Latest News from BPCA

01 March 2022

Opinion: When is a pest not a pest?

BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew talks through what makes a pest a pest, and gives tips for professionals looking to help protect their toolkits from these challenges.

01 March 2022

Environmental Risk Assessments and how to deal with them

In this article BPCA Head of Technical, Dee Ward-Thompson, takes it back to basics and explains what ERAs are and why it’s important to carry them out.

01 March 2022

Public health and safety bird control licences in the UK

Take a look at our handy table to see the status of the various public health and safety wildlife licences in the UK.

01 March 2022

A six-pack in 75 days? Healthier routines for pest professionals

Michael Coates, co-founder of Combat Pest Control, is a military veteran passionate about promoting psychological and physical health in the pest management community.

01 March 2022

Meet the member: Channel your pest control passion

Rob Long is the founder and owner of Sabre Kent Pest Control, and former BPCA Board member. He spoke to PPC about his time on BPCA Committees and why you should volunteer.

01 March 2022

BPCA Annual Report 2021

A look back at all BPCA and our members have achieved together in 2021.

01 March 2022

President's Report: It's time to thrive

BPCA President Phil Halpin sums up 2021 in his final annual report update as President of the Association.

01 March 2022

Treasurer's report: Your Association. Your Passion.

Mark Williams, Honorary Treasurer on BPCA's Executive Board, assesses the Association's finances for 2021 with optimism for the year ahead.

28 February 2022

Annual report: 2021 Committee reports

Our two long-running committees and our two new committees, run by member volunteers, gave an update for the BPCA annual report.

28 February 2022

INFOGRAPHIC: 2021 in numbers

It's been another great year for BPCA, with new committees and award wins. Check out the key figures from our 2021 annual report.

28 February 2022

PestEx show guide out now

Want to know what's going on at the UK's biggest pest management show? We have all the latest news and updates here!

28 February 2022

VIDEO: Rodent monitoring and control challenges in the food industry

In this video, Chris Swindells from Acheta talks about food industry standards and the challenges you may come across when carrying out rodent pest control work.

28 February 2022

VIDEO: The evolution of PestFix

In this video, Francis Medley from PestFix talks about how the business has changed over the years to better support the pest control industry.

28 February 2022

VIDEO: Unearthing mole mysteries

In this video, wildlife management expert Dave Archer talks about the history of mole control, and gives a show and tell on mole traps over the years.

28 February 2022

VIDEO: Remote rodent monitoring - comparison of options

In this video, Grahame Turner from PestAcuity gives an independent overview of the different remote rodent monitoring options available to professional pest controllers.

28 February 2022

Check for bed bugs before season starts, says BPCA

Hospitality businesses are being urged to get the 2022 season off to the best start, by making sure their accommodations are free of bed bugs.

24 February 2022

New practical rodenticide guidance issued by CRRU

To protect the future availability of high potency rodenticides to farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers, new guidelines have been issued by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use UK.

23 February 2022

Pest professionals can help contain viruses, says BPCA

More research is needed into the role of pest management in protecting the public health, a national trade body has said.

22 February 2022

Des Bone hands over the reigns to Cleankill

Press release: After 25 years running Des Bone Ltd, Ann and Richard Bone will be handing the business over to Cleankill Pest Control.

22 February 2022

BPCA Registered accredited by the CPD Certification Service

The CPD Certification Service has independently verified BPCA’s individual recognition and continuous professional development (CPD) scheme.

22 February 2022

Edialux Professional boosts portfolio of pest control products

Press release: Edialux Professional has enhanced its product portfolio of high-quality application equipment from its US-based sister companies, B&G Equipment and Curtis Dyna-Fog. 

22 February 2022

InsectoSec Tape for bed bugs debuting at PestEx

Press release: First-time PestEx exhibitors Andermatt UK will be showcasing the InsectoSec Tape biocide at London ExCeL in March.

18 February 2022

PestExtra wins Event of the Year award

BPCA is thrilled to announce that PestExtra won event of the year at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards.  

18 February 2022

Pest control and live bee removal business opens in South Birmingham 

Press release: New PGH Beegone franchise has begun trading in Solihull, Redditch and the surrounding areas this week.

17 February 2022

Fly catch analysis and rodent activity templates now available in member library

With more sites asking for fly-catch and rodent activity analysis as part of their contracts, BPCA has produced two easy-to-use templates for members.

17 February 2022

Citizen science project needs pest controllers

Rodenticide effectiveness could be “hit or miss” in parts of the UK due to the unknown resistance status of rat and mouse populations, according to CRRU.

16 February 2022

BPCA Chief Exec elected to Global Pest Management Coalition council

BPCA Chief Executive Ian Andrew joins pest management association leaders from around the world on the Global Pest Management Coalition council.

16 February 2022

Syngenta appoints Sean Loakes as Technical Manager

Press release: Sean Loakes has been appointed as Syngenta Professional Solutions Technical Manager for the UK and Ireland.

11 February 2022

Preston Park clock tower cleaned up by pest controllers

Press release: BPCA member company Cleankill Pest Control has been helping to clean up the famous clock tower in Brighton’s Preston Park.

09 February 2022

Pestfix to showcase growing product range at PestEx

Press release: PestFix intends to promote it's new and growing range of branded products at the pest management show in London this March.

09 February 2022

LNPS celebrates fifth birthday

Press release: London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) marked five years since being launched with a team get-together in East London.

09 February 2022

Rat Trap UK holding customer competition at PestEx

Press release: Pest control product manufacturer Rat Trap UK will be exhibiting at the pest management show in London this March.

09 February 2022

Hockley eagerly awaits return of PestEx

Press release: Pest control product manufacturer Hockley International are inviting you to come see them at their stand at PestEx this March. 

07 February 2022

Lodi UK gears up for PestEx

Press release: Lodi UK's Shelly Knight tells us why PestEx: the pest management show is one of the top events in her pest control calendar.

07 February 2022

UKAS ISO accreditation for Contego Response

Press release: BPCA member Contego are pleased to announce they have achieved UKAS ISO certification across three standards.

07 February 2022

National Sickie Day: managing staff absence

It's National "Sickie" Day so here are some top tips from BPCA Business Shield for employers on managing sickness absence.

04 February 2022

VIDEO: Pest management legislation refresher

In this video, BPCA's John Horsley will explore how legislation is structured and key pieces of legislation for pest control.

02 February 2022

Scientists develop synthetic sex pheromone to fool voracious ash beetle 

Press release: Tricking a beetle that is devastating ash trees in many parts of the world into thinking there is love in the air could be hugely beneficial to the forestry industry.

01 February 2022

Jones and Son to showcase new Defender Thistle Bird Spikes at PestEx

Press release: Devon-based Jones and Son launch their new Defender Thistle Bird Spikes and will feature the product on their stand at PestEx this March.

01 February 2022

Enfield-based Integrated Pest Management acquired by Orkin

Press release: Orkin, a subsidiary pest control brand of US-based Rollins Inc, finalised the acquisition of Enfield-based Integrated Pest Management Ltd (IPM) before Christmas. 

01 February 2022

VIDEO: Bed bug basics | Digital Forum 11.5

In this video, BPCA's John Horsley gives a presentation on bed bug biology, behaviour and control.

01 February 2022

VIDEO: SPIs - A needle in a haystack | Digital Forum 11.5

In this video, Edialux's John Stewart talks about how to manage Stored Product Insect infestations.

01 February 2022

VIDEO: The IPM farm | Digital Forum 11.5

In this video, Wade Environmental's Alex Wade talks about the IPM farm: what is it, what does it do and why should you be interested?

01 February 2022

VIDEO: Driving for better business | Digital Forum 11.5

In this video, Jim Magner from National Highways talks about the Driving for Better Business scheme and how it can help those who organise drivers as part of their business.

28 January 2022

BASF returns to PestEx to showcase award-winning rodenticide

Press release: BPCA member BASF Pest Control Solutions is set to return to PestEx in March 2022 to exhibit its portfolio of innovative solutions to the pest control industry. 

27 January 2022

Stay updated on changes to the Highway Code

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced significant changes to the rules for all types of road users from 29 January.

26 January 2022

Cleankill says goodbye to longest-serving pest control technician

Industry stalwart Phil Nye has retired after 20 years with BPCA member Cleankill.

26 January 2022

New study says some methods of rat control fail to consider animal welfare impacts

A study led by the University of Oxford has found that glue boards and anticoagulant poisoning are among the worst rodent management methods for their impact on rat welfare.

25 January 2022

New for 2022: Add your BPCA Registered card to your Google or Apple Wallet

This year, anyone on the BPCA Registered scheme can choose to have a digital flashcard version of their identification card available on their phone.

24 January 2022

Come see BBwear at PestEx 2022 for your chance to win an Ultra Bee Suit

Press release: Cornwall-based beekeeping clothing manufacturer, BBwear will be making their PestEx debut this March.

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12 May 2022

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New member benefit: Discounted IT, computing and tech advice with Dell

Dell UK and BPCA have teamed up to help pest control businesses grow and support members' IT needs. 

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28 April 2022

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Glue Traps (Offences) Bill receives Royal Assent - what does this mean for pest management?

New legislation restricting glue trap use in England became law after receiving the go-ahead from the monarch, alongside several other animal health and welfare bills.

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27 April 2022

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Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes third and final reading in England

The Bill to restrict glue trap use in England has passed its third and final reading in the House of Lords unopposed and with no amendments.

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16 May 2022

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John O'Conner buzzing about bee garden project

Press release: Staff at BPCA member company John O'Conner Pest Control have been working with some London residents on creating a 'bee friendly' garden. 

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12 May 2022

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New member benefit: Discounted IT, computing and tech advice with Dell

Dell UK and BPCA have teamed up to help pest control businesses grow and support members' IT needs. 

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11 May 2022

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New control of field mice guidance document out now

A technical briefing and guidance document, on when and how field mice can be controlled, has been published by BPCA and Pesttrain.

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