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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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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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28 May 2019

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VIDEO: PestEx 2019 - the pest management show

Did you make it into our short PestEx 2019 video? Take a look at some of the highlights from the UK pest management show. PestEx is a great opportunity for everyone in the industry to c

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13 June 2019

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Defra set to release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.  The recent call for evidence demonstrated a rang

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06 June 2019

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Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments. BPCA member companies that offer bee removal (rather

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04 June 2019

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BPCA marks World Pest Day 2019 with message to local authorities

Today is World Pest Day and to celebrate we’re launching a targeted campaign to local authorities. We’re urging councils across the UK to put pest management firmly on their radar,

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