Latest News from BPCA

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.

10 November 2016

Rentokil revenue rises for the third quarter

Servicing members, Rentokil reported another jump in revenue following an excellent performance from the pest control company.

10 November 2016

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas BPCA gave to me…

As part of the BPCA's ongoing commitment to community projects, the staff team has decided they're going to run a reverse advent calendar "pass it on" charity event.

10 November 2016

Rare seabird population triples on Scilly Isles thanks to investment in rodent control

A three-year rodent control project, backed by Prince Charles, has successfully resulted in the number of nesting Manx shearwaters to increase dramatically.

10 November 2016

Using refined sticky traps to meet the challenge of pesticide resistant thrips and whitefly

With more and more pests becoming resistant to pesticides, alternative control methods are being put to the test to combat flower thrip and whitefly infestations.

27 October 2016

BPCA to host inaugural British Pest Management Awards

BPCA will host the very first industry-wide British Pest Management Awards which recognise excellence in the UK Pest Management Sector.

27 October 2016

Released: the BPCA Training Pathway

The BPCA Training Pathway is our new structured learning framework that has been designed to suit all learning styles and enable professionals in the pest management industry to grow and develop throughout their careers.

11 October 2016

Ground Control Ltd win the Queen’s Award for Innovation

Big congratulations to BPCA members, Ground Control Ltd, for winning the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise: innovation 2016.

07 October 2016

BPCA at the Takeaway Expo 2017

Supported by Beaver Pest Control Services, BPCA attended the 2017 Takeaway Expo to showcase its membership community.

06 October 2016

BPCA is celebrating a significant milestone after seeing its 50th member achieve CEPA Certified status

Clearwell Pest Control Services based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, became the 50th member of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) to be successfully measured against it.

06 October 2016

UPDATE: Asian hornets nest found near Bristol

The pumpkin-sized hornet's nest was at the top of a 17m conifer found in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

05 October 2016

BPCA on radio after fire service issues wasp nest warning

Fire services covering Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamshire, issued a warning this week after a DIY treatment of a Wasps nest went horribly wrong.

05 October 2016

Pendle Council ends free pest control for mice, rats and cockroaches

Another local authority is ending their free callouts for many common pests, such as mice, rats and cockroaches.

30 September 2016

New TAS auditor approved by CEPA

Andy Burton, Trade Association Services new auditor has today been approved by CEPA.

27 September 2016

Bayer completes sale of Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced businesses to SBM

Bayer has confirmed completion of the sale of the Consumer business from Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division to French-owned SBM.

20 September 2016

Sighting of an Asian Hornet in the UK

Pest experts are warning members of the public to remain vigilant following the first sighting of an Asian Hornet in the UK.

12 September 2016

No certification, no sale of rodenticides from 1 October

From 1 October farmers, gamekeepers, pest controllers and their employees buying professional rodenticide packs for use outdoors will need to show either an approved certificate of competence or document confirming membership of an approved farm assu

07 September 2016

BPCA publishes Certificate of Pest Control Compliance

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has produced and published a Pest Control Compliance Certificate for end users to display in their business premises.

07 September 2016

BPCA to celebrate 75-year Anniversary

BPCA will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a special dinner held on the evening of Wednesday 22 March, after day one of PestEx 2017.

22 August 2016

BPCA reviews Waste Code of Best Practice

BPCA is currently undergoing a review of the existing Pesticide Waste Code of Best Practice, written by BPCA for the benefit of the whole sector.

11 August 2016

BPCA to exhibit at CropTec

BPCA has this week confirmed its attendance at CropTec 2016 which claims to be the essential event for arable and mixed farmers, their advisers and associated

10 August 2016

BPCA’s New Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) assessments to start in September

Formally the Accredited Technician in Pest Control (ATPC), the new Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) will set a new standard for pest technicians looking to demonstrate a higher level of learning.

22 July 2016

BREXIT... 4 questions for the BPCA Membership

The referendum vote for the UK to exit the European Union presents both challenges and opportunities for Britain, and for our sector.

15 July 2016

Bayer explain new rules on Rodenticides

Farmers and growers using anticoagulant rodenticide products in their operations need to be trained and certified as competent in their use under new rules, which start to be phased in from April this year.

14 July 2016

CEPA certification represents secure standard moving forward

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has now supported 40 pest control companies to achieve CEPA Certification in the last 12 months.

14 July 2016

CRRU Ireland gets tenth sponsor

The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use Ireland (CRRU Ireland) has been strengthened by the addition of a tenth sponsor member - Pied Piper Chemicals Limited of Ballinure, Thurles.

14 July 2016

Updated zoonotic disease guidelines publishes

Guidelines for the Investigation of Zoonotic Disease (non-foodborne) in England and Wales (Version 2),

11 July 2016

Proactive public health pest management

The British Pest Control Association's (BPCA) Servicing Committee Chair, Philip Halpin puts forward his three golden rules for effective pest management.

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13 September 2019

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BPCA on food: open letter on the role of pest management in National Food Strategy

BPCA has written an open letter to contribute to the independent review on developing a national food strategy, commissioned by Defra. We set out our case for the inclusion of pest management provis

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23 August 2019

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PPC96 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 96 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF or you can join our Affili

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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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13 September 2019

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BPCA on food: open letter on the role of pest management in National Food Strategy

BPCA has written an open letter to contribute to the independent review on developing a national food strategy, commissioned by Defra. We set out our case for the inclusion of pest management provis

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13 September 2019

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CONSULTATION: Wild birds general licence survey launched by Defra

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has launched a public survey as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England. Defra is leading this review in close partne

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29 August 2019

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Remembering John Kay

It is with great sadness that we learned this week of the passing of former BPCA President, John Kay. John was a familiar face to many in the pest management industry, with a career spanning 35

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