20 January 2021

VIDEO: Principles of gull control for pest professionals

In this video Natalie talks about the legislative and licensing requirements when considering appropriate gull control measures. This video is intended for those working in the pest management sector. Information correct at the time of fi

20 January 2021

Rodenticide Resistance Action Group updates guidance

Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG) has released updated papers on resistance in both the Norway Rat and House Mouse.  The guidance provides a summary of the information available on rodenticide resistance in both s

19 January 2021

Spotta announces team growth and new product testing

PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Spotta Smart Pest Systems has capped a strong first year of commercial operations with accelerated product development and market reach for 2021. To support its growth into new territories and pests, th

19 January 2021

Welsh general licences for bird control 'lawful'

A High Court ruling has deemed the Welsh general licences for the control of wild birds to be lawful, following a challenge by campaign group Wild Justice.  The legal challenge related to general licences GL001, GL002 and GL004 to ki

19 January 2021

The impact of lockdown on pest control

PESTAWARE Pest patterns have changed considerably under the lockdowns introduced in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here, Natalie Bungay, Technical Officer of the British Pest Control Association, gives some insight into the main fac

19 January 2021

New gull licensing screening process from Natural England

In light of talks with BPCA, Natural England (NE) has updated their process to include a new screening process to help speed up and improve the issuing of individual licences for gull control. BPCA has been in regular communica

18 January 2021

Bayer tackles mental health with charity collaboration

PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Bayer has teamed up with suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to help support the industry, following our recent survey where 44% of pest controllers felt that Covid-19 ha

13 January 2021

Brexit: Post-transition readiness for businesses

Following the end of the Brexit transition period, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released advice for businesses on the new rules.  BPCA recommends every pest management company uses the Brexit t

13 January 2021

Free Covid-19 lateral flow tests for asymptomatic key workers

In an effort to overcome the pandemic, the UK government has announced free Covid-19 lateral flow tests (LFT) for people without coronavirus symptoms.  The tests can return results in 30 minutes and will be prioritised for essential

12 January 2021

Fly control essential for food businesses, says Rentokil

BPCA member company Rentokil has highlighted the dangers of fly infestations in food environments, and the harm this can cause to businesses. The company said that flies are one of the most likely insects to cause damage and disruption t

12 January 2021

CIEH appoints new chief executive

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has confirmed that Dr Phil James will join this month as its new chief executive. Dr James was most recently the chief executive of the Institute of Leadership & Management,

12 January 2021

BPCA asks health secretary for pest professionals to get Covid-19 vaccine

BPCA has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ask that pest professionals and other key workers are prioritised appropriately for the Covid-19 vaccine. Ian Andrew, Chief Exec of BPCA, said: "Pest professio

12 January 2021

When will pest professionals get vaccinated against Covid-19?

With phase one of the UK's largest inoculation programme in progress, we've been asked by many people when key workers, like pest controllers, will get access to the Covid-19 vaccines. It's likely that you already know someone who has re

12 January 2021

First ever ICUP webinar to be held in March

The International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) is to hold its first free-of-charge on-line webinar on 9 March 2021. Until 2020, the ICUP events consisted of a conventional conference, held every three years. However, with the gl

06 January 2021

New bee removal and pest control franchise launched in the UK

PRESS RELEASE PGH Beegone Limited is a brand new franchise from the owners of BPCA member company PGH Pest Control & Prevention. The PGH Beegone Limited franchise comprises of two well-established brands – PGH Pest Co

05 January 2021

2021 Covid-19 lockdowns: what do pest professionals need to know?

With England and Scotland announcing national lockdowns, Wales in tier 4 restrictions and Northern Ireland tightening measures – we take a moment to highlight some of BPCA’s Covid-19 guidance for the sector and answer your top questions

17 December 2020

Defra releases final 2021 General Licences for bird control

Defra has published its final versions of the new General Licences for the lethal control of wild birds, which will take effect on 1 January 2021. Last month Defra shared the new general licences to give pest professionals as much time a

17 December 2020

VIDEO: Controlling flies around food

In this video Natalie discusses the key points to consider when controlling flies around food. This presentation covers: Fly biology and behaviours Identification of breeding sites, food sources etc Control or Monitoring Risk Asse

16 December 2020

Get your nominations in for the BPCA Member Awards 2021

The BPCA Member Awards 2021 are now open to all BPCA member companies and their employees.  The awards recognise positive contributions made by members to the Association and the wider pest management sector.  There are se

16 December 2020

2021 National Pest Awards are open for entries

Pest magazine has relaunched a sector-wide pest control awards night, replacing the British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs).   The National Pest Awards are now open for entries and is calling out for nominations from those

15 December 2020

Sri Lankan-based Exterminators celebrate 22 years in pest control

PRESS RELEASE BPCA Observer member The Exterminators are celebrating 22 years in business and 7 years providing 'carbon neutral' services.  The Exterminators began as a sole trader in 1998 and has 

14 December 2020

Licences for bird control - where are we now?

Since April 2019 there has been widespread change across the UK nations regarding the licensing arrangements for bird control. There have been court papers filed, surveys taken, consultations, new application processes and an incredible a

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - Pest quiz

In this video, Alex Wade from Wade Environmental hosts a special Christmas pest quiz. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest management can learn, share and connect. This vi

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - Natural England update

In this video, Natural England's David Brown gives a Digital Forum 6 pest management presentation on the future of bird licensing in the UK.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested

11 December 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 6 - Future of Insecticide

In this video, Jim Kirk from Deadline Products gives a presentation on the changing face of insecticide products.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest management can