Latest News from BPCA

03 February 2021

Reminder: Report illegal pesticide sales when you spot them online

BPCA's guidance document will help you to report illegal activity to us when you see it.

03 February 2021

Pest control software provider ServicePro joins ServiceTitan family

ServicePro, a family-owned Pest Control, Lawn Care, and Arbor Care software business, announces a new partnership with ServiceTitan.

03 February 2021

COVID-19: A great time to help Britain's bees

BPCA member PGH Beegone says the UK's bee population has been given a fighting chance as a result of lockdowns and reduced travel this last year.

03 February 2021

Fast acting Ridmus Alpha proves knock out for mice

Ridmus Alpha is the new rodenticide from BPCA member Syngenta Professional Solutions, specifically designed to rapidly control house mice infestations.

03 February 2021

Wasp control survey for Warwick students

Four MBA students at Warwick Business School need your help with their pest control course project.

03 February 2021

Vacant buildings vulnerable to rodents in Ireland, says Rentokil

Rentokil is warning businesses in Ireland of the threat posed by rodents to premises that are lying vacant due to Covid-19 restrictions.

29 January 2021

Vecotech launches novel bed bug pheromone-based lure

Vecotech Ltd announced the launch of BugScents, a pheromone-based bed bug lure for use in detecting early-stage bed bug infestations.

29 January 2021

VIDEO: Scotland Digital Forum - Fly unit catch analysis; species, scope and data reasoning

In this video, Avril Turner from Killgerm gives a Scotland Digital Forum presentation on catch tray analysis in fly control.

29 January 2021

VIDEO: Scotland Digital Forum - An introduction to Selontra

In this sponsored video, Helen Ainsworth gives a Scotland Digital Forum presentation on BASF's rodenticide product, Selontra.

29 January 2021

VIDEO: Scotland Digital Forum - An update on gull licensing procedures

In this video, NatureScot's Kieren Jones gives a pest management presentation on the state of bird licensing in Scotland.

29 January 2021

VIDEO: Scotland Digital Forum - How rodent behaviour influences a baiting plan

In this video, BASF's Sharon Hughes gives a Scotland Digital Forum pest management presentation on rodent behaviour and baiting plans.

29 January 2021

New rodent glueboards toolbox talk released for members

A new rodent glueboard toolbox talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the website.

28 January 2021

Defra backs birth control for grey squirrels

Defra has backed a proposal by UK Squirrel Accord to use oral contraceptives in grey squirrel control.

28 January 2021

Rentokil Initial awarded by The Mater Hospital for contribution to the Covid-19 response

BPCA member Rentokil Initial has been presented with a commemorative medal for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

28 January 2021

Hillbans recruit wildlife conservation zoo biologist

BPCA member Hillbans welcomes specialist Martyn Ridgley to the team, a qualified wildlife conservation zoo biologist.

28 January 2021

Killgerm launches FREE rodent glue board training

BPCA member Killgerm added a new online course to their training site, with free sessions on best practice use of rodent glue boards.

20 January 2021

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.

20 January 2021

Rodenticide Resistance Action Group updates guidance

New papers from RRAG on resistance in both Norway Rat and House Mouse are available for pest management professionals to download now.

19 January 2021

Spotta announces team growth and new product testing

BPCA member Spotta has capped a strong first year of commercial operations with more product development and a doubled headcount.

19 January 2021

Welsh general licences for bird control 'lawful'

A High Court ruling has deemed the Welsh general licences for the control of wild birds to be lawful, following a challenge by campaign group Wild Justice.

19 January 2021

The impact of lockdown on pest control

Pest patterns have changed considerably under the lockdowns, so how can the cleaning sector ensure workplaces are protected from infestations?

19 January 2021

New gull licensing screening process from Natural England

In light of talks with BPCA, Natural England has updated their process to improve the issuing of individual licences for gull control.

18 January 2021

Bayer tackles mental health with charity collaboration

BPCA member Bayer is taking steps to support the industry, following our survey that showed 44% of pest controllers felt Covid-19 had affected their mental health.

13 January 2021

Brexit: Post-transition readiness for businesses

Following the end of the Brexit transition period, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released advice for businesses on the new rules.

12 January 2021

Fly control essential for food businesses, says Rentokil

BPCA member company Rentokil has highlighted the dangers of fly infestations in food environments, and the harm this can cause to businesses.

12 January 2021

CIEH appoints new chief executive

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has confirmed that Dr Phil James will join in January 2021 as its new chief executive.

12 January 2021

BPCA asks health secretary for pest professionals to get Covid-19 vaccine

BPCA has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ask that pest professionals are prioritised appropriately for the Covid-19 vaccine.

12 January 2021

When will pest professionals get vaccinated against Covid-19?

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

12 January 2021

First ever ICUP webinar to be held in March

The International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) is to hold its first free-of-charge on-line webinar on 9 March 2021.

06 January 2021

New bee removal and pest control franchise launched in the UK

PGH Beegone Limited is a brand new franchise from the owners of BPCA member company PGH Pest Control & Prevention.

05 January 2021

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

With new Coronavirus lockdown restrictions announced, we take a moment to highlight some of BPCA’s Covid-19 guidance for pest professionals and answer your top questions.

17 December 2020

Defra releases final 2021 General Licences for bird control

Defra has published its final versions of the 2021 General Licences for wild bird control.

17 December 2020

VIDEO: Controlling flies around food

In this video Natalie discusses the key points to consider when controlling flies around food.

16 December 2020

Get your nominations in for the BPCA Member Awards 2021

The BPCA Member Awards 2021 are now open to all BPCA member companies and their employees.

16 December 2020

2021 National Pest Awards are open for entries

Pest magazine has relaunched a sector-wide pest control awards night, replacing the British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs).

15 December 2020

Sri Lankan-based Exterminators celebrate 22 years in pest control

BPCA Observer member The Exterminators are celebrating 22 years in business and 7 years providing 'carbon neutral' services.

14 December 2020

Licences for bird control - where are we now?

BPCA take a look at updates from England, Scotland and Wales on the state of licences for bird control and what pest management professionals can expect next.

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - Pest quiz

In this video, Alex Wade from Wade Environmental hosts a special Christmas pest management quiz.

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - CRRU update

In this video, CRRU's Dr Alan Buckle gives a presentation on the rodenticide stewardship scheme and what lies ahead.

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - Future of Insecticide

In this video, Jim Kirk from Deadline Products gives a presentation on the changing face of insecticide products.

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - Natural England update

In this video, Natural England's David Brown gives a Digital Forum 6 pest management presentation on the future of bird licensing in the UK.

10 December 2020

PestWest wins Best New Product Award for flyDetect®

flyDetect® was announced as joint winner of the Best New Product Award at The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology Virtual Awards.

09 December 2020

New barn owl study finds improved breeding performance, says CRRU

Barn owl breeding success in 2019 was four percent higher than the preceding four-year average, according to a new report from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use.

07 December 2020

New BPCA Codes of Best Practice on bed bugs, birds and reporting released

A brand new set of Codes of Best Practice are now available, outlining the responsibilities and procedures that BPCA members are expected to adhere to.

02 December 2020

Rentokil acquires Ghanaian pest control company

Samson Pest Control in Ghana joins the wider Rentokil Initial family following takeover, becoming Rentokil Initial Ghana.

01 December 2020

Farmers urged to protect straw stocks from rodents

Rodents are out in force again this year and with nationwide straw shortages, farmers are being urged to protect already scarce straw stocks, so they last the winter.

30 November 2020

Professional Pest Controller issue 101 (PPC101) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 101 is out now and available to read online for free.

30 November 2020

Bayer appoints new sales manager to lead Digital Pest Management

BPCA member Bayer ES appoints Gary Nicholas to lead the commercialisation of its Digital Pest Management system.

30 November 2020

Post-crisis planning - President's viewpoint

BPCA President, Philip Halpin, reflects on the sector's response to Covid-19 and what we've learnt.

30 November 2020

BPCA calls for rodent control as part of Avian flu measures

Poultry farmers and other bird keepers are urged to step up rat and mouse management as part of measures to halt the spread of Avian flu.

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31 March 2021

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Postponement of approval expiry dates for renewals of 8 active substances

HSE has agreed a postponement of the approval expiry dates for eight active substances which were due to lapse within the next six months.  Under the GB Biocidal Products Regulation, where

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26 February 2021

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Professional Pest Controller issue 102 (PPC102) out now

CONTENTS | PPC102 MARCH 2021 Professional pest controller magazine issue 102 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or d

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03 February 2021

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HSE issues advice on Covid-19 disinfection services and warns of legal consequences

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued guidance on disinfecting using fog and mist during the Covid pandemic. All pest management companies carrying out these services should pa

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16 April 2021

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BPCA shortlisted for Association Excellence Awards 2021

BPCA is delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted in three different categories at the Association Excellence Awards (AEA). The Association Excellence Awards recognise and c

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16 April 2021

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VIDEO: Managing bees in pest control environments

As a pest management technician, understanding when and how to deal with bees can be a challenge. In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at bee behaviour, identification and control options which

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14 April 2021

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Grain store pest protection webinar - register now!

BPCA member Lodi UK will host their first ever webinar to advise growers, agronomists, and pest controllers on the latest best practice on effective grain store pest protection. What

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