Pests news from BPCA

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

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.

28 April 2020

SURVEY: Bayer on wasp control

BPCA member Bayer are looking for pest management professionals to complete their survey on wasp control.

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.

15 April 2020

New cost-benefit analysis of postponing pest control services template available for BPCA members

BPCA has released a letter template for pest management companies to help explain the importance of continuing ongoing site protection during the Covid-19 pandemic.

08 April 2020

BPCA gives Gove 141 reasons pest management needs to be considered essential during Covid-19

BPCA has replied to Michael Gove's letter on pest management professionals being key workers. While the Chancellor states pest management employees can continue to go to work, he did not agree to add pest management to the key worker list.

06 April 2020

Pest professionals: continue to go to work if it's safe, says Gove to BPCA

The UK Government confirmed that pest management professionals can continue to go to work when it's safe to do so.

01 April 2020

13 resources for pest professionals during Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA has released 13 resources for operating essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of these resources are free for everyone, while others are for BPCA members only.

01 April 2020

Natural England: updates on licences for bird and stoat control

Natural England has released new general licences for stoat control, as well as continuing to process individual licences for bird control.

31 March 2020

BPCA adds toolbox talk resources for members

BPCA has added new CPD resources for member companies who want to deliver high-quality, in-house CPD for their employees.

31 March 2020

Keeping pests at bay in Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA is urging householders to be vigilant to pest infestation during the Covid-19 crisis.

27 March 2020

Scottish general licence changes coming

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has announced that the new general licence will, from 1 April, only cover two species – Canada Goose and feral pigeon.

25 March 2020

Pelgar warns of increase in pests during lockdown

BPCA member Pelgar says pests will flourish during the Coronavirus outbreak lockdown.

25 March 2020

Pest control critical to sustain public health during Covid-19 crisis

Press release: Urgent action required to ensure pest control management can continue to be administered in the Covid-19 pandemic

25 March 2020

BPCA key worker lobbying on BBC radio

BBC Radio host talks to callers about pest management during Covid lockdown.

17 March 2020

Tetramethrin classification changes

Tetramethrin, the active ingredient in some insecticidal products, has been classified as a category 2 carcinogen.

13 March 2020

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.

12 March 2020

Pest photograph competition winner announced

BPCA announced the winner of the #BestPestPic2020 competition at PPC Live.

06 March 2020

Rodenticide regime calls for no exceptions, bad apples or excuses

The first two years with all stewardship elements in place have seen "stubbornly intractable" rodenticide residues in barn owls, says the 2019 Annual Report from the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

05 March 2020

Scotland: three new general licences announced

Scottish Natural Heritage has released three new general licences for bird control.

04 March 2020

CRRU study appeals for tail tip samples

Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use issues appeal for tail samples in fight against rodenticide resistance.

03 March 2020

#BestPestPic2020 shortlist announced!

Our photo competition to find the best picture of public health pest control enters the next stage. Find out who made it!

28 February 2020

Storms will drive pests into homes says PelGar

BPCA member PelGar says that the back-to-back battering of the UK by storm fronts and widespread flooding is likely to drive pests into human areas.

26 February 2020

Spring Queening: On the trail of Asian hornets in Guernsey

Elliott Rose-King talks to PPC about a recent fact-finding visit to the ACLMS team at the States of Guernsey Government.

26 February 2020

PestWatch: What’s ticking off your dog?

Dee Ward-Thompson investigates a type of tick you might not have come across yet but is slowly becoming more prevalent in the UK.

Highlights View all news

17 September 2020

Latest news

Guidance on test and trace procedures for pest management companies

BPCA has released a free guidance document for pest professionals considering implementing a test and trace procedure during the Covid-19 pandemic. Download now With the easing of so

Read more

10 September 2020

Latest news

SURVEY: Help us change licences for gull control in 2021 and beyond

After a challenging year for gull control in England, BPCA is asking the pest management community to help us make the process for getting a licence better. BPCA has the opportunity to positive

Read more

05 August 2020

Latest news

The UK pest landscape and the quiet revolution

TECHNICAL | PPC100 August 2020 In our 100th edition of PPC, regular contributor Clive Boase reviews how far the pest management industry has come since PPC first launched and, critically,

Read more
Latest View all news

25 September 2020

Latest news

New business support measures announced by Chancellor

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new business support measures that pest management companies may be able to take advantage of after the furlough scheme ends this month. Chancellor Rishi Su

Read more

24 September 2020

Latest news

Interested in taking part in the Kickstart job scheme?

BPCA is considering becoming an intermediary for the Government's Kickstart scheme and is looking for member companies to register their interest in being involved. The Kickstart Sch

Read more

24 September 2020

Latest news

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

This article is not a replacement for the guidance given by medical professionals nor official advice provided by the UK Government on Covid-19. You must always follow the latest Government adv

Read more