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18 January 2022

New label conditions on "robustness" of rodenticide bait boxes

New label text and bait-station standards designed to prevent tampering by animals and children, says Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).

13 December 2021

BPCA shortlisted for TAF Best Practice Awards 2022 

BPCA is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in six categories at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards. 

10 December 2021

Abridged CRRU Code of Best Practice to be made available for trainee pest technicians

CRRU announces intention to publish an abridged adaptation of the CRRU Code of Best Practice in pest rodent control in January 2022.

18 November 2021

BPCA publishes new Code of Conduct for 2022

BPCA has published an updated version of our Code of Conduct which will come into effect on 1 January 2022.

18 November 2021

VIDEO: Glue board update - November 2021

We’ve had loads of glue board related questions this week. Take a look at BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew’s 5-minute update to stay in the loop.

09 November 2021

Back to basics: treatment reports

As a professional, the best way to protect yourself from legal action is a thorough pest management treatment report.

09 November 2021

What's out there? Digital pest management reporting software

PPC magazine reached out to the pest control software marketplace to help you decide if the time is right to go digital.

09 November 2021

Up, up and away! Seven ways to scale your pest control business

Michael Taylor, CEO of BPCA member company Contego Environmental Services, looks at some of the fundamentals of scaling a business.

09 November 2021

Dust, up to snuff? Maintenance tips for pressure dust applicators and storing pesticides

Darran Lebeter, Sales Specialist at BPCA member company 1env Solutions, gives PPC magazine a rundown of his best tips for keeping your pest management equipment up to snuff.

08 November 2021

Glue boards in England will be licenced rather than banned completely

If the proposed Glue Traps (Offences) Bill becomes law, their use will be licenced rather than completely banned.

05 November 2021

VIDEO: Caught in a web - false widow spiders | Digital Forum 11

In this video, Chris Woodard from Chris Woodard Pest Services discusses the new false widow spiders, their impact and management options.

05 November 2021

VIDEO: Pest management to food company accreditation standards | Digital Forum 11

In this video, Grahame Turner from PestAcuity discusses the various food standards that you might come across in pest control.

05 November 2021

VIDEO: Rodents root cause analysis | Digital Forum 11

In this video, BPCA's own John Horsley discusses root cause analysis in relation to rodents. How do we get to the heart of a rat or mouse issue?

21 October 2021

Volunteers wanted for new Academic Relations working group

BPCA is looking for members to join a new working group aimed at creating links with the academic community and keeping up-to-date with research.

20 October 2021

BPCA commits to Planet Mark certification

BPCA is furthering our sustainability commitment by becoming Planet Mark certified through measuring and reducing our carbon footprint.

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.

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

Introducing BPCA Night School courses

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

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

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.

05 August 2021

Changes to BPCA Exec Board as Martin Harvey steps down

Former BPCA President Tom Holmes rejoins the BPCA Executive Board as Immediate Past President, while Martin Harvey takes a step back.

03 August 2021

Let’s keep glue boards for professionals, says BPCA

BPCA has begun its lobbying effort to keep rodent glue boards in the toolkits of pest professionals.

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20 January 2022

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Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes committee stage without amendment

Although two hours were scheduled for the meeting, it took only 45 minutes for MPs to decide to pass the Bill through its Committee stage without amendment.

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13 December 2021

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BPCA shortlisted for TAF Best Practice Awards 2022 

BPCA is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in six categories at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards. 

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18 November 2021

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BPCA publishes new Code of Conduct for 2022

BPCA has published an updated version of our Code of Conduct which will come into effect on 1 January 2022.

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21 January 2022

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Plans to outlaw glue boards in Scotland announced

On Thursday, 20 January 2022, the Scottish government announced plans to implement a total ban of rodent glue boards.

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20 January 2022

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New certified bed bug detection dogs website launched

Not-for-profit Bed Bug Foundation (BBF) has launched a new website designed to make it easy for pest controllers to locate companies offering bed bug detection dog services.

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20 January 2022

Latest news

Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes committee stage without amendment

Although two hours were scheduled for the meeting, it took only 45 minutes for MPs to decide to pass the Bill through its Committee stage without amendment.

Read more