BPCA news archive

22 July 2019

Critical update to permanent rodenticide baiting conditions

Conditions under which permanent baiting with rodenticide is allowed have been updated by CRRU UK to cover a critical difference between outdoor and indoor locations.

22 July 2019

VIDEO: Risk management assessments for pest management professionals

A health and safety risk assessment considers the hazards present in a task or activity. RAs looks at the likelihood of harm that might occur and the severity of that harm.

19 July 2019

CRRU-style stewardship regime adopted by Jersey Gov

The Government of Jersey is urging pest professionals to help reduce risk of harm to wildlife.

18 July 2019

CONSULTATION: General licences in Scotland to be examined

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) announces consultation on general licences for bird control, in response to an ongoing legal challenge in England.

17 July 2019

Stay alert to membership fraud

Forged BPCA membership certificates have been reported to us and we're asking members to be vigilant.

17 July 2019

MIDS pest technician forum "great success"

A relaxed and fun event hosted by BPCA member MIDS Pest Control took place in Hertfordshire last week.

17 July 2019

Syngenta App aims to keep pest techs up to date on the go

A new smartphone app developed by BPCA member Syngenta is now available on Android and iPhone.

17 July 2019

UK pest technicians wanted for Australian adventure

Want to trade the British winter for an Australian summer? CPS is looking for exceptional pest technicians to join their ranks during their peak season.

16 July 2019

1env get muddy for Macmillan

BPCA member 1env Solutions took part in the Nuclear Mud Race for charity earlier this year.

15 July 2019

Use up your Ficam D, says Bayer

BPCA member reminds pest controllers to use up any Ficam D stocks with old labels by 25 July.

11 July 2019

Jim Kirk appointed Manufacturers and Distributors Committee Chair

BPCA's Executive Board confirmed the selection of a new Chair in May this year.

11 July 2019

PMA give evidence on glue boards at Scottish Parliament

The Pest Management Alliance spoke on behalf of the sector last month on a possible glue trap ban in Scotland.

09 July 2019

Asian hornet sighting confirmed in south Hampshire

Beekeepers warned by Gov UK to remain vigilant as single Asian hornet spotted in Hampshire.

02 July 2019

Killgerm celebrates Germany move with casino night

BPCA member Killgerm celebrates much-anticipated new office opening with themed bash for customers and colleagues.

02 July 2019

Monty Python actor warns of Deathwatch Beetle threat to UK churches

Legendary British comedian, Michael Palin, partners with National Churches Trust to warn of pest threats to historic buildings.

28 June 2019

'Watch out for wasps' says BPCA member Bayer

Warnings of a bumper wasp season have begun, following another mild winter in the UK.

27 June 2019

VIDEO: General licences for bird control; update and next steps

An update on the current (June 2019) bird general licences issued by Defra and Natural England in England.

13 June 2019

Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.

06 June 2019

Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments.

04 June 2019

BPCA marks World Pest Day 2019 with message to local authorities

We’re urging councils across the UK to put pest management firmly on their radar, highlighting the threat to society and the knock-on effect to public health that can be caused by infestations.

29 May 2019

New general licences grind to a stop after Defra take over control from Natural England

New general licences for bird control, such as the all-important feral pigeon and gull control for the purpose of public health, are to be delayed.

29 May 2019

Updated advice on interim measures for bird control after new licences delayed

BPCA had originally advised members that if they could wait for the appropriate general licence to be released, they should. We could be experiencing a longer wait, we’re advising that anyone who needs to control wild birds in the near future should

28 May 2019

PPC95 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 95 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF.

28 May 2019

So how was your PestEx?

President of the association, Phil Halpin gives us his usual foreword wrapping up the previous weeks and looking forward to how we continue to achieve BPCA's strategy.

28 May 2019

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