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21 June 2017

Tom Holmes elected as new BPCA President as Paul Rodman steps down

Tom Holmes, Head of Product Development at Pelsis Group was yesterday elected as the new BPCA President.

20 June 2017

Former BPCA Executive Director, Board and Servicing Committee member elected as Life Member

Richard Strand, who was Executive Director for 18 years received life membership of the Association at the 2017 AGM in Leicestershire today.

16 June 2017

Century milestone for quality benchmark

The number of UK pest control companies to achieve CEPA Certified® status has reached three figures in little more than two years.

06 June 2017

Welcome to World Pest Day

Today (6th June 2017) is the very first World Pest Day. The worldwide campaign aims to increase awareness of the important role pest management plays in protecting public health.

26 May 2017

Insect Monitoring Traps live to fight another day

The hard work of BPCA, its Members and their clients working together have resulted in a victory against a proposal to class insect monitoring trap pheromones as biocides. Through a two-pronged attack at the European Commission and lobbying of the UK

26 May 2017

PPC87: Out Now

PPC87 is packed with articles and news all about BPCA and the pest control sector. Whether you want to top up your CPD points, improve your business or look back at the best bits from PestEx 2017 - this issue is for you.

26 May 2017

Ben’s award completes hat-trick for BPCA

Marketing and Communications Manager Ben Massey has scooped a national award to complete a remarkable hat-trick for the British Pest Control Association.

26 May 2017

CRRU approve guidance document for Internet sales of rodenticides in the UK

The CRRU board has approved a new document meaning that this guidance has now become part of BPCA Membership Criteria.

16 May 2017

18 inch Rat makes headlines - media savvy pest controllers take note!

Once again, the media has taken an interest in a big rodent. The rat in question is by no means the largest on record, or indeed particularly newsworthy.

16 May 2017

Referrals on track. Again

Our popular ‘find a pest controller tool’ continues to churn out more referrals for servicing members that ever before, with an increase of 13% this year so far.

16 May 2017

Prince Charles to control grey squirrels with Nutella and contraception

It is understood that Prince Charles has backed a government plan to sterilise grey squirrels using traps filled with Nutella and oral contraceptive, with the aim of protecting their red cousins.

16 May 2017

The Death of Diesel?

It’s alleged that some of our cities have such poor air quality that it contributes to the early deaths of some 40,000 UK citizens.

16 May 2017

Members embrace CRRU Code of Best Practice and get amazing results

Back in 2016, Matt Garwood and his team at MG Pest Control switched over their sites to be fully compliant with the CRRU Code of Best Practice and started to monitor pest activity.

16 May 2017

BPCA Defends Insect Monitoring

Working alongside manufacturing and distributor members, BPCA has written to the European Commission to protest at a proposal to class attractants used in insect monitoring traps as biocides.

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.

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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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