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30 January 2020

Natural England releases details of new bird control licensing arrangements for herring gulls and lesser black-backed gulls

Natural England has today released details of licensing arrangements for lesser black-backed and herring gulls.

29 January 2020

New licences for Lesser black-backed and Herring gull released tomorrow – England

Natural England (NE) has confirmed that new bird licences for the control of the Lesser black-backed gull and Herring gulls will be released tomorrow (30 January 2020).

29 January 2020

BPCA members team up to deliver bee removal workshops

Beegone is partnering with Killgerm to offer training on feral bee removal and the importance of honeybees.

29 January 2020

Bayer launches updated pest app

BPCA member Bayer is launching a new version of its free Pest Partner app.

28 January 2020

VIDEO: Environmental risk assessments and non-toxic pest control

Watch back our video on the key points to consider when conducting an Environmental Risk Assessment to include non-chemical control.

28 January 2020

PestAware: Tips for attracting red squirrels

With red squirrels in decline for decades, Millbry Hill's Kathryn Eccles gives her advice for encouraging more of this native species into your garden.

28 January 2020

CIEH Conference: discount for BPCA members

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) 2020 Pest Control Conference is shaping up nicely, with discounted entry for BPCA members.

24 January 2020

BPCA delivers SPI expertise at trading standards event

At the end of last year, our technical team was invited to give a series of presentations to the Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers.

23 January 2020

Pest magazine sold to Lewis Business Media

Pest and Pest+ enews were sold yesterday (22 Jan 2020) by owners Foxhill Publishing.

22 January 2020

Stakeholders urged to sign CEPA Memorandum

Professional pest management companies, and any business using the services of one, are urged to put pen to paper and sign the CEPA Memorandum of Understanding.

17 January 2020

The importance of giving back

Contego's Michael Taylor talks about the value in giving back to your communities and raising money for charity.

16 January 2020

How to boost your Find a pest controller profile

In this step-by-step guide for BPCA members, we show you how to make the most of your Find a pest controller profile.

16 January 2020

Could you be the new BASIS FACTS Chairperson?

BASIS is seeking to recruit a new Chairperson for the BASIS FACTS Advisory Committee, starting in March 2020.

13 January 2020

Logging your unstructured CPD points with BPCA Registered

Learn how to successfully log unstructured CPD points yourself with BPCA's individual recognition scheme - BCPA Registered.

09 January 2020

New categories and cards for BPCA Registered

BPCA Registered announces new categories and cards for employees registered on its individual recognition and CPD scheme.

09 January 2020

Employment law changes for 2020

A quick round-up on the changes to employment law coming up in the UK this year.

08 January 2020

Are we going to lose more insecticides in 2020?

With several prominent changes to insecticides in 2019, BPCA's been asked what the future of insecticides will look like. While nothing is certain, we've tried to clarify what's going on in the registration process.

08 January 2020

Plan your pest control training, development and CPD for 2020

CPD is an essential part of your year. How about taking some time at the start of 2020 to plan it out? BPCA has developed a training and development template to help!

08 January 2020

Ficam W withdrawal dates announced

BPCA member Bayer gives timeline for withdrawal of popular pesticide product.

08 January 2020

PPC Live 2020 schedule announced

The full schedule for PPC Live 2020 has been announced and we’ve packed it with illustrious speakers from across the sector.

07 January 2020

Pest advice for controlling Mice

Can you hear the pitter-patter of tiny footsteps behind the skirting? Does Tom keep bringing Jerry in from the garden?

07 January 2020

Human hair behind pigeon deformity

Pigeons with missing toes have fallen foul of loose strands of human hair, according to French scientists.

07 January 2020

Remembering Peter Bateman

It's with sadness that we learned this week of the passing of former BPCA President, Peter Bateman.

07 January 2020

What’s happening with bird licences?

BPCA Technical Officer Natalie Bungay gives a brief overview of the current status of bird licences for pest management across the UK.

03 January 2020

Staying safe on the roads

Pest control is a mobile business and winter driving can be hazardous, so let's take a look at how you can stay safe while out and about.

16 December 2019

Scotland: General Licences for bird control update

Scottish Natural Heritage have issued an update on the General Licensing scheme for 2020.

11 December 2019

Ficam W to be withdrawn from the market

BPCA member Bayer made the announcement following a vote from the EU Biocide commission.

11 December 2019

VIDEO: Inspection and control of bed bugs

Watch back our webinar on inspection and control of tricky bed bugs. This is the second video, following on from our bed bugs basics webinar.

10 December 2019

End of year and election reflections from BPCA Chief Exec

December is always a great time for reflection and looking forward to the new year. BPCA Chief Executive, Ian Andrew, takes a look at where we’ve been, where we’re going and gives us a round-up of what a BPCA election manifesto might look like.

04 December 2019

PestTech 2019 hits the target

In November BPCA sent a team along to PestTech 2019 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

04 December 2019

Scholarship announced for Leadership Program

Women and Leadership International (WLI) has announced a £2,500 scholarship available to female leaders in the UK.

03 December 2019

Individual bird licences for 2019 set to expire

Reminder to pest technicians that individual licences for bird control will expire at the end of this year.

03 December 2019

VIDEO: Bed bug control for pest professionals

Watch back our webinar on professional bed bug control. In this first of a 2-part series, Natalie talks biology, lifecycles, public health and prevention.

02 December 2019

Earn as you learn with new trainee programme

BPCA member Abate Pest Management are opening up applications for trainees after launching new scheme.

28 November 2019

BPCA member Rentokil tops popular employers list

Rentokil Initial has knocked global tech giant Apple off the top spot in a league table of UK's most popular employers.

28 November 2019

CRRU call for 'no-excuses' professionalism rodenticide practice

Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use issues call to all following report highlighting rodenticide residues in barn owls.

21 November 2019

Pest advice for controlling Stored Product Insects (SPIs)

Have you brought something home from the shop riddled with insects? Are you a manufacturer of food products and you want to keep them safe from infestation? If you're sick of stored product insects, you're in the right place.

13 November 2019

Egg-cellent news for Bayer

BPCA member Bayer's Harmonix® poultry red mite (PRM) is now included in the BEIC list of products that can be used on Lion Code egg farms.

13 November 2019

Killgerm announce Scandinavian acquisition

BPCA member company Killgerm Group Ltd recently announced the completion of its acquisition of Milluck AB.

13 November 2019

CEPA launches pest management professionalisation initiative

On 1 October CEPA launched its Memorandum of Understanding on Professionalisation of the Pest Management Industry, in an event hosted by the European Committee of the Regions.

13 November 2019

PPC97 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 97 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

13 November 2019

Open plan living

In August Martyn Belcher, from ABM Pest Control, was called out by Nottinghamshire Police to deal with a swarm of honey bees.

12 November 2019

Ask the technical team November 2019

Our technical team explore HSE legislation, vulnerable customers and snap traps in this issue.

12 November 2019

Calling all Wolves pesties!

BPCA is looking for Servicing members in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas to offer work placement days to university students.

12 November 2019

Pest photo of the year #BestPestPic2020

BPCA is looking for the best pest photograph of the year and is offering a £500 prize for anyone who captures the perfect image of public health pest control.

12 November 2019

PestWatch: Pharaoh ants

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, looks at treatments for pharaoh ants and how options have changed over time.

12 November 2019

Resistance in rodents, both behavioural and metabolic

Dr Mike Ayers, from BPCA member company Precision Pest Management Solutions, investigates the impact resistance is having on the control of rodents.

12 November 2019

Insect baits and baiting

Partho Dhang, author of ‘Urban Pest Control: A Practitioner’s Guide’, explores the intricacies of insecticide baits, giving practical insights for UK pest management professionals.

12 November 2019

Member benefit in focus: Put on your Sunday pest

Greg Garrood from Alexandra Workwear investigates what makes for decent pest management workwear.

12 November 2019

Trading up! Pest management: trade or profession?

This year BPCA’s Executive Board set up a series of three working groups, to find out what championing professionalism in pest management looks like.

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02 July 2020

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Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

You would have to be living in a cave for the last four months not to know that we are living in strange times. Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPCA member company Pest Solutions,

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01 July 2020

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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. With the London ExCeL confirming that they intend to be running fu

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30 June 2020

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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.  The letter expresse

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08 July 2020

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Warning to pest controllers after van containing pesticides stolen

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

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06 July 2020

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Bubonic plague case confirmed in China

A new case of Bubonic plague was confirmed in China this week (6 July 2020) and, given everything that's happening across the globe with Covid-19, people are understandably worried.  However,

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06 July 2020

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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 in November this year. PelGar has made the decision to move all R&D op

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