Latest News from BPCA

27 September 2021

Hybrid training options now available for Field Biologist course

BPCA's next training session for Becoming a Field Biologist will now be available to take either in-person or remotely.

23 September 2021

VIDEO: Cluster fly pest control

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at the biology of cluster flies and the control options open to professional pest controllers.

22 September 2021

Insect-O-Cutor launches new third generation PlusZap for flying insects

Insect-O-Cutor, a Pelsis brand, has launched a new product to control flying insects in indoor, commercial environments.

16 September 2021

HSE ventilation advice for returning office workers

Fresh air supply is key to a safe working environment, as pandemic continues, says Health and Safety Executive.

16 September 2021

New pest consultancy launched in UK

PestAcuity is a new independent pest control consultancy founded by well-known industry figure Grahame Turner.

14 September 2021

2021 National Pest Awards winners announced

BPCA members take home almost every prize at the National Pest Awards on 9 September 2021.

02 September 2021

Bad may actually be good, says food industry auditor

When it comes to audits within food premises, bad may actually be good, according to AIB international food auditor Thomas Auer.

02 September 2021

Registration is open for PestEx 2022 - the pest management show

After a year-long postponement, PestEx the pest management show returns to London in 2022.

02 September 2021

Six signs fleas have moved into your home

Pest experts at a national trade body are urging householders to watch out for the six signs of fleas.

01 September 2021

HSE call for evidence on lead ammunition

Pest professionals are being asked to provide information to the Health and Safety Executive, relating to the use of lead ammunition in the UK.

27 August 2021

VIDEO: Live capture trapping

In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at what pest controllers need to consider when using live capture traps.

27 August 2021

LNPS to offer golden handshake to new recruits

Qualified pest technicians are being offered a golden handshake of £1000 by London-based BPCA member LNPS to help with labour shortage.

24 August 2021

Top tips to prevent problem mosquitoes

Top tips to stop a surge in mosquitoes have been issued by a national trade body as Britain’s warm, wet weather continues – providing ideal conditions for them to thrive.

23 August 2021

Professional Pest Controller issue 104 (PPC104) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 104 is out now and available to read online for free.

23 August 2021

Animal Welfare Action Plan and pest management

On 12 May, the government published an action plan for animal welfare which has implications for the whole pest management sector.

23 August 2021

The glue board ban in New Zealand

PPC magazine asked Peter Barry from the Pest Management Association of New Zealand (PMANZ) to recap the story of their 2015 ban.

23 August 2021

The elephant in the glue trap

PPC Editor Scott Johnstone looks at the motivations behind animal welfare reforms and speculates how the industry might have to adapt.

23 August 2021

Opinion: Glue board ban and the failure to self-regulate

In PPC104 Henry Mott, former president of CEPA, takes a step back to look at the ramifications of the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill.

23 August 2021

Opinion: There's nothing evil about me

Is there such a thing as humane pest control? Alex Wade of member company Wade Environmental investigates for PPC104.

23 August 2021

Opinion: We should be animal welfare activists

We need to fully engage with this process of heightened animal welfare awareness, says Chris Cagienard.

23 August 2021

Don't bug me: non-pest insects

In PPC104 Paul Westgate, Veritas Pest Consultancy, explains how a little entomology know-how can go a long way.

23 August 2021

Rodents detect landmines, sniff out TB, find disaster victims

In PPC104 we look at rats being used to sniff out diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) in people’s saliva, or salmonella bacteria in contaminated food.

23 August 2021

Rodent baiting: techniques and terminology

In PPC104, Helen Ainsworth from BPCA member company BASF takes a back-to-basics look at rodent baiting strategies.

23 August 2021

PestWatch: Insects that destroy wood in buildings

In PPC104, the Property Care Association takes over our usual PestWatch feature with an introduction to wood-destroying insect pests.

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

Member benefit in focus: Business Shield

Did you know you have a free health and safety and employment law service at your fingertips?

20 August 2021

Meet the member: To bee or not to bee

PPC magazine spoke to Ian Fuller (B.Eng) at Swarmcatcher, who has been removing and relocating live honey bees for more than a decade.

20 August 2021

Meet the member: 25 years of pest control at Des Bone

PPC magazine spoke to Ann Bone, of Des Bone Ltd, about their quarter-century journey as a pest management business.

20 August 2021

Meet the member: Next Gen Pest Tech

Jack Tully, the first apprentice pest technician at BPCA member Integrum Services, took part in a quick-fire question session with PPC.

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.

20 August 2021

Sink or swim? Keep your head above water as a non-technical pest control employee

BPCA's new course is designed specifically for people whose role does not directly involve carrying out pest control treatments.

20 August 2021

Enter the Ratrix

BPCA secures funding for 3D Competency Assessment, to bring pest control learning into the 21st century.

20 August 2021

Pestflix and chill: free CPD resources for pest professionals

Always end up cramming in your CPD hours towards the end of the year? We've got tons of activities - are you making the most of them?

16 August 2021

HSE accept BPCA as UK REACH Accredited Stakeholder

HSE has accepted BPCA to represent professional pest management’s interest in UK REACH and chemical regulation.

11 August 2021

IPS launches new sticky moth trap

Following two years of testing, International Pheromone Systems has launched a new product that will help both commercial pest controllers and homeowners to manage moth infestations.

06 August 2021

Dates announced for ICUP 2022 conference

The organisers of the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) are now delighted to announce the dates of their rescheduled 2020 Conference.

06 August 2021

Pelsis Group acquired by Pamplona

Pelsis Group has announced it will be acquired by specialist investment manager Pamplona Capital Management this September.

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.

04 August 2021

Choose professionals to protect wild birds, says trade body

BPCA is urging the owners of homes, businesses and public buildings to ensure they choose a trained and qualified professional to offer advice and install bird-proofing measures.

04 August 2021

Five new document templates - perfect for client folders

BPCA has released five new pest management document templates which are now available for members to download.

04 August 2021

Major changes at International Pheromone Systems

IPS has strengthened its technical team with the promotion of Payman Shafighi to the new role of Technical Business Development Manager.

04 August 2021

PestWest® flies high with another award-winning night for flyDetect®

PestWest was announced the winner of the Digital Engineering/Technology Award for flyDetect® at the Made in Yorkshire Awards ceremony.

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.

03 August 2021

Funding secured for gadget that identifies apple moth pest

MothNet has secured funding from Innovate UK to develop a fully automated codling moth monitoring system for apple growers.

22 July 2021

John O’Conner expands despite pandemic challenges

An expanding team at BPCA member John O'Conner sees the business invest in a new custom fleet for its pest control division.

22 July 2021

Join our new working group for member complaints

BPCA is reviewing its member complaints procedures and is looking for some members to get involved.

22 July 2021

VIDEO: Understanding pests in food businesses

In this video Natalie looks at how pests in food businesses can damage and contaminate food, causing economic loss and threatening public health.

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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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