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04 May 2018

Imagine a place…

..where pest controllers get together to learn something new, share ideas, meet local product distributors, eat bacon and drink a lot of coffee.

04 May 2018

THE LOWDOWN: Level 2 Pest Control Technician Apprenticeship

In May 2015 a group of 14 companies, large and small, approached BPCA for help to create an apprenticeship for pest control technicians. Three years on, Karen Dawes, wraps up where we came from, and where we’re at.

30 April 2018

BPCA partnership with Hotel Facility Management Expo

We are excited to announce BPCA will be working with the Hotel Facilities Management Expo as official partners for their trade show, held in the ExCel on 25-26 September 2018.

19 April 2018

Climate conditions clear the way for mosquitoes in the UK

Spring marks the start of the flying insect season in the UK and current weather patterns could see numbers soar, according to a national trade body.

19 April 2018

CRRU issues updated rodenticide guidelines for online sales

Guidelines for online sales of anticoagulant rodenticide products have been updated for recently introduced smaller packs and lower active ingredient levels in products for general public use.

16 April 2018

Asian hornet identified in Lancashire

An Asian hornet has been found in Lancashire and surveillance activity is underway.

09 April 2018

2018 CEPA-NPMA Global Summit of Pest Management Services shaping up

Following the success of the two previous editions, CEPA and NPMA are co-hosting a third Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety between, 4-6 June 2018.

09 April 2018

BPCA responds to ECHA Cholecalciferol public consultation

The ECHA is inviting responses from relevant parties in response to derogating Cholecalciferol to the exclusion criteria. BPCA, on behalf of all its members, has responded.

04 April 2018

Considering your Site-Specific Pest Risk Assessments

Often, pest management companies overlook potential risks to product and the potential harm that can occur to your client relationships when customers complain about receiving pest-contaminated pallets, packaging or product.

04 April 2018

All rodenticide users encouraged to update knowledge

Pest controllers, farmers, and gamekeepers are being encouraged to undertake knowledge updates to maintain their professional competence in the use of stewardship-label rodenticides, says CRRU UK.

04 April 2018

Regular tyre checks are "essential for vehicle safety"

Drivers across the UK should be carrying out regular examinations and checks on their tyres in order to stay safe when taking to the roads, GEM Motoring Assist has warned.

04 April 2018

Oxford Direct Services to generate £10.4m for council services over next 4 years

BPCA Servicing Members Oxford Direct Services, the commercial division of Oxford City Council, plans to deliver £10.4m in value back to the Council over the next 4 years, which can be put towards council services.

29 March 2018

Pest control procedures in the food industry - A recipe for success

Pest infestation in food premises has always been unacceptable. The risks to public health – and to reputations – are serious concerns.

28 March 2018

Conservationists unleash rodent detection dogs in final phase of world’s largest rodent eradication

Three small dogs are at the centre of the final phase of the world’s largest project to eradicate invasive species.

28 March 2018

Nottingham Pest Control careers fair success

On Friday 16 March 2018, Nottingham based company NPC pest prevention solutions attended one of the Midlands largest jobs fairs.

23 March 2018

NBC celebrate 25 years in business with environmental conference

2018 marks the 25th anniversary for BPCA Servicing member NBC Environment. They are celebrating this milestone by fundraising for the Princes Trust to help give other businesses the opportunity to have the same support NBC has received.

21 March 2018

Ticking the box - the value of maintenance cycles for effective pest control

A pest management maintenance cycle plays a significant role in health and safety, well-being, and upholding the reputation of a business. Find out how to implement a robust pest control maintenance cycle.

20 March 2018

Lantra withdraws approval from 'customised' rodent control on farms training

One of UK Rodenticide Stewardship's formal awarding organisations for training, Lantra, has withdrawn approval from any 'customised' variants of its own Rodent Control on Farms course.

20 March 2018

Defra consultation on the implementation of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards

Defra is seeking views on proposals for implementing the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) in the UK.

16 March 2018

PPC Live feedback: win an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet

If you attended PPC Live 2018, we'd like you to answer a few questions to help us improve for future years. If you provide an email address at the end of the survey, we'll enter you into a prize draw where you could win an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.

16 March 2018

When professional pest control got together: PPC Live 2018

On 14 March 2018, the public health pest control sector got together in Malvern, Worcestershire for BPCA’s tradeshow, PPC Live.

09 March 2018

Second BPCA member delivers gold award

Surrey based Cleankill has become the first pest control company in England to be awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard, demonstrating the company’s commitment to high performance through good people management.

09 March 2018

Bayer clarifying new rodenticide regulations at PPC Live

The Bayer Pest Solutions Team will be advising delegates at PPC Live, on 14 March, on the upcoming regulatory changes, from the European Chemical Agency, facing anticoagulant rodenticides.

08 March 2018

PPC90 and PPC Live Showguide out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 90 and the PPC Live showguide are out now. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (March 2018).

07 March 2018

PPC Live quick showguide

See what's happening at PPC Live 2018 and plan your day with our handy showguide quick view.

07 March 2018

Professional pest control is getting together!

The stage is set for the most important pest management event of 2018. Held on Wednesday 14 March 2018 at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire – PPC Live should have a firm place in your diary.

07 March 2018

All together now

Maybe you’re reading this while working your way through the packed hall of exhibitors or between participating in one of the informative seminars or live demonstrations.

07 March 2018

Passing torches: an interview with Ian and Simon

At the time we were getting PPC90 together one CEO was leaving and another was yet to start. Instead of your usual Chief Exec Viewpoint, PPC managed to grab Ian Andrew before his 1 February start date and sat him down alongside Simon Forrester for a

07 March 2018

Anticoagulant resistance in house mice ...a moving target.

Move with it ...or miss out! Adrian Meyer is an author and editor of the British Pest Management Manual (BPM). He talks us through the issue of pesticide resistance and the research being conducted.

07 March 2018

Rodenticide concentration: the effect on resistance

Sharon Hughes, Global Technical Marketing Manager of Rodenticides at BASF, considers how the proposed reduction in the concentration at which anticoagulants are used may impact on resistance and selection for resistance in house mice and Norway rats.

07 March 2018

Anticoagulant rodenticide changes for 2018

Our Manufacturer and Distributor Committee has helped us put together an article with all the upcoming changes to professional use rodenticides.

07 March 2018

New Code of Best Practice: Snap back traps

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Break Back Traps/Snap Traps has been released. If you’re working in a BPCA Servicing company you should already be following the Code as it’s part of our membership criteria.

07 March 2018

Black Death? It wasn’t me

A new study suggests that rats might not be responsible for spreading the Black Death and subsequent epidemics of bubonic plague that rampaged across Europe, Asia and Africa for over 600 years.

07 March 2018

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Clive Boase

We catch up with Clive to find out what we should expect from his upcoming seminar at PPC Live 2018 titled Resistance – back to basics.

07 March 2018

How do you sell pest control to a farmer?

With stewardship being (very nearly) two years old, Marketing and Communications Manager Ben Massey looks at the business opportunities that have been created.

07 March 2018

Pestwatch: Squirrels

We’ve changed our regular PestWatch feature and asked our technical team to focus on just one pest to look out for over the coming months. To kick off, Dee and Natalie have chosen the grey squirrel.

07 March 2018

Top 5 weird and wonderful pest call-outs

Every so often, circumstances come together that leave you speechless and wondering ‘what the hell just happened?!’ Guest writer Asa Goldschmied shares his experiences.

07 March 2018

Branding your pest control van

Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben Massey, looks at the top tips for using your pest control van as a canvas for marketing and promoting your business.

07 March 2018

Rocket Van! Van safety for the professional pest controller

Sometimes it feels as if we spend as much time in work vehicles as we do out on jobs. How often do we take the time to really appreciate our trusty vans? Technical Manager, Dee Ward-Thompson investigates how to keep vans legal, safe and on the road.

06 March 2018

Premium performance: master your van insurance

Content and Communications Officer, Scott Johnstone, teamed up with Stephen Hughes from Bradshaw Bennett to get some tips together for PPC readers.

06 March 2018

Unbugging local authority pest control

While many local authorities are scaling back their pest control work (or cutting it altogether), the PPC team went to meet a local authority that’s ramping up pest management work by offering a more professional, commercial service.

06 March 2018

Back to school pest awareness

Dee and Natalie usually spend time talking pest awareness to high-ups in food premises or the hospitality industry but sometimes something different comes along...

06 March 2018

GDPR May 2018 deadline approaches: what pest control companies need to know

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that individuals have greater control over how organisations collect, use and protect their personal data. It’s potentially a big change to how you’ll use client information when you’re marketing to

06 March 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: A look at 2017

2017 was when BPCA set its sights firmly on engagement and satisfaction. More members, their employees and associated industries engage with us than ever before. The aim in 2018 is to drive forward membership satisfaction and engagement at all levels

06 March 2018

Birds and the bees fly the nest

February and March saw BPCA’s two new special interest groups meet for the first time – Beewise and Birdwise. Find out how you can get involved.

06 March 2018

BPCA ‘paralleled governance’ dates

2018 sees the realisation of BPCA’s paralleled committee meeting structure. In previous years Servicing Committee meetings had been placed close to Executive Board meetings for convenience. However, this year will see a few changes to make a more str

06 March 2018

Ask the Technical Team March 2018

When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our experienced technical team. We’ve rounded up a couple of the best questions we’ve had in the last few months, so everyone can benefit from the advice.

06 March 2018

A blow for LAMMA18

In its last year at the East of England Showground, LAMMA took place during 17-18 January. BPCA’s team joined the thousands of agricultural industry specialists – for what turned out to be a shorter-than-expected event!

06 March 2018

Haven’t registered for your Regional Forum yet?

BPCA hosts events for everyone interested in pest management all around the UK. Regional Forums are completely free to attend, so we can only think of three reasons why you haven’t registered yet...

06 March 2018

Top 12 benefits of advanced skills development in pest management

BPCA Training Development Manager, Karen Dawes, takes a look at the relative merits of doing more than 'the bare minimum'.

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18 February 2019

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Pest control frequency calculator released exclusively for BPCA members

BPCA has created a downloadable frequency calculator to help pest management professionals select the appropriate amount of site visits per-year based on the probability and the severity of pest infes

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11 February 2019

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Code of Best Practice for Pesticide Waste condensed and updated

The BPCA Code of best practice for Pesticide waste has been updated and re-released as a condensed two-page document. The document is now available to all pest management professionals and end-us

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11 February 2019

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Some progress but early days for rodenticide stewardship on farms and game shoots

Rat control is changing for the better on UK farms and game shoots reports the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU). From 2015 to 2017, a detailed independent study has found plan

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18 February 2019

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Pest control frequency calculator released exclusively for BPCA members

BPCA has created a downloadable frequency calculator to help pest management professionals select the appropriate amount of site visits per-year based on the probability and the severity of pest infes

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12 February 2019

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British Pest Management Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the second ever British Pest Management Awards has been announced. With significantly more nominations, plus the new awards - the independent judging panel had their work cut out f

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11 February 2019

Latest news

Code of Best Practice for Pesticide Waste condensed and updated

The BPCA Code of best practice for Pesticide waste has been updated and re-released as a condensed two-page document. The document is now available to all pest management professionals and end-us

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