saw the re-launch of the Pest Management Alliance Code of Best Practice for the Humane Use of Rodent Glueboards. The Code has been revisited by BPCA and its fellow Alliance members, plus Natural England and DEFRA.

27 January 2017

Where we’ve been: November-January 2016-2017

The BPCA staff team have been out and about representing you and your interests at events around the world.

27 January 2017

BASIS survey launched for PestEx

The professional register is out to expand its role and increase its influence within the pest control sector as part of a move to deliver maximum value.

23 December 2016

[UPDATE] On the twelfth day of Christmas BPCA gave to me...

All of the donated food items for the BPCA "reverse advent calendar" are now in and will be donated to a local food bank at the end of the week.

13 December 2016

Extension: Fumigation Diplomas can still be Updated in 2017!

Back in May, we warned that all Fumigators would have to update their qualifications to the new RSPH qualification - before the end of 2016. We can now confirm the deadline for the qualification top up has been extended into 2018!

24 November 2016

Chief exec Simon lands national award

Simon Forrester, leader of the British Pest Control Association, has been named chief executive of the year in a national initiative.

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29 June 2021

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BPCA secures funding for 3D interactive simulator

BPCA is excited to announce that we have been successful in securing funding from the Ufi VocTech Trust, to support the development of an interactive 3D competency simulator for pest technicians.

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17 June 2021

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UK government confirms plans to ban rodent glue boards completely

The UK government has issued details on the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill to crack down on “inhumane rodent traps”. In a government press release it states: “Glue trap

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06 June 2021

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VIDEO: Happy World Pest Day 2021 #TechnicianTakeover

Once a year, (6 June) the whole pest management sector across the world seeks to increase public, government, and media awareness of the important role we all play in protecting public health.

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22 July 2021

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Join our new working group for member complaints

BPCA is reviewing its member complaints procedures and is looking for some members to get involved with a new complaints working group. BPCA Technical and Compliance Manager Natalie Bunga

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22 July 2021

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VIDEO: Understanding pests in food businesses

Pests in food businesses can damage and contaminate food, causing economic loss and threatening public health. In this video Natalie looks at the main species you are likely the encounter, the

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21 July 2021

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Five Years of Rodenticide Stewardship report published

A report of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime’s work covering 2016 to 2020 has been published by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. This feeds into a formal five-year review bei

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