Latest News from BPCA

14 July 2016

CRRU Ireland gets tenth sponsor

The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use Ireland (CRRU Ireland) has been strengthened by the addition of a tenth sponsor member - Pied Piper Chemicals Limited of Ballinure, Thurles.

14 July 2016

Updated zoonotic disease guidelines publishes

Guidelines for the Investigation of Zoonotic Disease (non-foodborne) in England and Wales (Version 2),

11 July 2016

Proactive public health pest management

The British Pest Control Association's (BPCA) Servicing Committee Chair, Philip Halpin puts forward his three golden rules for effective pest management.

29 June 2016

New Marketing and Communications Manager to join BPCA

Third sector marketing expert Ben Massey has been recruited as BPCA's Marketing and Communications Manager.

29 June 2016

Orkin enters UK market with Safeguard buy

US pest control giant Rollins Inc, owner of the Orkin brand today announced that it has purchased the stock of BPCA Member Safeguard Pest Control and Environmental Services Limited, operating in greater London and Southeastern England.

18 May 2016

HSE launches searchable database of UK approved rodenticides

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have announced that over 250 rodenticide products have been authorised for use under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

09 May 2016

Two new backers brings CRRU UK roster to 17

The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) has two new members contributing financially and providing expertise to the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

09 May 2016

Rodenticide stewardship standard label text confirmed by HSE

Three legally binding rodenticide label phrases have been confirmed by HSE to the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

05 May 2016

BPCA claims national award

The BPCA Online Learning portal was named in the New Product Development category for the MemCom Awards - a nationwide competition that rewards marketing excellence.

22 April 2016

CleanKill Shortlisted for Global Award

Surrey based BPCA Member Cleankill Environmental Services has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the Excellence in Social Responsibility category in the third annual Investors in People Awards.

22 April 2016

Exclusive pension benefit for BPCA Members

Auto-enrolment for pensions is now in place for companies. The People's Pension is able to help BPCA members with auto-enrolment and manage the process to set up a workplace pension.

26 February 2016

BPCA attend DEFRA meeting regarding trapping

Dee Ward-Thompson attended a DEFRA meeting held on 31 January regarding trapping. 38 people attended the meeting, including farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers.

17 February 2016

National Pest Management Association Appoints Dominique Stumpf as Chief Executive Officer

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Board of Directors announce the appointment of Dominique Stumpf to the position of chief executive officer.

16 February 2016

Southampton’s MX Wholesale withdraws rodent glue traps following HSI-UK’s Unstuck Campaign, sets industry example

Southampton-based MX Wholesale, the UK's No.1 cash and carry wholesaler, has been praised by animal welfare campaigners Humane Society International/UK for withdrawing from sale rodent glue traps.

03 February 2016

Pest controllers alerted to end of routine permanent rat baiting around rural buildings

Except as a justifiable last resort against clear long-term threats to human or animal health, the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime now rules out permanent rodenticide baiting around the outside of rural buildings.

22 January 2016

New BASIS chair

The new chairman of BASIS PROMPT has revealed plans to boost the profile of the initiative as part of a push for significant growth.

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.

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01 May 2020

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Pest controller to feature in Top Trumps deck of UK essential workers

  A brand new edition of Top Trumps is honouring Covid 19 key workers. Pest controllers will feature alongside doctors, nurses, sea merchants, journalists and partners of key workers

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30 April 2020

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PPC99 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 99 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF  or you can join our&

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08 April 2020

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BPCA gives Gove 141 reasons pest management needs to be considered essential during Covid-19

BPCA has replied to the Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove's letter on pest management professionals being key workers. While the states pest management employees can contin

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26 May 2020

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Coronavirus and bed bugs: how hotels can protect guests after lockdown

New BPCA member Spotta says that the damage from Covid-19 to hotels may not be over once the Government greenlights a return to travel. Dormant bed bugs will live around a year witho

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20 May 2020

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BPCA launches new online course for pest identification

BPCA is delivering more specialist pest control training via its new virtual classroom. Principles of Pest Identification will premiere live on the 18 June 2020 between 10am and 4pm.

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20 May 2020

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Remote point of sale audits boost rodenticide review readiness

Audits to drive out illegal supply of rodenticides taking place remotely amid Covid-19, ahead of an imminent review by HSE of the UK's rodenticide stewardship regime, which may determine future avai

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