BPCA news archive

18 May 2021

Membership Applications (May 2021)

The following companies are applying for membership of the BPCA. In the event that you have an objection to them joining, please provide your reasons (in writing) to rachel@bpca.org.uk no later than Tuesday 25 May 2021. Servicing D&R

17 May 2021

What is BPCA Registered ‘Check a Technician’?

BPCA has launched a new tool so clients can check if a technician is on BPCA Registered, our individual recognition and CPD scheme.

14 May 2021

Covid-19 spot checks continue as lockdown measures start to lift

As lockdown eases in stages, HSE is continuing to carry out spot checks and inspections on businesses in all sectors to confirm they have Covid-secure measures in place.

14 May 2021

WANTED: Amazing pest technicians for social takeover

For World Pest Day 2021, we’re looking for up to five technicians to take over BPCA’s social media for the week (1-5 June).

14 May 2021

VIDEO: Principles of moth control for pest professionals

In this video, Nat Bungay looks at why moths can cause problems, the importance of control and the control options open to us as professional pest controllers.

13 May 2021

Professional Pest Controller issue 103 (PPC103) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 103 is out now and available to read online for free.

13 May 2021

President's viewpoint: Build back better

BPCA President Phil Halpin opens issue 103 of PPC magazine with a promise to keep pest sector awareness momentum going post-pandemic.

13 May 2021

PestExtra reviewed

On the 16-18 March 2021, BPCA held the biggest online gathering of UK pest professionals in the UK. Here’s how it went.

13 May 2021

Ask the technical team May 2021

Plastic alternatives, carbon 'tyre-print', recycling and eco ideas are all covered in this green special issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

13 May 2021

Climate change pests: critical pest species for the next 20 years

As temperatures rise in the UK, Clive Boase, The Pest Management Consultancy, looks at some invasive pests you might have to learn to manage in the future.

13 May 2021

The heat is on: how will climate change influence pest control?

In PPC103 Dr Partho Dhang explores how this generation’s most significant threat will likely change how we control and eradicate pest species in the UK.

13 May 2021

Opinion: Apocalypse when? A future without rodenticides

In this PPC article, Alex Wade from Wade Environmental asks what would happen if our fears over a ban on rodenticides came to pass.

12 May 2021

Greener isn't always better: non-chemical alternatives for rodent control

BPCA Chief Executive Ian Andrew investigates NoCheRo, an initiative of the German Environment Agency that effectively wants to ban chemical control methods for rodents.

12 May 2021

A modern rat's tale: Dutch experiences with rodenticide reduction

At PestExtra 2021, Dr Bastiaan Meerburg gave a presentation on the impact that reducing rodenticide use had on the Dutch approach to rodent control.

12 May 2021

The science of smell: exploiting bed bug biology with pheromones

Dr Laura Tugwell and Dr Victor Brugman, from Vecotech Ltd, share insights into the technical processes and cutting-edge chemical ecology techniques behind the development of their new, research-led bed bug lure, BugScentsTM.

12 May 2021

So you want to fly hawks?

Paul Wilson, Independent Wildlife Management, spoke to PPC103 about flying hawks as part of your pest management toolkit.

12 May 2021

Are we there yet? Electric vehicles for pest management

Marketing Manager and PPC editor Scott Johnstone investigates whether the time is right for your pest control fleet to go electric.

12 May 2021

Plastic waste: is it time to think outside the box?

Pestforce's Sean Taylor asks how pest management professionals can work smarter and greener, to help tackle climate change and cut waste.

12 May 2021

Sustainability certified with Planet Mark

PPC asked Planet Mark and its pest control company members to share their vision for how we might all work together for a brighter future.

12 May 2021

Meet the member: Shielding the planet

In this article, BPCA’s Comms Officer Kat Shaw spoke to Nicholas Illidge from Shield Pest Control, about membership of Planet Mark, the sustainability certification.

12 May 2021

Little and often sustainability

Lorraine Norton, BPCA’s Operations Manager, looks at the steps a small, office-based business can take to reduce its carbon footprint.

12 May 2021

Taking the lead? The future of lead ammunitions for pest management

Regular PPC contributor Dave Archer, from DKA Pest Control, asks: “Is it time to think about surrendering our lead?”

12 May 2021

Staff leaving because of you? Managing pest control teams

‘Most people don’t quit their jobs; they quit their managers.’ BPCA Chief Executive Ian Andrew shares his insights on management training.

12 May 2021

Opinion: Vive la France? Observations on pest control licensing in France

In PPC103 Robert Moon, director of Applicateur3D, looked at whether British pest controllers should be licensed like those in France.

12 May 2021

BPCA Member Award winners announced at 2021 AGM

The first-ever BPCA Member Awards were held this week at the digital BPCA AGM.