Latest News from BPCA

03 October 2017

Howard Taffs selected as new Servicing Committee Chair

The BPCA Servicing Committee has selected Howard Taffs, Managing Director of Good Riddance Pest Control as the new Chair.

02 October 2017

Whistleblower process introduced for rodenticide point-of-sale breaches by CRRU

CRRU has produced a reporting process for anyone that suspects a breach of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime point-of-sale checks.

19 September 2017

BPMAs to return in 2019

Following the success of the inaugural British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs), it has now been confirmed that the process will run every other year in line with PestEx.

19 September 2017

Are you attending PestWorld 2017?

If you’re making the trip to Baltimore in October, please let us know. We can put you in touch with other UK pest control companies and suppliers attending the event – always good to have contact with a few fellow members while you’re out there.

19 September 2017

LDC invests in Pelsis Group

BPCA Manufacturing and Distributor member, Pelsis, have announced the investment in Pelsis Holding (UK) Ltd, by LDC, the UK’s most active mid-market private equity investor on Friday 25 August 2017.

19 September 2017

Important Label and Use Changes for Aluminium Phosphide Products

The Register of Accredited Metallic Phosphide Standards in the United Kingdom (RAMPS UK) has issued label and use changes for Aluminium Phosphide products.

19 September 2017

BPCA lobbies ECHA on Cholecalciferol

BPCA has submitted a statement to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in response to their public consultation on Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3).

19 September 2017

PPC88 out now

BPCA's quarterly industry magazine, Professional Pest Controller (PPC) is out now. Issue 88 (September 2017) is full to the brim of pest and business news and features. Get your copy free here.

13 September 2017

Engagement? Mission: possible.

New BPCA President Tom Holmes introduces himself and his perspectives on our industry and association...

13 September 2017

“I don’t need to join BPCA – I just need a badge.”

BPCA Chief Executive, Simon Forrester, speculates about why there are still pest management servicing companies reluctant to join BPCA, but are happy to reap the benefits of the work we do for the industry.

13 September 2017

BPCA Servicing Membership process – bring your company into membership

Joining BPCA as a full Servicing Member can be an enormous benefit for you and your company, but changes to criteria, new audits and subscription fees may seem a little daunting. PPC asked Rachel Eyre, BPCA Membership Officer, to demystify the whole

13 September 2017

Shout it from the rooftops

With the first wave of independent audits to the British Standard have been completed. We ask Dee Ward-Thompson, BPCA Technical Manager, “What comes next?"

13 September 2017

Your new (digital) home

Moving home is always scary, especially when you share it with 600+ members. A website is more than a digital presence – it’s the interconnected home of a membership organisation, its members and affiliates. Oh, and BPCA’s home gets nearly a million

13 September 2017

The future started yesterday: Barcelona Pest Control Innovation Forum

In late May Simon Forrester attended the second Barcelona Pest Control Innovation Forum, organised by ADEPAP, the Catalonian Pest Management Association.

13 September 2017

Review: BPCA National Survey and the media

Earlier this year (on World Pest Day) we published our National Survey of local authorities as part of the worldwide campaign aimed to penetrate mainstream media, raising awareness of pest control generally, but also its influence on public health.

13 September 2017

Today’s youth, tomorrow’s pest techs!

Complete Pest Control’s 21-year-old boss, Oliver Fitzgerald grasped the challenge of starting a business immediately after A Levels. He talks to us about the challenges of being a young pest control company owner.

13 September 2017

Apprenticeships update

BPCA announced earlier this year that it’s Pest Control Employer Development Group (EDG) had produced the Pest Control Technician Apprenticeship Standard ready for submission to the Trailblazer Apprenticeship scheme. We caught up with the new Chair o

13 September 2017

Level 2 qualified at 18!

Lewis Westlake, from Servicing Member company Acute Pest Control, has passed his Level 2 Award in Pest Management qualification at the tender age of only 18 years old.

13 September 2017

The Brit in Brussels

Henry Mott has served as BPCA President and still actively runs a pest management company here in the UK. Now he’s taken his seat at the top of the table for the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA).

13 September 2017

Macro-scale eradication; the only way to be sure?

Simon Forrester investigates whether or not complete eradication of a species is the only way to preserve public health, and the hidden impacts of wiping out a pest organism.

13 September 2017

Cereals 2017: wake up to fumigation

Following a request from the Fumigation and Controlled Environments (FaCE) Forum, BPCA travelled to the village of Boothby Graffoe to take a stand at the technical agricultural event Cereals. We brought along members of the FaCE Forum to talk about a

13 September 2017

Rats underfoot; drainage engineer or pest control technician?

What do you do when you suspect a rodent’s route of entry is from a flaw in the inaccessible pipes beneath your feet? We asked drainage expert, Mick Grant from BPCA Associate Member company, MG Drainage, to give us an insight into the potentially dra

13 September 2017

Apptastic! Smarter pest control at your fingertips

The digital software arms race has never been so competitive. For smaller companies, choosing the right application to help drive that bottom line up can be a challenging activity to undertake. Ben Massey takes a look at the options...

13 September 2017

Pests on holiday

Do you struggle to leave work at home when you go away on holiday? Rather be doing a bit of pest management than topping up the tan? No, we don’t either. Regardless, we press on... Here are PPC’s top holiday pests you may (or may not) fancy wrestling

13 September 2017

Skunk hits the senses in Surrey

A professional pest controller had to do a double take - and take a deep breath - after coming face-to-face with a skunk in Surrey.

13 September 2017

Ask the Technical Team September 2017

Being the leading association for pest management in the UK means that you get a lot of professional pest control questions piling up in your inbox. When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our experienced tech

13 September 2017

ICUP: warm reception boosts urban pests

The ninth incarnation of ICUP took place at Aston University in Birmingham in July. Held every three years, the 2017 edition attracted a worldwide delegation of academics as well as many pest management professionals from the UK.

13 September 2017

A site survey for sore eyes: external urban pest control

What happens when your survey shows evidence of rats, badgers, deer, foxes and even slowworms? Gary Williams from Urban Wildlife investigates.

13 September 2017

That’s newts to me

Jonathan Walker from BPCA Member company, Eradipest, expected a straightforward rodent problem. However, his site survey revealed that rats weren’t the only species that had made themselves at home.

13 September 2017


Tips and tricks from the BPCA technical team to see you through the last bit of the year’s pest problems.

06 September 2017

The product standards for portable ladders are changing

The British and European standard that covers all types of portable ladder has had a significant revision that all pest management professionals should be aware of.

06 September 2017

Bayer issues warning to stay alert for Asian Hornets

Manufacturer and Distributor Member, Bayer, has urged Pest controllers to remain vigilant this autumn and report sightings of Asian hornets. The advice follows the first confirmed case of the invasive pest in the UK last September.

05 September 2017

New imaging technique reveals amazing pictures of live insects

Scientists from Western University in Ontario, Canada have developed a new way of photographing living insects with stunning results.

04 September 2017

A bug in the system: protect yourself from cybercrime

With high profile and sophisticated digital crimes making the headlines weekly, Associate Member Cliverton team up with BPCA to give you some practical tips for staying safe on the web.

01 September 2017

Spike in wasp numbers with autumn sugar rush predicted

BPCA predicts a rise in wasp figures after the mixed summer weather created a delay in their usual pattern of emergence.

31 August 2017

Training Development Manager joins BPCA staff team

Karen Dawes has joined the BPCA staff team as our new Training Development Manager. Karen has worked within the trade association sector for several years, most recently for the National Federation of Builders (NFB) which represent the needs of SMEs

31 August 2017

BPCA staff commended for long service

BPCA Membership Officer Rachel Eyre was thanked for her long service at the BPCA Annual General Meeting 2017. She has been with BPCA for 25 years and has held a variety of roles across the Association, including training, events and now membership ad

31 August 2017

Island invasive conference

In July the UK hosted the first international Island Invasives conference in the Northern hemisphere. The event brought together world experts in tackling invasive species to share experience, discoveries and ideas about the management of these speci

16 August 2017

Fleas with bubonic plague found in parts of USA

Public health officials have confirmed that they have found fleas in Arizona, the USA that have tested positive for the bubonic plague

09 August 2017

Cleankill scoop up national award

BPCA Servicing Members, Cleankill Pest Control win Service Provider of the Year at inaugural ACE Awards.

04 August 2017

Confirmed: Invasive Asian tiger mosquitoes in UK

Public Health England has reported that a monitoring project in Kent discovered Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) larvae.

02 August 2017

The cost of getting it wrong

Amid a series of successful prosecutions and press releases from the HSE , we thought it was worth wrapping up a few of case studies so you can get a clear picture of the consequences of “getting it wrong”

31 July 2017

Anticoagulant rodenticides renewed by Brussels

Eight anticoagulant rodenticide active substances have been identified as “Candidates for Substitution”, as part of the Biocidal Products Regulation.

27 July 2017

CRRU help gamekeepers with rodenticide stewardship best practice

A new document has been released by The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) UK

27 July 2017

Killgerm Environment Management System achieves ISO 14001

Manufacturing and Distributors Member, Killgerm, have been awarded ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

27 July 2017

PROMPT app gets an update

The BASIS PROMPT app for pest technicians has been given a fresh lease of life.

14 July 2017

PestEx 2019: 75% of stands gone already

With over 600 days left to go until PestEx 2019 – we’ve already got 75% of the available stand space booked or on hold for exhibitors, suggesting an even bigger show than this year.

14 July 2017

PPC Magazine picks up Best Practice Award adding to BPCA’s list of accolades

Professional Pest Controller (PPC) Magazine has been crowned magazine of the year by the Trade Association Forum.

29 June 2017

Global Pest Management Coalition Launched

BPCA recently joined 21 pest management associations from around the world to form the Global Pest Management Coalition.

21 June 2017

BPCA supporting members at events

This week, BPCA Events Manager, Lauren Day visited the Facilities Management show at ExCeL, London following a request from Servicing Member Beaver Pest Control to lend a helping hand on their exhibition stand.

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13 November 2019

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PPC97 out now

  Professional pest controller magazine issue 97 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF or you can joi

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17 October 2019

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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. The webinar also highlights so

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27 September 2019

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New way to pass your Level 2 Award in Pest Management

BPCA has announced a new 7-day, modular, non-residential training course in the centre of London this November. As part of its membership criteria, BPCA recognises the Level 2 Award in Pest Man

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13 November 2019

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Egg-cellent news for Bayer

BPCA Manufacturer and Distributor 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. Ken B

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13 November 2019

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Killgerm announce Scandinavian acquisition

BPCA member company Killgerm Group Ltd recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Milluck AB. Founded in 2007 and based in Malmö, Sweden, Milluck supplies the professiona

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13 November 2019

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CEPA launches pest management professionalisation initiative

On 1 October, the European pest management services trade association (CEPA) launched its Memorandum of Understanding on Professionalisation of the Pest Management Industry, in an event hosted

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