BPCA news archive

27 September 2019

BPCA Registered accepted route for register of pest professionals in Ireland

BPCA Registered has been approved as a recognised system for the employees of members working in Ireland to evidence their skills, qualifications and continued professional development.

23 September 2019

New product manager at Bayer

BPCA member company, Bayer Environmental Science has appointed a new product manager to oversee the pest product portfolio.

13 September 2019

BPCA on food: open letter on the role of pest management in National Food Strategy

An open letter to contribute to the review on developing a national food strategy, commissioned by Defra. We set out our case for the inclusion of pest management provisions and our role in protecting citizen’s food.

13 September 2019

CONSULTATION: Wild birds general licence survey launched by Defra

The environment Secretary has launched a public survey as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England.

29 August 2019

Remembering John Kay

It is with great sadness that we learned this week of the passing of former BPCA President John Kay.

29 August 2019

Pest photo of the year launched

We're on a mission to find the best pest photograph of the year and we're calling all industry professionals to join in.

28 August 2019

Mitie Pest Control purchase given go-ahead

The acquisition of Mitie Pest Control by Rentokil Initial has been green-lit by Britain's competition watchdog.

23 August 2019

PPC96 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 96 is out now and available to read online for free or downloaded as a PDF.

23 August 2019

Advert: New Partix technology

K-Othrine Partix, new approach to protecting absorbent surfaces. Advert from Bayer.

23 August 2019

More than a business decision

BPCA President Phil Halpin gives us his usual foreword wrapping; this time its all about BPCA membership and value for money.

23 August 2019

May you live in interesting times...

BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew takes a look at the rate of change in the pest management world and how your trade association plays its part.

23 August 2019

Flying insects in hospitals carry 'superbug' germs

A study, co-authored by Killgerm's Dr Matthew Davies, finds 90% of insects in hospitals carry potentially harmful bacteria.

23 August 2019

Ask the technical team August 2019

Our technical team tackle bee nests, reporting and delusional parasitosis in this issue.

23 August 2019

A birds-eye view of general licences

Since April this year, it’s been all hands on deck in the pest management world, getting to grips with changes in bird control licences and the way we manage pest birds.

23 August 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: General licence decision tree 2019

Need a hand figuring out whether you're covered by the new general licences or if you need to apply for an individual licence? Take a look at our infographic.

23 August 2019

PestWatch: Silverfish and grey silverfish

BPCA Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, investigates silverfish and grey silverfish, and the difference in control approaches.

23 August 2019

Using tracking agents for pest management

BPCA's Natalie Bungay and Jim Kirk from Deadline Products investigate using tracking agents as an investigative tool.

23 August 2019

Best practice or Balderdash?

BPCA Board Members debunk some best practice myths that might be putting the operation of your pest management business at risk.

23 August 2019

Developments in mosquito management

Dr Claire Donald, from the University of Glasgow, gives an overview of how scientists are working to lessen the mosquito threat.

22 August 2019

Things that sting: insect venom and allergies

Dr Andrew Whyte, Consultant Allergist and Immunologist at Derriford Hospital, gives BPCA members a lesson in insect venom.

22 August 2019

Selling your pest management services using the law

Paul Westgate, Westgate Pest Control, examines the positives that can be drawn from the regulations pest management professionals face.

22 August 2019

Ratcatcher to riches: Championing Professionalism

In BPCA's first strategic storytime, we’re telling the tale of how we continue to increase the professionalism of the pest management sector.

22 August 2019

BPCA Professionalism Working Groups

What does championing professionalism in pest management look like today?

22 August 2019

Meet the member: “Starting Lady Bug Pest Control saved my life.”

We caught up with Vicki Sims to talk about her journey into starting her own pest management business.

22 August 2019

Contract Sharing Network celebrates national contract

Launched at PestEx 2017, the Contract Sharing Network (CSN) is celebrating a significant step forward.