Latest News from BPCA

19 June 2020

VIDEO: Professional wasps and bees: biology, behaviour and control

Understanding the biology and behaviours of wasps, hornets and bees can help to identify the most effective method of control

19 June 2020

Six general licences re-issued by Defra for the control of wild birds

Defra has announced that six general licences for the control of wild birds will be reissued on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 January 2021.

17 June 2020

University of Reading's Vertebrate Pests Unit to close due to Covid-19

Rodenticide resistance testing to end at the University of Reading as Covid-19 sees the institution make tough financial decision to close its Vertebrate Pests Unit (VPU).

15 June 2020

PestWest release new smart flying insect control system

PestWest has launched flyDetect® - a new remote monitoring pest management system for fly control.

11 June 2020

HSE warning over KN95 face masks

Health and Safety Executive has issued a warning about the inadequate levels of protection provided by KN95 masks.

11 June 2020

CHSA warns of shortage of cleaning, hygiene and PPE supply

The Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has warned Covid-19 will have a further impact on the cleaning, hygiene and PPE supply chain.

09 June 2020

New employee consultation toolbox talk released for members

A new Health and Safety Employee Consultation toolbox talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area (login required).

06 June 2020

VIDEO: Proud to protect - World Pest Day 2020

The short video entitled “Proud to protect” features several BPCA members and people from the BPCA Staff team speaking about what they do to help protect public health through adequate pest management.

05 June 2020

Rodenticide resistance testing halted by lab closure

Testing for rodenticide resistance in rats and mice has been suspended due to coronavirus-related closure of laboratory.

05 June 2020

Global Pest Management Coalition celebrates World Pest Day 2020

To celebrate World Pest Day 2020, the Global Pest Management Coalition has put together a video with associations from around the world.

03 June 2020

Becoming pest ready: guidance for businesses reopening after Covid-19 lockdown

BPCA has created a guidance document to help businesses mitigate the risk of pest problems, as easing of lockdown measures sees business reopening in the UK.

03 June 2020

New themed digital networking events for BPCA member employees

BPCA is running hour-long virtual networking events for BPCA members who want to connect with each other on subjects that matter to them.

01 June 2020

Changes at CEPA detailed in 2019 annual report

The CEPA 2019 Annual Report has been published, providing an overview of CEPA's progress last year.

27 May 2020

New behavioural resistance CPD assignment for pest professionals

BPCA has issued a new downloadable assignment on behavioural resistance, to help pest professionals keep up with their continuing professional development (CPD).

26 May 2020

Coronavirus and bed bugs: how hotels can protect guests after lockdown

New BPCA Manufacturer and Distributor member, Spotta, explains why bed bugs have staying power and what hotels can do to plan for reopening.

20 May 2020

BPCA launches new online course for pest identification

BPCA is delivering more specialist pest control training via its new virtual classroom. Principles of Pest Identification will premiere live on the 18 June 2020 between 10am and 4pm.

20 May 2020

Remote point of sale audits boost rodenticide review readiness

Audits to drive out illegal supply of rodenticides taking place remotely amid Covid-19, ahead of an imminent review by HSE of the UK's rodenticide stewardship regime.

19 May 2020

Ficam W: sell-out deadline for pest control product approaching

BPCA member Bayer is reminding pest professionals that the sell-out date and use-up period for insecticide Ficam W is approaching.

18 May 2020

Becoming Covid-19 secure: guidance for pest management companies

BPCA has created a health and safety guidance document for pest management companies returning to work, as Coronavirus lockdown measures ease in the UK.

15 May 2020

Tools for the Covid-19 secure pest management company

BPCA has teamed up with print provider Stirland Paterson, to give our members access to Covid-19 health and safety back-to-work signage.

15 May 2020

Pest breeding cycles: counting the pests thriving in your business during lockdown

In this article we talk about how pests are notorious for their ability to reproduce at vast rates, showing why even closed businesses need pest control.

15 May 2020

VIDEO: Ant control for pest professionals

In this video, Natalie discusses how to identify sources of ant infestations and methods of control available to pest technicians.

13 May 2020

VIDEO: Ian Andrew interviewed by Talking Pest Management

BPCA Chief Executive Ian Andrew was interviewed as part of a series of topical discussions on pest management.

06 May 2020

Health and safety: returning to work after lockdown

BPCA technical and compliance officer Natalie Bungay takes a look at what you need to consider when you reopen your pest control business, if lockdown is lifted.

05 May 2020

Natural England begins issuing individual licence decisions

Natural England has now started contacting pest professionals in relation to applications for individual bird control licences.

05 May 2020

Why wasps sting

In this guest blog, Pest-Tech's Kelly Farrant talks about wasp behaviour and why it's important to leave tackling them to the professionals.

04 May 2020

GET INVOLVED: Proud to protect video for World Pest Day - win pest control goodies

For World Pest Day this year (6 June), BPCA want to produce a video about the brilliant work members do to protect public health and safety.

01 May 2020

Pest controller to feature in Top Trumps deck of UK essential workers

A brand new edition of Top Trumps is honouring Covid 19 key workers. Pest controllers will feature alongside doctors, nurses, sea merchants, journalists and partners of key workers in the new deck.

01 May 2020

BPCA launches new online classroom with resistance training

BPCA is delivering specialist pest control training via its new virtual classroom. Understanding Genetic Resistance in Pests will run first in May, then June at a special introductory discount rate.

30 April 2020

PPC99 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 99 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

30 April 2020

Ask the technical team May 2020

In this Covid-19 special, our technical team answer questions about postponed events, essential work, can pests be Covid-19 carriers and PPE in this issue.

30 April 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: Covid-19 impact survey results

BPCA surveyed pest professionals on the impact Covid-19 is having on the sector. Over 900 people answered the survey. Here are the initial findings.

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.

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19 January 2021

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New gull licensing screening process from Natural England

In light of talks with BPCA, Natural England (NE) has updated their process to include a new screening process to help speed up and improve the issuing of individual licences for gull cont

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12 January 2021

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When will pest professionals get vaccinated against Covid-19?

With phase one of the UK's largest inoculation programme in progress, we've been asked by many people when key workers, like pest controllers, will get access to the Covid-19 vaccines. It

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05 January 2021

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2021 Covid-19 lockdowns: what do pest professionals need to know?

With England and Scotland announcing national lockdowns, Wales in tier 4 restrictions and Northern Ireland tightening measures – we take a moment to highlight some of BPCA’s Covid-19 gui

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20 January 2021

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VIDEO: Principles of gull control for pest professionals

In this video Natalie talks about the legislative and licensing requirements when considering appropriate gull control measures. This video is intended for those working in the pest management

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20 January 2021

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Rodenticide Resistance Action Group updates guidance

Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG) has released updated papers on resistance in both the Norway Rat and House Mouse.  The guidance provides a summary of the informa

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19 January 2021

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Spotta announces team growth and new product testing

PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Spotta Smart Pest Systems has capped a strong first year of commercial operations with accelerated product development and market reach for 2021. To sup

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