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13 September 2017

Today’s youth, tomorrow’s pest techs!

Complete Pest Control’s 21-year-old boss, Oliver Fitzgerald grasped the challenge of starting a business immediately after A Levels. He talks to us about the challenges of being a young pest control company owner.

13 September 2017

Apprenticeships update

BPCA announced earlier this year that it’s Pest Control Employer Development Group (EDG) had produced the Pest Control Technician Apprenticeship Standard ready for submission to the Trailblazer Apprenticeship scheme. We caught up with the new Chair o

13 September 2017

Level 2 qualified at 18!

Lewis Westlake, from Servicing Member company Acute Pest Control, has passed his Level 2 Award in Pest Management qualification at the tender age of only 18 years old.

13 September 2017

The Brit in Brussels

Henry Mott has served as BPCA President and still actively runs a pest management company here in the UK. Now he’s taken his seat at the top of the table for the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA).

13 September 2017

Macro-scale eradication; the only way to be sure?

Simon Forrester investigates whether or not complete eradication of a species is the only way to preserve public health, and the hidden impacts of wiping out a pest organism.

13 September 2017

Cereals 2017: wake up to fumigation

Following a request from the Fumigation and Controlled Environments (FaCE) Forum, BPCA travelled to the village of Boothby Graffoe to take a stand at the technical agricultural event Cereals. We brought along members of the FaCE Forum to talk about a

13 September 2017

Rats underfoot; drainage engineer or pest control technician?

What do you do when you suspect a rodent’s route of entry is from a flaw in the inaccessible pipes beneath your feet? We asked drainage expert, Mick Grant from BPCA Associate Member company, MG Drainage, to give us an insight into the potentially dra

13 September 2017

Apptastic! Smarter pest control at your fingertips

The digital software arms race has never been so competitive. For smaller companies, choosing the right application to help drive that bottom line up can be a challenging activity to undertake. Ben Massey takes a look at the options...

13 September 2017

Pests on holiday

Do you struggle to leave work at home when you go away on holiday? Rather be doing a bit of pest management than topping up the tan? No, we don’t either. Regardless, we press on... Here are PPC’s top holiday pests you may (or may not) fancy wrestling

13 September 2017

Ask the Technical Team September 2017

Being the leading association for pest management in the UK means that you get a lot of professional pest control questions piling up in your inbox. When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our experienced tech

13 September 2017

ICUP: warm reception boosts urban pests

The ninth incarnation of ICUP took place at Aston University in Birmingham in July. Held every three years, the 2017 edition attracted a worldwide delegation of academics as well as many pest management professionals from the UK.

13 September 2017

A site survey for sore eyes: external urban pest control

What happens when your survey shows evidence of rats, badgers, deer, foxes and even slowworms? Gary Williams from Urban Wildlife investigates.

13 September 2017

That’s newts to me

Jonathan Walker from BPCA Member company, Eradipest, expected a straightforward rodent problem. However, his site survey revealed that rats weren’t the only species that had made themselves at home.

13 September 2017

Pestwatch

Tips and tricks from the BPCA technical team to see you through the last bit of the year’s pest problems.

06 September 2017

The product standards for portable ladders are changing

The British and European standard that covers all types of portable ladder has had a significant revision that all pest management professionals should be aware of.

04 September 2017

A bug in the system: protect yourself from cybercrime

With high profile and sophisticated digital crimes making the headlines weekly, Associate Member Cliverton team up with BPCA to give you some practical tips for staying safe on the web.

02 August 2017

The cost of getting it wrong

Amid a series of successful prosecutions and press releases from the HSE , we thought it was worth wrapping up a few of case studies so you can get a clear picture of the consequences of “getting it wrong”

14 July 2017

PPC Magazine picks up Best Practice Award adding to BPCA’s list of accolades

Professional Pest Controller (PPC) Magazine has been crowned magazine of the year by the Trade Association Forum.

29 June 2017

Global Pest Management Coalition Launched

BPCA recently joined 21 pest management associations from around the world to form the Global Pest Management Coalition.

21 June 2017

Tom Holmes elected as new BPCA President as Paul Rodman steps down

Tom Holmes, Head of Product Development at Pelsis Group was yesterday elected as the new BPCA President.

16 June 2017

Century milestone for quality benchmark

The number of UK pest control companies to achieve CEPA Certified® status has reached three figures in little more than two years.

26 May 2017

Insect Monitoring Traps live to fight another day

The hard work of BPCA, its Members and their clients working together have resulted in a victory against a proposal to class insect monitoring trap pheromones as biocides. Through a two-pronged attack at the European Commission and lobbying of the UK

26 May 2017

Ben’s award completes hat-trick for BPCA

Marketing and Communications Manager Ben Massey has scooped a national award to complete a remarkable hat-trick for the British Pest Control Association.

16 May 2017

The Death of Diesel?

It’s alleged that some of our cities have such poor air quality that it contributes to the early deaths of some 40,000 UK citizens.

16 May 2017

BPCA Defends Insect Monitoring

Working alongside manufacturing and distributor members, BPCA has written to the European Commission to protest at a proposal to class attractants used in insect monitoring traps as biocides.

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27 June 2022

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New member benefit: Discounted training directly from Wade Environmental

BPCA consultant member Wade Environmental is now offering a discount on training courses for other members and their employees.

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17 June 2022

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New member benefit: Discounted waste service and advice line from Reliance

Reliance Service Solutions is offering fellow members 8% off waste services and a free waste advice service.

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06 June 2022

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BPCA launches 3D assessment on World Pest Day 2022

Today on World Pest Day we're launching a virtual competency assessment, to help newly qualified pest technicians prove they can put their knowledge and skills into practice.

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17 August 2022

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Research reveals farmers aren’t aware of rodenticide issues on UK farms

Press Release: Research reveals farmers aren’t aware of rodenticide issues on UK farms.

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17 August 2022

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CRRU asks could delinquent minority restrict rodent control options for responsible majority?

Press release: Rodenticide residues in barn owls has prompted an uncomfortable question about the use of poison baits, says CRRU.

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16 August 2022

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Bayer ES becomes Envu following acquisition

Press release: Bayer’s Environmental Science arm has announced it will be called Envu going forward, following the successful close of Cinven’s acquisition.

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