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29 October 2015

Dip I accepted by CRRU

For anyone who wishes to purchase or use professional use rodenticides from next year, a number of existing training certificates were grandfathered by CRRU including the BPC Diploma Part 1 from 1998 - 2004.

09 October 2015

RSPH candidates first to achieve legally required qualification under rodenticide stewardship scheme

Candidates from Rentokil taking the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Rodenticides became the first cohort to achieve a qualification that complies with the Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticide (SGAR) stew

06 October 2015

Killgerm announce appointment of new Managing Director

Killgerm Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Teresa Carrascosa as the new Managing Director designate for Killgerm Spain.

25 September 2015

Update from the Pest Management Alliance: Rodenticide Stewardship and the Professional Pest Management Sector

Two years ago manufacturers and users of anticoagulant rodenticides were presented with a clear choice; ensure stewardship of these products or potentially lose their use. The members of the Pest Management Alliance were consulted by HSE/CRRU as part

12 August 2015

New course creates surge of interest

Gamekeepers wishing to continue using the products after the deadline will need relevant credentials and one-day courses that lead to official certification, awarded by BASIS Registration Ltd, have attracted a surge of interest

12 August 2015

Rodenticide stewardship's complex timelines clarified

Complex overlapping timelines in the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime have been published in graphical format by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).

07 August 2015

Fire at PelGar hits the news

As reported by both the BBC and ITV local news Hampshire Fire and Rescue were called out to attend a fire at PelGar International Ltd. head office at 4.55am on the 5 August. The fire was quickly put out and the premises cordoned off for investigation

05 August 2015

Barrettine Environmental Health (BEH) move to a Brand New Purpose Built Distribution Unit

Barrettine Environmental Health (BEH) are delighted to announce that they have recently moved to a brand new purpose built distribution unit in Bristol.

24 July 2015

New law on pest control puts farmers under pressure

Farmers are facing a race against time to comply with strict new rules on specialist pesticides.

20 July 2015

New online platform has string of benefits for pest control industry and beyond

The new-look BASIS PROMPT website features a facility for technicians to sign up online.

14 July 2015

Baiting operations concluded on South Georgia as plans get underway for long-term monitoring

Hopes that globally important seabird sanctuary is now free of rats for first time in two centuries

14 July 2015

Dr. Jacqueline Applegate to head Environmental Science at Bayer CropScience

Longtime Bayer Executive Dr Jacqueline Applegate will become Head of Environmental Science, the non-agricultural business operations unit of Bayer CropScience.

10 July 2015

BPCA Joins British Cleaning Council

In July BPCA became the latest member of the British Cleaning Council (BCC), a federation of over 20 associations dedicated to raising the profile of the industry and helping it gain the credibility it deserves.

02 July 2015

Councils must point to professionals on pest control

Local authorities are being urged to ensure cuts to pest control services don't create a risk to public health.

19 June 2015

And the first CEPA Certified operator is...

...the German Pest Control Provider named Treuer GmbH. After the CEPA Certification system was launched in March 2015, Treuer has been quick to implement the EN 16636 standard and is now the first operator officially certified.

15 June 2015

What happened at Fumicon 2015

Set in the historic Suffolk Port of Felixstowe, the fumigation conference returned in 2015 in the guise of Fumicon, proving to be a huge success with experts delivering a variety of seminars.

15 June 2015

Pressure mounts on SGAR abusers

A recent case in Scotland saw not only a prosecution for the individual but also his employer when a wild bird was found to have been poisoned

12 June 2015

Pestokill acquires North London Pest Control outfit

BPCA Member Pestokill has bought North London-based Xpel for an undisclosed sum.

09 June 2015

CRRU-approved certifications for purchase and use of professional rodenticide products

The CRRU Training and Certification Work Group (T&C WG) has recently published a list of the approved certifications for proof of competence for purchase and use of professional packs of rodenticides.

19 May 2015

Russell IPM Foundation celebrates £100,000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

Local business Russell IPM held a celebration day on Friday to announce that they had successfully reached their £100,000 target for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research.

11 May 2015

PelGar International announcing acquisition

PelGar International is delighted to announce the acquisition of pesticide manufacturing company Agropharm Ltd.

23 April 2015

New Technical Manager for BPCA

Dee Ward-Thompson joined the BPCA team in April 2015 from member company OCS Cannon, where she'd been their UK Technical Manager since 2008.

23 April 2015

Spending cuts could spark plague of pests

Government spending cuts could spark an explosion in the UK pest population, it has been claimed.

18 March 2015

CRRU launches Code of Best Practice for Rodent Control and Safe Use of Rodenticides

The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) has launched the document that forms the heart of the stewardship campaign around SGARs.

18 March 2015

European initiative to promote standards in pest control

The launch of a new industry standard will create a unique benchmark for pest controllers has been hailed as a positive step.

17 March 2015

PestEx 2015: Unmissable Again!

Once again this year's PestEx, held 25-26 March in London smashed all previous records, and proved to be a huge draw. The perfect combination of exhibitors and seminars brought in a whopping 17% more people over the two days compared to 2013.

02 December 2014

BPCA break member referral record for the second year running!

Referrals are just one of the key ways BPCA delivers value for its members. Over the last few years BPCA have given out tens of thousands of consumer referrals, each being provided with the contact details of their closest BPCA members.

12 November 2014

Disposal of rodent carcasses and other waste

BPCA Members are well aware of the potential difficulties surrounding disposal of waste in general and rodent carcases in particular.

10 November 2014

PestEx 2015 set to be the biggest ever UK pest control exhibition!

Due to a high demand at PestEx 2015, BPCA has had to create extra stand space to meet the demand for the much-anticipated show taking place in London on the 25 and 26 March 2015.

03 November 2014

NPMA award for Fryatt

During NPMA's PestWorld International Reception, Univar Director Latin America Benjamin Gomez recognised three industry leaders.

17 September 2014

Natural England Board determines outcome of General Licences Consultation

Over recent months Natural England has held a wide-ranging consultation to seek views on potential adjustments to General Licences for protected species which are periodically reviewed.

17 September 2014

PestEx 2015 – Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger!

Following a complete sell-out in 2013, we have made room for additional stands at PestEx 2015.

14 July 2014

BPCA Member Justin Holloway stars in BBC 1 production

Over the past 12 months BPCA have been supporting Lion TV working for BBC1, in their production ‘How Safe is Your House?'

25 June 2014

Message from BPCA President

Martin Harvey of Harvey Environmental Services looks back at the Association's successes during 2014, and forward to the year ahead.

23 May 2014

PPC Live 2014: a great success!

BPCA's new PPC Live event was a huge success with delegates and exhibitors alike.

13 May 2014

WIIS investigate rogue pest controllers

The Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (WIIS) and its counterpart in Scotland (WIIS - Scotland) are involved in wildlife crime investigations as illustrated by the following two case studies.

24 February 2014

BPCA wins European Association of the Year

The British Pest Control Association has won the prestigious ‘Association of the Year' Award from the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA). T

16 January 2014

Waste Carrier Registration – this affects you!

Any companies removing waste from sites (even small amounts of spent bait, UV tubes or packaging) must register with the Government.

20 December 2013

Rentokil buys pest control division of Green Compliance for £4m

Rentokil Initial is to buy the pest control division of Green Compliance. Rentokil is paying a total of £4m in cash for the company.

25 November 2013

BPCA gives out 43,507 referrals to members in 2013

From 1 January until 31 December 2013, 43,507 company details have been passed on to the public for both domestic and commercial jobs.

07 November 2013

BPCA comments on recent rodenticide resistance stories

Technical Manager Richard Moseley said "cases of resistance in rats have been known for decades."

27 September 2013

Starting out in pest control

Are you fairly new to the industry and thinking of setting up your own pest control company? Why not book your place on our 'Starting out in pest control course' this October.

17 September 2013

Jonathan Peck - industry mourns

The news that Jonathan Peck lost his battle with cancer on Sunday 15 September was received by both the staff team and Executive Board with great sadness.

22 March 2013

HSE release summary of responses for Risk Mitigation Measures

The HSE consulted industry on our views regarding their proposals for SGARs. The summary of responses is now available here.

11 February 2013

British Pest Control Association comments on fox attack

Technical Manager Richard Moseley said "although fox attacks on humans are very rare, this doesn't mean we should dismiss the recent incident of the baby boy being attacked as an isolated incident."

17 January 2013

Helicopter crash devastates the pest control industry

Reports have confirmed Matthew Wood, a Rentokil employee from Sutton was sadly killed in the helicopter crash in Vauxhall, London, while he made his way to work.

07 January 2013

Rats blamed for blaze - save yourself from similar devastation

Rats could be to blame for a fire at a coach firm, destroying three coaches and three minibuses in Hedge End, near Southampton.

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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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