Latest News from BPCA

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.

12 May 2021

Defra look to restrict glue traps for pest control in action plan for Animal Welfare

Today (12 May), the Government has published an action plan for animal welfare which includes the promise to support legislation to restrict the use of glue traps.

11 May 2021

PGH Beegone celebrates first franchisee

PGH Beegone Franchising Limited, the pest control and live bee removal franchise, is quick off the starting block after recruiting its first franchisee within six weeks of launching.

06 May 2021

Can rodents transmit Covid-19? A government report

Defra and the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) have presented a paper on the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections in rodents occurring from exposure to humans.

05 May 2021

Pelsis announces Bird-B-Gone acquisition

BPCA member Pelsis Group has acquired a California-based manufacturer as part of its international growth strategy.

04 May 2021

Sports club grant scheme launched by Pestokill

A new grant scheme for sports teams has been launched by BPCA member Pestokill, to help support exercise and activities post-lockdown.

28 April 2021

Vehicle and office cleaning checklist available now for members

To help businesses prepare for Covid-19 inspections, BPCA has released a downloadable template cleaning schedule.

27 April 2021

Biological control approved in fight against invasive tree pest

Release of a parasitoid wasp to tackle the Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasp has been approved in England, says Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

23 April 2021

Covid resilience praised in CEPA Annual Report 2020

The CEPA Annual Report 2020 is available to read online, with President Henry Mott praising the pest management industry's ability to thrive during the pandemic.

23 April 2021

VIDEO: Trademarks for pest management companies

In this video, guest speaker Tania Clark, CITMA, explains the value of trade marks for pest businesses of any size.

16 April 2021

BPCA shortlisted for Association Excellence Awards 2021

BPCA is delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted in three different categories at the Association Excellence Awards.

16 April 2021

VIDEO: Managing bees in pest control environments

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at bee behaviour, identification and control options which satisfy both the customer and the environment.

14 April 2021

Grain store pest protection webinar - register now!

BPCA member Lodi UK will host their first ever webinar on the latest best practice on effective grain store pest protection.

14 April 2021

Static rodenticide residues in barn owl surveillance

Two-thirds of barn owls analysed have been found with detectable liver residues of two or more second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs), says CRRU.

06 April 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 8 - Syngenta providing the right support for PCOs

In this video, Daniel Lightfoot talks about Syngenta's business aims and how the right technology can provide additional support for pest control technicians.

06 April 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 8 - Cluster and other small fly control

In this video Paul Westgate, Veritas Pest Consultancy, talks about fly identification, biology and control.

06 April 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 8 - Pest surveying techniques and customer communication

In this video, Matt from Lodi UK gives a presentation on things to consider when carrying out a pest management survey.

01 April 2021

Almost half of feral pigeons carry infectious disease, BPCA warns

Up to 49 per cent of feral pigeons could carry an infectious disease that can be passed to humans, BPCA has warned.

31 March 2021

Postponement of approval expiry dates for renewals of 8 active substances

HSE has agreed a postponement of the approval expiry dates for eight active substances which were due to lapse within the next six months.

31 March 2021

Scottish Animal Welfare Commission recommends the ban of rodent glue boards

In its March 2021 report, the SAWC has made its recommendations on the future of glue boards to ministers.

29 March 2021

BPCA's call for urgent rethink of post-Brexit biocide regulation sees fumigants registration extended

BPCA has written to HSE to ask for them to reconsider their approach to biocidal product reviews after concerns were raised for the future of some key fumigants.

29 March 2021

BPCA holds 79th Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually

The British Pest Control Association’s 2021 AGM has been held online alongside the BPCA member awards.

29 March 2021

BPCA Life Membership awarded to CRRU Chairman

Dr Alan Buckle was the deserving recipient of the BPCA Life Membership award at the AGM on 26 March 2021.

28 March 2021

VIDEO: Regulation of Biocides in UK - an update from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

In this video, Dr Nicola Gregg outlines the requirements for both GB and Northern Ireland (NI) and actions that businesses should be aware of to keep biocidal products on the market.

25 March 2021

VIDEO: Understanding biological hazards of professional pest control

In this video, Natalie Bungay examines the biological hazards associated with the work of pest management professionals and how to mitigate those risks.

23 March 2021

BPCA negotiates lateral flow Covid-19 test discounts for pest professionals

BPCA has negotiated a discount on novel coronavirus antigen detection kits for the entire UK pest control sector.

19 March 2021

Too much to see as PestExtra 2021 goes viral

British Pest Control Association’s digital pest management event, PestExtra 2021, saw huge numbers of visitors when it took place this week.