Latest News from BPCA

23 August 2019

A birds-eye view of general licences

Since April this year, it’s been all hands on deck in the pest management world, getting to grips with changes in bird control licences and the way we manage pest birds.

23 August 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: General licence decision tree 2019

Need a hand figuring out whether you're covered by the new general licences or if you need to apply for an individual licence? Take a look at our infographic.

23 August 2019

PestWatch: Silverfish and grey silverfish

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, investigates silverfish and grey silverfish, and the difference in control approaches.

23 August 2019

Using tracking agents for pest management

BPCA's Natalie Bungay and Jim Kirk from Deadline Products investigate using tracking agents as an investigative tool.

23 August 2019

Best practice or Balderdash?

BPCA Board Members debunk some best practice myths that might be putting the operation of your pest management business at risk.

23 August 2019

Developments in mosquito management

Dr Claire Donald, from the University of Glasgow, gives an overview of how scientists are working to lessen the mosquito threat.

22 August 2019

Selling your pest management services using the law

Paul Westgate, Westgate Pest Control, examines the positives that can be drawn from the regulations pest management professionals face.

22 August 2019

Ratcatcher to riches: Championing Professionalism

In BPCA's first strategic storytime, we’re telling the tale of how we continue to increase the professionalism of the pest management sector.

22 August 2019

BPCA Professionalism Working Groups

What does championing professionalism in pest management look like today?

22 August 2019

Meet the member: “Starting Lady Bug Pest Control saved my life.”

We caught up with Vicki Sims to talk about her journey into starting her own pest management business.

22 August 2019

Contract Sharing Network celebrates national contract

Launched at PestEx 2017, the Contract Sharing Network (CSN) is celebrating a significant step forward.

22 August 2019

Proactive bee management experiments

Jonathan Walker from BPCA member company Eradipest has been experimenting with proactive bee management.

22 August 2019

Observe a Servicing Committee meeting

Want to get more involved in your Association? Why not come along to one of our Servicing Committee meetings and find out what it’s about?

21 August 2019

Are you recording your pest management CPD?

Karen Dawes, BPCA Training Development Manager, takes a look at some great examples of CPD for people at all stages of their careers.

21 August 2019

Pest awareness for everyone

Jane Shepherd from BPCA’s agency, Shepherd PR, talks about why it’s important to have a concentrated PR effort.

20 August 2019

14th Fumigants and Pheromones Conference announced

Registration is now open for the biennial conference, taking place next May in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

19 August 2019

NBC secures backing from Santander

BPCA member NBC Environment receives funding package from major bank to boost growth.

09 August 2019

VIDEO: A practical approach to wasp management

This webinar is useful for pest technicians looking improving their competency around the control of wasp nests.

02 August 2019

HSE releases annual fatality statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19.

01 August 2019

Sugar-seeking wasps spark safety message

Wasps on the hunt for a sugar hit could pose a risk to children and the elderly during the school summer holidays.

31 July 2019

Abstract submissions sought for ICUP 2020

Organisers of the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) are welcoming submissions from experts within the field of urban pest management.

24 July 2019

Dealey named Future50 company

The future looks bright for BPCA members, Dealey Environmental, following the company’s inclusion in East Anglia’s Future50 this year.

22 July 2019

Critical update to permanent rodenticide baiting conditions

Conditions under which permanent baiting with rodenticide is allowed have been updated by CRRU UK to cover a critical difference between outdoor and indoor locations.

22 July 2019

VIDEO: Risk management assessments for pest management professionals

A health and safety risk assessment considers the hazards present in a task or activity. RAs looks at the likelihood of harm that might occur and the severity of that harm.

19 July 2019

CRRU-style stewardship regime adopted by Jersey Gov

The Government of Jersey is urging pest professionals to help reduce risk of harm to wildlife.

18 July 2019

CONSULTATION: General licences in Scotland to be examined

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) announces consultation on general licences for bird control, in response to an ongoing legal challenge in England.

17 July 2019

Stay alert to membership fraud

Forged BPCA membership certificates have been reported to us and we're asking members to be vigilant.

17 July 2019

MIDS pest technician forum "great success"

A relaxed and fun event hosted by BPCA member MIDS Pest Control took place in Hertfordshire last week.

17 July 2019

Syngenta App aims to keep pest techs up to date on the go

A new smartphone app developed by BPCA member Syngenta is now available on Android and iPhone.

17 July 2019

UK pest technicians wanted for Australian adventure

Want to trade the British winter for an Australian summer? CPS is looking for exceptional pest technicians to join their ranks during their peak season.

16 July 2019

1env get muddy for Macmillan

BPCA member 1env Solutions took part in the Nuclear Mud Race for charity earlier this year.

15 July 2019

Use up your Ficam D, says Bayer

BPCA member reminds pest controllers to use up any Ficam D stocks with old labels by 25 July.

11 July 2019

Jim Kirk appointed Manufacturers and Distributors Committee Chair

BPCA's Executive Board confirmed the selection of a new Chair in May this year.

11 July 2019

PMA give evidence on glue boards at Scottish Parliament

The Pest Management Alliance spoke on behalf of the sector last month on a possible glue trap ban in Scotland.

09 July 2019

Asian hornet sighting confirmed in south Hampshire

Beekeepers warned by Gov UK to remain vigilant as single Asian hornet spotted in Hampshire.

02 July 2019

Killgerm celebrates Germany move with casino night

BPCA member Killgerm celebrates much-anticipated new office opening with themed bash for customers and colleagues.

02 July 2019

Monty Python actor warns of Deathwatch Beetle threat to UK churches

Legendary British comedian, Michael Palin, partners with National Churches Trust to warn of pest threats to historic buildings.

28 June 2019

'Watch out for wasps' says BPCA member Bayer

Warnings of a bumper wasp season have begun, following another mild winter in the UK.

27 June 2019

VIDEO: General licences for bird control; update and next steps

An update on the current (June 2019) bird general licences issued by Defra and Natural England in England.

13 June 2019

Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.

06 June 2019

Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments.

04 June 2019

BPCA marks World Pest Day 2019 with message to local authorities

We’re urging councils across the UK to put pest management firmly on their radar, highlighting the threat to society and the knock-on effect to public health that can be caused by infestations.

29 May 2019

New general licences grind to a stop after Defra take over control from Natural England

New general licences for bird control, such as the all-important feral pigeon and gull control for the purpose of public health, are to be delayed.

29 May 2019

Updated advice on interim measures for bird control after new licences delayed

BPCA had originally advised members that if they could wait for the appropriate general licence to be released, they should. We could be experiencing a longer wait, we’re advising that anyone who needs to control wild birds in the near future should

28 May 2019

PPC95 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 95 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF.

28 May 2019

PestEx(cellence) showcased at the UK’s pest management show 2019

PestEx 2019 saw an incredible 29% increase in total visitors as over 100 pest management product and service suppliers descended on ExCeL London in March.

28 May 2019

VIDEO: PestEx 2019 - the pest management show

Did you make it into our short PestEx 2019 video? Take a look at some of the highlights from the UK pest management show.

28 May 2019

GALLERY: PestEx 2019 the pest management show in pictures

Take a look at some of our favourite photos from the Uk's pest management show...

28 May 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: PestEx the pest management show 2019 in numbers

Need proof that PestEx is the biggest and most significant event in the professional pest management diary? Take a look at our infographic to see how the show has grown and improved over the years.

28 May 2019

Creating excellence in cockroach baiting programmes

Steve Broadbent from Ensystex is back, this time we’re talking about what makes for a precise and targeted baiting programme.

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13 November 2019

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PPC97 out now

  Professional pest controller magazine issue 97 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF or you can joi

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17 October 2019

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VIDEO: Professional flea control

Watch back our webinar on professional flea control. Natalie talks all things professional flea management, including biology, client communication and lifestyle. The webinar also highlights so

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27 September 2019

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New way to pass your Level 2 Award in Pest Management

BPCA has announced a new 7-day, modular, non-residential training course in the centre of London this November. As part of its membership criteria, BPCA recognises the Level 2 Award in Pest Man

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13 November 2019

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Egg-cellent news for Bayer

BPCA Manufacturer and Distributor member Bayer's Harmonix® poultry red mite (PRM) is now included in the BEIC list of products that can be used on Lion Code egg farms. Ken B

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13 November 2019

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Killgerm announce Scandinavian acquisition

BPCA member company Killgerm Group Ltd recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Milluck AB. Founded in 2007 and based in Malmö, Sweden, Milluck supplies the professiona

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13 November 2019

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CEPA launches pest management professionalisation initiative

On 1 October, the European pest management services trade association (CEPA) launched its Memorandum of Understanding on Professionalisation of the Pest Management Industry, in an event hosted

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