Latest News from BPCA

25 March 2020

BPCA key worker lobbying on BBC radio

BBC Radio host talks to callers about pest management during Covid lockdown.

25 March 2020

VIDEO: Advice for pest professionals during Covid-19 pandemic

The video will help pest management businesses understand how the pandemic will affect their work, and offer suggestions for mitigating risks involved in doing pest control work.

23 March 2020

Can I go to work? Guidance for pest management professionals

Last night (23 March 2020), the Government announced further measures to stop the spread of Covid 19, including not being able to leave you home except for very specific exceptions.

23 March 2020

Pest professionals are key workers - here’s why

Read about why BPCA has been lobbying Government officials to designate pest management as key work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

20 March 2020

BPCA writes letter to schools to allow pest management to continue during Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA writes to schools and continues to urge the Government to designate pest professionals as key workers during Covid-19 pandemic.

19 March 2020

BPCA writes to Prime Minister to ask to be designated as key workers amid Covid-19 pandemic

Today, BPCA has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking that pest management professionals be designated key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

17 March 2020

Tetramethrin classification changes

Tetramethrin, the active ingredient in some insecticidal products, has been classified as a category 2 carcinogen.

16 March 2020

ICUP 2020 conference postponed

ICUP organising committee announces 2020 event to be rescheduled due to Covid-19.

15 March 2020

Pest advice for controlling pigeons, gulls and other birds

This guide is packed full of everything you need to know about bird management in the UK. The guide includes why we sometimes have to control birds, how to deter birds, and how to get rid of them if you have an infestation.

13 March 2020

BPCA shortlisted for memcom award

BPCA has been shortlisted for Membership Organisation of the Year in the memcom Membership Excellence Awards.

13 March 2020

How to apply for gull licence as deadline approaches

BPCA is advising all members that they should apply for their individual licences for gull control in good time for breeding season.

12 March 2020

Record visitor numbers at PPC Live 2020

BPCA’s travelling tradeshow, PPC Live, saw record numbers of visitors when it took a trip to Harrogate, Yorkshire this week.

12 March 2020

Pest photograph competition winner announced

BPCA announced the winner of the #BestPestPic2020 competition at PPC Live.

09 March 2020

Syngenta to launch new bait station at PPC Live

BPCA member Syngenta will be launching a new, ready to use ant bait station at PPC Live on 11 March.

06 March 2020

Rodenticide regime calls for no exceptions, bad apples or excuses

The first two years with all stewardship elements in place have seen "stubbornly intractable" rodenticide residues in barn owls, says the 2019 Annual Report from the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

05 March 2020

Scotland: three new general licences announced

Scottish Natural Heritage has released three new general licences for bird control.

05 March 2020

VIDEO: What is the CEPA memorandum of understanding and should I sign it

CEPA is urging pest management companies to sign their Memorandum of Understanding. We’ve set up this video to explain what the MoU is all about and answer any questions you might have.

05 March 2020

MIDS to host pest control event

BPCA member MIDS Pest Control are hosting a free event for pest management professionals in Letchworth at the end of March.

04 March 2020

Guidance for pest management companies on Covid-19 Coronavirus

The outbreak of New Corona Virus 2019-nCoV, commonly known as Coronavirus or Covid-19, in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei Province, has had a major impact across the globe.

04 March 2020

CRRU study appeals for tail tip samples

Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use issues appeal for tail samples in fight against rodenticide resistance.

04 March 2020

Membership criteria change for Consultant and M&D membership

BPCA is removing the requirement for Consultant and Manufacturing & Distribution members to have been trading for 12 months before they can apply for membership.

04 March 2020

Killgerm to showcase new products at PPC Live

BPCA member Killgerm will be showcasing a range of new products on their stand at PPC Live next week.

03 March 2020

New CHAS application process for BPCA members

The way you apply for your free member benefit CHAS accreditation is changing.

03 March 2020

Pest management in the EU: where do we stand post-Brexit?

BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew explains why we're continuing to with Brussels in order to protect our professional tools.

03 March 2020

#BestPestPic2020 shortlist announced!

Our photo competition to find the best picture of public health pest control enters the next stage. Find out who made it!

28 February 2020

PestFix launch new bird control product

BPCA member PestFix unveils their newly-registered 3-Way Surface Mount Base, for use in bird-proofing applications.

28 February 2020

Storms will drive pests into homes says PelGar

BPCA member PelGar says that the back-to-back battering of the UK by storm fronts and widespread flooding is likely to drive pests into human areas.

27 February 2020

Social media mix ups: when internet pest advice goes wrong

In this guest blog, Mark Butler and Martin Rose-King ask if the pest management advice you're getting on the internet is legit.

27 February 2020

PPC Live 2020: Online showguide

Welcome to the PPC Live showguide: your definitive look at what’s happening at the biggest pest event of the year.

27 February 2020

PPC98 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 98 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

27 February 2020

Ask the members March 2020

Technical and Compliance Officer, Natalie Bungay spent 2019 travelling all over the country talking to BPCA members. Here are YOUR answers to OUR questions.

27 February 2020

Ask the technical team March 2020

Our technical team answer questions about insect control, personal development, general licences and bed bugs in this issue.

26 February 2020

Spring Queening: On the trail of Asian hornets in Guernsey

Elliott Rose-King talks to PPC about a recent fact-finding visit to the ACLMS team at the States of Guernsey Government.

26 February 2020

2020 Vision: New era for insecticides

Richard Moseley, Bayer technical manager, gives us an insight into the future of insecticides and some tips on how best to use them.

26 February 2020

PestWatch: What’s ticking off your dog?

Dee Ward-Thompson investigates a type of tick you might not have come across yet but is slowly becoming more prevalent in the UK.

26 February 2020

Signed, Sealed and Delivered!

Specialist contracts and legal services expert BEB Consultancy talk to PPC about written contracts for pest management work.

26 February 2020

Discounted bespoke contracts for BPCA members

Want expert help? BEB Consultancy are offering document support to BPCA members at a discounted rate.

26 February 2020

Keep your contracts watertight

Which? Trusted Traders gives us some top tips for making sure you don’t lose money because of a contract.

26 February 2020

Guess Whose Poo

Poo identification guide for pest management professionals.

26 February 2020

President's report: Writing the history of pest management

BPCA President Phil Halpin takes a look back at the highlights of a successful and noteworthy 2019 for the Association.

26 February 2020

Treasurer's report: Nine years of membership growth

Mark Williams, Honorary Treasurer on BPCA's Executive Board, assesses the Association's finances for 2019

26 February 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: the year in numbers

It's been a great year at the BPCA, with a successful PestEx and new initiatives like BPCA Registered. Take a look at the key figures from our 2019 annual report.

26 February 2020

If you can make it here: Rat detection on the streets of NYC

Davy Brown and Tom Naden,, write a guest blog about their recent trip to check out the infamous rat problems in New York City.

26 February 2020

Come on Board!

Alan Morris, Country Head at Bayer Environmental Science, describes his time on the BPCA Executive Board as he leaves after seven and a half years.

26 February 2020

Designed for Committee?

Leaving the Servicing Committee after almost 13 years, Jenny Humphrey spoke to us about her tenure and why she would recommend taking your place at the table.

21 February 2020

BPCA Forum: YOUR local pest events

Our new style forum went down a treat in Glasgow. Read all about it here.

18 February 2020

Bayer to launch new gel bait at PPC Live

First gel bait to control both cockroaches and grey silverfish to be launched at PPC Live.

16 February 2020

Volunteers wanted: BPCA Executive Board

BPCA is looking for people from member companies to join the Executive Board and drive the mission of the Association.

13 February 2020

GENERAL LICENCES: six licences reissued for control of wild birds

Six general licences reissued in England on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 August 2020.

06 February 2020

BIG BIRD WRAP-UP: General and individual licences for bird control in the UK

This quick view page will give you all the headline information and latest updates on general and individual licences in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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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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