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11 December 2019

Ficam W to be withdrawn from the market

BPCA member Bayer made the announcement following a vote from the EU Biocide commission.

11 December 2019

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.

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.

04 December 2019

PestTech 2019 hits the target

In November BPCA sent a team along to PestTech 2019 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

04 December 2019

Scholarship announced for Leadership Program

Women and Leadership International (WLI) has announced a £2,500 scholarship available to female leaders in the UK.

03 December 2019

Individual bird licences for 2019 set to expire

Reminder to pest technicians that individual licences for bird control will expire at the end of this year.

03 December 2019

VIDEO: Bed bug control for pest professionals

Watch back our webinar on professional bed bug control. In this first of a 2-part series, Natalie talks biology, lifecycles, public health and prevention.

02 December 2019

Earn as you learn with new trainee programme

BPCA member Abate Pest Management are opening up applications for trainees after launching new scheme.

28 November 2019

BPCA member Rentokil tops popular employers list

Rentokil Initial has knocked global tech giant Apple off the top spot in a league table of UK's most popular employers.

28 November 2019

CRRU call for 'no-excuses' professionalism rodenticide practice

Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use issues call to all following report highlighting rodenticide residues in barn owls.

21 November 2019

Pest advice for controlling Stored Product Insects (SPIs)

Have you brought something home from the shop riddled with insects? Are you a manufacturer of food products and you want to keep them safe from infestation? If you're sick of stored product insects, you're in the right place.

13 November 2019

Egg-cellent news for Bayer

BPCA member Bayer's Harmonix® poultry red mite (PRM) is now included in the BEIC list of products that can be used on Lion Code egg farms.

13 November 2019

Killgerm announce Scandinavian acquisition

BPCA member company Killgerm Group Ltd recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Milluck AB.

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

PestWatch: Pharaoh ants

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, looks at treatments for pharaoh ants and how options have changed over time.

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

Insect baits and baiting

Partho Dhang, author of ‘Urban Pest Control: A Practitioner’s Guide’, explores the intricacies of insecticide baits, giving practical insights for UK pest management professionals.

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

We build it...you drive it?

In this article, BPCA Comms Officer, Kat Shaw explores the franchising business model and how pest management professionals can benefit.

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.

25 October 2019

Majority of farmers no longer permanent baiting for rats

Studies by CRRU and Ulster University show farmers using integrated pest management approaches.

24 October 2019

CRRU finds rodenticide resistance in new areas

Poison resistance in rats has been confirmed in several new areas by a Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use study.

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.

16 October 2019

BPCA scoops two excellence awards

The British Pest Control Association was delighted to be recognised at the Association Excellence Awards in October.

15 October 2019

UK aid tops up funding to tackle malaria

International Development Secretary announces that the UK will match £100 million of private sector funding to help tackle malaria.

09 October 2019

Rat lungworm’s sluggish journey to Europe

Scientists are looking into the spread of rat lungworm to several popular European holiday destinations.

09 October 2019

Cliverton names new director

A new divisional director has been appointed at animal-related business insurance specialist Cliverton.

04 October 2019

Hygeia Award wins for Rentokil employees

Royal Society for Public Health awards two Rentokil Initial employees for commitment to public health.

04 October 2019

Plastic waste: is it time to think outside the box?

Pestforce's Sean Taylor asks how pest management professionals can work smarter and greener, to help tackle climate change and cut waste.

03 October 2019

Kiwa Group welcomes Acheta Consulting

The merging of BPCA member Acheta Consulting to Kiwa's Agri Food Division has been announced.

03 October 2019

Fendona 6SC to be discontinued

Existing stocks of the insecticide Fendona 6SC will be phased out following changes in authorisations.

02 October 2019

BASIS recruiting Chair for Board of Trustees

National charity BASIS is seeking to recruit a Chair for the Board of Trustees, starting in April 2020.

30 September 2019

Changes to bird control general licences in Wales

New Welsh general licences for bird control take effect on Monday 7 October 2019.

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11 December 2019

Latest news

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

Read more

11 December 2019

Latest news

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

Read more

10 December 2019

Latest news

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

Read more
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11 December 2019

Latest news

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

Read more

11 December 2019

Latest news

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

Read more

10 December 2019

Latest news

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

Read more