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03 April 2020

Make Covid-19 Small Business Grant Fund work for pest companies, says BPCA to Chancellor

Today (3 March 2020), BPCA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, asking him to make the Small Business Grant Fund work for our sector.

02 April 2020

Covid-19 business support timelines

A handy guide to when you can access UK Government business support during Covid-19 pandemic.

02 April 2020

Anne Godfrey to leave Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has today announced that Anne Godfrey is to leave the membership body following four successful years as Chief Executive.

01 April 2020

UPDATED: Advice for pest professionals operating during Covid-19 pandemic

Advice for pest management professionals based on current government guidance, as well as our position statement on the Covid-19 pandemic.

01 April 2020

13 resources for pest professionals during Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA has released 13 resources for operating essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of these resources are free for everyone, while others are for BPCA members only.

01 April 2020

BPCA hit the airwaves on LBC radio show

Yesterday (31 March) our campaign to make councils reconsider reducing bin collections featured on LBC radio.

01 April 2020

[SURVEY] We think you’re essential – help us tell the world

Pest management is essential for protecting public health and safety. You know it. We know it. Now it’s time to tell the world.

01 April 2020

Natural England: updates on licences for bird and stoat control

Natural England has released new general licences for stoat control, as well as continuing to process individual licences for bird control.

31 March 2020

Furloughing pest management workers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS)

Covid-19 has made furlough the HR word of the moment in the UK, but what is it and how does it work for your pest management business?

31 March 2020

BPCA adds toolbox talk resources for members

BPCA has added new CPD resources for member companies who want to deliver high-quality, in-house CPD for their employees.

31 March 2020

Keeping pests at bay in Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA is urging householders to be vigilant to pest infestation during the Covid-19 crisis.

30 March 2020

CEPA update: European pest management amid Covid-19

CEPA has launched several initiatives this week, pushing for more recognition for the pest management industry's valuable work during the Covid-19 crisis.

30 March 2020

BPCA releases letter of endorsement templates to help essential workers get on site

BPCA has created two templates to help our members keep their employees working on critical sites during the Covid-19 pandemic.

30 March 2020

VIDEO: PPC Live 2020 – Technical excellence in action

Can you spot yourself in our PPC Live 2020 video? With record attendance figures, PPC Live was completely unique with loads of exhibitors, technical talks and demonstrations.

27 March 2020

FAQ: Pest management and Covid-19

Frequently asked questions for pest management professionals amid the Covid-19 pandemic

27 March 2020

Scottish general licence changes coming

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has announced that the new general licence will, from 1 April, only cover two species – Canada Goose and feral pigeon.

27 March 2020

BPCA calls for parking charges to be scrapped amidst Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA has written to all 33 local authorities in London, asking for parking charges to be scrapped during the Covid-19 pandemic.

27 March 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) risk assessment template released for BPCA members

BPCA members can now access a Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk assessment template provided by Stallard Kane.

26 March 2020

BPCA release free microlearning courses for members

Our online microlearning CPD courses are now available for FREE for all BPCA members and employees

26 March 2020

BPCA position statement of Covid-19 disinfection

BPCA is aware that many members have begun to offer disinfection services for Covid-19.

26 March 2020

Pest management professionals formally key workers in Northern Ireland

Department of Education in Northern Ireland has confirmed that pest management professionals are formally key workers during Covid-19 pandemic.

25 March 2020

Pelgar warns of increase in pests during lockdown

BPCA member Pelgar says pests will flourish during the Coronavirus outbreak lockdown.

25 March 2020

Pest control critical to sustain public health during Covid-19 crisis

Press release: Urgent action required to ensure pest control management can continue to be administered in the Covid-19 pandemic

25 March 2020

BPCA key worker lobbying on BBC radio

BBC Radio host talks to callers about pest management during Covid lockdown.

25 March 2020

VIDEO: Advice for pest professionals during Covid-19 pandemic

The video will help pest management businesses understand how the pandemic will affect their work, and offer suggestions for mitigating risks involved in doing pest control work.

23 March 2020

Can I go to work? Guidance for pest management professionals

Last night (23 March 2020), the Government announced further measures to stop the spread of Covid 19, including not being able to leave you home except for very specific exceptions.

23 March 2020

Pest professionals are key workers - here’s why

Read about why BPCA has been lobbying Government officials to designate pest management as key work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

20 March 2020

BPCA writes letter to schools to allow pest management to continue during Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA writes to schools and continues to urge the Government to designate pest professionals as key workers during Covid-19 pandemic.

19 March 2020

BPCA writes to Prime Minister to ask to be designated as key workers amid Covid-19 pandemic

Today, BPCA has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking that pest management professionals be designated key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

16 March 2020

ICUP 2020 conference postponed

ICUP organising committee announces 2020 event to be rescheduled due to Covid-19.

15 March 2020

Pest advice for controlling pigeons, gulls and other birds

This guide is packed full of everything you need to know about bird management in the UK. The guide includes why we sometimes have to control birds, how to deter birds, and how to get rid of them if you have an infestation.

13 March 2020

BPCA shortlisted for memcom award

BPCA has been shortlisted for Membership Organisation of the Year in the memcom Membership Excellence Awards.

13 March 2020

How to apply for gull licence as deadline approaches

BPCA is advising all members that they should apply for their individual licences for gull control in good time for breeding season.

12 March 2020

Record visitor numbers at PPC Live 2020

BPCA’s travelling tradeshow, PPC Live, saw record numbers of visitors when it took a trip to Harrogate, Yorkshire this week.

12 March 2020

Pest photograph competition winner announced

BPCA announced the winner of the #BestPestPic2020 competition at PPC Live.

09 March 2020

Syngenta to launch new bait station at PPC Live

BPCA member Syngenta will be launching a new, ready to use ant bait station at PPC Live on 11 March.

06 March 2020

Rodenticide regime calls for no exceptions, bad apples or excuses

The first two years with all stewardship elements in place have seen "stubbornly intractable" rodenticide residues in barn owls, says the 2019 Annual Report from the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.

05 March 2020

Scotland: three new general licences announced

Scottish Natural Heritage has released three new general licences for bird control.

05 March 2020

VIDEO: What is the CEPA memorandum of understanding and should I sign it

CEPA is urging pest management companies to sign their Memorandum of Understanding. We’ve set up this video to explain what the MoU is all about and answer any questions you might have.

05 March 2020

MIDS to host pest control event

BPCA member MIDS Pest Control are hosting a free event for pest management professionals in Letchworth at the end of March.

04 March 2020

Guidance for pest management companies on Covid-19 Coronavirus

The outbreak of New Corona Virus 2019-nCoV, commonly known as Coronavirus or Covid-19, in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei Province, has had a major impact across the globe.

04 March 2020

CRRU study appeals for tail tip samples

Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use issues appeal for tail samples in fight against rodenticide resistance.

04 March 2020

Membership criteria change for Consultant and M&D membership

BPCA is removing the requirement for Consultant and Manufacturing & Distribution members to have been trading for 12 months before they can apply for membership.

04 March 2020

Killgerm to showcase new products at PPC Live

BPCA member Killgerm will be showcasing a range of new products on their stand at PPC Live next week.

03 March 2020

New CHAS application process for BPCA members

The way you apply for your free member benefit CHAS accreditation is changing.

03 March 2020

Pest management in the EU: where do we stand post-Brexit?

BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew explains why we're continuing to with Brussels in order to protect our professional tools.

03 March 2020

#BestPestPic2020 shortlist announced!

Our photo competition to find the best picture of public health pest control enters the next stage. Find out who made it!

03 March 2020

Tetramethrin classification changes

Tetramethrin, the active ingredient in some insecticidal products, has been classified as a category 2 carcinogen.

28 February 2020

PestFix launch new bird control product

BPCA member PestFix unveils their newly-registered 3-Way Surface Mount Base, for use in bird-proofing applications.

28 February 2020

Storms will drive pests into homes says PelGar

BPCA member PelGar says that the back-to-back battering of the UK by storm fronts and widespread flooding is likely to drive pests into human areas.

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03 April 2020

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Make Covid-19 Small Business Grant Fund work for pest companies, says BPCA to Chancellor

Today (3 March 2020), BPCA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, asking him to make the Small Business Grant Fund work for our sector.  The Small Busin

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01 April 2020

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13 resources for pest professionals during Covid-19 pandemic

BPCA has released 13 resources for operating essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of these resources are free for everyone, while others are for BPCA members only. The res

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01 April 2020

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[SURVEY] We think you’re essential – help us tell the world

Pest management is essential for protecting public health and safety. You know it. We know it. Now it’s time to tell the world. Take the survey now

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03 April 2020

Latest news

Make Covid-19 Small Business Grant Fund work for pest companies, says BPCA to Chancellor

Today (3 March 2020), BPCA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, asking him to make the Small Business Grant Fund work for our sector.  The Small Busin

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02 April 2020

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Covid-19 business support timelines

In the last few weeks the UK Goverment has announced a raft of measures to help support businesses struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The British Blind and Shutter As

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02 April 2020

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Anne Godfrey to leave Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has today announced that Anne Godfrey is to leave the membership body following four successful years as Chief Executive. Anne supported B

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