Latest News from BPCA

20 August 2021

Meet the member: To bee or not to bee

PPC magazine spoke to Ian Fuller (B.Eng) at Swarmcatcher, who has been removing and relocating live honey bees for more than a decade.

20 August 2021

Meet the member: 25 years of pest control at Des Bone

PPC magazine spoke to Ann Bone, of Des Bone Ltd, about their quarter-century journey as a pest management business.

20 August 2021

Meet the member: Next Gen Pest Tech

Jack Tully, the first apprentice pest technician at BPCA member Integrum Services, took part in a quick-fire question session with PPC.

20 August 2021

A fond farewell to Stephanie

After almost ten years of outstanding service, we said ‘farewell’ to our Finance Officer Stephanie Costopoulos at the end of July.

20 August 2021

Meet your new BPCA team members

You may have seen that we’ve had a bit of a recruitment boost at BPCA recently.

20 August 2021

Sink or swim? Keep your head above water as a non-technical pest control employee

BPCA's new course is designed specifically for people whose role does not directly involve carrying out pest control treatments.

20 August 2021

Enter the Ratrix

BPCA secures funding for 3D Competency Assessment, to bring pest control learning into the 21st century.

20 August 2021

Pestflix and chill: free CPD resources for pest professionals

Always end up cramming in your CPD hours towards the end of the year? We've got tons of activities - are you making the most of them?

16 August 2021

HSE accept BPCA as UK REACH Accredited Stakeholder

HSE has accepted BPCA to represent professional pest management’s interest in UK REACH and chemical regulation.

11 August 2021

IPS launches new sticky moth trap

Following two years of testing, International Pheromone Systems has launched a new product that will help both commercial pest controllers and homeowners to manage moth infestations.

06 August 2021

Dates announced for ICUP 2022 conference

The organisers of the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) are now delighted to announce the dates of their rescheduled 2020 Conference.

06 August 2021

Pelsis Group acquired by Pamplona

Pelsis Group has announced it will be acquired by specialist investment manager Pamplona Capital Management this September.

05 August 2021

Changes to BPCA Exec Board as Martin Harvey steps down

Former BPCA President Tom Holmes rejoins the BPCA Executive Board as Immediate Past President, while Martin Harvey takes a step back.

04 August 2021

Choose professionals to protect wild birds, says trade body

BPCA is urging the owners of homes, businesses and public buildings to ensure they choose a trained and qualified professional to offer advice and install bird-proofing measures.

04 August 2021

Five new document templates - perfect for client folders

BPCA has released five new pest management document templates which are now available for members to download.

04 August 2021

Major changes at International Pheromone Systems

IPS has strengthened its technical team with the promotion of Payman Shafighi to the new role of Technical Business Development Manager.

04 August 2021

PestWest® flies high with another award-winning night for flyDetect®

PestWest was announced the winner of the Digital Engineering/Technology Award for flyDetect® at the Made in Yorkshire Awards ceremony.

03 August 2021

Let’s keep glue boards for professionals, says BPCA

BPCA has begun its lobbying effort to keep rodent glue boards in the toolkits of pest professionals.

03 August 2021

Funding secured for gadget that identifies apple moth pest

MothNet has secured funding from Innovate UK to develop a fully automated codling moth monitoring system for apple growers.

22 July 2021

John O’Conner expands despite pandemic challenges

An expanding team at BPCA member John O'Conner sees the business invest in a new custom fleet for its pest control division.

22 July 2021

Join our new working group for member complaints

BPCA is reviewing its member complaints procedures and is looking for some members to get involved.

22 July 2021

VIDEO: Understanding pests in food businesses

In this video Natalie looks at how pests in food businesses can damage and contaminate food, causing economic loss and threatening public health.

21 July 2021

Five Years of Rodenticide Stewardship report published

A report of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime’s work covering 2016 to 2020 has been published by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use.

19 July 2021

Safe working for pest professionals after lockdown

How can pest professionals continue to work safely now that Covid-19 restrictions in parts of the UK are at an end?

14 July 2021

Bayer announces release of new Harmonix® Rodent Paste

Bayer is bringing a new professional-use cholecalciferol rodenticide, which can be used in open areas and burrows, to the market this September.

14 July 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 9 - A complete approach to wasp and hornet control

In this video, Matt Towler from Lodi UK gives a crash course in wasp and hornet control.

14 July 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 9 - What's on the horizon after glue boards?

In this video, Alex Wade from Wade Environmental asks "What now?" after the news the UK Government is looking to ban glue boards.

14 July 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 9 - Bird control lasers explained

In this video, Chris Frappell from Pestfix gives a talk on lasers for bird control and their use.

14 July 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 9 - Inspections and pest activity: what to look for

In this video, Avril Turner from Killgerm gives a talk on IPM and what to look out for when carrying out pest control surveys.

12 July 2021

PestWorld to return as in-person event

Plans are well under way for PestWorld 2021 to return as a face-to-face event in the US this autumn.

07 July 2021

Have your say: Member summit on general licences for bird control in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency want your views on proposed amendments to 2021/22 licences for bird control.

06 July 2021

1env hold NHS birthday bake sale

On 5 July, as the National Health Service celebrated its 73rd anniversary, BPCA member 1env held a charity bake sale.

01 July 2021

Legal teeth and rodent control update in 2021 Code of Best Practice

Changes to the way rodenticide is used for permanent, pulsed or burrow baiting, or in covered and protected bait stations, are coming into force to tackle “stubbornly static” rodenticide residues in barn owls.

29 June 2021

BPCA secures funding for 3D interactive simulator

BPCA applied for funding from the Ufi VocTech Trust to support the development of an interactive 3D competency simulator for pest technicians.

29 June 2021

New ladder safety guidance announced

Health & Safety Executive and Ladder Association will be unveiling two new ladder safety guidance documents in one-off webinar.

29 June 2021

Trade body’s wasp advice for window cleaners

Wasps can be a common hazard for window cleaners, particularly during the late summer months when a wasp colony is at its peak.

28 June 2021

VIDEO: Essential customer service skills for pest professionals

In this video, Natalie Bungay explores how you can deliver excellent service to your pest control customers.

24 June 2021

Changes to right to work checks in UK

Changes coming into force on 1 July 2021 will affect how a UK employer should conduct 'right to work' checks for EEA citizens.

21 June 2021

LNPS continues vital mosquito monitoring

BPCA member London Network for Pest Solutions is playing an important role in monitoring one of the planet’s deadliest insects.

18 June 2021

Manage mental health at work with FREE ISO for small businesses

For a limited time, BSI are offering the ISO 45003 Standard free of charge to any small business with under 100 employees and a turnover less than £25 million.

17 June 2021

Beaver announce new Head of Compliance and Client Retention

BPCA member Beaver Pest Control have recruited former Training Manager James Wood into the role.

17 June 2021

UK government confirms plans to ban rodent glue boards completely

The government has issued details on the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill to crack down on “inhumane rodent traps”.

15 June 2021

CEPA President steps down

After three years, Henry Mott has resigned as President of CEPA, the European Pest Management Solutions Professional Association.

14 June 2021

Cleankill thrives despite initial Covid-19 concerns

BPCA member Cleankill Pest Control sees contract portfolio hit £2 million mark, despite pandemic challenges.

09 June 2021

National Pest Awards 2021 finalists announced

Find out who made the shortlist for Pest magazine's National Pest Awards 2021.

08 June 2021

Spotta strengthens global reach with new resellers

BPCA member Spotta Smart Pest System signs three new distributor agreements in North America and UK.

06 June 2021

VIDEO: Happy World Pest Day 2021 #TechnicianTakeover

Our #TechnicianTakeover project celebrates the lifeblood of the pest management sector - technicians. Watch the video now.

01 June 2021

Case study: Technology at heart of pest control company

A Bayer case study showing Amicus embracing technology as part of an integrated pest control approach.

31 May 2021

Technicians takeover BPCA in lead up to World Pest Day

Five technicians are taking over BPCA’s social media channels to show the world the essential role they play in protecting public health.

27 May 2021

VIDEO: Wales Digital Forum - Upselling and Aftercare

In this video, Kevin Higgins from Aries Training gives a talk on selling additional pest control services and building good customer relations.

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22 October 2021

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The improved BPCA member documents library is open

A collection of over 150 templates, documents and tools is now available to all BPCA members.

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20 October 2021

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BPCA commits to Planet Mark certification

BPCA is furthering our sustainability commitment by becoming Planet Mark certified through measuring and reducing our carbon footprint.

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18 October 2021

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SURVEY: Medical signposting for pest professionals

BPCA is working with UCLH to potentially create a service for pest professionals to signpost clients that need medical support.

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25 October 2021

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End of an era for Safeguard Pest Control

Following the retirement of Tim Sheehan and Paul Butterick from Safeguard Pest Control, we caught up with their team to talk about days gone and the end of an era.

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22 October 2021

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John O'Conner takes on business apprentices

BPCA member company John O’Conner have taken on two new Business Admin apprentices at their North Herts depot.

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22 October 2021

Latest news

The improved BPCA member documents library is open

A collection of over 150 templates, documents and tools is now available to all BPCA members.

Read more