28 February 2018

Amazon US to pay $1.2 million for illegal pesticide sales

The Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale of illegal pesticides.

28 February 2018

Your say: Public consultation on derogation to the exclusion criteria

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has opened a public consultation derogation to the exclusion criteria.

28 February 2018

New pest advice blog launched for pest awareness week - PestAware

BPCA's new consumer-facing blog has launched. PestAware provides domestic and commercial pest advice, encouraging potential clients to use the find a pest controller tool.

26 February 2018

Pest Awareness Week kicks off with war on litter to tackle rodent numbers

BPCA is urging the public to be mindful of the link between pests and litter as part of a week-long event to raise awareness of the issue of species such as rats and mice in public spaces.

20 February 2018

Fumigants and Pheromones Conference in Indianapolis

Insects Limited and FSS will be hosting the 13th Fumigants and Pheromones Conference 12-14 June 2018 at the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis, USA.

13 February 2018

Beating resistance, not just from the rats...

Mike Ayers, Director of Precision Pest Management and BPCA Executive Board Member shares his thoughts on why it’s now more important than ever, for BPCA members to mobilise and consider the bigger picture of pest control, and join the Be Protected. P

09 February 2018

BPCA’s PrintShop open for business

BPCA’s newest member benefit is now open for business. The online print shop allows members to personalise quality design templates for information and promotional purposes.

09 February 2018

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Sam Walker

Sam Walker from BASC will be leading a seminar at PPC Live called "Air Rifles; Safe cleaning and transportation". We catch up with him to see what we should expect.

09 February 2018

Pest Awareness Week is just rubbish

The inextricable link between litter and pests is clear. More rubbish, particularly food stuffs, supports the emergence of pests, and rodent infestations particularly.

02 February 2018

Pest controllers updated about rodenticide resistance concerns

A new study by Reading University has identified "the massive extent of L120Q resistance across the whole of central southern England." Co-author Dr Colin Prescott explains that L120Q is the most severe form of rodenticide resistance identified to da

19 January 2018

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - John Dowling

John Dowling will be leading a seminar at PPC Live called "The end of my Tether – birds of prey and pest control". We catch up with him to see what we should expect.

16 January 2018

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Matthew Davies

Killgerm's Group Head of Technical Department, Matthew, will be leading a seminar at PPC Live called Options for mosquito management in the UK. We catch up with him to see what we should expect.

16 January 2018

Have your say: Consultation on proposed enforcement for the Invasive Alien Species Regulation

Defra has opened consultation of a proposed enforcement regime for the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation in England and Wales.

16 January 2018

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Savvas Othon

Rentokil Initial's Group Science and Innovation Director, Savvas Orthon, will be leading a seminar at PPC Live called Technology vs Technicians – how everybody wins (except the rats). We catch up with him to see what we should expect.

05 January 2018

New CEO for BPCA

The British Pest Control Association is proud to announce that Ian Andrew has been appointed as its new Chief Executive, effective 1 February.

05 January 2018

Help BPCA lobby on charges for general licences

Natural England are considering charging for statutory assessment and issue of wildlife licences. BPCA has recently written to Natural England expressing our concerns about the delays in issuing licences, and the problems this creates.

04 January 2018

The January I started out in pest control - Asa's story

Asa Goldschmied, Founder and Director of Proton Environmental, started out in the pest management industry five years ago now. He looks back at what it was like to change careers and his first tricky January in the business.

02 January 2018

Servicing Members must pass their EN16636 audits in 2019

As of 1 January 2019, the BPCA Membership criteria will be amended to state that all Servicing Members must have passed their EN16636 audits.

02 January 2018

IPCA Diploma now accepted for BPCA membership

The Irish Pest Control Association (IPCA) Diploma is now an accepted qualification when applying or renewing BPCA Servicing Membership.

02 January 2018

BPCA Release New Code of Best Practice on Snap Back Traps

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Break Back Traps/Snap Traps has been released by BPCA.

20 December 2017

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Gary Williams

Urban Wildlife's Director of Wildlife, Gary Williams, will be leading a seminar at PPC Live called Actions vs impacts – a pest controller’s quandary. We catch up with him to see what we should expect.

19 December 2017

CEPA appoints new secretariat and sets sights on self-regulation for professional pest management in EU

At its quarterly meeting in Brussels on 13 December 2017, CEPA (Confederation of European Pest Management Associations) confirmed the appointment of the consultancy Darwin Associates to take charge of running the CEPA secretariat in Brussels as of 1

13 December 2017

Healthguard moves to larger premises to meet expansion goals

BPCA Servicing member, Healthguard Ltd, is all set to move to their new 2000 square foot unit in Lincolnshire.

13 December 2017

New year arrangements for farm assurance schemes announced

The CRRU UK Best Practice Work Group has completed work with farm assurance schemes which previously met the transitional requirements so that alignment may be maintained beyond the transitional period.

13 December 2017

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Dave Archer

Dave Archer will be leading a seminar at PPC Live called Much ado about moleing. We catch up with him to see what we should expect.

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19 June 2020

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Six general licences re-issued by Defra for the control of wild birds

Defra has announced that six general licences for the control of wild birds will be reissued on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 January 2021. The 

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11 June 2020

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CHSA warns of shortage of cleaning, hygiene and PPE supply

The Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has warned Covid-19 will have a further impact on the cleaning, hygiene and PPE supply chain. In an bulletin dated 10 June 2020,

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06 June 2020

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VIDEO: Proud to protect - World Pest Day 2020

BPCA has released a video in celebration of World Pest Day 2020. The short video entitled “Proud to protect” features several BPCA members and people from the BPCA Staff team speaki

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05 August 2020

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Contego launches charity fundraising pledge

BPCA member Contego continues long-standing tradition of charitable giving back with launch of its 'Pledge to Make a Difference'.  Contego got off the ground in 2004, follo

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05 August 2020

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Should I sign that? Contracts and small print with BEB Consultancy

In this guest blog, specialist contracts and legal services expert BEB Consultancy talk about how to approach written contracts, hidden terms and reading the small print. Thousands of

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05 August 2020

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PestEx 2021 exhibition stands at 50% sold or reserved

PestEx 2021 stands are already at 50% sold or reserved, as the industry looks forward to its first big event post-Covid-19 lockdown next March. With the London ExCeL confirming

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