16 April 2021

BPCA shortlisted for Association Excellence Awards 2021

BPCA is delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted in three different categories at the Association Excellence Awards (AEA). The Association Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the work that associations, trade organis

16 April 2021

VIDEO: Managing bees in pest control environments

As a pest management technician, understanding when and how to deal with bees can be a challenge. In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at bee behaviour, identification and control options which satisfy both the customer and the environment.

14 April 2021

Grain store pest protection webinar - register now!

BPCA member Lodi UK will host their first ever webinar to advise growers, agronomists, and pest controllers on the latest best practice on effective grain store pest protection. What: Grain Store Pest Protection  When: 10am, W

14 April 2021

Static rodenticide residues in barn owl surveillance

Two-thirds of barn owls analysed have been found with detectable liver residues of two or more second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs), says Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU). Another 21% were positive for

06 April 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 8 - Syngenta providing the right support for PCOs

In this video, Daniel Lightfoot talks about Syngenta's business aims and how the right technology can provide additional support for pest control technicians.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events 

06 April 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 8 - Cluster and other small fly control

In this video Paul Westgate, Veritas Pest Consultancy, talks about fly identification, biology and control.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest management can learn

06 April 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 8 - Pest surveying techniques and customer communication

In this video, Matt from Lodi UK gives a presentation on things to consider when carrying out a pest management survey.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest manageme

01 April 2021

Almost half of feral pigeons carry infectious disease, BPCA warns

PRESS RELEASE Up to 49 per cent of feral pigeons could carry an infectious disease that can be passed to humans, a trade body has warned. British Pest Control Association (BPCA), has issued an online guide to tackling problems

31 March 2021

Scottish Animal Welfare Commission recommends the ban of rodent glue boards

In its March 2021 report, the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission (SAWC) has made its recommendations on the future of glue boards to ministers. The report considers the animal welfare issues surrounding the use of glue traps to

31 March 2021

Postponement of approval expiry dates for renewals of 8 active substances

HSE has agreed a postponement of the approval expiry dates for eight active substances which were due to lapse within the next six months.  Under the GB Biocidal Products Regulation, where for reasons beyond the control of the applicant,

29 March 2021

BPCA's call for urgent rethink of post-Brexit biocide regulation sees fumigants registration extended

BPCA has written to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ask for them to reconsider their approach to biocidal product reviews after the Association’s Fumigations and Controlled Environments (FaCE) group raised concerns for the futu

29 March 2021

BPCA holds 79th Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually

The British Pest Control Association’s 2021 AGM has been held online alongside the BPCA member awards. Led by BPCA President Philip Halpin, the meeting was streamed live online from the BPCA offices. It is now available to watch in full

29 March 2021

BPCA Member Award winners announced at 2021 AGM

The first-ever BPCA Member Awards were held this week at the digital BPCA AGM. The Awards celebrate positive contributions made by members to the Association and the wider pest management sector. A number of awards were presented to

29 March 2021

BPCA Life Membership awarded to CRRU Chairman

Dr Alan Buckle was the deserving recipient of the BPCA Life Membership award at the AGM on 26 March 2021. To be considered for Life Membership an individual should have demonstrated significant, sustained and high-quality service en

28 March 2021

VIDEO: Regulation of Biocides in UK - an update from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

The Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) within HSE regulates pesticides, biocides, industrial and consumer chemicals, detergents and the export and import of dangerous chemicals. The key pieces of legislation involved are: The Plant Prote

25 March 2021

VIDEO: Understanding biological hazards of professional pest control

 As pest technicians, you will come into contact with some form of biohazard on a daily basis. In this video, Natalie Bungay examines the biological hazards associated with the work of pest management professionals and how to mitigat

23 March 2021

BPCA negotiates lateral flow Covid-19 test discounts for pest professionals

After feedback from several member companies, BPCA has negotiated a discount on novel coronavirus antigen detection kits for the entire UK pest control sector. While Covid-19 tests are freely available to UK businesses via the gover

19 March 2021

Too much to see as PestExtra 2021 goes viral

British Pest Control Association’s digital pest management event, PestExtra 2021, saw huge numbers of visitors when it took place this week.    When Covid-19 put a temporary halt on physical events, BPCA took the lea

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: FUTURA VLOG - Digital and sustainable Pest Control is the PRESENT

In this video blog Futura shares its vision of what modern pest management should and could look like in 2021. They promise the session will be entertaining (although they assure us Germans don't have a sense of humour). Presented by: Daniel S

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Novel Mosquito Control Techniques To Combat Mosquito Borne Infections

Mosquito transmitted diseases continue to increase their incidence and geographical locations and it is therefore more important than ever to develop effective control methods. Factors such as increased insecticide resistance and environmental

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Bird Mites Environmentally Tricky, Socially Misunderstood, Technically Still Challenging

In this video Professor Olivier Sparagano, University of Hong Kong, talks through the key points to consider when fighting arthropod pests such as birds mites, to maximise its control and develop long-term strategies. This pest is also re

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Sixty Years Of Anticoagulant Resistance In The UK

Dr Alan Buckle, Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG) gives a perspective on: Unique UK regulatory decisions that restricted the use of the most potent resistance-breakers Relentless spread of multiple resistance mechanisms in both rats

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Pest Trending: Using data to control pests

Drawing on extensive experience from the food manufacturing and retail sectors Paul Westgate, Veritas Pest Consultancy, provides some practical tools and techniques to help collect, interpret and use data to drive towards a better level of pest man

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: A Modern Rat’s Tale: Dutch Experiences With Rodenticide Reduction

Recent policy changes have reduced the opportunity for the use of rodenticides for both citizens and professionals to be used and more focus is put on the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). However, reality is unruly and in many m

19 March 2021

VIDEO: PestExtra: Mythbusters: Common pest management theories fact-checked

In this video Dr Jonathan Wade and Alex Wade, directors at Wade Environmental, gave a talk on common myths around pest control and did some debunking.  This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest management show online.