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29 March 2021

BPCA holds 79th Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually

The British Pest Control Association’s 2021 AGM has been held online alongside the BPCA member awards.

29 March 2021

BPCA Life Membership awarded to CRRU Chairman

Dr Alan Buckle was the deserving recipient of the BPCA Life Membership award at the AGM on 26 March 2021.

28 March 2021

VIDEO: Regulation of Biocides in UK - an update from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

In this video, Dr Nicola Gregg outlines the requirements for both GB and Northern Ireland (NI) and actions that businesses should be aware of to keep biocidal products on the market.

25 March 2021

VIDEO: Understanding biological hazards of professional pest control

In this video, Natalie Bungay examines the biological hazards associated with the work of pest management professionals and how to mitigate those risks.

23 March 2021

BPCA negotiates lateral flow Covid-19 test discounts for pest professionals

BPCA has negotiated a discount on novel coronavirus antigen detection kits for the entire UK pest control sector.

19 March 2021

Too much to see as PestExtra 2021 goes viral

British Pest Control Association’s digital pest management event, PestExtra 2021, saw huge numbers of visitors when it took place this week.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: A Modern Rat’s Tale: Dutch Experiences With Rodenticide Reduction

In this video Dr Bastiaan Meerburg talks about policy changes to rodenticide use and how the UK can learn from the changes in Dutch pest management techniques.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Amazing indoxacarb technology – how does it work?

In this video Daniel Lightfoot, Syngenta, gives an overview of the active ingredient of the novel insecticide indoxacarb.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to CALM

In this video Rosy Candlin, from CALM talks through who CALM is, what they do and the importance of talking openly about mental wellbeing and suicide.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to the BPCA Manufacturers and Distributors Committee

In this video, Jim Kirk talks about the Manufacturers and Distributors Committee and how you can get involved.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to the BPCA Outreach and Communications Committee

In this video, Julia Pittman talks about her role as chair of the Outreach and Communications committee and how you can get involved.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to the BPCA Servicing Committee

In this video, Martin Rose-King talks about his role as chair of the Servicing committee and how you can get involved.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Baiting Strategies, Assessments, Techniques and Efficacy

In this video Oliver Madge, PestWise, covers new best practice guidelines in rodent control and necessary assessments that need to be considered.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Bell Sensing Technologies - iQ Products Demonstration

In this video Bell Laboratories discuss how iQ technology can make your job more efficient and transform your technicians from inspectors into problem solvers.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Bird Mites Environmentally Tricky, Socially Misunderstood, Technically Still Challenging

In this video Professor Olivier Sparagano, University of Hong Kong, talks through key points to consider when fighting arthropod pests like birds mites.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Competitive Clout with Service Tracker

In this video Mike Palmer-Day, Service Tracker, talks about using Pest Control Software as a way to run your entire business more efficiently.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Designing for IPM and Stewardship

In this video Shyam Lakhani, Bell Laboratories, explains their commitment to rodenticide best practices, including guidelines from CRRU.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Diseases transmitted by rodents and their parasites

In this video Alex Wade, Wade Environmental, looks into the major mechanisms of how diseases travel between humans and pests.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Evolution of Bait Boxes

In this video, Michael Sims explains why using the Bell Labs EVO Edge is an upgrade from using other bait stations.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Five Years Of Rodenticide Stewardship: What Have We Achieved

In this talk Dr Alan Buckle, Chairman, CRRU (UK), briefly reviewed the structure of the stewardship regime and its objectives.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: FUTURA VLOG - Digital and sustainable Pest Control is the PRESENT

In this video blog Futura shares its vision of what modern pest management should and could look like in 2021.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Guest Speaker Discussion Bell Sensing Technologies

A Bell Sensing discussion with guest speakers Pat Lynch and Brian Hensel.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: How rodent behaviour influences a baiting plan

In this video Sharon Hughes, BASF, covers important aspects of rodent behaviour, including neophobic behaviour, bait carriage and hoarding, social structure and odour signals.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: How to leverage value from a VLINK system

In this video Mark Ebner, Woodstream, presents a brief overview of the VLINK system with a focus on features and functions.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: How to solve your cockroach problems quickly and cost-effectively

In this video Helen Ainsworth, BASF, talks about taking a systematic and integrated approach to cockroach control in both domestic and commercial settings.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Humane Rodent Control Products

In this video, Samuel Wood from Bell Labs explains why the new EVO TUNNEL is the humane choice when it comes to trapping.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Introducing Selontra® - Our latest innovation, Cholecalciferol rodent bait

In this video Sharon Hughes, BASF, takes you through the key features and benefits of Selontra.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Keeping customers and staff safe in a pandemic

Vicki Sims, of BPCA member company Lady Bug Pest Control, talks through the challenges small pest businesses are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Mythbusters: Common pest management theories fact-checked

In this video Dr Jonathan Wade and Alex Wade gave a talk on common myths around pest control and did some debunking.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Novel Mosquito Control Techniques To Combat Mosquito Borne Infections

In this video Dr Claire Donald, University of Glasgow, talks about mosquito-borne disease, resistance, and control methods like SIT, Wolbachia and RIDL.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Pest Trending: Using data to control pests

In this video Paul Westgate, Veritas Pest Consultancy, provides some practical tools to help collect and use data to drive towards a better level of pest management.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Remote Rodent Monitoring and Trapping - TrapMe

In this video, Kim Lauridsen Hansen talks about remote monitoring as a new technology and how remote monitoring can benefit your business.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Sixty Years Of Anticoagulant Resistance In The UK

Dr Alan Buckle, RRAG, gives a perspective on resistance-breakers, monitoring, environmental contamination and "hybrid resistance".

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Smart Pest Management – Why digital pest management is the future

In this video Gary Nicholas, Bayer, talks about Smart Pest Management: a wireless network of high-tech trap sensors that provide 24/7 monitoring.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Terms, condition and contracts for pest management companies

In this video BEB Consulting discuss terms and conditions, and all your pest management contract questions.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: The Bed Bugs Tell Us How: Early Treatment And Monitoring

In this video Dr Jette Knudsen, Nattaro Labs, will focus on how bed bug behaviour and their chemical ecology inspired the development of their patented bed bug tape.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: The Latest In Pest Exclusion Technology

In this video Dave Colbert, Xcluder, talks about their latest pest exclusion products and how to use them.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: UK Rodenticide - Which bait to use, and when?

In this video, Michael Sims runs through Bell's rodenticides and defines which bait to use and when.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Understanding pulse baiting: save time, money and bait!

In this video Sharon Hughes, BASF, covers the advantages of pulse baiting, including less bait required per bait point, less bait placed in the environment and less bait waste.

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: What is the right strategy for ant colony control this spring

In this video Helen Ainsworth, BASF, looks at the different species of ant you’re likely to come across as a pest technician and the best strategy for dealing with them.

15 March 2021

How to access PestExtra

It’s PestExtra week! This is how you access the system.

11 March 2021

Delegates reunited in first ICUP webinar

The International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) community met up on-line for the first-ever ICUP webinar this week.

10 March 2021

VIDEO: Ian Andrew interviewed by Talking Pest Management

Our Chief Executive Ian Andrew was once again interviewed by the pest management podcast on subjects ranging from Covid-19 vaccines to PestExtra.

09 March 2021

Irish acquisition announced by Killgerm

BPCA member Killgerm Group Ltd announced the completion of its acquisition of Dublin-based Sprayclear Environmental Ltd.

08 March 2021

UPDATED: Free Covid-19 lateral flow tests for asymptomatic key workers

In an effort to overcome the pandemic, the UK government has announced free Covid-19 lateral flow tests (LFT) for people without coronavirus symptoms.

05 March 2021

Cleankill’s Gold renewal proves dedication to staff

BPCA member Cleankill Pest Control is celebrating after retaining its Investors in People Gold Award gold accreditation.

03 March 2021

PestExtra 2021 - what not to miss

PestExtra is coming up this month, so here's what not to miss at the biggest digital pest management event of the year!

02 March 2021

New bait station controls all main ant species

BPCA member Bayer has launched a new palatable ant bait which is now available to control all major ant species in the UK.

02 March 2021

RRAG appoints new chairperson

Dr Matthew Davies takes over as Rodenticide Resistance Action Group chair, as Dr Alan Buckle steps down from his ten-year stint.

02 March 2021

Free tests from CRRU for rodenticide resistance testing

Pest management professionals urged to help create accurate national picture of rodenticide resistance in light of latest resistance trends.

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22 October 2021

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The improved BPCA member documents library is open

A collection of over 150 templates, documents and tools is now available to all BPCA members.

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20 October 2021

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BPCA commits to Planet Mark certification

BPCA is furthering our sustainability commitment by becoming Planet Mark certified through measuring and reducing our carbon footprint.

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18 October 2021

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SURVEY: Medical signposting for pest professionals

BPCA is working with UCLH to potentially create a service for pest professionals to signpost clients that need medical support.

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25 October 2021

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End of an era for Safeguard Pest Control

Following the retirement of Tim Sheehan and Paul Butterick from Safeguard Pest Control, we caught up with their team to talk about days gone and the end of an era.

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22 October 2021

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John O'Conner takes on business apprentices

BPCA member company John O’Conner have taken on two new Business Admin apprentices at their North Herts depot.

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22 October 2021

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The improved BPCA member documents library is open

A collection of over 150 templates, documents and tools is now available to all BPCA members.

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