Latest News from BPCA

09 November 2021

State of play: How technology is shaping pest control strategies in 2021

In PPC105 Paul Blackhurst, Rentokil Pest Control, shares his views on how technology can enhance our management programmes.

09 November 2021

INFOGRAPHIC: Where are we in 2021? Pest control and technology

We asked PPC readers to share their insights on how technology impacts their pest management processes. Here are our key findings.

09 November 2021

Ask the technical team November 2021

Remote monitoring, digital reporting, data protection and spider season are looked at in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

09 November 2021

Seeing the light: advances in optical illumination

Regular PPC contributor Dave Archer is back. And now he’s got optics in his sights.

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

Rising mouse numbers down-under

In PPC105 Gerwyn Jones, Asia Pacific Manager for PelGar International outlines some of the reasons for mouse plagues and potential outcomes.

09 November 2021

Triggered! Mental health resilience for pest professionals

PPC asked Essentially Human for some tips on recognising early warning signs and some practical tips for maintaining a happy and healthy work-life for pest professionals.

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.

09 November 2021

UK rodent prevalence: the impact of Covid-19 on pest sightings

Did 18 months of lockdowns cause an increase in rodent populations and sightings? Dr Mark Lambert, Defra, writes for PPC about what the available data shows, from here to Tokyo.

09 November 2021

Are you local? Community pest issues and local authorities

In PPC105, BPCA's Natalie Bungay shares her insights into how you can approach your local authority for help with community-related pest problems.

09 November 2021

Meet the member: Just the bee-ginning!

With a business that’s gone from strength to strength, Peter Higgs talks to PPC magazine about PGH Pest Prevention, Beegone and his new franchising scheme.

09 November 2021

Onboarding a pest technician: new resources for new starters

In PPC105 we look at how a good onboarding process can drive the professionalism of a pest control company and ensure a technician knows how to stay safe in the field.

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: Sponsored: Selontra update | Digital Forum 11

In this video, Helen Hall from BASF discusses how Selontra is doing now that it's approaching its first birthday.

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?

04 November 2021

Wade Environmental offer to sponsor a son or daughter through their Level 2 Award

BPCA member company Wade Environmental will select and sponsor a son or daughter in a family-based team through their RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management.

02 November 2021

BPCA releases Onboarding a pest technician framework and support

BPCA has developed a training framework for onboarding people new to the pest management sector working towards their Level 2 Award in Pest Management.

02 November 2021

Contego do away with fluorescent EFKs

Contego is going greener by no longer supplying new customers with fluorescent fly killers and only supplying LED units instead.

02 November 2021

LNPS announces sponsorship of Wapping Youth Football Club

BPCA member company London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) has announced a sponsorship deal with Wapping Youth Football Club.

01 November 2021

International Pheromone Systems relocates and re-brands as part of expansion plans

Cheshire-based International Pheromone Systems (IPS) has rebranded, launched a new website, moved premises and built a Pest Research Hub in less than two years.

01 November 2021

Tropical species is a serious public health pest

Managers of large centrally heated buildings are being urged to understand the risks posed by a small tropical species.

29 October 2021

Wild Justice launches Northern Ireland general licences legal challenge

Wild Justice, the Chris Packham-led campaign group, has launched a legal challenge against the 2021/22 general licences issued by Northern Ireland's DAERA.

28 October 2021

False Black Widow sightings on the rise

A seasonal spike in sightings of False Black Widow spiders is likely to be caused by males in search of a mate, a national trade body has said.

27 October 2021

Be prepared for an increase in fleas this autumn, says Bayer

Pest controllers should prepare for multiple call outs to fleas in the coming months, following a delayed flea season and lockdown puppy buying surge.

27 October 2021

Dramatic drop in allegations of rogue rodenticide supply

Only one suspected point-of-sale non-compliance case has been reported in the past year, according to the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).

25 October 2021

End of an era for Safeguard Pest Control

Following the retirement of Tim Sheehan and Paul Butterick from Safeguard Pest Control, we caught up with their team to talk about days gone and the end of an era.

22 October 2021

John O'Conner takes on business apprentices

BPCA member company John O’Conner have taken on two new Business Admin apprentices at their North Herts depot.

22 October 2021

The improved BPCA member documents library is open

A collection of over 150 templates, documents and tools is now available to all BPCA members.

22 October 2021

BPCA contribution acknowledged as part of sustainable use of pesticides national action plan

BPCA’s proposed amendments to the UK’s national action plan on sustainable pesticide usage have been included in a wrap-up of contributors’ comments released by the UK government.

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.

20 October 2021

Selontra wins Best Product award

Selontra, the new rodenticide bait from, BASF, has been awarded 'Best Product' by Pest magazine.

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.

18 October 2021

Survey and quotation template now available for members

BPCA has created an example template for a survey and quote. It's now available in the BPCA member area.

14 October 2021

VIDEO: Safe and legal use of air rifles in pest control

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at the legislation and processes that you need to consider when using firearms in a pest control environment.

13 October 2021

Pest control and live bee removal franchise buzzing at ongoing success

BPCA member PGH Beegone Franchising Limited has announced the recruitment of its second franchisee.

13 October 2021

Contego acquires Pestguard Services Scotland

BPCA member Contego expands market share in Scotland with the acquisition of Pestguard Services Scotland.

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

Glue trap ban on cards in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced its intention to ban the use of glue boards in Wales.

06 October 2021

Paper submissions sought for ICUP 2022

All those keen to submit an abstract at the upcoming International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) are now invited to do so.

06 October 2021

Introducing BPCA Night School courses

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

05 October 2021

Ecolab among most engaged companies in world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative

BPCA member Ecolab has been named a Global Compact LEAD participant for its ongoing commitment to the United Nations (UN) sustainability initiative.

04 October 2021

VIDEO: New and emerging UK pest species | Digital Forum 10

In this video Clive Boase discusses the new pest species we may encounter in the UK in the future.

04 October 2021

VIDEO: Sponsored: Harmonix Rodent Paste - a new era for rodent control | Digital Forum 10

In this sponsored video, Richard Moseley from Bayer discusses how to manage complex rodent infestations with Harmonix®.

04 October 2021

VIDEO: Using the TRNZ4rm approach to manage bed bugs | Digital Forum 10

In this video, Sarah Latyn gives a presentation on bed bug control and how to prep for treatment.

04 October 2021

VIDEO: Pest control drainage investigation techniques | Digital Forum 10

In this video, Davy Brown gives a presentation on detecting rodent activity in drains.

04 October 2021

X-Trap EFK excels in controlled testing

PestFix's new LED fly trap, X-Trap 50, passes independent testing with flying colours.

30 September 2021

Contego supports save the bees initiative

As part of their wide-ranging pledge to give back to the local community, BPCA member Contego is running a 'Save the Bees' initiative.

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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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17 January 2022

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Night School pest control training courses return

Following a successful first run of evening classes in 2021, BPCA Night School is back!

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20 December 2021

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Daera issue amended interim general licences pending consultation

Daera has issued amended, interim licences. Several bird species have been removed from either all or some of the three general licences.

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26 January 2022

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Cleankill says goodbye to longest-serving pest control technician

Industry stalwart Phil Nye has retired after 20 years with BPCA member Cleankill.

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25 January 2022

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New for 2022: Add your BPCA Registered card to your Google or Apple Wallet

This year, anyone on the BPCA Registered scheme can choose to have a digital flashcard version of their identification card available on their phone.

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24 January 2022

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Come see BBwear at PestEx 2022 for your chance to win an Ultra Bee Suit

Cornwall-based beekeeping clothing manufacturer, BBwear will be making their PestEx debut this March.

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