Latest News from BPCA

17 November 2017

Quick marketing audits for every pest management company

We get a lot of questions about how to market your pest control business. We've found four free 15-minute marketing audits that every pest management company can do to check your brand is talking to your customers.

16 November 2017

Controlling reputation – we can’t help if we don’t know!

A first lesson of public relations is to take control of potentially bad press. Being part of a trade association is a useful, but often forgotten, mechanism to help preserve reputation.

16 November 2017

Pest control while protecting our bats

All UK bat species eat insects and as such do play a part in insect pest control in the UK – a single bat can eat thousands of insects each night. Bats are also considered to be one of our bio-indicator species – where there is a healthy bat populati

16 November 2017

PPC Live 2018: Your questions answered

BPCA Events Manager, Lauren Day, has been to her fair share of trade shows. She answers your big questions about PPC Live.

16 November 2017

PPC Live: Seminars, outdoor demonstrations and exhibitors

The full PPC Live seminar and outdoor demonstration programmes have been released! Take a look at what we've got planned.

16 November 2017

Back to basics: effective control of stubborn mouse infestations

Many of us will have come across those stubborn, hard to control infestations. Pest Solutions (Glasgow) technical lead, Chris Cagienard makes the case for getting back to basics with mouse control.

16 November 2017

Pest control in space

Pest controllers are no strangers to alien invasive species. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi due to hit our screens in December, we’ve received some amusing requests for practical guidance for pest technicians interested in taking their trade intergala

16 November 2017

Ask the Technical Team November 2017

Being the leading association for pest management in the UK means that you get a lot of professional pest control questions piling up in your inbox.

16 November 2017

Norwegian, Wood – isn’t it good? Pest management in Norway

What happens when you take a Norwegian pest technician out with you on your rounds? James Wood, a technician from Beaver Pest Control, took Rune Bratland, owner of Skadedyrservice AS, Bergen to a couple of his regular contract jobs.

16 November 2017

Pestwatch: Technical help for professional pest controllers

Our technical team is out and about all over the country, and they always have their ear to the ground. This is what they think you need to look out for between November and February.

16 November 2017

Your Association: Get involved with PPC magazine

A considerable amount of time and resources get dedicated to creating PPC magazine. Content and Communications Officer, Scott Johnstone, looks to what the future holds for PPC and how you can be involved in its development in 2018.

16 November 2017

‘Spotlight’ on Kent pest control firm after 12 months’ membership

5 in 5 with David Lacey, Director, Spotlight Pest Control (Kent)

16 November 2017

Look back: North West Regional Forum

After our summer break, the BPCA events calendar is back in full swing as we head out on the road again for the rest of 2017 – beginning with the North West Regional Forum in Manchester.

16 November 2017

Is professional pest control training your competitive advantage?

How do you promote competitive advantage, particularly in a sector where most companies do the same thing? BPCA Training Development Manager, Karen Dawes, tells us her thoughts on how training can be turned into your unique selling point.

09 November 2017

BPCA shortlisted for four awards at Association Awards

BPCA has been nominated and then shortlisted for four awards at the upcoming UK Association Awards 2017.

08 November 2017

Infographic: What does a good association do?

We've produced an infographic for Institute of Association Management's first ever Associations Week.

08 November 2017

New benefit: Online legislation register for Affiliates

At the request of our Servicing Committee, the voice of the servicing membership, BPCA has compiled a register of UK legislation associated with delivering pest control services.

08 November 2017

New rules in Ireland greatly curtail continuous use of rodenticides in ‘Permanent Baiting Programmes’

Following the recent EU Review of anticoagulant rodenticide active substances, new rules on the use of the permanent baiting technique have been adopted across Ireland.

08 November 2017

BPCA responds to rodenticide public area use consultation

BPCA has been consulted on the thorny issue of public area use of rodenticide, and the contentious requirement to signpost the area to bystanders.

08 November 2017

Selling Rodenticides? You need to register!

Suppliers of professional use rodenticides to pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers are required to register with BASIS Registration Ltd by the end of December for the new UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime Point-of-Sale audit process.

07 November 2017

Abate called in to save historic medieval Suffolk church

When it was found that Kettleburgh church had birds in the belfry rather than the usual bats, BPCA member company Abate Pest Management Services, were called in to prevent further catastrophic damage to the bells and building.

07 November 2017

New TAS Auditor declares his love for all things pest management

Jeff Warren has joined Trade Association Services as a new auditor. His work will involve auditing pest control companies across the United Kingdom to EN 16636: 2015 including BPCA members who want to become CEPA Certified.

07 November 2017

Staff changes at Bureau Veritas

Jessica Morgan, CEPA Product Manager (UK & Ireland) and Technical Co-ordinator of Bureau Veritas will be leaving her post after three years.

07 November 2017

Dr Matthew Davies is to become the new head of Killgerm’s tech dept

With the retirement of Professor Moray Anderson, Dr Matthew Davies is to be appointed Head of Technical Department for Manufacturing and Distributor member, Killgerm.

07 November 2017

BeeWatch to launch in December

BeeWatch is an App based, alerting system that links pesticide users and beekeepers together to protect the last ‘managed’ pollinator.

07 November 2017

Outbreak of plague in Madagascar

The World Health organisation (WHO) has delivered millions of doses of antibiotics to fight the outbreak of plague, which has already claimed the lives of 33 people.

07 November 2017

More and B’More going on at PestWorld

Last month 3,000 industry professionals from all across the globe arrived in Baltimore, Maryland otherwise known as the ‘Charm City’, for PestWorld 2017.

07 November 2017

Will you be CEPA #400?

The list of pest management companies across Europe continues to grow, and is approaching 400. Will you be the company that achieves this milestone?

07 November 2017

Termites in the Midlands?

BPCA member, CSS Pest Services, identified a small colony, initially thought to contain up to 30 termites, during a routine inspection. After seeking confirmation from an entomologist, the termites were identified as Kalotermitidae, more commonly kno

07 November 2017

WIN: Do your bit to keep rodenticides in UK techs’ bags

The Pest Management Alliance (BPCA, NPTA and CIEH NPAP) has produced a short survey to assess how professional pest controllers are using rodenticides.

07 November 2017

Pest Aware campaign kicks off with Great British Spring Clean

Educating end users about the value of pest control continues to be a big-ticket agenda item for BPCA. 2018 will see BPCA scale up its campaign to demonstrate the value of pest control to the wider world.

02 November 2017

EDG release apprenticeship End Point Assessment for consultation

BPCA’s Employer Development Group (EDG), responsible for driving the trailblazer apprenticeship standard for professional pest management has today released the End Point Assessment for consultation with the industry.

09 October 2017

Simon Forrester to leave as BPCA Chief Executive 

After a hugely successful tenure as chief executive of the British Pest Control Association, Simon Forrester will be leaving his role with the association, in January of next year. 

04 October 2017

New CRRU study monitors UK barn owl breeding

A new Barn Owl Monitoring Study (BOMS) has been published as part of the surveillance being carried out by the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

04 October 2017

All employers have automatic enrolment duties – don’t ignore it. It’s the law

A guest article by Darren Ryder, Director of Automatic Enrolment, The Pensions Regulator. Are you ready for automatic enrollment?

04 October 2017

CEPA Surgery assists Local Authority and sole trader

After the North West Regional Forum, BPCA members Trafford Council and Pest in Peace got to attend one of six BPCA CEPA Surgeries that are being held this year.

04 October 2017

Confirmed: Asian Hornets in Devon

An invasive species of hornet has been sighted at an apiary in Devon.

04 October 2017

"Be Protected. Professionally." campaign launched

BPCA asks end-users is your pest control contractor "fit for the fight?" in new campaign to highlight member professionalism.

04 October 2017

Wanted: Media-savvy pest management companies

BPCA is looking to get a list of members together who are interested in being interviewed by the biggest news outlets in the UK.

03 October 2017

Howard Taffs selected as new Servicing Committee Chair

The BPCA Servicing Committee has selected Howard Taffs, Managing Director of Good Riddance Pest Control as the new Chair.

02 October 2017

Whistleblower process introduced for rodenticide point-of-sale breaches by CRRU

CRRU has produced a reporting process for anyone that suspects a breach of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime point-of-sale checks.

19 September 2017

BPMAs to return in 2019

Following the success of the inaugural British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs), it has now been confirmed that the process will run every other year in line with PestEx.

19 September 2017

Are you attending PestWorld 2017?

If you’re making the trip to Baltimore in October, please let us know. We can put you in touch with other UK pest control companies and suppliers attending the event – always good to have contact with a few fellow members while you’re out there.

19 September 2017

LDC invests in Pelsis Group

BPCA Manufacturing and Distributor member, Pelsis, have announced the investment in Pelsis Holding (UK) Ltd, by LDC, the UK’s most active mid-market private equity investor on Friday 25 August 2017.

19 September 2017

Important Label and Use Changes for Aluminium Phosphide Products

The Register of Accredited Metallic Phosphide Standards in the United Kingdom (RAMPS UK) has issued label and use changes for Aluminium Phosphide products.

19 September 2017

BPCA lobbies ECHA on Cholecalciferol

BPCA has submitted a statement to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in response to their public consultation on Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3).

19 September 2017

PPC88 out now

BPCA's quarterly industry magazine, Professional Pest Controller (PPC) is out now. Issue 88 (September 2017) is full to the brim of pest and business news and features. Get your copy free here.

13 September 2017

Engagement? Mission: possible.

New BPCA President Tom Holmes introduces himself and his perspectives on our industry and association...

13 September 2017

“I don’t need to join BPCA – I just need a badge.”

BPCA Chief Executive, Simon Forrester, speculates about why there are still pest management servicing companies reluctant to join BPCA, but are happy to reap the benefits of the work we do for the industry.

13 September 2017

BPCA Servicing Membership process – bring your company into membership

Joining BPCA as a full Servicing Member can be an enormous benefit for you and your company, but changes to criteria, new audits and subscription fees may seem a little daunting. PPC asked Rachel Eyre, BPCA Membership Officer, to demystify the whole

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22 September 2020

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Are you ready for a Covid-19 Secure HSE inspection?

With HSE and Local Authorities ramping up their inspection activity, it’s more important than ever that your pest management company is Covid-secure. Nothing about the pandemic has

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18 September 2020

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BPCA highly commended in awards for ‘membership organisation of the year’

BPCA has won a highly commended award for ‘membership organisation of the year’ at the 2020 Memcom excellence awards.  BPCA picked up the accolade in the most prestigious

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18 September 2020

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JOIN IN: Two new BPCA Committees now recruiting

BPCA is calling out for employees of member companies to join our new committees. The Outreach & Communication Committee and the Professional Standards Committee will launch later this year.&nbs

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25 September 2020

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New business support measures announced by Chancellor

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new business support measures that pest management companies may be able to take advantage of after the furlough scheme ends this month. Chancellor Rishi Su

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24 September 2020

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Interested in taking part in the Kickstart job scheme?

BPCA is considering becoming an intermediary for the Government's Kickstart scheme and is looking for member companies to register their interest in being involved. The Kickstart Sch

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24 September 2020

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UPDATED: Advice for pest professionals operating during Covid-19 pandemic

This article is not a replacement for the guidance given by medical professionals nor official advice provided by the UK Government on Covid-19. You must always follow the latest Government adv

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