22 September 2020

CRRU announces additional biosecurity for rodent tail samples

Additional biosecurity measures when sending rat and mouse tail samples for rodenticide resistance testing have been introduced. Farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers are asked to follow new packaging guidance at thinkwildlife.org/do

22 September 2020

Are you ready for a Covid-19 Secure HSE inspection?

With HSE and Local Authorities ramping up their inspection activity, it’s more important than ever that your pest management company is Covid-secure. Nothing about the pandemic has been easy for small business owners, especially pe

18 September 2020

VIDEO: Identify and understand delusional parasitosis

In this video Natalie Bungay discusses key strategies for how pest controllers can react when faced with cases of delusional parasitosis. This video is intended for those working in the pest management sector. Information correct at the t

18 September 2020

BPCA highly commended in awards for ‘membership organisation of the year’

BPCA has won a highly commended award for ‘membership organisation of the year’ at the 2020 Memcom excellence awards.  BPCA picked up the accolade in the most prestigious award category, battling it out against some toug

18 September 2020

JOIN IN: Two new BPCA Committees now recruiting

BPCA is calling out for employees of member companies to join our new committees. The Outreach & Communication Committee and the Professional Standards Committee will launch later this year.  The new Committees of the Board will

17 September 2020

Guidance on test and trace procedures for pest management companies

BPCA has released a free guidance document for pest professionals considering implementing a test and trace procedure during the Covid-19 pandemic. Download now With the easing of social and economic lockdown measures, the UK Govern

10 September 2020

SURVEY: Help us change licences for gull control in 2021 and beyond

After a challenging year for gull control in England, BPCA is asking the pest management community to help us make the process for getting a licence better. BPCA has the opportunity to positively influence Natural England regarding what h

04 September 2020

No UK products authorised for control of wood mice, rodenticide users reminded

Users of rodenticides covered by the UK stewardship regime are reminded that no product is authorised for control of wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus), also known as long tailed field mice. This arises from an alert to the Campai

02 September 2020

Open letter to the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission: glue traps for professional use

BPCA has written to Andrew McKinlay, policy advisor for the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission (SAWC), in response to a call for evidence on the use of glue traps for pest management. This response will be shared with the SAWC's Glue Traps Working Gr

02 September 2020

Bayer launch new digital rodent pest management system

BPCA member Bayer reveals a new digital pest control system, which aims to help pest management professionals control rodents in retail outlets, places of food production and warehouse facilities. Tim Peeling, Bayer product man

28 August 2020

NEW customisable pest advice leaflets for members

A range of pest advice leaflets are now available for members to download, customise and print on the BPCA PrintShop (login required).  Our pest advice leaflets are a great tool for you to use when explaining the impo

28 August 2020

New Board members elected at BPCA 2020 AGM

At BPCA’s 2020 annual general meeting (27 August), members of the Association elected new representatives to the BPCA Executive Board. With the Covid-19 pandemic having delayed the AGM for several months, the event was held online

28 August 2020

Three BPCA life memberships awarded at the 2020 AGM

British Pest Control Association awarded three BPCA life memberships at the 2020 AGM. Frances McKim, Helen Riby and Jonathan Wade were all recipients of the prestigious life membership during the first ever Digital AGM on 27 August.

27 August 2020

VIDEO: BPCA Digital Forum 4 - Your digital pest event

Watch it back now - our 4th all-digital BPCA pest management Forum. Packed with industry news, guest speakers and CPD opportunities. Speakers include Dave Archer (DKA Pest Control), Sean Parr (Pelsis) and Dr Bobby Corrigan (RmC Pest Management

21 August 2020

VIDEO: Rats and drains for pest professionals

In this video guest speaker Davy from RatDetection.com talks about the options open to pest controllers and the risks associated with dealing with rats in drains. This video is intended for those working in the pest management sector. Inf

10 August 2020

New pesticide labels toolbox talk released for BPCA members

A new pesticide labels toolbox talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area (login required). It is important that employers make sure that their employees are keepi

06 August 2020

Rodenticide resistance survey appeal to farmers

Rats resistant to rodenticides are breeding in the UK and more information from farmers is needed to reduce their numbers. A new survey will compile data to establish the extent to which resistance is understood and what methods farmers a

06 August 2020

VIDEO: Terms and conditions, contracts, force majeure and cancellations - BEB Consultancy

Learn about the importance of water-tight contracts, terms and conditions. In this video, BEB Consultancy will cover subjects like: What contracts and terms and conditions you need? What is force majeure, and how could it affect you

05 August 2020

PPC100 out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 100 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF   or you can join our Affiliate Scheme and request a hard co

05 August 2020

GALLERY: PPC magazine all 100 covers

SPECIAL | PPC100 August 2020   And here we are today with our 100th issue! Thanks to our loyal readers and contributors. We’v

05 August 2020

Contego launches charity fundraising pledge

BPCA member Contego continues long-standing tradition of charitable giving back with launch of its 'Pledge to Make a Difference'.  Contego got off the ground in 2004, following funding support from the Prince's Trust chari

05 August 2020

Should I sign that? Contracts and small print with BEB Consultancy

In this guest blog, specialist contracts and legal services expert BEB Consultancy talk about how to approach written contracts, hidden terms and reading the small print. Thousands of contracts are entered into every day. The par

05 August 2020

PestEx 2021 exhibition stands at 50% sold or reserved

PestEx 2021 stands are already at 50% sold or reserved, as the industry looks forward to its first big event post-Covid-19 lockdown next March. With the London ExCeL confirming that they intend to be running full scale events v

05 August 2020

Celebrate in good times. Celebrate in bad times.

VIEWPOINT | PPC100 August 2020 I write this while we’re still in lockdown with slow signs of coming out of it. Hopefully, by the time you read this, we’ll have regained a bit of normality – whatever that may be! It

05 August 2020

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