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11 February 2017

Freedom of information request reveals thousands of pest control call outs in NHS hospitals

Data by the Press Association shows that pest controllers were called out over 5000 times by hospitals in England.

31 January 2017

Frequently asked questions about BS EN 16636 Certification

Find out all you need to know about the British Standard in Pest Management EN 16636.

27 January 2017

Extension: fumigation qualifications can still be updated in 2017

In 2016 CRD advised that to remain in line with the November 2015 changes to the Plant Protection Directive, anyone who carries out invertebrate fumigation activities would need to update their existing BPCA Diploma and Module Certificates.

27 January 2017

Asked to supply rodenticides? Beware!

Just as in the past you may have been asked to buy cigarettes or alcohol for someone younger who has “forgotten their ID”, some pest controllers are reporting they are being asked to supply professional use rodenticides to their customers.

27 January 2017

Revised glueboard code launched

Last month saw the re-launch of the Pest Management Alliance Code of Best Practice for the Humane Use of Rodent Glueboards. The Code has been revisited by BPCA and its fellow Alliance members, plus Natural England and DEFRA.

27 January 2017

Where we’ve been: November-January 2016-2017

The BPCA staff team have been out and about representing you and your interests at events around the world.

27 January 2017

BASIS survey launched for PestEx

The professional register is out to expand its role and increase its influence within the pest control sector as part of a move to deliver maximum value.

27 January 2017

International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) programme announced

BPCA will be one of the sponsors of the highly popular non-profit conference, designed to share information and ideas on the impact, biology and control of pests in the urban environment.

19 January 2017

Rentokil completes purchase of competitor Cannon Pest Control

One of the largest independently owned pest control companies in the UK, Cannon Pest Control, has been purchased by Pest Control giant, Rentokil.

11 January 2017

Contego Environmental Services expands bird and pest control business with a London acquisition

BPCA Servicing Members, Contego Environmental Services has successfully acquired a rival company with an office in central London.

11 January 2017

New marketing and technical manager at Basis

The appointment of a marketing and technical manager is set to deliver a boost to fast-growing professional register BASIS PROMPT

23 December 2016

[UPDATE] On the twelfth day of Christmas BPCA gave to me...

All of the donated food items for the BPCA "reverse advent calendar" are now in and will be donated to a local food bank at the end of the week.

13 December 2016

Extension: Fumigation Diplomas can still be Updated in 2017!

Back in May, we warned that all Fumigators would have to update their qualifications to the new RSPH qualification - before the end of 2016. We can now confirm the deadline for the qualification top up has been extended into 2018!

28 November 2016

Rats menace threatens Christmas spirit

Homeowners are being urged to be on their guard as cold weather threatens to spark a plague of rats over Christmas.

25 November 2016

Tenth assurance scheme gets rodenticide stewardship approval

Laid in Britain, an assurance scheme for hen's eggs, has been approved by the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime as proof of competence for the purchase of professional use rodenticides.

24 November 2016

Chief exec Simon lands national award

Simon Forrester, leader of the British Pest Control Association, has been named chief executive of the year in a national initiative.

24 November 2016

LODI primary sponsor for BPCA 75th Anniversary Dinner

BPCA is happy to announce our primary sponsor for the British Pest Control 75th Anniversary Dinner will be Manufacturing and Distribution Members LODI.

10 November 2016

Mitie wins pest management and facilities management contract with Manchester Airports Group

Servicing member Mitie has been awarded a £60-million contract with Manchester Airports Group (MAG), combining their services across three airports into a single contract.

10 November 2016

Rentokil revenue rises for the third quarter

Servicing members, Rentokil reported another jump in revenue following an excellent performance from the pest control company.

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.

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03 February 2021

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HSE issues advice on Covid-19 disinfection services and warns of legal consequences

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued guidance on disinfecting using fog and mist during the Covid pandemic. All pest management companies carrying out these services should pa

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19 January 2021

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New gull licensing screening process from Natural England

In light of talks with BPCA, Natural England (NE) has updated their process to include a new screening process to help speed up and improve the issuing of individual licences for gull cont

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12 January 2021

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When will pest professionals get vaccinated against Covid-19?

With phase one of the UK's largest inoculation programme in progress, we've been asked by many people when key workers, like pest controllers, will get access to the Covid-19 vaccines. It

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25 February 2021

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Bayer to sell Environmental Science division

Bayer has announced it is divesting its Environmental Science Professional business, including its pest management portfolio, in order to focus on core Crop Science work.  Bayer 

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23 February 2021

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Speed baiting training from BASF a hit

PRESS RELEASE The launch of the new BASF rodenticide Selontra has seen over 800 pest controllers pass an online training course to use the product. “As part of the pr

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19 February 2021

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Bayer to host virtual stand at PestExtra 2021

PRESS RELEASE Bayer are hosting a 360° virtual stand for PestExtra 2021, our three-day event from the 16-18 March, with a 3D stand that allows you to interact with new products includi

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