Latest News from BPCA

27 August 2020

VIDEO: BPCA Digital Forum 4 - Your digital pest event

Watch it back now - our 4th all-digital BPCA pest management Forum. Packed with industry news, guest speakers and CPD opportunities.

21 August 2020

VIDEO: Rats and drains for pest professionals

In this video guest speaker Davy from RatDetection.com talks about the options open to pest controllers and the risks associated with dealing with rats in drains.

10 August 2020

New pesticide labels toolbox talk released for BPCA members

BPCA's technical team has created a pesticide labels toolbox talk template for members to download.

06 August 2020

Rodenticide resistance survey appeal to farmers

Rats resistant to rodenticides are breeding in the UK and more information from farmers is needed to reduce their numbers.

06 August 2020

VIDEO: Terms and conditions, contracts, force majeure and cancellations - BEB Consultancy

In this video BEB Consultancy discusses the importance of water-tight pest management contracts, terms and conditions for businesses.

05 August 2020

GALLERY: PPC magazine all 100 covers

Take a look back at the history of Professional Pest Controller Magazine with this 100 issue special gallery.

05 August 2020

Contego launches charity fundraising pledge

BPCA member Contego continues long-standing tradition of charitable giving back with launch of their 'Pledge to Make a Difference'.

05 August 2020

Should I sign that? Contracts and small print with BEB Consultancy

In this guest blog, specialist contracts and legal services expert BEB Consultancy talk about how to approach written contracts, hidden terms and reading the small print.

05 August 2020

PestEx 2021 exhibition stands at 50% sold or reserved

PestEx 2021 stands already at 50% sold or reserved, as pest management industry looks forward to first big post-Covid-19 lockdown event.

05 August 2020

Celebrate in good times. Celebrate in bad times.

I write this while we’re still in lockdown with slow signs of coming out of it. Hopefully, by the time you read this, we’ll have regained a bit of normality – whatever that may be!

05 August 2020

The UK pest landscape and the quiet revolution

In our 100th edition of PPC, regular contributor Clive Boase reviews how far the pest management industry has come since PPC first launched and, critically, where he thinks the industry might be in another 25 years.

04 August 2020

Caught out in the countryside: Practical rabbit management:

Dave Archer, rural pest management expert talks about rabbits; their history, behaviour and biology.

04 August 2020

Control silverfish professionally

Recent years have seen a rise in silverfish infestations and they can often be hard to control due to behaviour and habitat. To allow effective control of this growing pest, it is important to be well versed in distinguishing between the many differe

04 August 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: A short history of public health pesticides

Looking back over one hundred issues of PPC, it’s clear that the products in our toolkits have changed considerably. We asked Alex Wade, from member company PelGar International, to look back at rodenticides and insecticides over the last century.

04 August 2020

New luxury hotel discount BPCA member benefit

BPCA has teamed up with luxury hotel chain Blue Orchid Hotels, to offer discounts for members on a range of experiences and accommodation.

04 August 2020

BPCA position statement on remote monitoring for rodent management

Digital monitoring for pest activity appears in lists of services offered by pest management companies across the world. But what will the impact of remote monitoring have on the level of service a company provides?

04 August 2020

Current pest proofing products: applications and limitations

Following on from his demonstration at PPC Live 2020 in Harrogate, Pestology’s Gulliver Hill talks to PPC about all things proofing.

04 August 2020

PESTWATCH: Delusional parasitosis and cable bugs

In this PestWatch, we take a look at pests that aren’t real. What is delusional parasitosis and how do we deal with it?

04 August 2020

Ask the technical team August 2020

Nuisance neighbours, pest risk assessments, gull control licences and rodent carcasses are all covered in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

04 August 2020

Spotta’s smart pest systems attracts $1.18 million in seed funding

Investors have rewarded the commercial success of BPCA member Spotta’s smart pest systems with a $1.18 million seed funding round.

04 August 2020

Invasive pest fears for British Museum due to Covid-19 lockdown

Priceless exhibits risk being damaged by invasive insects, due to an absence of visitors during lockdown, the British Museum has warned.

04 August 2020

How to start a pest management business - Get ready and plan

Kevin Higgins looks at what you should think about before leaving the day job and what you need to launch a successful pest management business.

03 August 2020

Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPCA member company Pest Solutions, shares his ideas for reengaging with clients now many of our clients are opening up their doors.

03 August 2020

Wild Justice hearing given go-ahead over Welsh general licences

Campaign group granted expedited hearing over "legality" of bird control licences issued by Natural Resources Wales.

03 August 2020

Your first pest control employee: Two heads better than one?

Taking on your first employee is a landmark moment for any pest management business. It can bring in changes to procedures, policies and management style.

03 August 2020

Incentives for pest management professionals

Paul Bates, Managing Director at Cleankill Pest Control, talks about motivating and inspiring staff using incentives, beyond giving a simple paycheck.

03 August 2020

Meet the member: Rising star at Pest Solutions

BPCA’s Communications Officer Kat Shaw spoke to Gabrielle Hogg, trainee pest technician with Pest Solutions. One of the industry’s brilliant up-and-comers, we talk about her mentoring with BPCA’s Dee Ward-Thompson.

03 August 2020

Going digital: The future of BPCA forums

When Covid-19 hit the UK, it quickly became a case of ‘adapt or die’ for many businesses. BPCA was not immune to this and two of our biggest activities were interrupted: training and events.

03 August 2020

Infographic: Who runs BPCA? New committees and groups

We’ve put together this useful organisation chart so you can understand how BPCA works. You may even spot an area of the Association you’d like to volunteer your time in.

03 August 2020

First outstanding CPD Assignment certificate

In May this year, BPCA released the first in a series of new downloadable CPD assignments, giving pest controllers the opportunity to research and write about a topic to earn valuable CPD points.

29 July 2020

Call for BPCA members to join waste tracking user panel

The four UK governments and environment agencies are working together on a project to develop a UK-wide electronic waste tracking service.

24 July 2020

New website for International Conference on Urban Pests

A new permanent website for ICUP has been unveiled and includes free access to all previous conference papers and posters.

24 July 2020

Free rodenticide resistance testing service resumes: Appeal to pest controllers for samples

Chairman Dr Alan Buckle calls for tail samples of freshly killed rats and mice from pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers who think they may have resistance problems.

23 July 2020

Level 2 Award in Pest Management returns to Yarnfield following Covid-19 lockdown

The Level 2 Award in Pest Management training course at Yarnfield Park is back, following lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.

21 July 2020

Pelsis announce launch of new rodent monitoring product

BPCA member Pelsis have launched a new remote rodent monitoring system, TrapMe, for pest control professionals.

16 July 2020

New Health and Safety at Work Act CPD assignment for pest professionals

BPCA has issued a new downloadable assignment on the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to help pest professionals keep up with their continuing professional development (CPD).

15 July 2020

VIDEO: Social media and blogging for pest management companies

Learning how blogging and social media can allow you to promote your business, share news stories and engage with other pest controllers.

09 July 2020

New Treatment Report template for BPCA members

A new Treatment Report template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area.

09 July 2020

BPCA helps put auditors straight on insecticide usage requirements for public health pest management

BPCA has had reports of auditors incorrectly asking pest professionals for Pa1 Pa6 pesticide training certificates.

08 July 2020

Warning to pest controllers after van containing pesticides stolen

Following the theft of aluminium phosphide-based chemicals from a van in Manchester, BPCA urges technicians to be careful about leaving pesticides unattended in vehicles.

06 July 2020

Bubonic plague case confirmed in China

As a new case of Bubonic plague is confirmed in China, we take a look at the role pests like rats and fleas play in spreading it.

06 July 2020

PelGar's Church Farm operations to end

BPCA member PelGar will cease all pest control training and R&D activity at Church Farm training center later this year.

01 July 2020

UPDATED: BPCA annual general meeting goes virtual

BPCA can now confirm we’ll be holding an all-digital, online AGM where eligible members will be able to vote and have their say on the future of the Association.

01 July 2020

Look forward to PestEx 2021 - registration now open

After a challenging year for pest management, BPCA is pleased to announce registration for PestEx 2021 is now open.

30 June 2020

Open letter to Natural England: Individual licences for gull control in England, this year and beyond

Today, BPCA has written to Dave Slater, the Director for wildlife licensing at Natural England regarding the future of individual licences for gull control.

26 June 2020

Identify the differences between wasps, hornets, bees and more

Not everything that buzzes is a pest! Everything that buzzes around your garden is potentially a pollinator. These fascinating insects are incredibly useful; not just in the garden, but also in agriculture, with many crops dependent on pollination.

24 June 2020

New stored products insects and fly management courses added to BPCA online classroom

BPCA has announced two new taught online classroom courses. Led by industry experts, the new courses are delivered via live presentations over Zoom.

23 June 2020

Industry body releases Covid-19 working at height guidance

Ladder Association has released new guidance on the importance of health and safety while using ladders during the pandemic.

22 June 2020

Ramps UK urges halting of in-transit fumigation practices

The Register of Accredited Metallic Phosphide Standards UK issues warning regarding in-transit fumigation following talks with HSE.

22 June 2020

BPCA PrintShop gets an upgrade

BPCA's popular PrintShop member benefit has been given an upgrade, to provide a more functional and user-friendly experience.

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19 January 2021

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New gull licensing screening process from Natural England

In light of talks with BPCA, Natural England (NE) has updated their process to include a new screening process to help speed up and improve the issuing of individual licences for gull cont

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12 January 2021

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When will pest professionals get vaccinated against Covid-19?

With phase one of the UK's largest inoculation programme in progress, we've been asked by many people when key workers, like pest controllers, will get access to the Covid-19 vaccines. It

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05 January 2021

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2021 Covid-19 lockdowns: what do pest professionals need to know?

With England and Scotland announcing national lockdowns, Wales in tier 4 restrictions and Northern Ireland tightening measures – we take a moment to highlight some of BPCA’s Covid-19 gui

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20 January 2021

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VIDEO: Principles of gull control for pest professionals

In this video Natalie talks about the legislative and licensing requirements when considering appropriate gull control measures. This video is intended for those working in the pest management

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20 January 2021

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Rodenticide Resistance Action Group updates guidance

Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG) has released updated papers on resistance in both the Norway Rat and House Mouse.  The guidance provides a summary of the informa

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19 January 2021

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Spotta announces team growth and new product testing

PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Spotta Smart Pest Systems has capped a strong first year of commercial operations with accelerated product development and market reach for 2021. To sup

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