15 May 2019

Abate Pest Management named a Future50 company

BPCA member company Abate Pest Management has announced that they have been named a Future50 Company. Future50 is a business growth programme that's designed to recognise Norfolk and Suffolk's most innovative companies. Jo

14 May 2019

Open letter to Secretary of State regarding call for evidence: Bird control licences

BPCA has written to Secretary of State Gove in regards to Defra's call for evidence on the impact of the revoking of three general licences for bird control. The letter is published in full here. You can download the letter as a PDF here

08 May 2019

BPCA prepares to gather evidence for Defra on general licences

Defra has initiated a formal evidence gathering exercise to capture information from all concerned parties about the impact of the recent withdrawal of three general licences for bird control. BPCA is collecting the evidence of membe

08 May 2019

New general licences for controlling Canada geese and wood pigeon comes into force

On Friday 3 May Natural England published two new general licences for controlling birds. The licences, which allows people to kill or take Canada geese to preserve public health and safety and wood pigeon for preventing serious damage to crop

02 May 2019

UK pest technician wanted for Southeast Asia adventure

CPS Myanmar (Burma) is in need of a Pest Technician or Field Biologist to assist our 50 technicians throughout the country. They're looking for a motivated, detail oriented, committed problem solver to join our team based in Yangon, Myanmar.

02 May 2019

BPCA talks general licence changes with Natural England

Yesterday (Wednesday 1 May 2019) BPCA met with Natural England to discuss how pest management professionals can continue to protect public health after general licences for bird control were revoked last week. SPEED READ BPCA has met with Nat

29 April 2019

New general licence for controlling carrion crows comes into force

Natural England has published the first of the new general licences for controlling birds.      The licence starts to replace the previous general licences for controlling carrion crows, a priority species for farmers looking to

26 April 2019

Interim measures for controlling birds now that general licences have been revoked

Last night (Thursday 25 April) the general licences for bird control in England were revoked after a legal challenge. Natural England is expected to release new licences next week; however, pest management professionals can still legally use l

05 May 2019

Free micro-learning modules for pest management professionals

BPCA has released eight short online learning programmes covering key skills such as communication, data protection, health and safety, and management. Micro-learning courses allow you to study in short bursts, at your own pace. The

25 April 2019

General licences for bird control in Scotland to remain in place

Scottish Natural Heritage has reassured users of their general licences that they remain in place in Scotland. In light of the recent decision by Natural England to revoke three of their general licences for controlling certain wild birds, Sco

25 April 2019

Free tests and new guide tackle spread of resistant rats

All professionals involved in rodent control have a role in tackling the spread of rats that survive high potency rodenticides, according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use chairman Dr Alan Buckle. In November last year, resistan

24 April 2019

General licences for bird control will be revoked - BPCA respond

BPCA has been alerted that as of this Thursday (25 April 2019), Natural England is revoking three general licences for controlling certain wild bird species in England. The revoked licences (GL 04/05/06) cover 16 species of birds “includ

23 April 2019

California moves towards rodenticide ban

Legislation to ban certain rodenticides in California, USA is now heading to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for approval. If approved, Bill AB 1788 would:    Ban second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) f

23 April 2019

BPCA appoint new Marketing and Communications Manager

After a rigorous recruitment process, the British Pest Control Association has promoted Scott Johnstone to the position of Marketing and Communications Manager. Scott is now responsible for developing and managing the marketing and communicati

17 April 2019

Killgerm announces sale of Travelwise Group

BPCA member company, Killgerm has announced the sale of 100% of the shareholding in Travelwise Group Ltd to TPW S.A.S. trading as Travel Planet. This encompasses both the Leisure Travel and the Business Travel operations within Travelwise Group Ltd

23 April 2019

General licences for bird control: major changes to licensing requirements

Natural England is revoking three general licences for controlling certain wild birds as of Thursday 25 April 2019. These licences (GL 04/05/06) cover 16 species of birds including several members of the crow family, Canada goose, some gulls a

15 April 2019

Abate Pest Management celebrates 20 years in business

20 years ago, today (April 15 1999) Jon Blake decided to set up his own business and called it Abate. He and his wife Jill still owns the BPCA member company today. Jon started to develop the business in Norfolk and Suffolk, and with the

29 March 2019

VIDEO: PestEx 2019 - the pest management show

Did you make it into our short PestEx 2019 video? Take a look at some of the highlights from the UK pest management show. PestEx is a great opportunity for everyone in the industry to come and meet each other and see what the latest in

28 March 2019

British Pest Management Award 2019 winners announced at PestEx

The pest management show hosted the second ever British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs) last week, announcing the 2019 winners. Held in the Technical theatre of PestEx, in the London ExCeL on 20 March 2019 the awards ceremony was hosted by tele

28 March 2019

Double success for Lancaster City Council Unbugged

Lancaster City Council Unbugged is celebrating a double win after being presented with two prestigious industry accolades. They were named Local Authority of the Year and Team of the Year at the British Pest Management Awards, organised b

28 March 2019

First year success for Hereford business

A family run business in Hereford has claimed a top industry award in its first year of business at a prestigious national trade association event. PGM & Son Pest Control was crowned winner of the Sole Trader of the Year accolade at t

28 March 2019

Norfolk business named best small company at trade body awards

A Norfolk-based pest management company has been named Small Company of the Year at a leading industry event. Abate Pest Management Service, established 20 years ago, picked up the accolade at the British Pest Management Awards, organised by U

28 March 2019

Norfolk environmental consultancy takes home trade body award

A Norfolk-based wildlife management company has taken a top prize at a prestigious industry event. NBC Environment was crowned the winner of the Innovation of the Year accolade at the British Pest Management Awards, organised by UK trade

28 March 2019

Durham business recognised for its community work at trade body awards

A national pest management company, which has its headquarters in Durham, has been presented with a prestigious award at a top industry event. Contego Environmental Services, founded in 2004, was named winner of the Community Initiative of the

28 March 2019

Young technician named the best in the country at trade body awards

A pest technician from Croydon has been named the best in the country at a prestigious industry event for his commitment to training and development. George Rickwood, of Rokill, was crowned Young Technician of the Year at the British Pest Mana