04 August 2021

Choose professionals to protect wild birds, says trade body

PRESS RELEASE Bird deterrents used on buildings, such as spikes and netting, must be installed by a professional to protect both wild birds and property, a national trade body has said. British Pest Control Association (BPCA), is ur

04 August 2021

Major changes at International Pheromone Systems

 PRESS RELEASE Fast-growing Cheshire-based International Pheromone Systems (IPS) has strengthened its technical team with the promotion of Payman Shafighi to the new role of Technical Business Development Manager. The new

04 August 2021

Five new document templates - perfect for client folders

BPCA has released five new pest management document templates which are now available for members to download. The resources have been developed at the request of members and are designed to be customised to your liking or inspire your o

04 August 2021

PestWest® flies high with another award-winning night for flyDetect®

PRESS RELEASE PestWest was announced the winner of the Digital Engineering/Technology Award for flyDetect® at the Made in Yorkshire Awards ceremony on 29 July. The prestigious manufacturing dinner was held at the

03 August 2021

Let’s keep glue boards for professionals, says BPCA

BPCA has begun its lobbying effort to keep rodent glue boards in the toolkits of pest professionals. In June, the UK government issued details on the Glue Traps (Offences) legislation, designed to ban the sale of rodent glue boards in En

03 August 2021

Funding secured for gadget that identifies apple moth pest

PRESS RELEASE MothNet, a partnership between two companies, has secured funding from Innovate UK to develop a fully automated codling moth monitoring system for apple growers. The codling moth is a major pest of fruit such as apples

22 July 2021

John O’Conner expands despite pandemic challenges

PRESS RELEASE BPCA member John O'Conner expands team and invests in a new fleet of vehicles, despite Covid-19 challenges.  The well-established grounds maintenance business has bought a brand new fleet of vehicles due to t

22 July 2021

Join our new working group for member complaints

BPCA is reviewing its member complaints procedures and is looking for some members to get involved with a new complaints working group. BPCA Technical and Compliance Manager Natalie Bungay said: “Accountability is a crucial pa

22 July 2021

VIDEO: Understanding pests in food businesses

Pests in food businesses can damage and contaminate food, causing economic loss and threatening public health. In this video Natalie looks at the main species you are likely the encounter, the causes of infestations, control options and legisl

21 July 2021

Five Years of Rodenticide Stewardship report published

A report of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime’s work covering 2016 to 2020 has been published by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. This feeds into a formal five-year review being carried out by its HSE-led Government Over

19 July 2021

Safe working for pest professionals after lockdown

From today (19 July) nearly all Covid-19 restrictions in parts of the UK are at an end.  However the virus hasn't left us yet, so the government is urging people to remain cautious and sensible, including in the workplace. 

14 July 2021

Bayer announces release of new Harmonix® Rodent Paste

PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Bayer is bringing a new professional-use cholecalciferol rodenticide, which can be used in open areas and burrows, to the market this September. Tim Peeling, product manager at Bayer Environmental Science,

14 July 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 9 - What's on the horizon after glue boards?

In this video, Alex Wade from Wade Environmental asks "What now?" after the news the UK Government is looking to ban glue boards.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pes

14 July 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 9 - A complete approach to wasp and hornet control

In this sponsored Digital Forum 9 slot, Matt Towler from Lodi UK gives a crash course in wasp and hornet biology and control.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest ma

14 July 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 9 - Inspections and pest activity: what to look for

In this video, Avril Turner from Killgerm gives a talk on IPM and what to look out for when carrying out pest control surveys. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest managem

14 July 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 9 - Bird control lasers explained

In this video, Chris Frappell from Pestfix gives a talk on lasers for bird control and their use. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest management can l

12 July 2021

PestWorld to return as in-person event

PRESS RELEASE Plans are well under way for PestWorld 2021 to return as a face-to-face event in the US this autumn. When: 2-5 November 2021 Where: MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, USA Organised by the National Pest Managem

07 July 2021

Have your say: Member summit on general licences for bird control in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) have announced a consultation on general licences for wild bird control, following similar licensing changes across other parts of the UK.  As a result, BPCA will be hosting a membe

06 July 2021

1env hold NHS birthday bake sale

On 5 July, as the National Health Service celebrated its 73rd anniversary, BPCA member 1env Solutions held a charity bake sale at the company's head office in Leigh-on-Sea. 1env’s Head of Marketing, Ollie Hewett, bak

01 July 2021

Legal teeth and rodent control update in 2021 Code of Best Practice

Rodenticide use for permanent, pulsed or burrow baiting, or in covered and protected bait stations, is now only legal if the product label permits these ‘non-standard’ scenarios specifically, says CRRU. This applies equally t

29 June 2021

BPCA secures funding for 3D interactive simulator

BPCA is excited to announce that we have been successful in securing funding from the Ufi VocTech Trust, to support the development of an interactive 3D competency simulator for pest technicians. The funding is for a pilot programme that

29 June 2021

New ladder safety guidance announced

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Ladder Association will be unveiling two new ladder safety guidance documents in a one-off webinar.  Ladder safety is highly relevant for pest management technicians and surveyor

29 June 2021

Trade body’s wasp advice for window cleaners

PRESS RELEASE Wasps can be a common hazard for window cleaners, particularly during the late summer months when a wasp colony is at its peak. British Pest Control Association (BPCA), is encouraging members of the Federation of Window Clea

28 June 2021

VIDEO: Essential customer service skills for pest professionals

Customer service relates to every single interaction or “touch point” with your customers. In this video, Natalie Bungay explores the areas of your business that you need to think about when considering how you can deliver excellen

24 June 2021

Changes to right to work checks in UK

Changes coming into force on 1 July 2021 will affect how a UK employer should conduct 'right to work' checks for EEA citizens. On 22 June 2021 the Home Office issued a communication informing employers that their ‘Employe