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11 January 2016

Pelsis acquires Tanaco

The Board of Directors of the Pelsis Group are delighted to announce the acquisition of Tanaco A/S of Esbjerg, Denmark, with immediate effect.

01 January 2016

Specialist insurance for the pest control industry - Bradshaw Bennett

Bradshaw Bennett has been arranging specialist insurance for pest control businesses for over 30 years.

23 December 2015

Suterra LLC agrees to sell its UK industrial monitoring business to Curtis Gilmour Holding Co.

Suterra is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to sell its Treforest, Wales-based business to Curtis Gilmour Holding Co.

17 December 2015

Major wholesalers withdraw cruel rodent glue traps following HSI-UK’s Unstuck Campaign

Wholesalers, professional pest control industry experts and the RSPCA are getting behind Humane Society International/UK's Unstuck campaign to ban the public sale of cruel rodent glue traps.

10 December 2015

Companies first to win key industry accreditation

Two pest control companies have become the first in the UK to gain a new industry accreditation.

27 November 2015

Australian acquisition announced by Killgerm Group Ltd

Today, Killgerm Group Ltd is proud to announce the completion of its acquisition of the Starkeys Products business.

24 November 2015

Fumigation Qualification: Joint HSE-Industry Statement

Regulatory requirements for the use of professional plant protection products require users to hold a specified certificate (demonstrating sufficient knowledge of safe and sustainable use) issued by an officially designated awarding body.

18 November 2015

ServicePro and Listen360 Combine to Improve Quality of Pest Control Services

ServicePro, a provider of software solutions for the pest management and service industry and Listen360, the leader in customer feedback management and analytics announced a partnership today.

05 November 2015

Trade body boost for food bank charity

Food banks around the UK are to be given a free pest survey as part of a new nationwide initiative.

30 October 2015

BPCA Members win Swale Business of the Year 2015

BPCA members, Bird and Pest Solutions were very proud and excited to be awarded Swale Business of the Year 2015 on Friday 9 October at a gala event.

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.

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13 February 2020

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GENERAL LICENCES: six licences reissued for control of wild birds

Defra has announced that six general licences for the control of wild birds in England will be reissued on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 August 2020.

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06 February 2020

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BIG BIRD WRAP-UP: General and individual licences for bird control in the UK

Since April 2019, we’ve had many updates on general licences for bird control in the UK. This quick view page will give you all the headline information and latest updates on general and indi

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05 February 2020

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How to apply for gull licence as deadline approaches

BPCA is advising all members that they should apply for their individual licences for gull control in good time for breeding season. On 30 January Natural England released

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18 February 2020

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Bayer to launch new gel bait at PPC Live

A new cockroach gel, which is the first product ever which claims to also control grey silverfish, will be unveiled at BPCA's pest management event of the year, PPC Live, in March.

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16 February 2020

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Volunteers wanted: BPCA Executive Board

Because the BPCA AGM will be earlier this year, we’re appealing for Board members sooner than normal. The AGM will be held in April this year, alongside our Midland forum.

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13 February 2020

Latest news

GENERAL LICENCES: six licences reissued for control of wild birds

Defra has announced that six general licences for the control of wild birds in England will be reissued on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 August 2020.

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