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06 May 2020

Health and safety: returning to work after lockdown

BPCA technical and compliance officer Natalie Bungay takes a look at what you need to consider when you reopen your pest control business, if lockdown is lifted.

05 May 2020

Natural England begins issuing individual licence decisions

Natural England has now started contacting pest professionals in relation to applications for individual bird control licences.

05 May 2020

Why wasps sting

In this guest blog, Pest-Tech's Kelly Farrant talks about wasp behaviour and why it's important to leave tackling them to the professionals.

04 May 2020

GET INVOLVED: Proud to protect video for World Pest Day - win pest control goodies

For World Pest Day this year (6 June), BPCA want to produce a video about the brilliant work members do to protect public health and safety.

01 May 2020

BPCA launches new online classroom with resistance training

BPCA is delivering specialist pest control training via its new virtual classroom. Understanding Genetic Resistance in Pests will run first in May, then June at a special introductory discount rate.

30 April 2020

PPC99 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 99 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

30 April 2020

Ask the technical team May 2020

In this Covid-19 special, our technical team answer questions about postponed events, essential work, can pests be Covid-19 carriers and PPE in this issue.

30 April 2020

INFOGRAPHIC: Covid-19 impact survey results

BPCA surveyed pest professionals on the impact Covid-19 is having on the sector. Over 900 people answered the survey. Here are the initial findings.

30 April 2020

Keep rats out of the attic: mental health resilience for pest pros

In PPC99 BPCA Marketing and Communications Officer, Kat Shaw, takes a look at how mental health can affect people at work and the impact of Covid-19 on mental wellbeing.

30 April 2020

Meet the members: Rising to the challenge

For PPC99 we talked to the membership at large, about the proactive steps taken to meet the Covid-19 crisis head-on.

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

I wish I could fly! Pest control surveys with drones

We asked PPC Live speaker, and drone pilot, Clark Smith-Stanley from Profile Drone Services to give us an insight into what it is to fly drones for commercial survey work.

30 April 2020

Sharps! Needlestick injury awareness for pest professionals

Katie Martinelli from High Speed Training talks us through mitigating the risks of needle stick injuries when carrying out pest management work.

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.

30 April 2020

Member benefit in focus: Find a pest controller

Find out more about the Find a pest controller tool and how it works for your BPCA member company.

30 April 2020

Dear CPD Diary

Our BPCA Registered team provides some continuing professional development inspiration for pest professionals.

30 April 2020

Learn to fight pests in cyber space

In this article, BPCA Training Manager Karen Dawes looks at what’s next for digital pest control learning environments.

30 April 2020

Free overdue invoice reminder support for businesses

Debt recovery specialists Direct Route are offering an invoice reminder service for the price of a £1 donation to the NHS.

29 April 2020

New legal helpline and video calls for BPCA members

BPCA has teamed up with top law firm Shakespeare Martineau to offer a free legal helpline and video chats for members.

28 April 2020

SURVEY: Bayer on wasp control

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

24 April 2020

Covid-19 testing for key workers

UK government has announced that key workers who are showing symptoms of Covid-19 will be eligible to apply for a test.

24 April 2020

New health and safety review toolbox talk

A new health and safety talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area (login required).

23 April 2020

BPCA releases CPD assignments for pest professionals

BPCA is now issuing downloadable assignments for pest management professionals to complete valuable CPD.

22 April 2020

HSE issues workplace social distancing warning

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warns employers it will hand out enforcement notices to those who do not comply with the two-metre social distancing rule in workplaces.

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.

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22 September 2020

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Are you ready for a Covid-19 Secure HSE inspection?

With HSE and Local Authorities ramping up their inspection activity, it’s more important than ever that your pest management company is Covid-secure. Nothing about the pandemic has

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18 September 2020

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BPCA highly commended in awards for ‘membership organisation of the year’

BPCA has won a highly commended award for ‘membership organisation of the year’ at the 2020 Memcom excellence awards.  BPCA picked up the accolade in the most prestigious

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10 September 2020

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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

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22 September 2020

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CRRU announces additional biosecurity for rodent tail samples

Additional biosecurity measures when sending rat and mouse tail samples for rodenticide resistance testing have been introduced. Farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers are asked to fol

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22 September 2020

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Are you ready for a Covid-19 Secure HSE inspection?

With HSE and Local Authorities ramping up their inspection activity, it’s more important than ever that your pest management company is Covid-secure. Nothing about the pandemic has

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18 September 2020

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VIDEO: Identify and understand delusional parasitosis

In this video Natalie Bungay discusses key strategies for how pest controllers can react when faced with cases of delusional parasitosis. This video is intended for those working in the pest ma

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