BPCA news archive

23 January 2020

Pest magazine sold to Lewis Business Media

Pest and Pest+ enews were sold yesterday (22 Jan 2020) by owners Foxhill Publishing.

22 January 2020

Stakeholders urged to sign CEPA Memorandum

Professional pest management companies, and any business using the services of one, are urged to put pen to paper and sign the CEPA Memorandum of Understanding.

17 January 2020

The importance of giving back

Contego's Michael Taylor talks about the value in giving back to your communities and raising money for charity.

16 January 2020

How to boost your Find a pest controller profile

In this step-by-step guide for BPCA members, we show you how to make the most of your Find a pest controller profile.

16 January 2020

Could you be the new BASIS FACTS Chairperson?

BASIS is seeking to recruit a new Chairperson for the BASIS FACTS Advisory Committee, starting in March 2020.

13 January 2020

Logging your unstructured CPD points with BPCA Registered

Learn how to successfully log unstructured CPD points yourself with BPCA's individual recognition scheme - BCPA Registered.

09 January 2020

New categories and cards for BPCA Registered

BPCA Registered announces new categories and cards for employees registered on its individual recognition and CPD scheme.

09 January 2020

Employment law changes for 2020

A quick round-up on the changes to employment law coming up in the UK this year.

08 January 2020

Are we going to lose more insecticides in 2020?

With several prominent changes to insecticides in 2019, BPCA's been asked what the future of insecticides will look like. While nothing is certain, we've tried to clarify what's going on in the registration process.

08 January 2020

Plan your pest control training, development and CPD for 2020

CPD is an essential part of your year. How about taking some time at the start of 2020 to plan it out? BPCA has developed a training and development template to help!

08 January 2020

Volunteers wanted: BPCA Executive Board

BPCA is looking for people from member companies to join the Executive Board and drive the mission of the Association.

08 January 2020

Ficam W withdrawal dates announced

BPCA member Bayer gives timeline for withdrawal of popular pesticide product.

08 January 2020

PPC Live 2020 schedule announced

The full schedule for PPC Live 2020 has been announced and we’ve packed it with illustrious speakers from across the sector.

07 January 2020

Pest advice for controlling Mice

Can you hear the pitter-patter of tiny footsteps behind the skirting? Does Tom keep bringing Jerry in from the garden?

07 January 2020

Human hair behind pigeon deformity

Pigeons with missing toes have fallen foul of loose strands of human hair, according to French scientists.

07 January 2020

Remembering Peter Bateman

It's with sadness that we learned this week of the passing of former BPCA President, Peter Bateman.

07 January 2020

What’s happening with bird licences?

BPCA Technical Officer Natalie Bungay gives a brief overview of the current status of bird licences for pest management across the UK.

03 January 2020

Staying safe on the roads

Pest control is a mobile business and winter driving can be hazardous, so let's take a look at how you can stay safe while out and about.

16 December 2019

Scotland: General Licences for bird control update

Scottish Natural Heritage have issued an update on the General Licensing scheme for 2020.

11 December 2019

Ficam W to be withdrawn from the market

BPCA member Bayer made the announcement following a vote from the EU Biocide commission.

11 December 2019

VIDEO: Inspection and control of bed bugs

Watch back our webinar on inspection and control of tricky bed bugs. This is the second video, following on from our bed bugs basics webinar.

10 December 2019

End of year and election reflections from BPCA Chief Exec

December is always a great time for reflection and looking forward to the new year. BPCA Chief Executive, Ian Andrew, takes a look at where we’ve been, where we’re going and gives us a round-up of what a BPCA election manifesto might look like.

04 December 2019

PestTech 2019 hits the target

In November BPCA sent a team along to PestTech 2019 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

04 December 2019

Scholarship announced for Leadership Program

Women and Leadership International (WLI) has announced a £2,500 scholarship available to female leaders in the UK.

03 December 2019

Individual bird licences for 2019 set to expire

Reminder to pest technicians that individual licences for bird control will expire at the end of this year.