Latest News from BPCA

16 May 2022

John O'Conner buzzing about bee garden project

Press release: Staff at BPCA member company John O'Conner Pest Control have been working with some London residents on creating a 'bee friendly' garden. 

12 May 2022

New member benefit: Discounted IT, computing and tech advice with Dell

Dell UK and BPCA have teamed up to help pest control businesses grow and support members' IT needs. 

11 May 2022

New control of field mice guidance document out now

A technical briefing and guidance document, on when and how field mice can be controlled, has been published by BPCA and Pesttrain.

10 May 2022

VIDEO: Carrying out pest control surveys

In this video, Natalie will explore pest control survey techniques, record keeping and best practice.

09 May 2022

Terminix UK sold to Norvestor

Press release: Terminix Global Holdings, following its merger with Rentokil, has announced the sale of Terminix UK to Norvestor.

04 May 2022

Total Pest Control help with Ukrainian charity appeal

Press release: Didcot-based BPCA member Total Pest Control recently helped out with Ukrainian aid efforts by temporarily donating a work vehicle.

04 May 2022

Programme now available for ICUP 2022

Press release: The programme for the ICUP 2022 conference which will be held in Barcelona is now available.

29 April 2022

New Omniveo fly trap 'designed to see it all'

Press release: A new range of professional UV flying insect light traps has been launched by Netherlands-based manufacturer, Alcochem Hygiene.

29 April 2022

Natural Resources Wales share key bird licensing documents

Four new draft general licences and a report on the decisions surrounding those general licences are among the key documents being shared with pest controllers by NRW.

28 April 2022

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill receives Royal Assent - what does this mean for pest management?

New legislation restricting glue trap use in England became law after receiving the go-ahead from the monarch, alongside several other animal health and welfare bills.

27 April 2022

Call in professionals if nesting birds pose a problem

Birds can cause a range of issues during nesting season, but interfering with wild birds, their eggs or nests could lead to prosecution.

27 April 2022

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes third and final reading in England

The Bill to restrict glue trap use in England has passed its third and final reading in the House of Lords unopposed and with no amendments.

26 April 2022

CRRU: Rodenticide surveillance finds stubborn barn owl residues

Rodenticide residues have been found in 88% of barn owls by the latest annual surveillance for the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

22 April 2022

PestFix launch benefit scheme for BPCA Servicing members

Press release: From today (22 April 2022), PestFix is now offering a range of perks to all full BPCA Servicing members.

13 April 2022

Pest professionals wanted to play charity football tournament

BPCA member Beaver Pest Control are organising a football tournament to raise money in support of Ukraine.

13 April 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 13 - Challenges of rural pest control on dairy and livestock farms

In this video BASF's Sharon Hughes discusses the challenges of pest control in rural environments and the effective ways to carry out treatments on dairy and livestock farms.  

13 April 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 13 - Adding bird management to your services

In this video, Mark Wenman from Edialux explains why, if he can do bird management, so can you! 

13 April 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 13 - Switching to Selontra

In this video BASF's Helen Hall talks about the key features and benefits of using the cholecalciferol Selontra bait.

13 April 2022

VIDEO: Digital Forum 13 - Bed bugs: know your pest

In this video, Alexia Naylor from Cimex Store talks about one of the most despised pests there is - the bed bug! 

12 April 2022

VIDEO: Trending analysis for EFK capture

During this video, Natalie will explore what a fly catch trend analysis is and how pest professionals can use it.

12 April 2022

NBC Environment acquired by Orkin

Press release: US-based Rollins Inc, best known for its subsidiary pest control brand, Orkin, finalised the acquisition of NBC Environment in early April 2022.

11 April 2022

LNPS bids farewell to long-serving technician 

Press release: Newham-based London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) is toasting the retirement of Martin Lowther after a long and distinguished career as a pest control technician. 

11 April 2022

Details announced for PestWorld 2022 in USA

The NPMA is extending a warm invitation to all international delegates to attend PestWorld 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA this October.

11 April 2022

Covid-19 restrictions being replaced by public health advice

According to HSE, Covid-19 guidance for workplaces is being replaced with public health advice in England, Scotland and Wales.

11 April 2022

BPCA Member Award winners and meeting wrap up

On 8 April 2022, BPCA held a wrap-up meeting for members to recap all the work of 2021. We also held our annual Member Awards.

10 April 2022

1env head back out on the road

Press release: Following the success of their first ‘On The Road’ event back in July 2021, 1env will be heading to the West Midlands in April.

06 April 2022

Rare UK eagle’s rodenticide death shines spotlight on need for responsible rodent control

A poisoned white-tailed eagle found in Dorset is dramatic and regrettable evidence of the need for universally responsible use of rodenticides, states the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use.

31 March 2022

Contego making a difference at Yarm Primary School

Press release: Contego's pledge to give back to their local community continues. In this article, they talk to Yarm Primary School about how their donation will make a difference to pupils.

30 March 2022

New fruit fly attractant launched by IPS

Press release: Scientists in Cheshire have developed a new attractant to help monitor a serious economic pest of soft fruits including grapes, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.

29 March 2022

Bill to restrict glue traps passes second reading in England

The Glue Traps (Offences) Bill has passed its second reading unopposed, through the House of Lords at Westminster.

28 March 2022

Bed bug tape launched by Andermatt UK at PestEx

Press release: InsectoSec Tape was successfully launched by Andermatt UK at PestEx 2022 in March.

25 March 2022

VIDEO: PestEx 2022 review

A review of PestEx 2022 - the pest management show, which took place at the ExCeL in London on 16 and 17 March 2022.

23 March 2022

Cliverton sets out charity goals as part of newly named Group 

Press release: Animal-related business insurance broker Cliverton is aiming to help reach a £250 million charity target as part of ambitious plans of rebranded parent company, Benefact Group.

22 March 2022

Andrew McDougall joins Pest Research Hub team at IPS

Press release: Cheshire-based International Pheromone Systems has strengthened its research capabilities with the appointment of a Laboratory Coordinator.

21 March 2022

BASF calls out for pest control professionals who have switched to Selontra

Press release: BPCA member BASF is on the lookout for pest control professionals who have switched to Selontra® to join its growing ambassador programme.

21 March 2022

Thousands of connections in London as PestEx returns  

After a longer than usual wait, pest professionals from all over the world came together last week as PestEx finally returned to the ExCeL in London.

11 March 2022

Barkwith Associates celebrate 20th birthday

Press release: Regulatory and technical support services business, Barkwith Associates, celebrate their 20th year in business this year.

10 March 2022

Bayer to sell Environmental Science arm to Cinven

Press release: Bayer to sell its Environmental Science Professional business to Cinven for 2.6 billion U.S. dollars

08 March 2022

Bayer ES: Celebrating International Women’s Day 

Press release: On International Women’s Day Bayer Environmental Science have partnered with Pest Solutions to celebrate just some of the tremendous team and their achievements within the pest control industry.

03 March 2022

Free musculoskeletal (MSD) online assessment tools available

The assessment part of HSE's digital MSD tools are now available to use free of charge.

03 March 2022

VIDEO: Hierarchy of rodent control

During this video, John will explore the hierarchy of rodent control, Environmental Risk Assessments and the risk to non-targets.

03 March 2022

Urban foxes PhD project looking for pest control support

A Bournemouth University PhD student needs help from pest technicians in Southern England who carry out urban fox control for a study on population dynamics.

02 March 2022

BPCA Member Awards 2022 finalists announced

Find out who was shortlisted for the British Pest Control Association Member Awards 2022.

01 March 2022

Professional Pest Controller issue 106 (PPC106) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 106 is out now and available to read online for free.

01 March 2022

Pests in politics: Winter 2021-22

A regular feature to keep you in the loop on what's happening regarding pest management in UK Parliament and the devolved administrations.

01 March 2022

Pests in the press: Winter 2021

Our regular PPC magazine feature, taking a look at public relations and how BPCA works with the press to educate the public about pest awareness.

01 March 2022

A dog’s dinner? New label conditions on ‘robustness’ of rodenticide bait boxes

Changes required by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to instructions on rodenticide product labels have significant implications for users in pest control, farming and gamekeeping.

01 March 2022

Ask the technical team March 2022

Delusional parasitosis, wasp nest legalities, roadkill and live capture trap dispatch are looked at in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

01 March 2022

Pests vs Public health: Animal welfare paper review

Regular PPC contributor Chris Cagienard, Managing Director of BPCA member Pest Solutions, reviews the paper on the assessment of common rat management methods and related welfare impacts.

01 March 2022

Public health vs Pests: Medical problems and infections from pests

PPC asked Dr Alex Kew from University College London Hospitals to look at the public health risks that arise from common pests to better educate and protect our clients.

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12 May 2022

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New member benefit: Discounted IT, computing and tech advice with Dell

Dell UK and BPCA have teamed up to help pest control businesses grow and support members' IT needs. 

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28 April 2022

Latest news

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill receives Royal Assent - what does this mean for pest management?

New legislation restricting glue trap use in England became law after receiving the go-ahead from the monarch, alongside several other animal health and welfare bills.

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27 April 2022

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Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes third and final reading in England

The Bill to restrict glue trap use in England has passed its third and final reading in the House of Lords unopposed and with no amendments.

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16 May 2022

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John O'Conner buzzing about bee garden project

Press release: Staff at BPCA member company John O'Conner Pest Control have been working with some London residents on creating a 'bee friendly' garden. 

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12 May 2022

Latest news

New member benefit: Discounted IT, computing and tech advice with Dell

Dell UK and BPCA have teamed up to help pest control businesses grow and support members' IT needs. 

Read more

11 May 2022

Latest news

New control of field mice guidance document out now

A technical briefing and guidance document, on when and how field mice can be controlled, has been published by BPCA and Pesttrain.

Read more