Latest News from BPCA

28 February 2020

PestFix launch new bird control product

BPCA member PestFix unveils their newly-registered 3-Way Surface Mount Base, for use in bird-proofing applications.

28 February 2020

Storms will drive pests into homes says PelGar

BPCA member PelGar says that the back-to-back battering of the UK by storm fronts and widespread flooding is likely to drive pests into human areas.

27 February 2020

Social media mix ups: when internet pest advice goes wrong

In this guest blog, Mark Butler and Martin Rose-King ask if the pest management advice you're getting on the internet is legit.

27 February 2020

PPC Live 2020: Online showguide

Welcome to the PPC Live showguide: your definitive look at what’s happening at the biggest pest event of the year.

27 February 2020

PPC98 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 98 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

27 February 2020

Ask the members March 2020

Technical and Compliance Officer, Natalie Bungay spent 2019 travelling all over the country talking to BPCA members. Here are YOUR answers to OUR questions.

27 February 2020

Ask the technical team March 2020

Our technical team answer questions about insect control, personal development, general licences and bed bugs in this issue.

26 February 2020

Spring Queening: On the trail of Asian hornets in Guernsey

Elliott Rose-King talks to PPC about a recent fact-finding visit to the ACLMS team at the States of Guernsey Government.

26 February 2020

2020 Vision: New era for insecticides

Richard Moseley, Bayer technical manager, gives us an insight into the future of insecticides and some tips on how best to use them.

26 February 2020

PestWatch: What’s ticking off your dog?

Dee Ward-Thompson investigates a type of tick you might not have come across yet but is slowly becoming more prevalent in the UK.

26 February 2020

Signed, Sealed and Delivered!

Specialist contracts and legal services expert BEB Consultancy talk to PPC about written contracts for pest management work.

26 February 2020

Discounted bespoke contracts for BPCA members

Want expert help? BEB Consultancy are offering document support to BPCA members at a discounted rate.

26 February 2020

Keep your contracts watertight

Which? Trusted Traders gives us some top tips for making sure you don’t lose money because of a contract.

26 February 2020

Guess Whose Poo

Poo identification guide for pest management professionals.

26 February 2020

President's report: Writing the history of pest management

BPCA President Phil Halpin takes a look back at the highlights of a successful and noteworthy 2019 for the Association.

26 February 2020

Treasurer's report: Nine years of membership growth

Mark Williams, Honorary Treasurer on BPCA's Executive Board, assesses the Association's finances for 2019

26 February 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: the year in numbers

It's been a great year at the BPCA, with a successful PestEx and new initiatives like BPCA Registered. Take a look at the key figures from our 2019 annual report.

26 February 2020

If you can make it here: Rat detection on the streets of NYC

Davy Brown and Tom Naden, RatDetection.com, write a guest blog about their recent trip to check out the infamous rat problems in New York City.

26 February 2020

Come on Board!

Alan Morris, Country Head at Bayer Environmental Science, describes his time on the BPCA Executive Board as he leaves after seven and a half years.

26 February 2020

Designed for Committee?

Leaving the Servicing Committee after almost 13 years, Jenny Humphrey spoke to us about her tenure and why she would recommend taking your place at the table.

21 February 2020

BPCA Forum: YOUR local pest events

Our new style forum went down a treat in Glasgow. Read all about it here.

18 February 2020

Bayer to launch new gel bait at PPC Live

First gel bait to control both cockroaches and grey silverfish to be launched at PPC Live.

16 February 2020

Volunteers wanted: BPCA Executive Board

BPCA is looking for people from member companies to join the Executive Board and drive the mission of the Association.

13 February 2020

GENERAL LICENCES: six licences reissued for control of wild birds

Six general licences reissued in England on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 August 2020.

06 February 2020

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

This quick view page will give you all the headline information and latest updates on general and individual licences in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

05 February 2020

CHAS evidence tightens up

BPCA members that take advantage CHAS accreditation need to be aware of stricter requirements for producing evidence in their application submission.

05 February 2020

Coronavirus: advice for employers

Do employers need to take any steps, now the first cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK?

03 February 2020

BPCA launches #WeAreBPCA campaign

After the success of the Be Protected. Professionally. campaign, BPCA has launched a new pest awareness message and is asking members to get involved.

30 January 2020

FAQ: Lesser black-backed and herring gull licensing

An FAQ regarding the Lesser Black-Backed Gull and Herring Gull bird control licensing changes.

30 January 2020

Natural England releases details of new bird control licensing arrangements for herring gulls and lesser black-backed gulls

Natural England has today released details of licensing arrangements for lesser black-backed and herring gulls.

29 January 2020

New licences for Lesser black-backed and Herring gull released tomorrow – England

Natural England (NE) has confirmed that new bird licences for the control of the Lesser black-backed gull and Herring gulls will be released tomorrow (30 January 2020).

29 January 2020

BPCA members team up to deliver bee removal workshops

Beegone is partnering with Killgerm to offer training on feral bee removal and the importance of honeybees.

29 January 2020

Bayer launches updated pest app

BPCA member Bayer is launching a new version of its free Pest Partner app.

28 January 2020

VIDEO: Environmental risk assessments and non-toxic pest control

Watch back our video on the key points to consider when conducting an Environmental Risk Assessment to include non-chemical control.

28 January 2020

PestAware: Tips for attracting red squirrels

With red squirrels in decline for decades, Millbry Hill's Kathryn Eccles gives her advice for encouraging more of this native species into your garden.

28 January 2020

CIEH Conference: discount for BPCA members

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) 2020 Pest Control Conference is shaping up nicely, with discounted entry for BPCA members.

24 January 2020

BPCA delivers SPI expertise at trading standards event

At the end of last year, our technical team was invited to give a series of presentations to the Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers.

23 January 2020

Pest magazine sold to Lewis Business Media

Pest and Pest+ enews were sold yesterday (22 Jan 2020) by owners Foxhill Publishing.

22 January 2020

Stakeholders urged to sign CEPA Memorandum

Professional pest management companies, and any business using the services of one, are urged to put pen to paper and sign the CEPA Memorandum of Understanding.

17 January 2020

The importance of giving back

Contego's Michael Taylor talks about the value in giving back to your communities and raising money for charity.

16 January 2020

How to boost your Find a pest controller profile

In this step-by-step guide for BPCA members, we show you how to make the most of your Find a pest controller profile.

16 January 2020

Could you be the new BASIS FACTS Chairperson?

BASIS is seeking to recruit a new Chairperson for the BASIS FACTS Advisory Committee, starting in March 2020.

13 January 2020

Logging your unstructured CPD points with BPCA Registered

Learn how to successfully log unstructured CPD points yourself with BPCA's individual recognition scheme - BCPA Registered.

09 January 2020

New categories and cards for BPCA Registered

BPCA Registered announces new categories and cards for employees registered on its individual recognition and CPD scheme.

09 January 2020

Employment law changes for 2020

A quick round-up on the changes to employment law coming up in the UK this year.

08 January 2020

Are we going to lose more insecticides in 2020?

With several prominent changes to insecticides in 2019, BPCA's been asked what the future of insecticides will look like. While nothing is certain, we've tried to clarify what's going on in the registration process.

08 January 2020

Plan your pest control training, development and CPD for 2020

CPD is an essential part of your year. How about taking some time at the start of 2020 to plan it out? BPCA has developed a training and development template to help!

08 January 2020

Ficam W withdrawal dates announced

BPCA member Bayer gives timeline for withdrawal of popular pesticide product.

08 January 2020

PPC Live 2020 schedule announced

The full schedule for PPC Live 2020 has been announced and we’ve packed it with illustrious speakers from across the sector.

07 January 2020

Pest advice for controlling Mice

Can you hear the pitter-patter of tiny footsteps behind the skirting? Does Tom keep bringing Jerry in from the garden?

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03 April 2020

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Make Covid-19 Small Business Grant Fund work for pest companies, says BPCA to Chancellor

Today (3 April 2020), BPCA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, asking him to make the Small Business Grant Fund work for our sector.  The Small Busin

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01 April 2020

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13 resources for pest professionals during Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA has released 13 resources for operating essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of these resources are free for everyone, while others are for BPCA members only. The res

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01 April 2020

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[SURVEY] We think you’re essential – help us tell the world

Pest management is essential for protecting public health and safety. You know it. We know it. Now it’s time to tell the world. Take the survey now

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06 April 2020

Latest news

Pest professionals: continue to go to work if it's safe, says Gove to BPCA

Today (6 April 2020), the UK Government confirmed that pest management professionals can continue to go to work when it's safe to do so. BPCA wrote to Government ministers, asking for pes

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03 April 2020

Latest news

Make Covid-19 Small Business Grant Fund work for pest companies, says BPCA to Chancellor

Today (3 April 2020), BPCA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, asking him to make the Small Business Grant Fund work for our sector.  The Small Busin

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03 April 2020

Latest news

CEPA Covid-19 Open letter: Pest management is essential

CEPA has published an open letter, citing pest management as an essential industry for protecting key workers and calling for it to be recognised as such.  CEPA Open Letter: With the

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