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15 November 2018

eBay BPCA and Crop Protection Association leading the way on stewardship of online pesticides sales

BPCA, Crop Protection Association, and eBay have worked together to help stop unauthorised pesticides sales happening online.

15 November 2018

Rentokil Initial wins CBRE Innovation of the Year Award for its PestConnect system

BPCA member Rentokil Initial’s PestConnect system has won the Innovation of the Year Award at CBRE’s Annual Supply Chain Innovation Competition ‘The Great Idea’.

15 November 2018

BPCA reaches 500 Servicing Company members

The Association has this month reached the significant milestone of 500 full servicing company members.

12 November 2018

Bayer help educate the scientists of the future

As the importance of educating children in scientific subjects and encouraging practical learning rises up the agenda, Bayer is working to help pupils learn about some of the basic scientific principles that underpin many pest control practices.

30 October 2018

Against all odds – Developing BPCA’s training offering

With BPCA’s new Individual Recognition scheme just around the corner, we thought we’d catch up with Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, and see what her department has been up to this year.

29 October 2018

VIDEO: Why do we control and manage pests in the UK?

There’s good reason to be concerned about a pest infestation when it strikes. Pests can all be dangerous, complicated and distressing. We made this pest awareness video to help people understand the risks.

23 October 2018

New member benefit: Springboard recruitment offer

BPCA have reached an agreement with pest control recruitment company Springboard Recruit to offer members preferential rates.

17 October 2018

Bird of prey poisonings in Scotland at record low

Only a single case of illegal bird of prey poisoning was recorded in Scotland throughout 2017 – the lowest number since records began.

17 October 2018

How to write a winning British Pest Management Award entry

Nominations are coming in thick and fast for the second ever British Pest Management Awards. We wanted to make sure that anyone thinking about entering an award had the guidance they need to confidently enter themselves or a colleague.

17 October 2018

VIDEO: Choosing a professional pest controller

Pest management is more than just picking a pesticide. Too often we see botched amateur pest control that's left someone with a worse infestation than when they started. Watch our video to find out what you should do to protect your home or work.

17 October 2018

Chemicals and Brexit: What "no deal" would mean to us

The HSE has released a series of technical documents to help people prepare if the UK leaves the European Union in a no-deal scenario.

15 October 2018

Cleankill toasts success at 2018 Croydon business awards

BPCA Member company, Cleankill Pest Control was named Croydon’s ‘Best Employer’ at the 2018 Croydon Business Excellence Awards.

11 October 2018

Bayer launches app update

BPCA member company Bayer Pest Solutions is launching an improved version of their Pest Partner app. The rejuvenated tool will incorporate the features from the current app while bringing new innovations to assist pest controllers.

10 October 2018

UPDATE: Can you permanent bait with rodenticides?

There’s been a lot of talk about whether pest controllers can legally permanently bait, and in what situations. There’s a lot of confusing information about how this works in practice, so we’ve put together a recap to help technicians.

09 October 2018

Committees, renewals and BPCA Registered

Meet the team blog. With membership renewals and a new membership benefit just around the corner, we catch up with Membership Officer, Rachel as she prepares for her busiest time of the year.

09 October 2018

New Label Design Manager for PelGar

BPCA member PelGar International is delighted to welcome Dr David Hall to its technical team.

09 October 2018

PestEx registration opens on new website

Registration for PestEx – the pest management show, is now open and can be completed through its own brand-new website.

08 October 2018

Dare you enter the House of Pests?

BPCA has created an online experience where you can step into the shoes of a pest control technician and discover household pests in a virtual home.

04 October 2018

UPDATED: Two pest controllers die in Norfolk

Following the deeply tragic incident where two pest controllers died at Banham Poultry in Norfolk, we are following developments closely.

03 October 2018

BPCA add Lantra Level 2 Award to membership criteria

The Lantra Level 2 Award in Pest Management is now an accepted qualification for membership of BPCA after the Executive Board voted in favour of incorporating it into criteria.

18 September 2018

Rokill’s Patrick wins national award after week with BPCA

Patrick Poore of BPCA Member Rokill achieved the highest marks in the RSPH Level 2 Award for Pest Management Examination across the last 12 months.

17 September 2018

Tougher rodenticide rules for farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers on permanent baiting

Tougher restrictions on permanent rodenticide baiting by farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers, with legal backing, have been introduced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the UK rodenticide regulatory body.

17 September 2018

North West Regional Forum talk: Understand our businesses better, says food industry

The food industry wants pest controllers to get to know their businesses better, according to new research, being unveiled at the next BPCA Regional Forum.

13 September 2018

RRAG publishes updated resistance guidance for the Norway rat

The Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG) has now released it's updated guidance (version 2) for Anticoagulant Resistance in the Norway Rat.

05 September 2018

Abate commences franchise expansion plan

BPCA members, Abate Pest Management has set the wheels in motion to grow a network of pest control franchises throughout the UK.

03 September 2018

PPC92 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 92 is out now and available completely for free. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (Sept 2018).

03 September 2018

An introduction to effective bird management

Bird management is a tricky but crucial arm of public health pest control and potentially a huge growth area for a professional servicing company willing to learn.

03 September 2018

Understanding behaviour for successful bird control

Anyone with experience in bird work will tell you that there’s nothing stupid about the nation’s problem birds. We investigate how understanding and controlling behaviour is key to reducing risks in this field.

03 September 2018

Birds of prey: The biological and environmentally friendly bird control

The natural approach to bird control can be extremely effective in providing the correct programme is implemented We take a look at the nuances of using birds of prey to manage bird pest species.

30 August 2018

Choosing the right tools for effective bird management

Bird control products are continually evolving. It can be hard to keep up with the latest developments and to understand which products work best in a particular situation.

30 August 2018

Top 5 Avian Pests

We’ve put together our own set of ‘top trumps’ cards with all the vital statistics and fun facts on the most common nuisance birds you’re most likely to encounter in the UK.

30 August 2018

The ultimate bird control netting guide

With an extensive choice of bird control and proofing products available, there are many factors to take into consideration when selecting the most suitable netting products for the job.

30 August 2018

PESTWATCH: Secondary infestations from birds

Continuing PPC’s round of in-depth PestWatch features, Field Officer Natalie Bungay inspects birds’ homes and finds some unwelcome guests within them.

30 August 2018

Ring-necked parakeets in buildings

Affectionately nicknamed the ‘posh pigeon’, Britain’s strangest invasive avian pest seems to be here to stay. These flamboyant rascals aren’t just targeting fruit trees...

30 August 2018

The value of family-run pest management companies

Professor Claire Seaman investigates the value of being a family-run pest control company.

30 August 2018

Pest control and keeping it in the family

Pest management companies are often run by families, with trade secrets and family values being carried down through the ages. We asked the Institute for Family Business to give us their top tips.

30 August 2018

Defending the dynasty

We invited ourselves into the family homes of two BPCA member companies to see how they make their family business successful in the pest control sector.

30 August 2018

Work-life balance for professional pest controllers

Time with your family makes you happier, healthier and more productive. PPC asked life coach Chris Dudley to weigh in on the perennial balancing act between home and work life.

30 August 2018

Health, safety and compliance considerations for family-run pest control businesses

Running a family business can sometimes mean that policies and procedures may be treated as being ‘flexible’. We look at some of the challenges that a family business may face.

30 August 2018

HR considerations for family-run pest control businesses

Ben Crawford, Head of HR and Employment Law at BPCA BusinessShield, deliberates on family HR matters.

30 August 2018

Bigger. Better. Giant. British Pest Management Awards 2019

Do you want to be nationally recognised for what you do? As the countdown to PestEx 2019 starts, the excitement begins to build for the second ever British Pest Management Awards.

30 August 2018

Hollywood Pests: Pest control film reviews

The release of Ant-Man and the Wasp from Marvel Studios got us thinking about high profile pests on the silver screen...

30 August 2018

Meet your new Executive Board members

At June’s AGM, three members were elected onto the Association’s Executive Board. Keen to understand their big picture view on pest control, we asked all three ‘new recruits’ the following big question...

30 August 2018

Ask the technical team September 2018

Pigeons, landlords. bee and soil... just some of the latest questions that our Technical Team have been asked.

30 August 2018

Beyond certification with East Coast Pest Control

When Andy Hunn, Managing Director of East Coast Pest Control, started his own business 16 years ago, it’d have been hard to imagine attending a global summit for pest management.

30 August 2018

Summer Summit: Global Summit of Pest Management Services

BPCA sent our Chief Exec and Technical Manager to the Global Summit in Portugal. They both came back exhausted and tan-less. We asked them to report their findings to PPC readers.

30 August 2018

Calling all bed buggers!

BPCA is looking for people who are passionate about protecting the British public from bed bugs.

30 August 2018

BPCA Regional Forums 2019 schedule released

BPCA hosts events for everyone interested in pest management all around the UK. Our Regional Forum dates for 2019 have been announced.

30 August 2018

The importance of Continual Professional Development (CPD) in pest management

We've announced BPCA Registered, an in-house Individual Recognition and Continual Professional Development (CPD) Scheme. We take a look at the scheme and the role CPD has in the pest management industry.

28 August 2018

Pelsis and Curtis Gilmour announce joining of brand portfolios and operations

The Directors of Pelsis Holdings (UK) Ltd and Curtis Gilmour Inc. are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to bring together the brand portfolios and operations of the two companies with immediate effect.

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15 November 2018

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eBay BPCA and Crop Protection Association leading the way on stewardship of online pesticides sales

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA), Crop Protection Association, and eBay have worked together to help stop unauthorised pesticides sales happening online. After several meetings, it&rsq

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30 October 2018

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Against all odds – Developing BPCA’s training offering

Meet the team | Blog With BPCA’s new Individual Recognition scheme just around the corner, we thought we’d catch up with Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, and see what

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29 October 2018

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VIDEO: Why do we control and manage pests in the UK?

There’s good reason to be concerned about a pest infestation when it strikes. Rats, mice, bed bugs, wasps, cockroaches, flies and fleas can all be dangerous, complicated and distressing, so when

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15 November 2018

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eBay BPCA and Crop Protection Association leading the way on stewardship of online pesticides sales

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA), Crop Protection Association, and eBay have worked together to help stop unauthorised pesticides sales happening online. After several meetings, it&rsq

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15 November 2018

Latest news

Rentokil Initial wins CBRE Innovation of the Year Award for its PestConnect system

BPCA member Rentokil Initial’s PestConnect system has won the Innovation of the Year Award at CBRE’s Annual Supply Chain Innovation Competition ‘The Great Idea’. CBRE is t

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15 November 2018

Latest news

BPCA reaches 500 Servicing Company members

The Association has this month reached the significant milestone of 500 full servicing member companies. BPCA last year celebrated its 75th anniversary after being set up in 1942 and is now celeb

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