27 October 2016

Released: the BPCA Training Pathway

The BPCA Training Pathway is our new structured learning framework that has been designed to suit all learning styles and enable professionals in the pest management industry to grow and develop throughout their careers. Building on our popular

27 October 2016

BPCA to host inaugural British Pest Management Awards

BPCA will host the very first industry-wide British Pest Management Awards which recognise excellence in the UK Pest Management Sector. The British Pest Management Awards (BPMA's) acknowledge the difference individuals and companies can make to

10 November 2016

Mitie wins pest management and facilities management contract with Manchester Airports Group

Servicing member Mitie has been awarded a £60-million contract with Manchester Airports Group (MAG), combining their services across three airports into a single contract. Mitie has been providing a range of facilities management services

10 November 2016

Rentokil revenue rises for the third quarter

Servicing members, Rentokil reported another jump in revenue following an excellent performance from the pest control company. Rentokil said the majority of its regions had performed well in the period, reflecting good performances in the UK,

10 November 2016

Using refined sticky traps to meet the challenge of pesticide resistant thrips and whitefly

With more and more pests becoming resistant to pesticides, alternative control methods are being put to the test to combat flower thrip and whitefly infestations. Manufacturing and distributing member, Russel IPM, have been running trials on a

10 November 2016

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas BPCA gave to me…

As part of the BPCA's ongoing commitment to community projects, the staff team has decided they're going to run a reverse advent calendar "pass it on" charity event. Instead of having a morsel of chocolate with our breakfast every day in the r

10 November 2016

Rare seabird population triples on Scilly Isles thanks to investment in rodent control

A three-year rodent control project, backed by Prince Charles, has successfully resulted in the number of nesting Manx shearwaters to increase dramatically. The project, backed by Prince Charles, successfully killed off thousands of rats that eat the

24 November 2016

Chief exec Simon lands national award

Simon Forrester, the leader of the British Pest Control Association, has been named chief executive of the year in a national initiative. The 47-year-old scooped the highest-profile category at the UK Association Awards, which aims to reward t

24 November 2016

LODI primary sponsor for BPCA 75th Anniversary Dinner

BPCA is happy to announce our primary sponsor for the British Pest Control 75th Anniversary Dinner will be Manufacturing and Distribution Members LODI. The 75th anniversary dinner celebrates BPCA being at the forefront of the pest control indu

25 November 2016

Tenth assurance scheme gets rodenticide stewardship approval

Laid in Britain, an assurance scheme for hen's eggs, has been approved by the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime as proof of competence for the purchase of professional use rodenticides. In common with nine more schemes, this approval applies until 31

28 November 2016

Rats menace threatens Christmas spirit

Homeowners are being urged to be on their guard as cold weather threatens to spark a plague of rats over Christmas. A polar vortex from the Arctic is expected to send temperatures plummeting in the next few weeks. And pest experts fear a co

13 December 2016

Extension: Fumigation Diplomas can still be Updated in 2017!

Back in May, we warned that all Fumigators would have to update their qualifications to the new RSPH qualification - before the end of 2016. We can now confirm the deadline for the qualification top up has been extended into 2018! Back in Novemb

23 December 2016

[UPDATE] On the twelfth day of Christmas BPCA gave to me...

All of the donated food items for the BPCA "reverse advent calendar" are now in and will be donated to a local food bank at the end of the week. With food bank usage in the UK on the increase, the staff team wanted to support people who might not be

11 January 2017

New marketing and technical manager at Basis

THE appointment of a marketing and technical manager is set to deliver a boost to fast-growing professional register BASIS PROMPT. Lucy Cottingham will work with the whole of BASIS Registration - the non-profit organisation responsible for training,

11 February 2017

Freedom of information request reveals thousands of pest control call outs in NHS hospitals

Data by the Press Association shows that pest controllers were called out over 5000 times by hospitals in England. That's an average of 13 visits a day! The areas where pests have been sighted included maternity wards, children's intensive care units

11 January 2017

Contego Environmental Services expands bird and pest control business with a London acquisition

BPCA Servicing Members, Contego Environmental Services has successfully acquired a rival company with an office in central London from which clients across the south of England will be serviced.  Owner Michael Taylor plans to make the bus

19 January 2017

Rentokil completes purchase of competitor Cannon Pest Control

One of the largest independently owned pest control companies in the UK, Cannon Pest Control, has been purchased by Pest Control giant, Rentokil, taking over all 19 locations. Both Rentokil and Cannon are full BPCA Servicing Members, with collectiv

16 February 2017

The first ever UK Rodenticide Stewardship annual report has been published

Involving pest controllers, farmers, gamekeepers, the rodenticide supply chain and stakeholders, the regime is charged with reducing rodenticide residues in non-target wildlife. The first ever UK Rodenticide Stewardship annual report has been publi

17 February 2017

New Terms and Conditions for EN 16636 audits

Cancellations will incur a standard administration charge of £95.00 plus VAT to reschedule the audit. Cancellations made with less than two weeks' notice may be subject to the full audit price of £500 plus VAT when rescheduled.

23 February 2017

New draft of the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard available for comment

BPCA announced a few weeks ago that it's Pest Control Employer Development Group (EDG) had produced the Pest Control Technician Apprenticeship Standards ready for submission for approval. Based on the feedback, a new draft has been created and is r

24 February 2017

Contract Sharing Network to launch in place of National Survey as part of PestEx 2017 seminar schedule

BPCA's Servicing Committee has recently approved a new initiative, the Contract Sharing Network. The network will be launched at PestEx with a seminar presentation from Ben Massey, BPCA Marketing and Communications Manager. The presentation &lsq

02 March 2017

PPC86: The PestEx Edition OUT NOW

Professional Pest Controller (PPC) magazine is the premier quarterly magazine for the pest management industry. What's in PPC86 PPC86 is packed with articles and news all about BPCA and the pest control sector. Whether you want to top up your

28 March 2017

BPMA Award winners announced at BPCA 75th Anniversary Dinner

Presented at the glitzy East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf at BPCA's 75th Anniversary dinner, Wednesday 22 March saw the inaugural British Pest Management Awards take place. Presented at the glitzy East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf at BPCA's 75th Annivers

28 March 2017

PestEx 2017: The biggest gathering of pest management professionals in the UK – ever

PestEx 2017 was such a well-attended gathering of the sector that we can say with confidence - there have never been so many people committed to public health pest control under one roof in the UK. Back in 2015, PestEx saw 2,209 people walk thro

04 April 2017

Killgerm appoints new Business Development Manager

Killgerm, the UK's leading pest control product supplier, are proud to announce the appointment of Brady Hudson as Business Development Manager commencing 3rd April 2017. With over 11 years' experience working as Market Manager for Bell Laborato