18 October 2021

SURVEY: Medical signposting for pest professionals

BPCA is working with University College London Hospitals (UCLH) to potentially create a service for pest professionals to signpost clients that need medical support. We need you to take our survey so that we can find out the lev

18 October 2021

Survey and quotation template now available for members

DOCUMENT  BPCA has created an example template for a survey and quote. It's now available in the BPCA member area. The template is suitable for one-off jobs and reactive work. It’s simple to use and customise to meet your

14 October 2021

VIDEO: Safe and legal use of air rifles in pest control

VIDEO Using an air rifle as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) programme can be effective in the right situations. In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at the legislation and processes that you need to consider when using firearms

13 October 2021

Pest control and live bee removal franchise buzzing at ongoing success

PRESS RELEASE Fresh off the back of the successful return of the National Franchise Exhibition, PGH Beegone Franchising has announced the recruitment of its second franchisee who will run his pest control and live bee removal business in

13 October 2021

Contego acquires Pestguard Services Scotland

PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Contego expands market share in Scotland with the acquisition of Pestguard Services Scotland. Founded in 1994, Pestguard is one of the most respected, family-owned pest control companies in Scotland. O

07 October 2021

BPCA wins Covid-19 key worker campaign award

BPCA is delighted to announce that we’ve won the Association Excellence Award (AEA) for 'Best Lobbying Campaign or Advancement of a Cause During Covid-19'. The Association Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the wor

06 October 2021

Glue trap ban on cards in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced its intention to ban the use of glue boards in Wales. While the Welsh Government had previously said it plans to ban snares, this is the first time they have committed to doing the same for glue traps t

06 October 2021

Paper submissions sought for ICUP 2022

The organising committee of the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) are welcoming abstract submissions from those working, or researching, within the field of urban pest management. All those keen to present a paper

06 October 2021

Introducing BPCA Night School courses

At BPCA we understand that with hectic work schedules and lifestyles, finding the time to keep your skills and knowledge up-to-date can be a challenge. We’re delighted to announce the launch of our BPCA Night School, a trial pr

05 October 2021

Ecolab among most engaged companies in world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative

PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Ecolab has been named a Global Compact LEAD participant for its ongoing commitment to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact; the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with more than 12,000 pa

05 October 2021

BPCA Member Awards – help shine a light on excellence

The BPCA Member Awards 2022 will open to nominations for all BPCA member companies and their employees on Monday 1 November. The awards recognise positive contributions made by members to the Association and the wider pest management sec

04 October 2021

VIDEO: New and emerging UK pest species | Digital Forum 10

In this video Clive Boase from The Pest Consultancy discusses the new pest species we may encounter in the UK in the future.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest man

04 October 2021

VIDEO: Sponsored: Harmonix Rodent Paste - a new era for rodent control | Digital Forum 10

In this sponsored video, Richard Moseley from Bayer discusses how to manage complex rodent infestations with Harmonix®.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest mana

04 October 2021

VIDEO: Using the TRNZ4rm approach to manage bed bugs | Digital Forum 10

In this video, Sarah Latyn from Bed Bug Central gives a presentation on bed bug control and how to prep for treatment.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest managemen

04 October 2021

VIDEO: Pest control drainage investigation techniques | Digital Forum 10

In this video, Davy Brown from Ratdetection.com gives a presentation on detecting rodent activity in drains. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest management can learn, sha

04 October 2021

X-Trap EFK excels in controlled testing

PRESS RELEASE PestFix's new LED fly trap, X-Trap 50, passes independent testing with flying colours.  Reportedly more environmentally friendly than historical fluorescent tube traps, LED traps have begun taking t

01 October 2021

Membership Applications (October 2021)

The following companies are applying for membership of the BPCA. In the event that you have an objection to them joining, please provide your reasons (in writing) to rachel@bpca.org.uk no later than Friday 8 October 2021 Servicing Atlas

30 September 2021

Contego supports save the bees initiative

PRESS RELEASE As part of their wide-ranging pledge to give back to the local community, BPCA member Contego Response is running a 'Save the Bees' initiative. Each year, as part of the Contego Pledge, the Newton Aycliffe-based p

27 September 2021

Hybrid training options now available for Field Biologist course

Our next training session for Becoming a Field Biologist will now be available to take either in-person or remotely.  When Covid-19 put a temporary hold on in-person training programmes, BPCA began developing an online cla

23 September 2021

VIDEO: Cluster fly pest control

Autumn can often be a busy time for pest controllers as cluster flies begin making their way into buildings, looking for a spot to overwinter. During this video, Natalie Bungay looks at the biology of cluster flies and the control options open

22 September 2021

Insect-O-Cutor launches new third generation PlusZap for flying insects

PRESS RELEASE  Insect-O-Cutor, a Pelsis brand, has launched a new product to control flying insects in indoor, commercial environments. PlusZap is a powerful electric fly killer features pre-installed, staggered UV lamps a

16 September 2021

HSE ventilation advice for returning office workers

Fresh air supply and good ventilation is key to a safe working environment as pandemic continues, according to the Health and Safety Executive.  The law requires employers to ensure an adequate supply of fresh air in enclosed w

16 September 2021

New pest consultancy launched in UK

PRESS RELEASE  PestAcuity is a new independent pest control consultancy founded by well-known industry figure Grahame Turner, with the specific aim of providing technical support to both pest control users and providers througho

14 September 2021

2021 National Pest Awards winners announced

The winners of the first-ever National Pest Awards 2021 were announced at a ceremony in the House of Commons on 9 September. Almost all winners were BPCA member companies. During a fantastic black-tie evening, attendees we

13 September 2021

Membership Applications (Sept 2021)

 The following companies are applying for membership of the BPCA. In the event that you have an objection to them joining, please provide your reasons (in writing) to rachel@bpca.org.uk no later than Monday 20 September 2021 Servi