Latest News from BPCA

23 February 2021

Speed baiting training from BASF a hit

The launch of the new BASF rodenticide Selontra has seen over 800 pest controllers pass an online training course to use the product.

19 February 2021

Bayer to host virtual stand at PestExtra 2021

Bayer are hosting a 360° virtual stand for PestExtra, our three-day event in March, with a 3D stand that helps you interact with new Bayer products.

19 February 2021

UPDATED: Furloughing pest management workers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS)

Covid-19 has made furlough the HR word of the moment in the UK, but what is it and how does it work for your pest management business?

18 February 2021

Sri-Lankan based Exterminators Ltd win Covid-19 award

BPCA Observer members The Exterminators Ltd, based in Sri Lanka, won a Gold Award at Restart Sri Lanka Resilience Awards 2020.

17 February 2021

Killgerm unveils new wildlife conscious rat bait box

The AF® Amicus is a new species-specific bait station for Norway rat control from BPCA member Killgerm Chemicals.

16 February 2021

ICUP webinar registration now open

Delegates can now register for the very first free-of-charge International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) on-line webinar to be held on 9 March 2021.

15 February 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 7 - Insect identification

In this video, John Lloyd from Independent Pest Management & Insect Consultancy, gives a Digital Forum 7 presentation on insect identification.

15 February 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 7 - Bird control products by Edialux

In this sponsored video, Mark Wenman from Edialux gives a Digital Forum 7 presentation on their pest control products for bird management.

15 February 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 7 - Outfoxed! Professional fox control

In this video, Dave Archer from DKA Pest Control gives a Digital Forum 7 presentation on rural fox control for pest professionals.

15 February 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 7 - Dealing with customer complaints

In this video, Philip Thomas from Which? Trusted Trader gives a Digital Forum presentation on customer service skills when dealing with pest control complaints.

15 February 2021

UPDATED: Advice for pest professionals operating during Covid-19 pandemic

Advice for pest management professionals based on current government guidance, as well as our position statement on the Covid-19 pandemic.

12 February 2021

10 years and counting for CSS Pest Services

BPCA member CSS Pest Services are celebrating ten years in business this Valentine's Day.

09 February 2021

Cleankill Pest Control purchases Hampshire-based business

BPCA member Cleankill Pest Control continues expansion with acquisition of Hampshire-based Totalcare Pest Control.

08 February 2021

Pelsis acquires French pest control supplier Edialux

BPCA member Pelsis Group has acquired the top French pest control product distributor as part of its international growth strategy.

03 February 2021

Anglian Pest Control says “thank you NHS” with goodie bag donation

BPCA member company, Anglian Pest Control, wanted to say a big thank you to their local hospital in Peterborough.

03 February 2021

HSE issues advice on Covid-19 disinfection services and warns of legal consequences

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued guidance on disinfecting using fog and mist during the Covid pandemic.

03 February 2021

LNPS wins national award for excellence

A recently established London pest control company is celebrating after winning its first-ever national award.

03 February 2021

Reminder: Report illegal pesticide sales when you spot them online

BPCA's guidance document will help you to report illegal activity to us when you see it.

03 February 2021

Pest control software provider ServicePro joins ServiceTitan family

ServicePro, a family-owned Pest Control, Lawn Care, and Arbor Care software business, announces a new partnership with ServiceTitan.

03 February 2021

COVID-19: A great time to help Britain's bees

BPCA member PGH Beegone says the UK's bee population has been given a fighting chance as a result of lockdowns and reduced travel this last year.

03 February 2021

Fast acting Ridmus Alpha proves knock out for mice

Ridmus Alpha is the new rodenticide from BPCA member Syngenta Professional Solutions, specifically designed to rapidly control house mice infestations.

03 February 2021

Wasp control survey for Warwick students

Four MBA students at Warwick Business School need your help with their pest control course project.

03 February 2021

Vacant buildings vulnerable to rodents in Ireland, says Rentokil

Rentokil is warning businesses in Ireland of the threat posed by rodents to premises that are lying vacant due to Covid-19 restrictions.

29 January 2021

Vecotech launches novel bed bug pheromone-based lure

Vecotech Ltd announced the launch of BugScents, a pheromone-based bed bug lure for use in detecting early-stage bed bug infestations.

29 January 2021

VIDEO: Scotland Digital Forum - Fly unit catch analysis; species, scope and data reasoning

In this video, Avril Turner from Killgerm gives a Scotland Digital Forum presentation on catch tray analysis in fly control.

29 January 2021

VIDEO: Scotland Digital Forum - An introduction to Selontra

In this sponsored video, Helen Ainsworth gives a Scotland Digital Forum presentation on BASF's rodenticide product, Selontra.

29 January 2021

VIDEO: Scotland Digital Forum - An update on gull licensing procedures

In this video, NatureScot's Kieren Jones gives a pest management presentation on the state of bird licensing in Scotland.

29 January 2021

VIDEO: Scotland Digital Forum - How rodent behaviour influences a baiting plan

In this video, BASF's Sharon Hughes gives a Scotland Digital Forum pest management presentation on rodent behaviour and baiting plans.

29 January 2021

New rodent glueboards toolbox talk released for members

A new rodent glueboard toolbox talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the website.

28 January 2021

Defra backs birth control for grey squirrels

Defra has backed a proposal by UK Squirrel Accord to use oral contraceptives in grey squirrel control.

28 January 2021

Rentokil Initial awarded by The Mater Hospital for contribution to the Covid-19 response

BPCA member Rentokil Initial has been presented with a commemorative medal for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

28 January 2021

Hillbans recruit wildlife conservation zoo biologist

BPCA member Hillbans welcomes specialist Martyn Ridgley to the team, a qualified wildlife conservation zoo biologist.

28 January 2021

Killgerm launches FREE rodent glue board training

BPCA member Killgerm added a new online course to their training site, with free sessions on best practice use of rodent glue boards.

20 January 2021

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.

20 January 2021

Rodenticide Resistance Action Group updates guidance

New papers from RRAG on resistance in both Norway Rat and House Mouse are available for pest management professionals to download now.

19 January 2021

Spotta announces team growth and new product testing

BPCA member Spotta has capped a strong first year of commercial operations with more product development and a doubled headcount.

19 January 2021

Welsh general licences for bird control 'lawful'

A High Court ruling has deemed the Welsh general licences for the control of wild birds to be lawful, following a challenge by campaign group Wild Justice.

19 January 2021

The impact of lockdown on pest control

Pest patterns have changed considerably under the lockdowns, so how can the cleaning sector ensure workplaces are protected from infestations?

19 January 2021

New gull licensing screening process from Natural England

In light of talks with BPCA, Natural England has updated their process to improve the issuing of individual licences for gull control.

18 January 2021

Bayer tackles mental health with charity collaboration

BPCA member Bayer is taking steps to support the industry, following our survey that showed 44% of pest controllers felt Covid-19 had affected their mental health.

13 January 2021

Brexit: Post-transition readiness for businesses

Following the end of the Brexit transition period, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released advice for businesses on the new rules.

12 January 2021

Fly control essential for food businesses, says Rentokil

BPCA member company Rentokil has highlighted the dangers of fly infestations in food environments, and the harm this can cause to businesses.

12 January 2021

CIEH appoints new chief executive

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has confirmed that Dr Phil James will join in January 2021 as its new chief executive.

12 January 2021

BPCA asks health secretary for pest professionals to get Covid-19 vaccine

BPCA has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ask that pest professionals are prioritised appropriately for the Covid-19 vaccine.

12 January 2021

When will pest professionals get vaccinated against Covid-19?

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

12 January 2021

First ever ICUP webinar to be held in March

The International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) is to hold its first free-of-charge on-line webinar on 9 March 2021.

06 January 2021

New bee removal and pest control franchise launched in the UK

PGH Beegone Limited is a brand new franchise from the owners of BPCA member company PGH Pest Control & Prevention.

05 January 2021

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

With new Coronavirus lockdown restrictions announced, we take a moment to highlight some of BPCA’s Covid-19 guidance for pest professionals and answer your top questions.

17 December 2020

Defra releases final 2021 General Licences for bird control

Defra has published its final versions of the 2021 General Licences for wild bird control.

17 December 2020

VIDEO: Controlling flies around food

In this video Natalie discusses the key points to consider when controlling flies around food.

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29 June 2021

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BPCA secures funding for 3D interactive simulator

BPCA is excited to announce that we have been successful in securing funding from the Ufi VocTech Trust, to support the development of an interactive 3D competency simulator for pest technicians.

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17 June 2021

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UK government confirms plans to ban rodent glue boards completely

The UK government has issued details on the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill to crack down on “inhumane rodent traps”. In a government press release it states: “Glue trap

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06 June 2021

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VIDEO: Happy World Pest Day 2021 #TechnicianTakeover

Once a year, (6 June) the whole pest management sector across the world seeks to increase public, government, and media awareness of the important role we all play in protecting public health.

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22 July 2021

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Join our new working group for member complaints

BPCA is reviewing its member complaints procedures and is looking for some members to get involved with a new complaints working group. BPCA Technical and Compliance Manager Natalie Bunga

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22 July 2021

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VIDEO: Understanding pests in food businesses

Pests in food businesses can damage and contaminate food, causing economic loss and threatening public health. In this video Natalie looks at the main species you are likely the encounter, the

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21 July 2021

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Five Years of Rodenticide Stewardship report published

A report of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime’s work covering 2016 to 2020 has been published by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. This feeds into a formal five-year review bei

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