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10 November 2016

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas BPCA gave to me…

As part of the BPCA's ongoing commitment to community projects, the staff team has decided they're going to run a reverse advent calendar "pass it on" charity event.

10 November 2016

Rare seabird population triples on Scilly Isles thanks to investment in rodent control

A three-year rodent control project, backed by Prince Charles, has successfully resulted in the number of nesting Manx shearwaters to increase dramatically.

10 November 2016

Using refined sticky traps to meet the challenge of pesticide resistant thrips and whitefly

With more and more pests becoming resistant to pesticides, alternative control methods are being put to the test to combat flower thrip and whitefly infestations.

27 October 2016

BPCA to host inaugural British Pest Management Awards

BPCA will host the very first industry-wide British Pest Management Awards which recognise excellence in the UK Pest Management Sector.

27 October 2016

Released: the BPCA Training Pathway

The BPCA Training Pathway is our new structured learning framework that has been designed to suit all learning styles and enable professionals in the pest management industry to grow and develop throughout their careers.

11 October 2016

Ground Control Ltd win the Queen’s Award for Innovation

Big congratulations to BPCA members, Ground Control Ltd, for winning the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise: innovation 2016.

07 October 2016

BPCA at the Takeaway Expo 2017

Supported by Beaver Pest Control Services, BPCA attended the 2017 Takeaway Expo to showcase its membership community.

06 October 2016

BPCA is celebrating a significant milestone after seeing its 50th member achieve CEPA Certified status

Clearwell Pest Control Services based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, became the 50th member of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) to be successfully measured against it.

06 October 2016

UPDATE: Asian hornets nest found near Bristol

The pumpkin-sized hornet's nest was at the top of a 17m conifer found in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

05 October 2016

BPCA on radio after fire service issues wasp nest warning

Fire services covering Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamshire, issued a warning this week after a DIY treatment of a Wasps nest went horribly wrong.

05 October 2016

Pendle Council ends free pest control for mice, rats and cockroaches

Another local authority is ending their free callouts for many common pests, such as mice, rats and cockroaches.

30 September 2016

New TAS auditor approved by CEPA

Andy Burton, Trade Association Services new auditor has today been approved by CEPA.

27 September 2016

Bayer completes sale of Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced businesses to SBM

Bayer has confirmed completion of the sale of the Consumer business from Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division to French-owned SBM.

20 September 2016

Sighting of an Asian Hornet in the UK

Pest experts are warning members of the public to remain vigilant following the first sighting of an Asian Hornet in the UK.

12 September 2016

No certification, no sale of rodenticides from 1 October

From 1 October farmers, gamekeepers, pest controllers and their employees buying professional rodenticide packs for use outdoors will need to show either an approved certificate of competence or document confirming membership of an approved farm assu

07 September 2016

BPCA publishes Certificate of Pest Control Compliance

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has produced and published a Pest Control Compliance Certificate for end users to display in their business premises.

07 September 2016

BPCA to celebrate 75-year Anniversary

BPCA will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a special dinner held on the evening of Wednesday 22 March, after day one of PestEx 2017.

22 August 2016

BPCA reviews Waste Code of Best Practice

BPCA is currently undergoing a review of the existing Pesticide Waste Code of Best Practice, written by BPCA for the benefit of the whole sector.

11 August 2016

BPCA to exhibit at CropTec

BPCA has this week confirmed its attendance at CropTec 2016 which claims to be the essential event for arable and mixed farmers, their advisers and associated

10 August 2016

BPCA’s New Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) assessments to start in September

Formally the Accredited Technician in Pest Control (ATPC), the new Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) will set a new standard for pest technicians looking to demonstrate a higher level of learning.

22 July 2016

BREXIT... 4 questions for the BPCA Membership

The referendum vote for the UK to exit the European Union presents both challenges and opportunities for Britain, and for our sector.

15 July 2016

Bayer explain new rules on Rodenticides

Farmers and growers using anticoagulant rodenticide products in their operations need to be trained and certified as competent in their use under new rules, which start to be phased in from April this year.

14 July 2016

CEPA certification represents secure standard moving forward

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has now supported 40 pest control companies to achieve CEPA Certification in the last 12 months.

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.

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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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10 September 2020

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SURVEY: Help us change licences for gull control in 2021 and beyond

After a challenging year for gull control in England, BPCA is asking the pest management community to help us make the process for getting a licence better. BPCA has the opportunity to positive

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18 September 2020

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VIDEO: Identify and understand delusional parasitosis

In this video Natalie Bungay discusses key strategies for how pest controllers can react when faced with cases of delusional parasitosis. This video is intended for those working in the pest ma

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18 September 2020

Latest news

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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