Latest News from BPCA

10 May 2018

Bidding for pest control contract tenders

We've put a guide together for how pest management companies can win bigger contracts by putting themselves out there and bidding for pest control contracts.

10 May 2018

Top 5 BPCA member benefits for getting more customers

There are lots of reasons for joining a trade association but ultimately people choose BPCA because we make your business more profitable. These are our top five member benefits that help you attract (and retain) new clients.

10 May 2018

Data driven customer relationship management for pest control companies

Michael Collins is Managing Consultant at Database Marketing Counsel providing database marketing and CRM consultancy. He turns his attention to the world of pest control to help us rethink how we collect and use our customer data.

10 May 2018

Spent gases: In-transit fumigation risks, safety and opportunity

Martin Cobbald, Chair of the Fumigation and Controlled Environment (FaCE) Forum briefs us on in-transit fumigations, keeping customers safe, and getting paid in the process.

09 May 2018

Wasp Nest BINGO!

Are you a pest technician who’s seen it all? Time to prove it! Eyes down, look in and play...WASPS NEST BINGO!

08 May 2018

World’s largest rodent eradication project declared a success

The UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia is officially declared free of rodents for the first time since humans arrived on the island, due to the world's largest rodent control programme.

04 May 2018

Ask the Technical Team May 2018

When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our experienced technical team. Here are just a few of the latest questions posed...

04 May 2018

BPCA at the Manchester Cleaning Show and FoodEx

Short of going door-to-door with a handful of flyers, how do you spread the “Be Protected. Professionally.” message to associated sectors? One of the ways we do it is by visiting the heart of those associated sectors – their trade shows.

04 May 2018

Imagine a place…

..where pest controllers get together to learn something new, share ideas, meet local product distributors, eat bacon and drink a lot of coffee.

04 May 2018

THE LOWDOWN: Level 2 Pest Control Technician Apprenticeship

In May 2015 a group of 14 companies, large and small, approached BPCA for help to create an apprenticeship for pest control technicians. Three years on, Karen Dawes, wraps up where we came from, and where we’re at.

30 April 2018

BPCA partnership with Hotel Facility Management Expo

We are excited to announce BPCA will be working with the Hotel Facilities Management Expo as official partners for their trade show, held in the ExCel on 25-26 September 2018.

19 April 2018

Climate conditions clear the way for mosquitoes in the UK

Spring marks the start of the flying insect season in the UK and current weather patterns could see numbers soar, according to a national trade body.

19 April 2018

CRRU issues updated rodenticide guidelines for online sales

Guidelines for online sales of anticoagulant rodenticide products have been updated for recently introduced smaller packs and lower active ingredient levels in products for general public use.

16 April 2018

Asian hornet identified in Lancashire

An Asian hornet has been found in Lancashire and surveillance activity is underway.

09 April 2018

2018 CEPA-NPMA Global Summit of Pest Management Services shaping up

Following the success of the two previous editions, CEPA and NPMA are co-hosting a third Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety between, 4-6 June 2018.

09 April 2018

BPCA responds to ECHA Cholecalciferol public consultation

The ECHA is inviting responses from relevant parties in response to derogating Cholecalciferol to the exclusion criteria. BPCA, on behalf of all its members, has responded.

04 April 2018

All rodenticide users encouraged to update knowledge

Pest controllers, farmers, and gamekeepers are being encouraged to undertake knowledge updates to maintain their professional competence in the use of stewardship-label rodenticides, says CRRU UK.

04 April 2018

Regular tyre checks are "essential for vehicle safety"

Drivers across the UK should be carrying out regular examinations and checks on their tyres in order to stay safe when taking to the roads, GEM Motoring Assist has warned.

04 April 2018

Oxford Direct Services to generate £10.4m for council services over next 4 years

BPCA Servicing Members Oxford Direct Services, the commercial division of Oxford City Council, plans to deliver £10.4m in value back to the Council over the next 4 years, which can be put towards council services.

29 March 2018

Pest control procedures in the food industry - A recipe for success

Pest infestation in food premises has always been unacceptable. The risks to public health – and to reputations – are serious concerns.

28 March 2018

Conservationists unleash rodent detection dogs in final phase of world’s largest rodent eradication

Three small dogs are at the centre of the final phase of the world’s largest project to eradicate invasive species.

28 March 2018

Nottingham Pest Control careers fair success

On Friday 16 March 2018, Nottingham based company NPC pest prevention solutions attended one of the Midlands largest jobs fairs.

23 March 2018

NBC celebrate 25 years in business with environmental conference

2018 marks the 25th anniversary for BPCA Servicing member NBC Environment. They are celebrating this milestone by fundraising for the Princes Trust to help give other businesses the opportunity to have the same support NBC has received.

21 March 2018

Ticking the box - the value of maintenance cycles for effective pest control

A pest management maintenance cycle plays a significant role in health and safety, well-being, and upholding the reputation of a business. Find out how to implement a robust pest control maintenance cycle.

20 March 2018

Lantra withdraws approval from 'customised' rodent control on farms training

One of UK Rodenticide Stewardship's formal awarding organisations for training, Lantra, has withdrawn approval from any 'customised' variants of its own Rodent Control on Farms course.

20 March 2018

Defra consultation on the implementation of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards

Defra is seeking views on proposals for implementing the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) in the UK.

16 March 2018

PPC Live feedback: win an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet

If you attended PPC Live 2018, we'd like you to answer a few questions to help us improve for future years. If you provide an email address at the end of the survey, we'll enter you into a prize draw where you could win an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.

16 March 2018

When professional pest control got together: PPC Live 2018

On 14 March 2018, the public health pest control sector got together in Malvern, Worcestershire for BPCA’s tradeshow, PPC Live.

09 March 2018

Second BPCA member delivers gold award

Surrey based Cleankill has become the first pest control company in England to be awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard, demonstrating the company’s commitment to high performance through good people management.

09 March 2018

Bayer clarifying new rodenticide regulations at PPC Live

The Bayer Pest Solutions Team will be advising delegates at PPC Live, on 14 March, on the upcoming regulatory changes, from the European Chemical Agency, facing anticoagulant rodenticides.

08 March 2018

PPC90 and PPC Live Showguide out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 90 and the PPC Live showguide are out now. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (March 2018).

07 March 2018

PPC Live quick showguide

See what's happening at PPC Live 2018 and plan your day with our handy showguide quick view.

07 March 2018

Professional pest control is getting together!

The stage is set for the most important pest management event of 2018. Held on Wednesday 14 March 2018 at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire – PPC Live should have a firm place in your diary.

07 March 2018

All together now

Maybe you’re reading this while working your way through the packed hall of exhibitors or between participating in one of the informative seminars or live demonstrations.

07 March 2018

Passing torches: an interview with Ian and Simon

At the time we were getting PPC90 together one CEO was leaving and another was yet to start. Instead of your usual Chief Exec Viewpoint, PPC managed to grab Ian Andrew before his 1 February start date and sat him down alongside Simon Forrester for a

07 March 2018

Anticoagulant resistance in house mice ...a moving target.

Move with it ...or miss out! Adrian Meyer is an author and editor of the British Pest Management Manual (BPM). He talks us through the issue of pesticide resistance and the research being conducted.

07 March 2018

Rodenticide concentration: the effect on resistance

Sharon Hughes, Global Technical Marketing Manager of Rodenticides at BASF, considers how the proposed reduction in the concentration at which anticoagulants are used may impact on resistance and selection for resistance in house mice and Norway rats.

07 March 2018

Anticoagulant rodenticide changes for 2018

Our Manufacturer and Distributor Committee has helped us put together an article with all the upcoming changes to professional use rodenticides.

07 March 2018

New Code of Best Practice: Snap back traps

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Break Back Traps/Snap Traps has been released. If you’re working in a BPCA Servicing company you should already be following the Code as it’s part of our membership criteria.

07 March 2018

Black Death? It wasn’t me

A new study suggests that rats might not be responsible for spreading the Black Death and subsequent epidemics of bubonic plague that rampaged across Europe, Asia and Africa for over 600 years.

07 March 2018

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Clive Boase

We catch up with Clive to find out what we should expect from his upcoming seminar at PPC Live 2018 titled Resistance – back to basics.

07 March 2018

How do you sell pest control to a farmer?

With stewardship being (very nearly) two years old, Marketing and Communications Manager Ben Massey looks at the business opportunities that have been created.

07 March 2018

Pestwatch: Squirrels

We’ve changed our regular PestWatch feature and asked our technical team to focus on just one pest to look out for over the coming months. To kick off, Dee and Natalie have chosen the grey squirrel.

07 March 2018

Top 5 weird and wonderful pest call-outs

Every so often, circumstances come together that leave you speechless and wondering ‘what the hell just happened?!’ Guest writer Asa Goldschmied shares his experiences.

07 March 2018

Branding your pest control van

Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben Massey, looks at the top tips for using your pest control van as a canvas for marketing and promoting your business.

07 March 2018

Rocket Van! Van safety for the professional pest controller

Sometimes it feels as if we spend as much time in work vehicles as we do out on jobs. How often do we take the time to really appreciate our trusty vans? Technical Manager, Dee Ward-Thompson investigates how to keep vans legal, safe and on the road.

06 March 2018

Premium performance: master your van insurance

Content and Communications Officer, Scott Johnstone, teamed up with Stephen Hughes from Bradshaw Bennett to get some tips together for PPC readers.

06 March 2018

Unbugging local authority pest control

While many local authorities are scaling back their pest control work (or cutting it altogether), the PPC team went to meet a local authority that’s ramping up pest management work by offering a more professional, commercial service.

06 March 2018

Back to school pest awareness

Dee and Natalie usually spend time talking pest awareness to high-ups in food premises or the hospitality industry but sometimes something different comes along...

06 March 2018

GDPR May 2018 deadline approaches: what pest control companies need to know

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that individuals have greater control over how organisations collect, use and protect their personal data. It’s potentially a big change to how you’ll use client information when you’re marketing to

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13 February 2020

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GENERAL LICENCES: six licences reissued for control of wild birds

Defra has announced that six general licences for the control of wild birds in England will be reissued on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 August 2020.

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06 February 2020

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

Since April 2019, we’ve had many updates on general licences for bird control in the UK. This quick view page will give you all the headline information and latest updates on general and indi

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05 February 2020

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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. On 30 January Natural England released

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16 February 2020

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Volunteers wanted: BPCA Executive Board

Because the BPCA AGM will be earlier this year, we’re appealing for Board members sooner than normal. The AGM will be held in April this year, alongside our Midland forum.

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13 February 2020

Latest news

GENERAL LICENCES: six licences reissued for control of wild birds

Defra has announced that six general licences for the control of wild birds in England will be reissued on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 August 2020.

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06 February 2020

Latest news

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

Since April 2019, we’ve had many updates on general licences for bird control in the UK. This quick view page will give you all the headline information and latest updates on general and indi

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