Latest News from BPCA

05 February 2019

2019 employment law changes for pest management companies to be aware of

We’ve pulled together several changes to employment law in 2019 that will affect many pest management companies that employ any staff.

05 February 2019

Amazing insect and pest photographs win Small World Competition

A stunning weevil eye, an Asian hornet’s sting and a mouse oviduct all win acclaim in Nikon’s 44th annual Small World Photomicrography Competition.

21 January 2019

Ben Massey to leave BPCA as Marketing and Communications Manager

After a successful tenure as BPCA’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben Massey has announced that he will be leaving the Association in February.

17 January 2019

Which? endorsement discounts with your BPCA membership

Which? and BPCA have a lot in common. We're both not-for-profit organisations, and we both help advise consumers on how to employ the services of trusted tradespeople.

16 January 2019

Would you eat meat fed on pests?

For many, having an insect anywhere near your breakfast would be cause enough to call a pest management company. But what if your breakfast bacon had been fed on insects? Would the thought of pigs fed on cockroaches, put you off your butty?

16 January 2019

Poison-resistant rat hotspots identified around Midlands

New hotspots of rats that are resistant to anticoagulant rodenticides have been identified by monitoring carried out at The University of Reading.

16 January 2019

The Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) amendment order 2018

BPCA can confirm that the Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 laid before the Scottish Parliament is now in force as of 3 January 2019.

16 January 2019

Significant developments from rodenticide stewardship in 2018

CRRU UK has released it’s 2018 annual report into the state of the UK rodenticide stewardship regime.

16 January 2019

Ficam® D successfully re-approved for future use… but with caveat

Bayer has announced that Ficam® D has been reapproved by HSE. However, the new label will no longer allow for the use of this pesticide outdoors.

15 January 2019

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety updated guidance published

Issue 8 of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety is now out with an accompanying BPCA guidance document for members.

14 January 2019

VIDEO: Introducing the British Pest Control Association (BPCA)

Pest problems. We’ll all have them at some point in our lives. We've put together this video to let people know how BPCA can help with your domestic or professional pest problems.

11 January 2019

2019 PPC magazine advertising rates card - out now

The new advertising rates card for Professional Pest Controller magazine is out now.

18 December 2018

PPC93 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 93 is out now and available completely for free. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (December 2018).

18 December 2018

President foreword: Time to say goodbye

Looking back at the first foreword I wrote, back in PPC88, I’m pleased to see that much of what we discussed then remains both relevant to BPCA and the wider industry now, 18 months later.

18 December 2018

Chief Exec viewpoint: Small pieces to make the big picture

In this Chief Exec viewpoint, I’d like to do some straight talking about BPCA Registered, CPD schemes, and the sticky issue of what ‘professional’ looks like.

18 December 2018

PPC READER SURVEY: Feedback and win!

By feeding back to us, you’ll not only help make the magazine even better – you’ll be in for a chance to win a Bose SoundTouch 10 wireless bluetooth and wi-fi speaker system worth £169.95.

18 December 2018

Changes to monitoring and bait box stickers

Some rodenticide labels now refer to a requirement for labelling monitoring and bait stations with specific information. Find out exactly what needs to be on your box.

18 December 2018

PestEx 2019: seminar and floorplan sneak-peek

The greatest pest management show in the UK is shaping up nicely. Take a sneak peek at PestEx - the pest management show 2019 seminars and sold out floorplan.

18 December 2018

Formulation focus for gel bait performance

While overall results are extremely good, understanding how different formulations work can help select the most appropriate products and help to get the best from them, reports Syngenta Technical Manager, Dr Kai Sievert.

07 December 2018

The humble cuckoo wasp solves a pest-related dispute

In this new PPC feature we delve into the travel diaries of John Lloyd, Technical Consultant and Entomologist at BPCA consultant member company, IPMIC, and ask him to tell us one of his ‘Consultant Stories’.

07 December 2018

Tiny pests in and around the home

Tiny insects which may be living in British homes and eating your client’s clothes, furniture, books and even the house itself. Entomologist, David Pinniger, shares with us some of the small but mighty pests you should keep an eye out for.

07 December 2018

Fly's eye view: Sleeping sickness control

Dr Roger Santer is looking through the eyes of a tsetse fly to ascertain how they see colour. The research will inform the effective trapping of these blood-feeding insects and help to control the spread of a deadly tropical disease in Africa.

07 December 2018

Pestwatch: Cat and dog fleas

In this in-depth PestWatch analysis, BPCA Field Officer, Natalie Bungay, investigates cat and dog fleas, paying particular attention to the sources of infestations even when a host appears absent.

07 December 2018

Micro pest macro photography

Macro photography is the process of getting extremely close to a subject to produce a photograph where the size of the subject is greater than life size.

07 December 2018

Promotional photography tips for pest controllers

Photography leaves a lasting impression on current and potential clients, be it for a snappy piece of print, a team pic for your website, or just something for social media. Ken Davidson, the consultant designer of PPC magazine, offers advice on gett

07 December 2018

Ask the technical team December 2018

Break back traps, the law on pest control and proactive pest advice tips all features in this issues ask the technical team.

07 December 2018

2018 through the eyes of BPCA's CEO

Ian Andrew, BPCA's CEO shares his high, and not so high points of 2018.

06 December 2018

Become a bed bug specialist

Chris Cagienard returns to give us an insight into adding bed bug services to your portfolio. But, as Chris describes, offering bed bug services isn’t as simple as it used to be.

06 December 2018

The case for rat blockers

Daniel Bamford, Director of Metex, explains how a properly installed rat blocker can protect your clients from reinfestation and add another potential revenue stream for professional pest controllers.

06 December 2018

Code of best practice: Pest control foot personnel

Take a look at the new BPCA Code of Best Practice (COBP) for Pest control foot personnel, released exclusively in PPC93.

06 December 2018

An interview with a London foot operative

We caught up with Nick King from Beaver Pest Control, to find out what it’s really like to be a foot operative on the streets of London.

06 December 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding what the food sector wants from pest management

Bayer CropScience has teamed up with BRC to undertake a huge piece of research to help both the food and pest management sectors understand each other better.

06 December 2018

BPCA Registered in action

BPCA Registered takes a different approach to continuing professional development to other schemes in the sector, but the differences might not be easy to see until put into real-life situations.

06 December 2018

BPCA ‘Why we didn’t treat your bees’ leaflet now available

BPCA’s special interest group, Beewise, has created a new document that BPCA members can give to clients to explain why we won’t destroy a bee colony in their homes or businesses.

06 December 2018

Mr Bumble and his ‘Pollination for the Nation’ road trip

BPCA members do amazing things, all over the UK. One such amazing member is Jim Webster (aka Mr Bumble) from BeesKnees Pest Control.

06 December 2018

Meet the 500th BPCA servicing member

John Carrington runs Ashford-based firm, Hademly, which recently graduated to full serving membership from the BPCA probationary scheme, becoming BPCA's 500th servicing member.

06 December 2018

New year, new forums

Professional pest controllers deserve opportunities to get together to talk about their work and learn from each other. BPCA provides Forums right across the UK.

06 December 2018

British Pest Management Awards ceremony just made PestEx that little bit bigger

With the number of enquiries for BPMA tickets, BPCA has decided to move the awards ceremony from the Giant Robot on Canary Wharf, to PestEx – the pest management show.

05 December 2018

WIN: Get registered for PestEx, and you could win £100

To celebrate PestEx selling out of exhibition stands with over four months to go, BPCA is offering all preregistered guests the chance to win £100 cash.

03 December 2018

'Super rat' hotspots surround central data void

New hotspots of rats that are resistant to anticoagulant rodenticides have been identified by monitoring carried out at The University of Reading.

26 November 2018

VIDEO: Pest management training with the British Pest Control Association

We take pest control seriously at the British Pest Control Association. If you know a little, you’ll make a little impact. We've put together a video so you can better understand how BPCA delivers training and qualifications to the pest management se

15 November 2018

eBay BPCA and Crop Protection Association leading the way on stewardship of online pesticides sales

BPCA, Crop Protection Association, and eBay have worked together to help stop unauthorised pesticides sales happening online.

15 November 2018

Rentokil Initial wins CBRE Innovation of the Year Award for its PestConnect system

BPCA member Rentokil Initial’s PestConnect system has won the Innovation of the Year Award at CBRE’s Annual Supply Chain Innovation Competition ‘The Great Idea’.

15 November 2018

BPCA President to stand down

Tom Holmes, current BPCA President will stand down from his role as he leaves the industry.

15 November 2018

BPCA reaches 500 Servicing Company members

The Association has this month reached the significant milestone of 500 full servicing company members.

12 November 2018

Bayer help educate the scientists of the future

As the importance of educating children in scientific subjects and encouraging practical learning rises up the agenda, Bayer is working to help pupils learn about some of the basic scientific principles that underpin many pest control practices.

30 October 2018

Against all odds – Developing BPCA’s training offering

With BPCA’s new Individual Recognition scheme just around the corner, we thought we’d catch up with Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, and see what her department has been up to this year.

29 October 2018

VIDEO: Why do we control and manage pests in the UK?

There’s good reason to be concerned about a pest infestation when it strikes. Pests can all be dangerous, complicated and distressing. We made this pest awareness video to help people understand the risks.

23 October 2018

New member benefit: Springboard recruitment offer

BPCA have reached an agreement with pest control recruitment company Springboard Recruit to offer members preferential rates.

17 October 2018

Bird of prey poisonings in Scotland at record low

Only a single case of illegal bird of prey poisoning was recorded in Scotland throughout 2017 – the lowest number since records began.

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25 April 2019

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General licences for bird control in Scotland to remain in place

Scottish Natural Heritage has reassured BPCA that users of their general licences that they remain in place in Scotland. In light of the recent decision by Natural England to revoke three of th

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25 April 2019

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Free tests and new guide tackle spread of resistant rats

All professionals involved in rodent control have a role in tackling the spread of rats that survive high potency rodenticides, according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use chairman Dr

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24 April 2019

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General licences for bird control will be revoked - BPCA respond

BPCA has been alerted that as of this Thursday (25 April 2019), Natural England is revoking three general licences for controlling certain wild bird species in England. The revoked licences (GL

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26 April 2019

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Interim measures for controlling birds now that general licences have been revoked

Last night (Thursday 25 April) the general licences for bird control in England were revoked after a legal challenge. Natural England is expected to release new licences next week; however, pes

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25 April 2019

Latest news

General licences for bird control in Scotland to remain in place

Scottish Natural Heritage has reassured BPCA that users of their general licences that they remain in place in Scotland. In light of the recent decision by Natural England to revoke three of th

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25 April 2019

Latest news

Free tests and new guide tackle spread of resistant rats

All professionals involved in rodent control have a role in tackling the spread of rats that survive high potency rodenticides, according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use chairman Dr

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