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30 April 2020

Keep rats out of the attic: mental health resilience for pest pros

In PPC99 BPCA Marketing and Communications Officer, Kat Shaw, takes a look at how mental health can affect people at work and the impact of Covid-19 on mental wellbeing.

30 April 2020

Meet the members: Rising to the challenge

For PPC99 we talked to the membership at large, about the proactive steps taken to meet the Covid-19 crisis head-on.

30 April 2020

Challenge or chore? An introduction to insect ID

In this article Clive Boase, Principal Consultant at The Pest Management Consultancy explains the importance of correct insect identification and how you can make a start on learning the basics.

30 April 2020

Floods! Work study and opportunities for pest professionals

BPCA member, Killgerm, has produced a handy guide for pest management companies looking to help out with the effects of flooding problems.

30 April 2020

I wish I could fly! Pest control surveys with drones

We asked PPC Live speaker, and drone pilot, Clark Smith-Stanley from Profile Drone Services to give us an insight into what it is to fly drones for commercial survey work.

30 April 2020

Sharps! Needlestick injury awareness for pest professionals

Katie Martinelli from High Speed Training talks us through mitigating the risks of needle stick injuries when carrying out pest management work.

30 April 2020

Friendwatch: Water voles

Taking a detour from our usual Pestwatch, Dee Ward-Thompson separates friend from foe with this article about the protected water vole.

30 April 2020

Member benefit in focus: Find a pest controller

Find out more about the Find a pest controller tool and how it works for your BPCA member company.

30 April 2020

Dear CPD Diary

Our BPCA Registered team provides some continuing professional development inspiration for pest professionals.

30 April 2020

Learn to fight pests in cyber space

In this article, BPCA Training Manager Karen Dawes looks at what’s next for digital pest control learning environments.

30 April 2020

Free overdue invoice reminder support for businesses

Debt recovery specialists Direct Route are offering an invoice reminder service for the price of a £1 donation to the NHS.

29 April 2020

New legal helpline and video calls for BPCA members

BPCA has teamed up with top law firm Shakespeare Martineau to offer a free legal helpline and video chats for members.

28 April 2020

SURVEY: Bayer on wasp control

BPCA member Bayer are looking for pest management professionals to complete their survey on wasp control.

24 April 2020

Covid-19 testing for key workers

UK government has announced that key workers who are showing symptoms of Covid-19 will be eligible to apply for a test.

24 April 2020

New health and safety review toolbox talk

A new health and safety talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area (login required).

23 April 2020

BPCA releases CPD assignments for pest professionals

BPCA is now issuing downloadable assignments for pest management professionals to complete valuable CPD.

22 April 2020

HSE issues workplace social distancing warning

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warns employers it will hand out enforcement notices to those who do not comply with the two-metre social distancing rule in workplaces.

22 April 2020

Natural England: Update on individual licences for the control of gulls

Natural England has issued an update around the issuing of individual licences for the control of herring and lesser black-backed gulls.

21 April 2020

GVS talk RPE for pest professionals and Covid-19

In this guest blog, Danny Barr, one of GVS' UK RPE specialists, talked us through the work GVS has been doing and the key aspects of wearing safety masks.

20 April 2020

Surge in pest activity in Covid-19 shutdown

BPCA is keeping a watching brief on pest issues after a survey revealed a significant spike in rat and mice activity in the Covid-19 pandemic.

15 April 2020

New cost-benefit analysis of postponing pest control services template available for BPCA members

BPCA has released a letter template for pest management companies to help explain the importance of continuing ongoing site protection during the Covid-19 pandemic.

14 April 2020

Dealey's Martin Cobbald appears on Leaders Council podcast

Martin Cobbald, from BPCA member Dealey Fumigation, talked leadership alongside Sir Andrew Strauss on The Leaders Council podcast.

14 April 2020

Scottish Natural Heritage: gull licence process reminder

Scottish Natural Heritage are urging pest controllers to double check they're sending the correct information for gull licence applications.

13 April 2020

Key worker status confirmed by UK government

Pest management has been confirmed as an essential sector during the Covid-19 pandemic by George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

09 April 2020

Metex Nordisk Rat Blocker Achieves WRc Approval

BPCA M&D members, Metex, were given approval by the Water Research Centre (WRc) for drain proofing product, the Nordisk Rat Blocker.

08 April 2020

New bird licences toolbox talk released for BPCA members

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

08 April 2020

BPCA gives Gove 141 reasons pest management needs to be considered essential during Covid-19

BPCA has replied to Michael Gove's letter on pest management professionals being key workers. While the Chancellor states pest management employees can continue to go to work, he did not agree to add pest management to the key worker list.

06 April 2020

Pest professionals: continue to go to work if it's safe, says Gove to BPCA

The UK Government confirmed that pest management professionals can continue to go to work when it's safe to do so.

03 April 2020

Make Covid-19 Small Business Grant Fund work for pest companies, says BPCA to Chancellor

Today (3 April 2020), BPCA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, asking him to make the Small Business Grant Fund work for our sector.

03 April 2020

CEPA Covid-19 Open letter: Pest management is essential

CEPA has published an open letter, citing pest management as an essential industry for protecting key workers and calling for it to be recognised as such.

02 April 2020

Covid-19 business support timelines

A handy guide to when you can access UK Government business support during Covid-19 pandemic.

02 April 2020

Anne Godfrey to leave Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has today announced that Anne Godfrey is to leave the membership body following four successful years as Chief Executive.

01 April 2020

13 resources for pest professionals during Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA has released 13 resources for operating essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of these resources are free for everyone, while others are for BPCA members only.

01 April 2020

BPCA hit the airwaves on LBC radio show

Yesterday (31 March) our campaign to make councils reconsider reducing bin collections featured on LBC radio.

01 April 2020

[SURVEY] We think you’re essential – help us tell the world

Pest management is essential for protecting public health and safety. You know it. We know it. Now it’s time to tell the world.

01 April 2020

Natural England: updates on licences for bird and stoat control

Natural England has released new general licences for stoat control, as well as continuing to process individual licences for bird control.

31 March 2020

BPCA adds toolbox talk resources for members

BPCA has added new CPD resources for member companies who want to deliver high-quality, in-house CPD for their employees.

31 March 2020

Keeping pests at bay in Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA is urging householders to be vigilant to pest infestation during the Covid-19 crisis.

30 March 2020

CEPA update: European pest management amid Covid-19

CEPA has launched several initiatives this week, pushing for more recognition for the pest management industry's valuable work during the Covid-19 crisis.

30 March 2020

BPCA releases letter of endorsement templates to help essential workers get on site

BPCA has created two templates to help our members keep their employees working on critical sites during the Covid-19 pandemic.

30 March 2020

VIDEO: PPC Live 2020 – Technical excellence in action

Can you spot yourself in our PPC Live 2020 video? With record attendance figures, PPC Live was completely unique with loads of exhibitors, technical talks and demonstrations.

27 March 2020

FAQ: Pest management and Covid-19

Frequently asked questions for pest management professionals amid the Covid-19 pandemic

27 March 2020

Scottish general licence changes coming

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has announced that the new general licence will, from 1 April, only cover two species – Canada Goose and feral pigeon.

27 March 2020

BPCA calls for parking charges to be scrapped amidst Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA has written to all 33 local authorities in London, asking for parking charges to be scrapped during the Covid-19 pandemic.

27 March 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) risk assessment template released for BPCA members

BPCA members can now access a Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk assessment template provided by Stallard Kane.

26 March 2020

BPCA release free microlearning courses for members

Our online microlearning CPD courses are now available for FREE for all BPCA members and employees

26 March 2020

BPCA position statement of Covid-19 disinfection

BPCA is aware that many members have begun to offer disinfection services for Covid-19.

26 March 2020

Pest management professionals formally key workers in Northern Ireland

Department of Education in Northern Ireland has confirmed that pest management professionals are formally key workers during Covid-19 pandemic.

25 March 2020

Pelgar warns of increase in pests during lockdown

BPCA member Pelgar says pests will flourish during the Coronavirus outbreak lockdown.

25 March 2020

Pest control critical to sustain public health during Covid-19 crisis

Press release: Urgent action required to ensure pest control management can continue to be administered in the Covid-19 pandemic

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22 September 2020

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Are you ready for a Covid-19 Secure HSE inspection?

With HSE and Local Authorities ramping up their inspection activity, it’s more important than ever that your pest management company is Covid-secure. Nothing about the pandemic has

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18 September 2020

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BPCA highly commended in awards for ‘membership organisation of the year’

BPCA has won a highly commended award for ‘membership organisation of the year’ at the 2020 Memcom excellence awards.  BPCA picked up the accolade in the most prestigious

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18 September 2020

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JOIN IN: Two new BPCA Committees now recruiting

BPCA is calling out for employees of member companies to join our new committees. The Outreach & Communication Committee and the Professional Standards Committee will launch later this year.&nbs

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25 September 2020

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New business support measures announced by Chancellor

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new business support measures that pest management companies may be able to take advantage of after the furlough scheme ends this month. Chancellor Rishi Su

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24 September 2020

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Interested in taking part in the Kickstart job scheme?

BPCA is considering becoming an intermediary for the Government's Kickstart scheme and is looking for member companies to register their interest in being involved. The Kickstart Sch

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24 September 2020

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UPDATED: Advice for pest professionals operating during Covid-19 pandemic

This article is not a replacement for the guidance given by medical professionals nor official advice provided by the UK Government on Covid-19. You must always follow the latest Government adv

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