Latest News from BPCA

18 October 2021

SURVEY: Medical signposting for pest professionals

BPCA is working with UCLH to potentially create a service for pest professionals to signpost clients that need medical support.

18 October 2021

Survey and quotation template now available for members

BPCA has created an example template for a survey and quote. It's now available in the BPCA member area.

14 October 2021

VIDEO: Safe and legal use of air rifles in pest control

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at the legislation and processes that you need to consider when using firearms in a pest control environment.

13 October 2021

Pest control and live bee removal franchise buzzing at ongoing success

BPCA member PGH Beegone Franchising Limited has announced the recruitment of its second franchisee.

13 October 2021

Contego acquires Pestguard Services Scotland

BPCA member Contego expands market share in Scotland with the acquisition of Pestguard Services Scotland.

07 October 2021

BPCA wins Covid-19 key worker campaign award

BPCA is delighted to announce that we’ve won the Association Excellence Award (AEA) for 'Best Lobbying Campaign or Advancement of a Cause During Covid-19'.

06 October 2021

Glue trap ban on cards in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced its intention to ban the use of glue boards in Wales.

06 October 2021

Paper submissions sought for ICUP 2022

All those keen to submit an abstract at the upcoming International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) are now invited to do so.

06 October 2021

Introducing BPCA Night School courses

We're launching a programme of evening courses designed for busy pest professionals.

05 October 2021

Ecolab among most engaged companies in world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative

BPCA member Ecolab has been named a Global Compact LEAD participant for its ongoing commitment to the United Nations (UN) sustainability initiative.

05 October 2021

BPCA Member Awards – help shine a light on excellence

The BPCA Member Awards 2022 will open to nominations for all BPCA member companies and their employees on 1 November.

04 October 2021

VIDEO: New and emerging UK pest species | Digital Forum 10

In this video Clive Boase discusses the new pest species we may encounter in the UK in the future.

04 October 2021

VIDEO: Sponsored: Harmonix Rodent Paste - a new era for rodent control | Digital Forum 10

In this sponsored video, Richard Moseley from Bayer discusses how to manage complex rodent infestations with Harmonix®.

04 October 2021

VIDEO: Using the TRNZ4rm approach to manage bed bugs | Digital Forum 10

In this video, Sarah Latyn gives a presentation on bed bug control and how to prep for treatment.

04 October 2021

VIDEO: Pest control drainage investigation techniques | Digital Forum 10

In this video, Davy Brown gives a presentation on detecting rodent activity in drains.

04 October 2021

X-Trap EFK excels in controlled testing

PestFix's new LED fly trap, X-Trap 50, passes independent testing with flying colours.

30 September 2021

Contego supports save the bees initiative

As part of their wide-ranging pledge to give back to the local community, BPCA member Contego is running a 'Save the Bees' initiative.

27 September 2021

Hybrid training options now available for Field Biologist course

BPCA's next training session for Becoming a Field Biologist will now be available to take either in-person or remotely.

23 September 2021

VIDEO: Cluster fly pest control

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at the biology of cluster flies and the control options open to professional pest controllers.

22 September 2021

Insect-O-Cutor launches new third generation PlusZap for flying insects

Insect-O-Cutor, a Pelsis brand, has launched a new product to control flying insects in indoor, commercial environments.

16 September 2021

HSE ventilation advice for returning office workers

Fresh air supply is key to a safe working environment, as pandemic continues, says Health and Safety Executive.

16 September 2021

New pest consultancy launched in UK

PestAcuity is a new independent pest control consultancy founded by well-known industry figure Grahame Turner.

14 September 2021

2021 National Pest Awards winners announced

BPCA members take home almost every prize at the National Pest Awards on 9 September 2021.

02 September 2021

Bad may actually be good, says food industry auditor

When it comes to audits within food premises, bad may actually be good, according to AIB international food auditor Thomas Auer.

02 September 2021

Registration is open for PestEx 2022 - the pest management show

After a year-long postponement, PestEx the pest management show returns to London in 2022.

01 September 2021

HSE call for evidence on lead ammunition

Pest professionals are being asked to provide information to the Health and Safety Executive, relating to the use of lead ammunition in the UK.

27 August 2021

VIDEO: Live capture trapping

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at what pest controllers need to consider when using live capture traps.

27 August 2021

LNPS to offer golden handshake to new recruits

Qualified pest technicians are being offered a golden handshake of £1000 by London-based BPCA member LNPS to help with labour shortage.

23 August 2021

Professional Pest Controller issue 104 (PPC104) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 104 is out now and available to read online for free.

23 August 2021

Animal Welfare Action Plan and pest management

On 12 May, the government published an action plan for animal welfare which has implications for the whole pest management sector.

23 August 2021

The glue board ban in New Zealand

PPC magazine asked Peter Barry from the Pest Management Association of New Zealand (PMANZ) to recap the story of their 2015 ban.

23 August 2021

The elephant in the glue trap

PPC Editor Scott Johnstone looks at the motivations behind animal welfare reforms and speculates how the industry might have to adapt.

23 August 2021

Opinion: Glue board ban and the failure to self-regulate

In PPC104 Henry Mott, former president of CEPA, takes a step back to look at the ramifications of the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill.

23 August 2021

Opinion: There's nothing evil about me

Is there such a thing as humane pest control? Alex Wade of member company Wade Environmental investigates for PPC104.

23 August 2021

Opinion: We should be animal welfare activists

We need to fully engage with this process of heightened animal welfare awareness, says Chris Cagienard.

23 August 2021

Don't bug me: non-pest insects

In PPC104 Paul Westgate, Veritas Pest Consultancy, explains how a little entomology know-how can go a long way.

23 August 2021

Rodents detect landmines, sniff out TB, find disaster victims

In PPC104 we look at rats being used to sniff out diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) in people’s saliva, or salmonella bacteria in contaminated food.

23 August 2021

Rodent baiting: techniques and terminology

In PPC104, Helen Ainsworth from BPCA member company BASF takes a back-to-basics look at rodent baiting strategies.

23 August 2021

PestWatch: Insects that destroy wood in buildings

In PPC104, the Property Care Association takes over our usual PestWatch feature with an introduction to wood-destroying insect pests.

23 August 2021

The BPCA Standard: what does it take to be a BPCA member?

In PPC104, Dee Ward-Thompson explains why we think that BPCA membership is still the highest pest management standard a company can meet.

20 August 2021

Ask the technical team August 2021

Field mice, bait box tampering, relocating wasps and reporting misuse of amateur pesticides are tackled in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

20 August 2021

18 months on: essential pest management

In a reflection on what we’ve learned from the pandemic, PPC magazine grabbed a few BPCA Executive Board members for a quick roundtable interview on the subject

20 August 2021

Member benefit in focus: Business Shield

Did you know you have a free health and safety and employment law service at your fingertips?

20 August 2021

Meet the member: To bee or not to bee

PPC magazine spoke to Ian Fuller (B.Eng) at Swarmcatcher, who has been removing and relocating live honey bees for more than a decade.

20 August 2021

Meet the member: 25 years of pest control at Des Bone

PPC magazine spoke to Ann Bone, of Des Bone Ltd, about their quarter-century journey as a pest management business.

20 August 2021

Meet the member: Next Gen Pest Tech

Jack Tully, the first apprentice pest technician at BPCA member Integrum Services, took part in a quick-fire question session with PPC.

20 August 2021

A fond farewell to Stephanie

After almost ten years of outstanding service, we said ‘farewell’ to our Finance Officer Stephanie Costopoulos at the end of July.

20 August 2021

Meet your new BPCA team members

You may have seen that we’ve had a bit of a recruitment boost at BPCA recently.

20 August 2021

Sink or swim? Keep your head above water as a non-technical pest control employee

BPCA's new course is designed specifically for people whose role does not directly involve carrying out pest control treatments.

20 August 2021

Enter the Ratrix

BPCA secures funding for 3D Competency Assessment, to bring pest control learning into the 21st century.

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18 October 2021

Latest news

SURVEY: Medical signposting for pest professionals

BPCA is working with UCLH to potentially create a service for pest professionals to signpost clients that need medical support.

Read more

18 October 2021

Latest news

Survey and quotation template now available for members

BPCA has created an example template for a survey and quote. It's now available in the BPCA member area.

Read more

14 October 2021

Latest news

VIDEO: Safe and legal use of air rifles in pest control

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at the legislation and processes that you need to consider when using firearms in a pest control environment.

Read more
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18 October 2021

Latest news

SURVEY: Medical signposting for pest professionals

BPCA is working with UCLH to potentially create a service for pest professionals to signpost clients that need medical support.

Read more

18 October 2021

Latest news

Survey and quotation template now available for members

BPCA has created an example template for a survey and quote. It's now available in the BPCA member area.

Read more

14 October 2021

Latest news

VIDEO: Safe and legal use of air rifles in pest control

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at the legislation and processes that you need to consider when using firearms in a pest control environment.

Read more