Latest News from BPCA

21 January 2022

Plans to outlaw glue boards in Scotland announced

On Thursday, 20 January 2022, the Scottish government announced plans to implement a total ban of rodent glue boards.

20 January 2022

New certified bed bug detection dogs website launched

Press release: Not-for-profit Bed Bug Foundation (BBF) has launched a new website to make it easy for pest controllers to locate companies offering bed bug detection dog services.

20 January 2022

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes committee stage without amendment

Although two hours were scheduled for the meeting, it took only 45 minutes for MPs to decide to pass the Bill through its Committee stage without amendment.

19 January 2022

New appointments at pest control technology company Pelsis Group

Press release: BPCA member Pelsis Group is pleased to announce the appointments of new Chief Executive officer and Chief Commercial Officer.

18 January 2022

New label conditions on "robustness" of rodenticide bait boxes

New label text and bait-station standards designed to prevent tampering by animals and children, says Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).

17 January 2022

Pelsis acquires insect pest control systems manufacturer

Press release: BPCA member Pelsis Group has purchased West Midlands-based manufacturer Brandenburg for an undisclosed sum.

17 January 2022

Night School pest control training courses return

Following a successful first run of evening classes in 2021, BPCA Night School is back!

14 January 2022

VIDEO: Know your pesticide labels

In this video, Natalie Bungay explores pesticide labels and what pest controllers need to know to stay on the right side of the law.

05 January 2022

Defra publishes 2022 General Licences for bird control

Defra has published updated General Licences for wild bird control in England effective from 1 January 2022.

22 December 2021

Pelsis Group acquires Spanish pest control products businesses

Press release: BPCA member Pelsis Group has acquired Madrid-based pest control products businesses Sanitrade and Vesta Distribuciones, to expand Edialux offering.

20 December 2021

Daera issue amended interim general licences pending consultation

Daera has issued amended, interim licences. Several bird species have been removed from either all or some of the three general licences.

17 December 2021

NRW confirm Welsh general licence extension until June 2022

Natural Resources Wales confirm that current Welsh general licences for the control of wild birds will be unchanged until 30 June 2022.

17 December 2021

VIDEO: Principles of waste management for pest professionals

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at different types of pest control waste, methods of disposal and legislation around hazardous waste.

16 December 2021

Sri-Lankan based Exterminators Ltd to list company on stock exchange

Press release: BPCA Observer member Exterminators Limited is delighted to announce that the company is planning to list on the Colombo Stock Exchange in January 2022.

15 December 2021

Bayer add 1env to their pest control product distributor list 

Press release: BPCA member Bayer are increasing access to their products by adding professional pest control suppliers, 1env, to their distributor list in 2022.

14 December 2021

BPCA charity of the year 2022 announced

An update on BPCA's fundraising efforts for Prostate Cancer UK this year and who the charity of the year will be in 2022.

14 December 2021

Pestforce celebrates success at 2021 conference in Warwickshire

Press release: On 25 November 2021 BPCA member Pestforce held its annual conference at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire.

14 December 2021

Wild Justice claims win in Northern Ireland general licences case

Campaign group Wild Justice has issued a release celebrating a "landmark victory" in a legal challenge to Northern Ireland’s general licences for the control of wild birds.

14 December 2021

Rentokil to buy Terminix in $6.7bn pest control deal

Press release: BPCA member Rentokil will buy U.S.-based rival Terminix Global in a $6.7 billion deal, scaling up the company's pest control business in North America.

13 December 2021

Girl, 11, dies in incident reportedly linked to "pest control products"

Unidentified "pest control products" are believed to have caused the death of an 11-year-old girl in a building in east London.

13 December 2021

BPCA shortlisted for TAF Best Practice Awards 2022 

BPCA is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in six categories at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards. 

10 December 2021

Abridged CRRU Code of Best Practice to be made available for trainee pest technicians

CRRU announces intention to publish an abridged adaptation of the CRRU Code of Best Practice in pest rodent control in January 2022.

10 December 2021

VIDEO: Exploring mental health triggers for pest professionals

In this video, guest speakers from Essentially Human discuss how emotional triggers are a valuable signal, not to be ignored. 

09 December 2021

Covid-19 update: new UK winter restrictions announced

As the UK tries to stay ahead of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, new restrictions have been introduced which may impact the way pest control professionals carry out work.

07 December 2021

Spotta partners with cleaning company to offer bed bug protection in UK

Press release: Stainbusters Cleaning & Hygiene Services has been appointed a reseller partner for Spotta’s smart 24/7 bed bug monitoring technology.

07 December 2021

Case study: TrapMe rodent monitoring system for pest control

Press release: BPCA member Pelsis provides a case study on their real-time-data-driven rodent monitoring system, TrapMe, with the help of Safeguard Pest Control.

07 December 2021

Act fast on Red Spider Mites, urges trade body

British Pest Control Association is urging householders to seek professional help quickly if red spider mites invade their home.

02 December 2021

Pest control company scoops award for work during Covid-19 pandemic

Press release: London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) is celebrating after winning the ‘Covid Response & Resilience’ award at this year’s Newham Business Awards.

30 November 2021

Sri-Lankan based Exterminators Ltd named 'Great Place to Work'

Press release: BPCA Observer member, Exterminators Limited, is Asia’s first pest control business to be certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’.

25 November 2021

VIDEO: Guidance on CRRU stewardship for rodenticide use

In this video, Natalie Bungay explains what the CRRU code of best practice covers and what you need to consider in order to comply with it.

25 November 2021

2022 key updates to employment law in the UK

A summary of the key changes to employment law which come into force next year and are likely to affect pest management businesses.

24 November 2021

Live bee removal franchise announces launch of Solihull Redditch branch

Press release: PGH Beegone, the pest control and live bee removal franchise, is ready to launch its second franchisee, who will run his own business covering the West Midlands and parts of Worcestershire.

24 November 2021

Trial sites needed to help in fight against Garden Chafer

International Pheromone Systems is looking for trial sites as part of its work to develop lures and traps to help monitor and control an insect pest that is menacing much of the UK.

24 November 2021

BASF celebrates first year anniversary of rodenticide bait Selontra

Press release: BASF Pest Control Solutions has celebrated the first year anniversary of its award-winning rodenticide, Selontra.

18 November 2021

BPCA publishes new Code of Conduct for 2022

BPCA has published an updated version of our Code of Conduct which will come into effect on 1 January 2022.

18 November 2021

VIDEO: Glue board update - November 2021

We’ve had loads of glue board related questions this week. Take a look at BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew’s 5-minute update to stay in the loop.

17 November 2021

PestWorld 2021 delivers: a return to face-to-face

PestWorld, the annual convention and exhibition organised by the NPMA, was held in Las Vegas, USA and was the largest in-person gathering the pest management industry has seen in the last two years.

16 November 2021

NRW extend Welsh general licences into 2022

Four general licences which authorise lethal control of birds in Wales, due to expire on 31 December, will be reissued for a short period into 2022.

15 November 2021

Brandenburg UK on a mission to reduce carbon emissions

Press release: Brandenburg UK recently exhibited at the COP26 Regional Roadshow in Wolverhampton.

15 November 2021

Smallholders: Ten tips on maintaining your yard to help prevent pests

British Pest Control Association is advising rural businesses to put in place a few simple measures before colder weather drives rats and mice to seek shelter indoors.

11 November 2021

Professional Pest Controller issue 105 (PPC105) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 105 is out now and available to read online for free.

09 November 2021

Pests in the press: Summer 2021

Our new regular PPC magazine feature, taking a look at public relations and how BPCA works with the press to educate the public about pest awareness.

09 November 2021

Back to basics: treatment reports

As a professional, the best way to protect yourself from legal action is a thorough pest management treatment report.

09 November 2021

Pests in politics: Summer 2021

A new regular feature to keep you in the loop on what's happening regarding pest management in UK Parliament and the devolved administrations.

09 November 2021

Digital pest control: a wild frontier

In PPC105 Daniel Schröer, Futura, looks into his crystal ball and share his thoughts on ‘digital pest control’ - will we soon all need to be IT engineers to catch a rat?

09 November 2021

PestEx 2022 exclusive sneak-peek

An exclusive sneak-peek at some of the confirmed plans for PestEx 2022, the UK's biggest pest management show.

09 November 2021

What's out there? Digital pest management reporting software

PPC magazine reached out to the pest control software marketplace to help you decide if the time is right to go digital.

09 November 2021

State of play: How technology is shaping pest control strategies in 2021

In PPC105 Paul Blackhurst, Rentokil Pest Control, shares his views on how technology can enhance our management programmes.

09 November 2021

INFOGRAPHIC: Where are we in 2021? Pest control and technology

We asked PPC readers to share their insights on how technology impacts their pest management processes. Here are our key findings.

09 November 2021

Ask the technical team November 2021

Remote monitoring, digital reporting, data protection and spider season are looked at in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

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12 May 2022

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New member benefit: Discounted IT, computing and tech advice with Dell

Dell UK and BPCA have teamed up to help pest control businesses grow and support members' IT needs. 

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28 April 2022

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Glue Traps (Offences) Bill receives Royal Assent - what does this mean for pest management?

New legislation restricting glue trap use in England became law after receiving the go-ahead from the monarch, alongside several other animal health and welfare bills.

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27 April 2022

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Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes third and final reading in England

The Bill to restrict glue trap use in England has passed its third and final reading in the House of Lords unopposed and with no amendments.

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16 May 2022

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John O'Conner buzzing about bee garden project

Press release: Staff at BPCA member company John O'Conner Pest Control have been working with some London residents on creating a 'bee friendly' garden. 

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12 May 2022

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New member benefit: Discounted IT, computing and tech advice with Dell

Dell UK and BPCA have teamed up to help pest control businesses grow and support members' IT needs. 

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11 May 2022

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New control of field mice guidance document out now

A technical briefing and guidance document, on when and how field mice can be controlled, has been published by BPCA and Pesttrain.

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