20 October 2020

Surprise resistance surveillance results prompt wake-up call

The spread of rats against which some rodenticides don't work has taken a "surprising and troubling" turn, according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use chairman Dr Alan Buckle. New 2019-2020 survey results show not onl

19 October 2020

Wales goes into lockdown - what does that mean for pest professionals?

Today it was announced that Wales will go into a "short, sharp" national lockdown from Friday 23 October, with people told to stay home once more.  Pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops will shut, and gatherings i

16 October 2020

Pelsis announce launch of new electrostatic ULV fogger in fight against Covid-19 

BPCA member and global manufacturer of hygiene and pest control products Pelsis Group have launched a new product to help stop the spread of Covid-19. With regional lockdowns set to continue and strict cleaning routines enforced, busines

14 October 2020

New aluminium phosphide toolbox talk released for BPCA members

A new aluminium phosphide toolbox talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area (login required). Aluminium Phosphide, if not used correctly, is extremely danger

13 October 2020

BPCA Registered: New Master Technician category available

Pest technicians on the BPCA Registered CPD scheme can now apply for our highest category level: Master Technician. BPCA Registered is the Association's individual recognition and CPD scheme. The scheme recognises and records t

08 October 2020

Bayer appoints new digital marketing specialist

Bayer Environmental Science has appointed Freddie Bendall-Brown as new digital marketing specialist, to support the business as they move towards more digital offerings. Formerly working for a Cambridge-based B2B marketing agency, Freddi

08 October 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 5 - Grey Silverfish

In this video, Killgerm's Melvin Knapp gives a Digital Forum 5 pest management presentation on grey silverfish biology, behaviours and control.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interest

08 October 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 5 - PROTECTA EVO Tunnel

In this sponsored video from BPCA's Digital Forum 5, Michaels Sims showcases Bell Laboratories' pest management product for rodent control.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested i

08 October 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 5 - Mouse Control with Dr Mike Ayers

In this video from BPCA's Digital Forum 5, Dr Mike Ayers talks about the history and basic principles of professional mouse control.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest

08 October 2020

VIDEO: Digital Forum 5 - Controlling gulls without a licence

Watch it back now - Sean Byrne from PestFix and his Digital Forum 5 pest management presentation on gull control. Sean spoke about general licenses for bird control, and the proofing options and deterrents available to pest professionals.

07 October 2020

ICUP 2021 conference postponed

With much regret, the organising and executive committees of the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) have decided to postpone the 10th ICUP Conference. This had earlier been rescheduled to September 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. T

07 October 2020

BPCA launches new digital event PestExtra as PestEx postponed until 2022

British Pest Control Association is launching a brand new digital event following the tough decision to postpone PestEx 2021.  Given the most recent government guidance surrounding events, BPCA has made the difficult but necessary d

30 September 2020

Take steps now to stop squirrels entering your home

SQUIRRELS on the hunt for food during the autumn months can become a ‘destructive’ pest if they get into homes and businesses. We're urging people to take preventative measures to stop squirrels getting into your roof sp

25 September 2020

New business support measures announced by Chancellor

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new business support measures that pest management companies may be able to take advantage of after the furlough scheme ends next month. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new business support measures th

24 September 2020

Interested in taking part in the Kickstart job scheme?

BPCA is considering becoming an intermediary for the Government's Kickstart scheme and is looking for member companies to register their interest in being involved. The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new si

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