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21 July 2021

Five Years of Rodenticide Stewardship report published

A report of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime’s work covering 2016 to 2020 has been published by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use.

19 July 2021

Safe working for pest professionals after lockdown

How can pest professionals continue to work safely now that Covid-19 restrictions in parts of the UK are at an end?

14 July 2021

Bayer announces release of new Harmonix® Rodent Paste

Bayer is bringing a new professional-use cholecalciferol rodenticide, which can be used in open areas and burrows, to the market this September.

14 July 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 9 - A complete approach to wasp and hornet control

In this video, Matt Towler from Lodi UK gives a crash course in wasp and hornet control.

14 July 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 9 - What's on the horizon after glue boards?

In this video, Alex Wade from Wade Environmental asks "What now?" after the news the UK Government is looking to ban glue boards.

14 July 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 9 - Bird control lasers explained

In this video, Chris Frappell from Pestfix gives a talk on lasers for bird control and their use.

14 July 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 9 - Inspections and pest activity: what to look for

In this video, Avril Turner from Killgerm gives a talk on IPM and what to look out for when carrying out pest control surveys.

12 July 2021

PestWorld to return as in-person event

Plans are well under way for PestWorld 2021 to return as a face-to-face event in the US this autumn.

07 July 2021

Have your say: Member summit on general licences for bird control in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency want your views on proposed amendments to 2021/22 licences for bird control.

06 July 2021

1env hold NHS birthday bake sale

On 5 July, as the National Health Service celebrated its 73rd anniversary, BPCA member 1env held a charity bake sale.

01 July 2021

Legal teeth and rodent control update in 2021 Code of Best Practice

Changes to the way rodenticide is used for permanent, pulsed or burrow baiting, or in covered and protected bait stations, are coming into force to tackle “stubbornly static” rodenticide residues in barn owls.

29 June 2021

BPCA secures funding for 3D interactive simulator

BPCA applied for funding from the Ufi VocTech Trust to support the development of an interactive 3D competency simulator for pest technicians.

29 June 2021

New ladder safety guidance announced

Health & Safety Executive and Ladder Association will be unveiling two new ladder safety guidance documents in one-off webinar.

29 June 2021

Trade body’s wasp advice for window cleaners

Wasps can be a common hazard for window cleaners, particularly during the late summer months when a wasp colony is at its peak.

28 June 2021

VIDEO: Essential customer service skills for pest professionals

In this video, Natalie Bungay explores how you can deliver excellent service to your pest control customers.

24 June 2021

Changes to right to work checks in UK

Changes coming into force on 1 July 2021 will affect how a UK employer should conduct 'right to work' checks for EEA citizens.

21 June 2021

LNPS continues vital mosquito monitoring

BPCA member London Network for Pest Solutions is playing an important role in monitoring one of the planet’s deadliest insects.

18 June 2021

Manage mental health at work with FREE ISO for small businesses

For a limited time, BSI are offering the ISO 45003 Standard free of charge to any small business with under 100 employees and a turnover less than £25 million.

17 June 2021

Beaver announce new Head of Compliance and Client Retention

BPCA member Beaver Pest Control have recruited former Training Manager James Wood into the role.

17 June 2021

UK government confirms plans to ban rodent glue boards completely

The government has issued details on the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill to crack down on “inhumane rodent traps”.

15 June 2021

CEPA President steps down

After three years, Henry Mott has resigned as President of CEPA, the European Pest Management Solutions Professional Association.

14 June 2021

Cleankill thrives despite initial Covid-19 concerns

BPCA member Cleankill Pest Control sees contract portfolio hit £2 million mark, despite pandemic challenges.

09 June 2021

National Pest Awards 2021 finalists announced

Find out who made the shortlist for Pest magazine's National Pest Awards 2021.

08 June 2021

Spotta strengthens global reach with new resellers

BPCA member Spotta Smart Pest System signs three new distributor agreements in North America and UK.

06 June 2021

VIDEO: Happy World Pest Day 2021 #TechnicianTakeover

Our #TechnicianTakeover project celebrates the lifeblood of the pest management sector - technicians. Watch the video now.

01 June 2021

Case study: Technology at heart of pest control company

A Bayer case study showing Amicus embracing technology as part of an integrated pest control approach.

31 May 2021

Technicians takeover BPCA in lead up to World Pest Day

Five technicians are taking over BPCA’s social media channels to show the world the essential role they play in protecting public health.

27 May 2021

VIDEO: Wales Digital Forum - Upselling and Aftercare

In this video, Kevin Higgins from Aries Training gives a talk on selling additional pest control services and building good customer relations.

27 May 2021

VIDEO: Wales Digital Forum - Innovation in Products with Lodi UK

In this video, Matt Towler from Lodi UK gives a talk on pest control products.

27 May 2021

VIDEO: Wales Digital Forum - Leading a movement against suicide

In this video, Rosy Candlin from CALM gives a presentation on mental health awareness.

27 May 2021

VIDEO: Wales Digital Forum - Bird Licensing Update

In this video, Natural Resources Wales give a talk about bird licensing changes in the country.

20 May 2021

Penalties for not telling HMRC about Covid-19 overpayments

Failure to notify them of an overpayment of Coronavirus financial support could lead to fines, says HMRC.

19 May 2021

Pelsis Group expands Edialux Professional team

Following news of the recent acquisitions of Edialux France and US based Bird-B-Gone, Pelsis Group has made four new staff appointments.

19 May 2021

Talking Pest Management chat with CEPA President

A Q&A session about the role and objectives of CEPA was recently held with President Henry Mott, as part of the Talking Pest Management series.

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.

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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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