22 January 2016

New BASIS chair

THE new chairman of BASIS PROMPT has revealed plans to boost the profile of the initiative as part of a push for significant growth. Sabra Everett wants to see the professional register play an increasingly influential role within the pest contr

03 February 2016

Pest controllers alerted to end of routine permanent rat baiting around rural buildings

Except as a justifiable last resort against clear long-term threats to human or animal health, the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime now rules out permanent rodenticide baiting around the outside of rural buildings. There is substantial evidence

16 February 2016

Southampton’s MX Wholesale withdraws rodent glue traps following HSI-UK’s Unstuck Campaign, sets industry example

LONDON (15 Feb. 2016) - Southampton-based MX Wholesale, the UK's No.1 cash and carry wholesaler, has been praised by animal welfare campaigners Humane Society International/UK for withdrawing from sale rodent glue traps. The wholesaler took the com

17 February 2016

National Pest Management Association Appoints Dominique Stumpf as Chief Executive Officer

February 16, 2016 (Fairfax, VA) - Today, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Dominique Stumpf, current chief operating officer to the position of chief executive officer. NPMA Preside

26 February 2016

BPCA attend DEFRA meeting regarding trapping

Dee Ward-Thompson attended a DEFRA meeting held on 31 January regarding trapping. 38 people attended the meeting, including farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers. BPCA were the only pest control association represented. EU legislation is in

22 April 2016

Exclusive pension benefit for BPCA Members

Auto-enrolment for pensions is now in place for companies. The People's Pension is able to help BPCA members with auto-enrolment and manage the process to set up a workplace pension. BPCA members receive a one-off reduced fee of £300+VAT

22 April 2016

CleanKill Shortlisted for Global Award

Surrey based BPCA Member Cleankill Environmental Services has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the Excellence in Social Responsibility category (up to 249 employees) in the third annual Investo

02 May 2016

PPC Live 2016: what you missed

Not everyone could attend PPC Live in Peterborough on 16 March, and those who did were spoilt for choice and may not have made it to every seminar. To get a flavour of the event see our photostream here. Members can download recordings on f

09 May 2016

Rodenticide stewardship standard label text confirmed by HSE

Three legally binding rodenticide label phrases, which stewardship-authorised products for professional use in and around buildings or outdoors in open areas and waste dumps must carry, have been confirmed by HSE to the UK Rodenticide Stewardship R

09 May 2016

Two new backers brings CRRU UK roster to 17

The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) has two new members contributing financially and providing expertise to the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. They are Belgagri from Belgium and Impex Europa, Spain. This takes the number of CRRU m

11 May 2016

New TV Show: Deadliest Pests Down Under

For pest controllers Down Under, every day is a brush with death and it's getting even more dangerous as the continent's critters are winning the battle. So desperate for help, they have called in the cavalry from the motherland. Nine brave Brits w

18 May 2016

HSE launches searchable database of UK approved rodenticides

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have announced that over 250 rodenticide products have been authorised for use under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. Of those products, 102 have been authorised for use in waste dumps and 107 for use in

05 May 2016

BPCA claims national award

The British Pest Control Association has landed a prestigious national award. Last year BPCA launched a new online learning package as part of its extensive training programme. And the initiative, which delivered a first for the industry, was named i

31 January 2017

Frequently asked questions about BS EN 16636 Certification

Updated 18 June 2019 1. How will the certificate benefit me and my company? BS EN 16636 certification sets a clear and practical benchmark for the competences of a pest control operator and the basic processes required to ensure a quality

29 June 2016

New Marketing and Communications Manager to join BPCA

Third sector marketing expert Ben Massey has been recruited as BPCA's Marketing and Communications Manager. Ben has previously delivered a successful marketing function for membership, charitable and social enterprise organisations in the Cons

29 June 2016

Orkin enters UK market with Safeguard buy

US pest control giant Rollins Inc, owner of the Orkin brand today announced that it has purchased the stock of BPCA Member Safeguard Pest Control and Environmental Services Limited, operating in greater London and Southeastern England. The acquisit

14 July 2016

CEPA certification represents secure standard moving forward

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has now supported 40 pest control companies to achieve CEPA Certification in the last 12 months. CEPA certification® is based on BS EN 16636, a professional British and European Standard for pest manage

11 July 2016

Proactive public health pest management

The British Pest Control Association's (BPCA) Servicing Committee Chair, Philip Halpin puts forward his three golden rules for effective pest management. BPCA recognise that reputations can be ruined and businesses destroyed if pest activity is

14 July 2016

CRRU Ireland gets tenth sponsor

The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use Ireland (CRRU Ireland) has been strengthened by the addition of a tenth sponsor member - Pied Piper Chemicals Limited of Ballinure, Thurles.  This is particularly timely according to CRRU chair

14 July 2016

Updated zoonotic disease guidelines publishes

Guidelines for the Investigation of Zoonotic Disease (non-foodborne) in England and Wales (Version 2). Revised and updated guidelines have been published which describe the roles and responsibilities of a range of organisations and agencies, i

15 July 2016

Bayer explain new rules on Rodenticides

Farmers and growers using anticoagulant rodenticide products in their operations need to be trained and certified as competent in their use under new rules, which start to be phased in from April this year. BPCA member Bayer is a Life Science

22 July 2016

BREXIT... 4 questions for the BPCA Membership

The referendum vote for the UK to exit the European Union presents both challenges and opportunities for Britain, and for our sector.  The Conservative government has a priority to maintain and build on the UK's strong economic position as they

10 August 2016

BPCA’s New Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) assessments to start in September

Formally the Accredited Technician in Pest Control (ATPC), the new Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) will set a new standard for pest technicians looking to demonstrate a higher level of learning. As well as benefiting from an updated

11 August 2016

BPCA to exhibit at CropTec

BPCA has this week confirmed its attendance at CropTec 2016 which claims to be the essential event for arable and mixed farmers, their advisers and associated industries. Taking place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough on the 29th

22 August 2016

BPCA reviews Waste Code of Best Practice

BPCA is currently undergoing a review of the existing Pesticide Waste Code of Best Practice, written by BPCA for the benefit of the whole sector. By implementing this document, BPCA was able to secure a derogation on pesticide waste which saved the i