Latest News from BPCA

31 August 2017

Island invasive conference

In July the UK hosted the first international Island Invasives conference in the Northern hemisphere. The event brought together world experts in tackling invasive species to share experience, discoveries and ideas about the management of these speci

16 August 2017

Fleas with bubonic plague found in parts of USA

Public health officials have confirmed that they have found fleas in Arizona, the USA that have tested positive for the bubonic plague

09 August 2017

Cleankill scoop up national award

BPCA Servicing Members, Cleankill Pest Control win Service Provider of the Year at inaugural ACE Awards.

04 August 2017

Confirmed: Invasive Asian tiger mosquitoes in UK

Public Health England has reported that a monitoring project in Kent discovered Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) larvae.

02 August 2017

The cost of getting it wrong

Amid a series of successful prosecutions and press releases from the HSE , we thought it was worth wrapping up a few of case studies so you can get a clear picture of the consequences of “getting it wrong”

31 July 2017

Anticoagulant rodenticides renewed by Brussels

Eight anticoagulant rodenticide active substances have been identified as “Candidates for Substitution”, as part of the Biocidal Products Regulation.

27 July 2017

CRRU help gamekeepers with rodenticide stewardship best practice

A new document has been released by The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) UK

27 July 2017

Killgerm Environment Management System achieves ISO 14001

Manufacturing and Distributors Member, Killgerm, have been awarded ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

27 July 2017

PROMPT app gets an update

The BASIS PROMPT app for pest technicians has been given a fresh lease of life.

14 July 2017

PestEx 2019: 75% of stands gone already

With over 600 days left to go until PestEx 2019 – we’ve already got 75% of the available stand space booked or on hold for exhibitors, suggesting an even bigger show than this year.

14 July 2017

PPC Magazine picks up Best Practice Award adding to BPCA’s list of accolades

Professional Pest Controller (PPC) Magazine has been crowned magazine of the year by the Trade Association Forum.

29 June 2017

Global Pest Management Coalition Launched

BPCA recently joined 21 pest management associations from around the world to form the Global Pest Management Coalition.

21 June 2017

BPCA supporting members at events

This week, BPCA Events Manager, Lauren Day visited the Facilities Management show at ExCeL, London following a request from Servicing Member Beaver Pest Control to lend a helping hand on their exhibition stand.

21 June 2017

Tom Holmes elected as new BPCA President as Paul Rodman steps down

Tom Holmes, Head of Product Development at Pelsis Group was yesterday elected as the new BPCA President.

20 June 2017

Former BPCA Executive Director, Board and Servicing Committee member elected as Life Member

Richard Strand, who was Executive Director for 18 years received life membership of the Association at the 2017 AGM in Leicestershire today.

16 June 2017

Century milestone for quality benchmark

The number of UK pest control companies to achieve CEPA Certified® status has reached three figures in little more than two years.

06 June 2017

Welcome to World Pest Day

Today (6th June 2017) is the very first World Pest Day. The worldwide campaign aims to increase awareness of the important role pest management plays in protecting public health.

26 May 2017

Insect Monitoring Traps live to fight another day

The hard work of BPCA, its Members and their clients working together have resulted in a victory against a proposal to class insect monitoring trap pheromones as biocides. Through a two-pronged attack at the European Commission and lobbying of the UK

26 May 2017

PPC87: Out Now

PPC87 is packed with articles and news all about BPCA and the pest control sector. Whether you want to top up your CPD points, improve your business or look back at the best bits from PestEx 2017 - this issue is for you.

26 May 2017

Ben’s award completes hat-trick for BPCA

Marketing and Communications Manager Ben Massey has scooped a national award to complete a remarkable hat-trick for the British Pest Control Association.

26 May 2017

CRRU approve guidance document for Internet sales of rodenticides in the UK

The CRRU board has approved a new document meaning that this guidance has now become part of BPCA Membership Criteria.

16 May 2017

18 inch Rat makes headlines - media savvy pest controllers take note!

Once again, the media has taken an interest in a big rodent. The rat in question is by no means the largest on record, or indeed particularly newsworthy.

16 May 2017

Referrals on track. Again

Our popular ‘find a pest controller tool’ continues to churn out more referrals for servicing members that ever before, with an increase of 13% this year so far.

16 May 2017

Prince Charles to control grey squirrels with Nutella and contraception

It is understood that Prince Charles has backed a government plan to sterilise grey squirrels using traps filled with Nutella and oral contraceptive, with the aim of protecting their red cousins.

16 May 2017

The Death of Diesel?

It’s alleged that some of our cities have such poor air quality that it contributes to the early deaths of some 40,000 UK citizens.

16 May 2017

Members embrace CRRU Code of Best Practice and get amazing results

Back in 2016, Matt Garwood and his team at MG Pest Control switched over their sites to be fully compliant with the CRRU Code of Best Practice and started to monitor pest activity.

16 May 2017

BPCA Defends Insect Monitoring

Working alongside manufacturing and distributor members, BPCA has written to the European Commission to protest at a proposal to class attractants used in insect monitoring traps as biocides.

16 May 2017

May Apprenticeships Update

BPCA’s drive to create the first apprenticeships in pest control has achieved another key milestone.

16 May 2017

Brain-Invading Parasite Spreads Through Climate Change

Health officials in Hawaii have been warning residents not to touch snails or slugs with their bare hands because of an increase in cases of a rare parasitic infection known as rat lungworm

16 May 2017

CEPA hits 300!

Mid-April saw the three hundredth pest control company in Europe awarded CEPA Certified(R). This milestone was reached by Integrated Pest Management Ltd of Enfield Lock in Middlesex.

16 May 2017

BPCA Sweeps Up at Cleaning Show

In March BPCA exhibited at the Cleaning Show, the trade exhibition for the UK cleaning sector.

16 May 2017

Innovate in Barcelona

On 29 and 30 May, the Association of Pest Control Companies of Catalonia (ADEPAP) organises the third edition of the Barcelona Pest Control Innovation Forum (BPCIF).

28 April 2017

Industry statement: attractants as biocides

BPCA has published an industry statement regarding European Commission Proposal on behalf of it's membership community.

27 April 2017

Obituary: Harry E Wainman

We are sad to report the passing of Harry Wainman, who for many years headed the storage pest fumigation research team at the Government’s Central Science Laboratory in Slough.

27 April 2017

PestEx 2017 Video released: Did you make the final cut?

The short PestEx 2017 video review presents comments and footage from the largest ever pest control exhibition in the UK.

24 April 2017

Move over, Pizza Rat... It's Taco Squirrel!

A gutsy rat that dragged a full slice of pizza down the stairs of a New York City subway station became a social media sensation back in 2015.

24 April 2017

Photography wanted - pest management in action!

In our search for new stock photography, we are looking for a handful of membership companies who will allow our photography team to join their technicians.

24 April 2017

British Pest Management Awards video out now

BPCA's 75th Anniversary Dinner that also incorporated the inaugural British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs) ceremony has also been captured on video.

24 April 2017

European commission proposal: attractants as biocides

The European Commission is proposing to class monitoring traps containing attractants as biocides. These include moth pheromone traps, cockroach traps and fruit fly traps.

24 April 2017

Sub-contracting - how often do you check that your sub-contractors are still in membership?

Each year, there will be some companies who choose to no longer be a member of BPCA or those who are removed from membership as they no longer meet the membership criteria.

21 April 2017

CEPA bolt-ons start in Swansea

Starting in South Wales on 25 May we will be offering an optional ‘bolt on’ two-hour surgery for existing CEPA Certified® companies, and servicing companies interested in adopting the certification.

21 April 2017

WIN: Work in Pest Control? Your opinion counts!

The ‘Your Industry Survey’ aims to understand your needs and challenges so we can help you in your daily routines and support your professional development.

04 April 2017

Killgerm appoints new Business Development Manager

Killgerm, the UK's leading pest control product supplier, are proud to announce the appointment of Brady Hudson as Business Development Manager commencing 3rd April 2017.

28 March 2017

BPMA Award winners announced at BPCA 75th Anniversary Dinner

Presented at the glitzy East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf at BPCA's 75th Anniversary dinner, Wednesday 22 March saw the inaugural British Pest Management Awards take place.

28 March 2017

PestEx 2017: The biggest gathering of pest management professionals in the UK – ever

PestEx 2017 was such a well-attended gathering of the sector that we can say with confidence - there have never been so many people committed to public health pest control under one roof in the UK.

16 March 2017

New marketing manager at BASIS

Lucy Cottingham joins BASIS Registration - the non-profit organisation responsible for training, certification, auditing and standard-setting across a range of agricultural and related land-based industries

16 March 2017

Trending: Chinese restaurant’s pest warning goes viral

We had a good giggle when someone shared this picture of a sign in China about their rat problem.

16 March 2017

Two Neils are better than one

Lancashire based Harvey Environmental Services has made two new appointments as the company continues to grow and take on new clients.

16 March 2017

Endangered Bees: Pesticides blamed

The American rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) has made its way onto the endangered species list.

16 March 2017

Mouse Cafe launched

Most people spend their time trying to keep rodents out of food premises - not building one specifically for mice.

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29 May 2019

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Updated advice on interim measures for bird control after new licences delayed

BPCA had originally advised members that if they could wait for the appropriate general licence to be released, they should. However, now it seems we could be experiencing a longer wait, w

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28 May 2019

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PPC95 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 95 is out now and available to read online for free.  The magazine can be read online, downloaded as a PDF or you can join our&nb

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28 May 2019

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VIDEO: PestEx 2019 - the pest management show

Did you make it into our short PestEx 2019 video? Take a look at some of the highlights from the UK pest management show. PestEx is a great opportunity for everyone in the industry to c

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18 June 2019

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ICUP 2020 conference dates and venue announced

Held once every three years, the dates and venue for the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) have been announced by the organisers. The conference is, once again, to

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13 June 2019

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Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.  The recent call for evidence demonstrated a rang

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06 June 2019

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Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments. BPCA member companies that offer bee removal (rather

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