Latest News from BPCA

21 May 2019

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.

15 May 2019

Abate Pest Management named a Future50 company

BPCA member company Abate Pest Management has announced that they have been named a Future50 Company.

14 May 2019

Open letter to Secretary of State regarding call for evidence: Bird control licences

BPCA has written to Secretary of State Gove in regards to Defra's call for evidence on the impact of the revoking of three general licences for bird control.

08 May 2019

BPCA prepares to gather evidence for Defra on general licences

Defra has initiated a formal evidence gathering exercise to capture information from all concerned parties about the impact of the recent withdrawal of three general licences for bird control. BPCA is collecting evidence of members companies.

08 May 2019

New general licences for controlling Canada geese and wood pigeon comes into force

Natural England has published two new general licences for controlling birds. The licences, which allows people to kill or take Canada geese to preserve public health and safety and wood pigeon for preventing serious damage to crops are part of a pro

05 May 2019

Free micro-learning modules for pest management professionals

BPCA has released eight short online learning programmes covering key skills such as communication, data protection, health and safety, and management.

02 May 2019

UK pest technician wanted for Southeast Asia adventure

CPS Myanmar (Burma) is in need of a Pest Technician or Field Biologist to assist our 50 technicians throughout the country. They're looking for a motivated, detail oriented, committed problem solver to join our team based in Yangon, Myanmar.

02 May 2019

BPCA talks general licence changes with Natural England

Yesterday (Wednesday 1 May 2019) BPCA met with Natural England to discuss how pest management professionals can continue to protect public health after general licences for bird control were revoked last week.

29 April 2019

New general licence for controlling carrion crows comes into force

Natural England has published the first of the new general licences for controlling birds. The licence starts to replace the previous general licences for controlling carrion crows, a priority species for farmers looking to protect against damage to

26 April 2019

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, pest management professionals can still legally use lethal c

25 April 2019

General licences for bird control in Scotland to remain in place

Scottish Natural Heritage has reassured users of their general licences that they remain in place in Scotland.

25 April 2019

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 Alan Buckle.

24 April 2019

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.

23 April 2019

California moves towards rodenticide ban

Legislation to ban certain rodenticides in California, USA is now heading to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for approval.

23 April 2019

BPCA appoint new Marketing and Communications Manager

After a rigorous recruitment process, the British Pest Control Association has promoted Scott Johnstone to the position of Marketing and Communications Manager.

23 April 2019

General licences for bird control: major changes to licensing requirements

Natural England is revoking three general licences for controlling certain wild birds as of Thursday 25 April 2019.

17 April 2019

Killgerm announces sale of Travelwise Group

BPCA member company, Killgerm has announced the sale of 100% of the shareholding in Travelwise Group Ltd to TPW S.A.S. trading as Travel Planet. This encompasses both the Leisure Travel and the Business Travel operations within Travelwise Group Ltd.

15 April 2019

Abate Pest Management celebrates 20 years in business

20 years ago, today (April 15 1999) Jon Blake decided to set up his own business and called it Abate. He and his wife Jill still owns the BPCA member company today.

28 March 2019

British Pest Management Award 2019 winners announced at PestEx

The pest management show hosted the second ever British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs) last week, announcing the 2019 winners.

28 March 2019

Double success for Lancaster City Council Unbugged

Lancaster City Council Unbugged is celebrating a double win after being presented with two prestigious industry accolades.

28 March 2019

First year success for Hereford business

A family run business in Hereford has claimed a top industry award in its first year of business at a prestigious national trade association event.

28 March 2019

Norfolk business named best small company at trade body awards

A Norfolk-based pest management company has been named Small Company of the Year at a leading industry event.

28 March 2019

Norfolk environmental consultancy takes home trade body award

A Norfolk-based wildlife management company has taken a top prize at a prestigious industry event.

28 March 2019

Durham business recognised for its community work at trade body awards

A national pest management company, which has its headquarters in Durham, has been presented with a prestigious award at a top industry event.

28 March 2019

Unsung hero of pest management industry celebrated

An 81-year old from Kent has been heralded the unsung hero of the pest management industry at national trade body awards.

28 March 2019

Young technician named the best in the country at trade body awards

A pest technician from Croydon has been named the best in the country at a prestigious industry event for his commitment to training and development.

28 March 2019

South Croydon business pick up best pest management business award

A South Croydon-based pest management company is continuing its winning streak after picking up another award at a leading industry event.

28 March 2019

Industry figurehead receives Lifetime achievement award

The pioneering work of a Surrey-based pest management expert was celebrated at a trade association event.

13 March 2019

BPCA and CPA release guidance for identifying and reporting illegal internet sales of pesticides

On the back of the work BPCA and CPA have done with eBay, the Associations have created a set of guidelines to help people report illegal pesticide usage to the relevant authority.

12 March 2019

TV presenter and ecologist to present British Pest Management Awards

"The One Show" regular, Mike Dilger, will present the second ever British Pest Management Awards at PestEx on 20 March 2019.

12 March 2019

Martin Rose-King selected as new Servicing committee chair

The BPCA Servicing Committee has selected Martin Rose-King, Partner at Bounty Pest Control, as the new Chair.

08 March 2019

Rentokil's new approach puts unclaimed dividends and shares to good use

BPCA member Rentokil Initial has announced that it is taking a lead in a new initiative to use unclaimed shareholder dividends and unclaimed shares to fund charitable causes. A new fund, named Rentokil Initial Cares, will be established.

08 March 2019

New backer for CRRU UK and rodenticide stewardship

CRRU has a new member company, contributing financially and providing expertise to the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime

07 March 2019

PPC94 out now

Professional pest controller magazine (PPC94) issue 94 is out now and available to read online.

07 March 2019

PestEx 2019 guide and overview

Over 2,500 pest management professionals are scheduled to arrive at the London ExCeL on 20-21 March - will you be one of them?

07 March 2019

PestEx Seminar schedule announced in full

The PestEx 2019 seminar schedule packs in illustrious speakers from across the sector. Delivered by industry experts, we’ve called in favours from all our friends to make sure you leave PestEx that little bit better informed.

07 March 2019

British Pest Management Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the second ever BPMAs has been announced. With significantly more nominations, plus the new awards - the independent judging panel had their work cut out for them.

07 March 2019

IN PROFILE: Dr Jonathan Wade - Life time achievement award

On 20 March 2019, Dr Jonathan Wade will officially receive his British Pest Management Lifetime Achievement Award 2019. There’s no way we can cover all of Jonathan’s distinguished career in global pest management.

07 March 2019

PestEx 2019: 15 top tips for visiting a trade show

It's not long now until PestEx 2019. Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of your time at the pest management show.

07 March 2019

Rat behaviour in rodent control

With current rodent control challenges facing pest controllers, one of the essential areas of knowledge is an understanding of rodent behaviour.

07 March 2019

Understanding cockroach foraging behaviour

Cockroaches have evolved to exploit our modern urban environments where the structures we build provide a plethora of harbourages, warmth, food and moisture.

07 March 2019

SERVICING STORIES: Empire of the ants

Three blocks of flats. Multiple colonies. Hundreds of thousands of invasive ants. Nigel White, Operations Director of member company Tactical Environmental Services, talks to us about a block treatment of epic proportions.

07 March 2019

The practical implications of bed bug biology and behaviour

When it comes to bed bugs, the more you know, the more effective you’ll be at treating an infestation, Dr Jette Knudsen, a researcher from Nattaro Labs, Sweden shares her detailed insights into bed bug behaviour and biology, so you too can join the b

07 March 2019

Dealing with rodents in sensitive environments

We can become overly confident in our preferred method of rodent control and then suddenly we’re thrown a curveball. Chris Cagienard investigates the environmental considerations we need to make that influence our rodent control strategy.

07 March 2019

PESTWATCH: Foxes

When is a pest not a pest? In this in-depth PestWatch analysis, BPCA's Natalie Bungay returns to the tricky and occasionally prickly subject of Vulpes vulpes – the red fox. She’ll focus on the whens, whys and ifs of fox control.

06 March 2019

Ask the technical team March 2019

Tricky insect ID's, managing complaints and bad neighbour bed bug management questions are all in the BPCA Technical team inbox this issue.

05 March 2019

Credit control for professional pest management companies

Did you know in the region of 80% of businesses that suffer late payment are kept waiting one month or longer beyond agreed terms?

05 March 2019

Health and safety knowledge is power

H&S can strike fear into the most competent of business owner, phrases such as ‘Risk assessment’, policies, and health surveillance can shrink our confidence into a small puddle of stagnant uncertainty.

05 March 2019

Starting a pest management company - can you do it on your own?

At BPCA HQ we take hundreds of calls every year with people asking us how they start out in pest management and whether it’s possible to get into the trade without experience.

05 March 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: A look back at 2018

Continuing the theme of engagement from 2017, 2018 turned out to be a milestone year for the Association.

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22 July 2019

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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.  In this 1 hour

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29 May 2019

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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. However, now it seems we could be experiencing a longer wait, w

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28 May 2019

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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, downloaded as a PDF or you can join our&nb

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20 August 2019

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14th Fumigants and Pheromones Conference announced

Registration is now open for the 14th Fumigants and Pheromones Conference, taking place next May in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Insects Limited and Fumigation Service & S

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19 August 2019

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NBC secures backing from Santander

BPCA member NBC Environment has secured £1.2m funding with a major bank to boost the company’s growth. As a result of a successful extensive review of NBC’s busines

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09 August 2019

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VIDEO: A practical approach to wasp management

Practical wasp management is hazardous work, which is why pest technicians can always benefit from refreshing their knowledge and improving their competency around the control of wasp nests.

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