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21 January 2022

Plans to outlaw glue boards in Scotland announced

On Thursday, 20 January 2022, the Scottish government announced plans to implement a total ban of rodent glue boards.

20 January 2022

New certified bed bug detection dogs website launched

Not-for-profit Bed Bug Foundation (BBF) has launched a new website designed to make it easy for pest controllers to locate companies offering bed bug detection dog services.

20 January 2022

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes committee stage without amendment

Although two hours were scheduled for the meeting, it took only 45 minutes for MPs to decide to pass the Bill through its Committee stage without amendment.

19 January 2022

New appointments at pest control technology company Pelsis Group

BPCA member Pelsis Group is pleased to announce the appointments of new Chief Executive officer and Chief Commercial Officer.

18 January 2022

New label conditions on "robustness" of rodenticide bait boxes

New label text and bait-station standards designed to prevent tampering by animals and children, says Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).

17 January 2022

Pelsis acquires insect pest control systems manufacturer

BPCA member Pelsis Group has purchased West Midlands-based manufacturer Brandenburg for an undisclosed sum.

17 January 2022

Night School pest control training courses return

Following a successful first run of evening classes in 2021, BPCA Night School is back!

14 January 2022

VIDEO: Know your pesticide labels

In this video, Natalie Bungay explores pesticide labels and what pest controllers need to know to stay on the right side of the law.

05 January 2022

Defra publishes 2022 General Licences for bird control

Defra has published updated General Licences for wild bird control in England effective from 1 January 2022.

22 December 2021

Pelsis Group acquires Spanish pest control products businesses

BPCA member Pelsis Group has acquired Madrid-based pest control products businesses Sanitrade and Vesta Distribuciones, to expand Edialux offering.

17 December 2021

NRW confirm Welsh general licence extension until June 2022

Natural Resources Wales confirm that current Welsh general licences for the control of wild birds will be unchanged until 30 June 2022.

17 December 2021

VIDEO: Principles of waste management for pest professionals

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at different types of pest control waste, methods of disposal and legislation around hazardous waste.

16 December 2021

Sri-Lankan based Exterminators Ltd to list company on stock exchange

BPCA Observer member Exterminators Limited is delighted to announce that the company is planning to list on the Colombo Stock Exchange in January 2022.

15 December 2021

Bayer add 1env to their pest control product distributor list 

BPCA member Bayer are increasing access to their products by adding professional pest control suppliers, 1env, to their distributor list in 2022.

14 December 2021

BPCA charity of the year 2022 announced

An update on BPCA's fundraising efforts for Prostate Cancer UK this year and who the charity of the year will be in 2022.

14 December 2021

Pestforce celebrates success at 2021 conference in Warwickshire

On 25 November 2021 BPCA member Pestforce held its annual conference at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire.

14 December 2021

Wild Justice claims win in Northern Ireland general licences case

Campaign group Wild Justice has issued a release celebrating a "landmark victory" in a legal challenge to Northern Ireland’s general licences for the control of wild birds.

14 December 2021

Rentokil to buy Terminix in $6.7bn pest control deal

BPCA member Rentokil will buy U.S.-based rival Terminix Global in a $6.7 billion deal, scaling up the company's pest control business in North America.

13 December 2021

Girl, 11, dies in incident reportedly linked to "pest control products"

Unidentified "pest control products" are believed to have caused the death of an 11-year-old girl in a building in east London.

13 December 2021

BPCA shortlisted for TAF Best Practice Awards 2022 

BPCA is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in six categories at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards. 

10 December 2021

Abridged CRRU Code of Best Practice to be made available for trainee pest technicians

CRRU announces intention to publish an abridged adaptation of the CRRU Code of Best Practice in pest rodent control in January 2022.

10 December 2021

VIDEO: Exploring mental health triggers for pest professionals

In this video, guest speakers from Essentially Human discuss how emotional triggers are a valuable signal, not to be ignored. 

09 December 2021

Covid-19 update: new UK winter restrictions announced

As the UK tries to stay ahead of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, new restrictions have been introduced which may impact the way pest control professionals carry out work.

07 December 2021

Spotta partners with cleaning company to offer bed bug protection in UK

Stainbusters Cleaning & Hygiene Services has been appointed a reseller partner for Spotta’s smart 24/7 bed bug monitoring technology.

07 December 2021

Case study: TrapMe rodent monitoring system for pest control

BPCA member Pelsis provides a case study on their real-time-data-driven rodent monitoring system, TrapMe, with the help of Safeguard Pest Control.

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17 January 2022

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Night School pest control training courses return

Following a successful first run of evening classes in 2021, BPCA Night School is back!

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13 December 2021

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BPCA shortlisted for TAF Best Practice Awards 2022 

BPCA is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in six categories at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards. 

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18 November 2021

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BPCA publishes new Code of Conduct for 2022

BPCA has published an updated version of our Code of Conduct which will come into effect on 1 January 2022.

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21 January 2022

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Plans to outlaw glue boards in Scotland announced

On Thursday, 20 January 2022, the Scottish government announced plans to implement a total ban of rodent glue boards.

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20 January 2022

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New certified bed bug detection dogs website launched

Not-for-profit Bed Bug Foundation (BBF) has launched a new website designed to make it easy for pest controllers to locate companies offering bed bug detection dog services.

Read more

20 January 2022

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Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes committee stage without amendment

Although two hours were scheduled for the meeting, it took only 45 minutes for MPs to decide to pass the Bill through its Committee stage without amendment.

Read more