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15 June 2018

Wasps going on? The changing pattern of summer pest behaviour

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is urging the public to be on their guard for wasps as they anticipate a significant increase in prevalence this summer.

14 June 2018

Guidance for the frequency of checking snap-break back traps available for BPCA members

BPCA has produced a guidance document to help our members decide how often they need to check their snapback/break-back traps.

14 June 2018

New Code of Best Practice: The Use of Air Guns in Pest Control

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Air Guns in Pest Control is now available to download.

11 June 2018

Alpha Pest Control celebrates its silver anniversary

BPCA member, Alpha Pest Control, has celebrated 25 years of service to the pest control industry.

04 June 2018

World Pest Day: What would the world be like without pest control?

6 June 2018 is the second ever World Pest Day. To mark the occasion, we’re imagining what would be different in a world without any pest management.

23 May 2018

Interesting rat behaviour caught on camera

Most of us get pretty upset when we see a rat stealing food from a bird table, but what if we spotted a rat eating the birds right out of the trees themselves? That's precisely the moment a photographer captured on camera in Lincolnshire.

21 May 2018

Your say: Public consultation on drones (unmanned aircraft)

The EC is conducting an open public consultation relating to the possible adoption of rules applicable to drone operations. Any changes in the rules may affect pest management companies that use drones as a tool within their business.

11 May 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: PPC Live 2018 in review

PPC Live 2018 in numbers. Take look at the feedback, stats and figures from pest controls's biggest get together this year!

11 May 2018

The big pest control get together: a look back at PPC Live 2018

Third time’s the charm for BPCA’s roaming trade show, PPC Live. With more visitors, exhibitors, and positive feedback than ever before – we’re calling it a win for everyone involved.

11 May 2018

Leave it to the professionals: Considering the bigger picture of pest control

Director of Precision Pest Management Solutions and BPCA Executive Board Member, Mike Ayers, shares his thoughts on why it’s now more important than ever for BPCA members to mobilise and consider the bigger picture of pest control.

11 May 2018

Road trip to success: BPCA Strategic Plan 2018-2020

BPCA reveal their updated strategic plan 2018-2020 which includes commentary from our Chief Exec, Ian Andrew.

11 May 2018

Biological and environmental factors affecting wasp numbers

A good wasp season can give the diligent pest controller a tidy profit, and so there is the temptation to rely on these returns in subsequent years. However wasp work can be a fickle game, and you could find yourself facing a tight squeeze because wa

11 May 2018

Back to Basics: Flying insect control and IPM

One day I’ll fly away… but until then, we’ll press ahead practising the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) with vigour, says Ralph Izod, Managing Director of BPCA member company Dyno-Pest.

11 May 2018

Talking to pest control customers about bees

BPCA’s newest special interest group, Beewise, has been put to work trying to take the sting out of communicating with clients about bees around the home.

11 May 2018

'Bee-wise' this Spring

British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is issuing an appeal to the British public to be ‘bee aware’ as warmer weather looms.

10 May 2018

NYC study reveals the dangers of mice

Study finds New York mice harboured disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes.

10 May 2018

Controlling flies in commercial food sites

Although rodent infestations tend to be considered a more extreme issue by customers, flying insects that can pose the greatest risk to the contamination of products and packaging. Chris Cagienard makes a case for how and why we prioritise flying ins

10 May 2018

Pestwatch: Queen wasps

For our second in-depth PestWatch feature, we are doffing our caps to the most regal of all the species pest controllers are likely to encounter - the queen wasp.

10 May 2018

Formulating an effective insect control plan

With an extensive variety of insecticides available on the market there are many factors to take into consideration when selecting an appropriate product for a job. Bayer Technical Manager, Richard Moseley, gives his top tips for choosing the right p

10 May 2018

Meet the member: Talking client-based growth with Dyno-Pest

In this issue’s Meet the Member we catch up with Ralph Izod, the Founder and Managing Director of longstanding BPCA member Dyno-Pest.

10 May 2018

If you don’t look after your pest control customers, someone else will!

What does it means to look after the pest control clients and what are the potential cost implications of dropping the ball? We ask Martin Harvey from Harvey Environmental Services to share his thoughts.

10 May 2018

Bidding for pest control contract tenders

We've put a guide together for how pest management companies can win bigger contracts by putting themselves out there and bidding for pest control contracts.

10 May 2018

Top 5 BPCA member benefits for getting more customers

There are lots of reasons for joining a trade association but ultimately people choose BPCA because we make your business more profitable. These are our top five member benefits that help you attract (and retain) new clients.

10 May 2018

Data driven customer relationship management for pest control companies

Michael Collins is Managing Consultant at Database Marketing Counsel providing database marketing and CRM consultancy. He turns his attention to the world of pest control to help us rethink how we collect and use our customer data.

10 May 2018

Spent gases: In-transit fumigation risks, safety and opportunity

Martin Cobbald, Chair of the Fumigation and Controlled Environment (FaCE) Forum briefs us on in-transit fumigations, keeping customers safe, and getting paid in the process.

09 May 2018

Wasp Nest BINGO!

Are you a pest technician who’s seen it all? Time to prove it! Eyes down, look in and play...WASPS NEST BINGO!

08 May 2018

World’s largest rodent eradication project declared a success

The UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia is officially declared free of rodents for the first time since humans arrived on the island, due to the world's largest rodent control programme.

04 May 2018

Ask the Technical Team May 2018

When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our experienced technical team. Here are just a few of the latest questions posed...

04 May 2018

BPCA at the Manchester Cleaning Show and FoodEx

Short of going door-to-door with a handful of flyers, how do you spread the “Be Protected. Professionally.” message to associated sectors? One of the ways we do it is by visiting the heart of those associated sectors – their trade shows.

04 May 2018

Imagine a place…

..where pest controllers get together to learn something new, share ideas, meet local product distributors, eat bacon and drink a lot of coffee.

04 May 2018

THE LOWDOWN: Level 2 Pest Control Technician Apprenticeship

In May 2015 a group of 14 companies, large and small, approached BPCA for help to create an apprenticeship for pest control technicians. Three years on, Karen Dawes, wraps up where we came from, and where we’re at.

30 April 2018

BPCA partnership with Hotel Facility Management Expo

We are excited to announce BPCA will be working with the Hotel Facilities Management Expo as official partners for their trade show, held in the ExCel on 25-26 September 2018.

19 April 2018

Climate conditions clear the way for mosquitoes in the UK

Spring marks the start of the flying insect season in the UK and current weather patterns could see numbers soar, according to a national trade body.

19 April 2018

CRRU issues updated rodenticide guidelines for online sales

Guidelines for online sales of anticoagulant rodenticide products have been updated for recently introduced smaller packs and lower active ingredient levels in products for general public use.

16 April 2018

Asian hornet identified in Lancashire

An Asian hornet has been found in Lancashire and surveillance activity is underway.

09 April 2018

2018 CEPA-NPMA Global Summit of Pest Management Services shaping up

Following the success of the two previous editions, CEPA and NPMA are co-hosting a third Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety between, 4-6 June 2018.

09 April 2018

BPCA responds to ECHA Cholecalciferol public consultation

The ECHA is inviting responses from relevant parties in response to derogating Cholecalciferol to the exclusion criteria. BPCA, on behalf of all its members, has responded.

04 April 2018

Considering your Site-Specific Pest Risk Assessments

Often, pest management companies overlook potential risks to product and the potential harm that can occur to your client relationships when customers complain about receiving pest-contaminated pallets, packaging or product.

04 April 2018

All rodenticide users encouraged to update knowledge

Pest controllers, farmers, and gamekeepers are being encouraged to undertake knowledge updates to maintain their professional competence in the use of stewardship-label rodenticides, says CRRU UK.

04 April 2018

Regular tyre checks are "essential for vehicle safety"

Drivers across the UK should be carrying out regular examinations and checks on their tyres in order to stay safe when taking to the roads, GEM Motoring Assist has warned.

04 April 2018

Oxford Direct Services to generate £10.4m for council services over next 4 years

BPCA Servicing Members Oxford Direct Services, the commercial division of Oxford City Council, plans to deliver £10.4m in value back to the Council over the next 4 years, which can be put towards council services.

29 March 2018

Pest control procedures in the food industry - A recipe for success

Pest infestation in food premises has always been unacceptable. The risks to public health – and to reputations – are serious concerns.

28 March 2018

Conservationists unleash rodent detection dogs in final phase of world’s largest rodent eradication

Three small dogs are at the centre of the final phase of the world’s largest project to eradicate invasive species.

28 March 2018

Nottingham Pest Control careers fair success

On Friday 16 March 2018, Nottingham based company NPC pest prevention solutions attended one of the Midlands largest jobs fairs.

23 March 2018

NBC celebrate 25 years in business with environmental conference

2018 marks the 25th anniversary for BPCA Servicing member NBC Environment. They are celebrating this milestone by fundraising for the Princes Trust to help give other businesses the opportunity to have the same support NBC has received.

21 March 2018

Ticking the box - the value of maintenance cycles for effective pest control

A pest management maintenance cycle plays a significant role in health and safety, well-being, and upholding the reputation of a business. Find out how to implement a robust pest control maintenance cycle.

20 March 2018

Lantra withdraws approval from 'customised' rodent control on farms training

One of UK Rodenticide Stewardship's formal awarding organisations for training, Lantra, has withdrawn approval from any 'customised' variants of its own Rodent Control on Farms course.

20 March 2018

Defra consultation on the implementation of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards

Defra is seeking views on proposals for implementing the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) in the UK.

16 March 2018

PPC Live feedback: win an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet

If you attended PPC Live 2018, we'd like you to answer a few questions to help us improve for future years. If you provide an email address at the end of the survey, we'll enter you into a prize draw where you could win an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.

16 March 2018

When professional pest control got together: PPC Live 2018

On 14 March 2018, the public health pest control sector got together in Malvern, Worcestershire for BPCA’s tradeshow, PPC Live.

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14 June 2018

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New Code of Best Practice: The Use of Air Guns in Pest Control

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Air Guns in Pest Control is now available to download.   BPCA Codes of Best Practice (COBP) are written rules which explain how people working

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04 June 2018

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World Pest Day: What would the world be like without pest control?

6 June 2018 is the second ever World Pest Day. To mark the occasion, we’re imagining what would be different in a world without any pest management. Pest management professionals from five

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21 May 2018

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Your say: Public consultation on drones (unmanned aircraft)

The European Commission is conducting an open public consultation relating to the possible adoption of rules applicable to drone operations. Any changes in the rules may affect professional pest

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14 June 2018

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Guidance for the frequency of checking snap-break back traps available for BPCA members

BPCA has produced a guidance document to help our members decide how often they need to check their snapback/break-back traps. The guidance document was created at the request of members and goes

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14 June 2018

Latest news

New Code of Best Practice: The Use of Air Guns in Pest Control

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Air Guns in Pest Control is now available to download.   BPCA Codes of Best Practice (COBP) are written rules which explain how people working

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11 June 2018

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Alpha Pest Control celebrates its silver anniversary

Member story | BPCA online Preston based, Alpha Pest Control, has celebrated 25 years of service to the pest control industry. Alpha Pest Control marked the occasion by throwing a su

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