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16 May 2017

May Apprenticeships Update

BPCA’s drive to create the first apprenticeships in pest control has achieved another key milestone.

16 May 2017

Brain-Invading Parasite Spreads Through Climate Change

Health officials in Hawaii have been warning residents not to touch snails or slugs with their bare hands because of an increase in cases of a rare parasitic infection known as rat lungworm

16 May 2017

CEPA hits 300!

Mid-April saw the three hundredth pest control company in Europe awarded CEPA Certified(R). This milestone was reached by Integrated Pest Management Ltd of Enfield Lock in Middlesex.

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.

16 May 2017

Innovate in Barcelona

On 29 and 30 May, the Association of Pest Control Companies of Catalonia (ADEPAP) organises the third edition of the Barcelona Pest Control Innovation Forum (BPCIF).

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

Obituary: Harry E Wainman

We are sad to report the passing of Harry Wainman, who for many years headed the storage pest fumigation research team at the Government’s Central Science Laboratory in Slough.

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

Move over, Pizza Rat... It's Taco Squirrel!

A gutsy rat that dragged a full slice of pizza down the stairs of a New York City subway station became a social media sensation back in 2015.

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

European commission proposal: attractants as biocides

The European Commission is proposing to class monitoring traps containing attractants as biocides. These include moth pheromone traps, cockroach traps and fruit fly traps.

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.

04 April 2017

Killgerm appoints new Business Development Manager

Killgerm, the UK's leading pest control product supplier, are proud to announce the appointment of Brady Hudson as Business Development Manager commencing 3rd April 2017.

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

New marketing manager at BASIS

Lucy Cottingham joins BASIS Registration - the non-profit organisation responsible for training, certification, auditing and standard-setting across a range of agricultural and related land-based industries

16 March 2017

Trending: Chinese restaurant’s pest warning goes viral

We had a good giggle when someone shared this picture of a sign in China about their rat problem.

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.

16 March 2017

Endangered Bees: Pesticides blamed

The American rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) has made its way onto the endangered species list.

16 March 2017

Mouse Cafe launched

Most people spend their time trying to keep rodents out of food premises - not building one specifically for mice.

16 March 2017

Movie Review: Morgan Spurlock’s Documentary ‘Rats’

It’s very rare to be able to combine a love for pest control and cinema, but when a 1:28 horror documentary makes its way onto Netflix - it’s time to get out the popcorn.

16 March 2017

Change of Venue for 75th Anniversary Celebrations and British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs)

The location of the BPCA 75th Anniversary Celebrations has changed and will now be held at the East Wintergarden.

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.

16 February 2017

The first ever UK Rodenticide Stewardship annual report has been published

The first ever UK Rodenticide Stewardship annual report has been published and marks "the end of the beginning", according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) chairman Dr Alan Buckle.

11 February 2017

Freedom of information request reveals thousands of pest control call outs in NHS hospitals

Data by the Press Association shows that pest controllers were called out over 5000 times by hospitals in England.

31 January 2017

Frequently asked questions about BS EN 16636 Certification

Find out all you need to know about the British Standard in Pest Management EN 16636.

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.

27 January 2017

International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) programme announced

BPCA will be one of the sponsors of the highly popular non-profit conference, designed to share information and ideas on the impact, biology and control of pests in the urban environment.

19 January 2017

Rentokil completes purchase of competitor Cannon Pest Control

One of the largest independently owned pest control companies in the UK, Cannon Pest Control, has been purchased by Pest Control giant, Rentokil.

11 January 2017

Contego Environmental Services expands bird and pest control business with a London acquisition

BPCA Servicing Members, Contego Environmental Services has successfully acquired a rival company with an office in central London.

11 January 2017

New marketing and technical manager at Basis

The appointment of a marketing and technical manager is set to deliver a boost to fast-growing professional register BASIS PROMPT

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!

28 November 2016

Rats menace threatens Christmas spirit

Homeowners are being urged to be on their guard as cold weather threatens to spark a plague of rats over Christmas.

25 November 2016

Tenth assurance scheme gets rodenticide stewardship approval

Laid in Britain, an assurance scheme for hen's eggs, has been approved by the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime as proof of competence for the purchase of professional use rodenticides.

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.

24 November 2016

LODI primary sponsor for BPCA 75th Anniversary Dinner

BPCA is happy to announce our primary sponsor for the British Pest Control 75th Anniversary Dinner will be Manufacturing and Distribution Members LODI.

10 November 2016

Mitie wins pest management and facilities management contract with Manchester Airports Group

Servicing member Mitie has been awarded a £60-million contract with Manchester Airports Group (MAG), combining their services across three airports into a single contract.

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22 July 2019

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VIDEO: Risk management assessments for pest management professionals

A health and safety risk assessment considers the hazards present in a task or activity. RAs looks at the likelihood of harm that might occur and the severity of that harm.  In this 1 hour

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29 May 2019

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Updated advice on interim measures for bird control after new licences delayed

BPCA had originally advised members that if they could wait for the appropriate general licence to be released, they should. However, now it seems we could be experiencing a longer wait, w

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28 May 2019

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PPC95 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 95 is out now and available to read online for free.  The magazine can be read online, downloaded as a PDF or you can join our&nb

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20 August 2019

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14th Fumigants and Pheromones Conference announced

Registration is now open for the 14th Fumigants and Pheromones Conference, taking place next May in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Insects Limited and Fumigation Service & S

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19 August 2019

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NBC secures backing from Santander

BPCA member NBC Environment has secured £1.2m funding with a major bank to boost the company’s growth. As a result of a successful extensive review of NBC’s busines

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09 August 2019

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VIDEO: A practical approach to wasp management

Practical wasp management is hazardous work, which is why pest technicians can always benefit from refreshing their knowledge and improving their competency around the control of wasp nests.

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