11 February 2019

Code of Best Practice for Pesticide Waste condensed and updated

The BPCA Code of best practice for Pesticide waste has been updated and re-released as a condensed two-page document. The document is now available to all pest management professionals and end-users on the BPCA website. Read it n

11 February 2019

Some progress but early days for rodenticide stewardship on farms and game shoots

Rat control is changing for the better on UK farms and game shoots reports the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU). From 2015 to 2017, a detailed independent study has found planned prevention of infestations is taking over from

06 February 2019

Mansfield Town football match saved by pest control

When One Call Stadium froze solid, everyone thought the Saturday match would have to be called off. Pest management company and BPCA member, Thermokil Insect Control Services came up with a unique solution to defrost the pitch. Life-l

06 February 2019

Putting safety first with effective bird management

Press release | PestAware Links to feral pigeons and their impact on public health have been widely reported recently. We've prepared some general guidance on some of the health issues relating to feral pigeons and the steps yo

06 February 2019

Health and safety at work summary statistics for Great Britain 2018 released by HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released key statistics regarding ill health and injury relating to work in the UK. Key figures for Great Britain (2017/18) highlighted in the report include: 1.4 million working people

05 February 2019

VIDEO: Building the ultimate rat-proof gamebird feeder

Mike Swan from Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has produced a video that explains how his feeder design feeds birds while keeping the rats away. He hopes that the video will inspire others to think about rodenticide stewardship, in particul

12 February 2019

British Pest Management Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the second ever British Pest Management Awards has been announced. With significantly more nominations, plus the new awards - the independent judging panel had their work cut out for them. Back by popular demand, the British

05 February 2019

2019 employment law changes for pest management companies to be aware of

We’ve pulled together several changes to employment law in 2019 that will affect many pest management companies that employ any staff. Take a quick look through the changes to make sure you’re ready!   National minimum

05 February 2019

Amazing insect and pest photographs win Small World Competition

A stunning weevil eye, an Asian hornet’s sting and a mouse oviduct all win acclaim in Nikon’s 44th annual Small World Photomicrography Competition. Insects dominate the Nikon Instrument’s top 20 annual competition designed to u

21 January 2019

Ben Massey to leave BPCA as Marketing and Communications Manager

After a successful tenure as BPCA’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben Massey has announced that he will be leaving the Association in February. We will now be looking to recruit someone to develop and manage the marketing and com

17 January 2019

Which? endorsement discounts with your BPCA membership

Which? and BPCA have a lot in common. We're both not-for-profit organisations, and we both help advise consumers on how to employ the services of trusted tradespeople. It's only natural that we'd both team up to make sure our consumers are

16 January 2019

Would you eat meat fed on pests?

For many, having an insect anywhere near your breakfast would be cause enough to call a pest management company. But what if your breakfast bacon had been fed on insects? Would the thought of pigs fed on cockroaches, put you off your butty? One

16 January 2019

Poison-resistant rat hotspots identified around Midlands

Press release | PestAware New hotspots of rats that are resistant to anticoagulant rodenticides have been identified by monitoring carried out at The University of Reading. A statement from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenti

16 January 2019

The Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) amendment order 2018

BPCA can confirm that the Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 laid before the Scottish Parliament is now in force as of 3 January 2019. In summary, the following spring traps have been removed from the STAO: Fenn Vermin

16 January 2019

Significant developments from rodenticide stewardship in 2018

The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) UK has released it’s 2018 annual report into the state of the UK rodenticide stewardship regime. The UK rodenticide stewardship regime implemented several commitments in 2018, includ

16 January 2019

Ficam® D successfully re-approved for future use… but with caveat

BPCA member company, Bayer has announced that Ficam® D has been reapproved by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). However, the new label will no longer allow for the use of this pesticide outdoors. Bayer states that Ficam® D (UK-

15 January 2019

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety updated guidance published

Issue 8 of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety is now out with an accompanying BPCA guidance document for members. SPEED READ: New issue 8 out now to view (free to download at the BRC bookshop) Issues 8’s

14 January 2019

VIDEO: Introducing the British Pest Control Association (BPCA)

Pest problems. We’ll all have them at some point in our lives. In fact, pest control services are called on around 800,000 times every year in the UK. We've put together this video to let people know how BPCA can help with your domestic or

11 January 2019

2019 PPC magazine advertising rates card - out now

The new advertising rates card for Professional Pest Controller magazine is out now. The popular journal for the pest management industry has a new rates card available to download that includes print and digital options at great price

18 December 2018

PPC93 out now

View the latest issue The magazine can be read online, downloaded as a PDF or you can join our Affiliate Scheme and request a hard copy.  In this issue Time to say goodbye President foreword for Dece

18 December 2018

President foreword: Time to say goodbye

President foreword | PPC93 December 2018 Looking back at the first foreword I wrote, back in PPC88, I’m pleased to see that much of what we discussed then remains both relevant to BPCA and the wider industry now, 18 months later.

18 December 2018

Advert: Harmonix

Advertisement | PPC93 December 2018 < Contents Next article >

18 December 2018

Chief Exec viewpoint: Small pieces to make the big picture

Chief Exec viewpoint | PPC93 December 2018 In this Chief Exec viewpoint, I’d like to do some straight talking about BPCA Registered, CPD schemes, and the sticky issue of what ‘professional’ looks like. Firstly,

18 December 2018

PPC READER SURVEY: Feedback and win!

Competition | PPC93 December 2018 Professional Pest Controller (PPC) is a membership and trade magazine designed to give our industry all the latest technical information, best practice guidance, business trends, marketing tips, new produ

18 December 2018

Changes to monitoring and bait box stickers

Stick(er) around, this could take a while Some rodenticide labels now refer to a requirement for labelling monitoring and bait stations with specific information. This has come directly from the regulators of these products, and there is not too m