Latest News from BPCA

05 November 2019

Bespoke training: It's not 'one size fits all'

In this article Training Development Manager, Karen Dawes, explains how bespoke training might be a better fit for your business.

05 November 2019

What Rwandafull training

Martin Cobbald, from BPCA member Dealey, writes a travel diary about his trip to deliver fumigation training in Rwanda.

05 November 2019

Free CPD webinars

This year BPCA trialled running free CPD webinars for all members and affiliates.

04 November 2019

New electronic annual returns out now

The way we send out annual returns for BPCA membership renewal has changed.

25 October 2019

Majority of farmers no longer permanent baiting for rats

Studies by CRRU and Ulster University show farmers using integrated pest management approaches.

24 October 2019

CRRU finds rodenticide resistance in new areas

Poison resistance in rats has been confirmed in several new areas by a Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use study.

17 October 2019

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.

16 October 2019

BPCA scoops two excellence awards

The British Pest Control Association was delighted to be recognised at the Association Excellence Awards in October.

15 October 2019

UK aid tops up funding to tackle malaria

International Development Secretary announces that the UK will match £100 million of private sector funding to help tackle malaria.

09 October 2019

Rat lungworm’s sluggish journey to Europe

Scientists are looking into the spread of rat lungworm to several popular European holiday destinations.

09 October 2019

Cliverton names new director

A new divisional director has been appointed at animal-related business insurance specialist Cliverton.

08 October 2019

Parasite pests can pose problems for people and pets

Pest control experts are urging people to be aware of the threat to health posed by fleas.

04 October 2019

Hygeia Award wins for Rentokil employees

Royal Society for Public Health awards two Rentokil Initial employees for commitment to public health.

04 October 2019

Plastic waste: is it time to think outside the box?

Pestforce's Sean Taylor asks how pest management professionals can work smarter and greener, to help tackle climate change and cut waste.

03 October 2019

Kiwa Group welcomes Acheta Consulting

The merging of BPCA member Acheta Consulting to Kiwa's Agri Food Division has been announced.

03 October 2019

Fendona 6SC to be discontinued

Existing stocks of the insecticide Fendona 6SC will be phased out following changes in authorisations.

02 October 2019

BASIS recruiting Chair for Board of Trustees

National charity BASIS is seeking to recruit a Chair for the Board of Trustees, starting in April 2020.

30 September 2019

Changes to bird control general licences in Wales

New Welsh general licences for bird control take effect on Monday 7 October 2019.

27 September 2019

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.

27 September 2019

BPCA Registered accepted route for register of pest professionals in Ireland

BPCA Registered has been approved as a recognised system for the employees of members working in Ireland to evidence their skills, qualifications and continued professional development.

23 September 2019

New product manager at Bayer

BPCA member company, Bayer Environmental Science has appointed a new product manager to oversee the pest product portfolio.

13 September 2019

BPCA on food: open letter on the role of pest management in National Food Strategy

An open letter to contribute to the review on developing a national food strategy, commissioned by Defra. We set out our case for the inclusion of pest management provisions and our role in protecting citizen’s food.

13 September 2019

CONSULTATION: Wild birds general licence survey launched by Defra

The environment Secretary has launched a public survey as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England.

29 August 2019

Remembering John Kay

It is with great sadness that we learned this week of the passing of former BPCA President John Kay.

29 August 2019

Pest photo of the year launched

We're on a mission to find the best pest photograph of the year and we're calling all industry professionals to join in.

28 August 2019

Mitie Pest Control purchase given go-ahead

The acquisition of Mitie Pest Control by Rentokil Initial has been green-lit by Britain's competition watchdog.

23 August 2019

PPC96 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 96 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

23 August 2019

Flying insects in hospitals carry 'superbug' germs

A study, co-authored by Killgerm's Dr Matthew Davies, finds 90% of insects in hospitals carry potentially harmful bacteria.

23 August 2019

Ask the technical team August 2019

Our technical team tackle bee nests, reporting and delusional parasitosis in this issue.

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.

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08 January 2020

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Are we going to lose more insecticides in 2020?

With several prominent changes to insecticides in 2019, BPCA's been asked what the future of insecticides will look like. While nothing is certain, we've tried to clarify what's going on.

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11 December 2019

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Ficam W to be withdrawn from the market

BPCA member Bayer has announced that Ficam W is to be removed from the market, following a vote from the EU Biocide commission. Alan Morris, Bayer head of environmenta

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11 December 2019

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VIDEO: Inspection and control of bed bugs

Watch back our webinar on inspection and control of tricky bed bugs. This is the second video, following on from our bed bugs basics webinar. In this video Natalie discusses: Inspection an

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17 January 2020

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The importance of giving back

BPCA member company Contego got off the ground in 2004, following funding support from the Prince's Trust charity.  Now going from strength-to-strength, Contego's CEO Michael Taylor talks

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16 January 2020

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How to boost your Find a pest controller profile

One of the benefits of being a BPCA Servicing member is having your business included on our website’s Find a pest controller tool. This is our online database which allows the publi

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16 January 2020

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Could you be the new BASIS FACTS Chairperson?

BASIS is seeking to recruit a new Chairperson for the BASIS FACTS Advisory Committee, starting in March 2020. The FACTS Committee comprises of representatives from a range of ac

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