Latest News from BPCA

26 February 2021

Opinion: Cholecalciferol - the new kid in the block

PPC magazine caught up with Dave Archer and asked him for his thoughts on cholecalciferol, actives from times gone by and the future of rodenticides.

26 February 2021

Bird mites: complex and confusing

Professor Olivier Sparagano, Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at the City University of Hong Kong, shares with PPC how to correctly identify your arthropod pests to create an effective treatment strategy.

26 February 2021

Fruit flies: Horizon 2020 project addresses major invasive pests

In this article, Nikos T Papadopoulos writes about the threat to fresh fruit and vegetable production from invasive species and how a new project aims to plug a research gap on fruit flies in Europe.

26 February 2021

VIDEO: Pest management Codes of Best Practice explained

In this video, Natalie looks at why Codes of Best Practice are important and how following them can benefit your business.

25 February 2021

PestWatch: Rodents and glue boards

With all eyes on control measures for glue boards, BPCA Technical Officer Natalie Bungay gives PPC102 a glue board refresher.

25 February 2021

Opinion: Let's ban glue boards

In PPC102 Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for Pest Solutions, asks if we should defend the use of glue boards in pest control.

25 February 2021

Ask the technical team March 2021

Rats next door, rodent carcass disposal, woodworm treatment and insect identification are all covered in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team.

25 February 2021

Google Local Service Ads

In this PPC102 article, local search specialist, Known Locally, explains the latest way to boost online presence for your pest management business.

25 February 2021

Google My Business: Promote your pest control company for free

In this article, Which? Trusted Traders share their insights on the Google tool that helps you find and generate leads for your pest control business.

25 February 2021

Meet the member: Personal development is more than words

In this article, BPCA’s Comms Officer Kat Shaw speaks to Paul Allman from Problem Solved Pest Control, about personal development and the path to professionalism.

25 February 2021

Bayer to sell Environmental Science division

Bayer has announced it is divesting its Environmental Science Professional business, including its pest management portfolio, in order to focus on core Crop Science work.

25 February 2021

President's Report: We Are BPCA

Phil Halpin, BPCA President, looks back at the challenges of 2020 and celebrates the successes.

24 February 2021

Treasurer's report: Adapt, improvise, overcome

Mark Williams, Honorary Treasurer on BPCA's Executive Board, assesses the Association's finances for 2020 and the challenges the pandemic presented.

24 February 2021

Annual Report: 2018-2020 strategy wrap-up

Before we start reporting on developments in the new BPCA strategy, we thought it only fair to assess how successful the old one was.

24 February 2021

Annual Report: 2020 in numbers

As part of our 2020 annual report, check out how the Association did in areas from income and outgoings to press coverage and member referrals.

24 February 2021

Level up with the new CAT

We’ve launched a new accreditation for pest professionals who have passed their Level 2 Award and want to demonstrate their advanced industry experience.

23 February 2021

Speed baiting training from BASF a hit

The launch of the new BASF rodenticide Selontra has seen over 800 pest controllers pass an online training course to use the product.

19 February 2021

Bayer to host virtual stand at PestExtra 2021

Bayer are hosting a 360° virtual stand for PestExtra, our three-day event in March, with a 3D stand that helps you interact with new Bayer products.

19 February 2021

UPDATED: Furloughing pest management workers and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS)

Covid-19 has made furlough the HR word of the moment in the UK, but what is it and how does it work for your pest management business?

18 February 2021

Sri-Lankan based Exterminators Ltd win Covid-19 award

BPCA Observer members The Exterminators Ltd, based in Sri Lanka, won a Gold Award at Restart Sri Lanka Resilience Awards 2020.

17 February 2021

Killgerm unveils new wildlife conscious rat bait box

The AF® Amicus is a new species-specific bait station for Norway rat control from BPCA member Killgerm Chemicals.

16 February 2021

ICUP webinar registration now open

Delegates can now register for the very first free-of-charge International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) on-line webinar to be held on 9 March 2021.

15 February 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 7 - Insect identification

In this video, John Lloyd from Independent Pest Management & Insect Consultancy, gives a Digital Forum 7 presentation on insect identification.

15 February 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 7 - Bird control products by Edialux

In this sponsored video, Mark Wenman from Edialux gives a Digital Forum 7 presentation on their pest control products for bird management.

15 February 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 7 - Outfoxed! Professional fox control

In this video, Dave Archer from DKA Pest Control gives a Digital Forum 7 presentation on rural fox control for pest professionals.

15 February 2021

VIDEO: Digital Forum 7 - Dealing with customer complaints

In this video, Philip Thomas from Which? Trusted Trader gives a Digital Forum presentation on customer service skills when dealing with pest control complaints.

15 February 2021

UPDATED: Advice for pest professionals operating during Covid-19 pandemic

Advice for pest management professionals based on current government guidance, as well as our position statement on the Covid-19 pandemic.

12 February 2021

10 years and counting for CSS Pest Services

BPCA member CSS Pest Services are celebrating ten years in business this Valentine's Day.

09 February 2021

Cleankill Pest Control purchases Hampshire-based business

BPCA member Cleankill Pest Control continues expansion with acquisition of Hampshire-based Totalcare Pest Control.

08 February 2021

Pelsis acquires French pest control supplier Edialux

BPCA member Pelsis Group has acquired the top French pest control product distributor as part of its international growth strategy.

03 February 2021

Anglian Pest Control says “thank you NHS” with goodie bag donation

BPCA member company, Anglian Pest Control, wanted to say a big thank you to their local hospital in Peterborough.

03 February 2021

HSE issues advice on Covid-19 disinfection services and warns of legal consequences

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued guidance on disinfecting using fog and mist during the Covid pandemic.

03 February 2021

LNPS wins national award for excellence

A recently established London pest control company is celebrating after winning its first-ever national award.

03 February 2021

Reminder: Report illegal pesticide sales when you spot them online

BPCA's guidance document will help you to report illegal activity to us when you see it.

03 February 2021

Pest control software provider ServicePro joins ServiceTitan family

ServicePro, a family-owned Pest Control, Lawn Care, and Arbor Care software business, announces a new partnership with ServiceTitan.

03 February 2021

COVID-19: A great time to help Britain's bees

BPCA member PGH Beegone says the UK's bee population has been given a fighting chance as a result of lockdowns and reduced travel this last year.

03 February 2021

Fast acting Ridmus Alpha proves knock out for mice

Ridmus Alpha is the new rodenticide from BPCA member Syngenta Professional Solutions, specifically designed to rapidly control house mice infestations.

03 February 2021

Wasp control survey for Warwick students

Four MBA students at Warwick Business School need your help with their pest control course project.

03 February 2021

Vacant buildings vulnerable to rodents in Ireland, says Rentokil

Rentokil is warning businesses in Ireland of the threat posed by rodents to premises that are lying vacant due to Covid-19 restrictions.

29 January 2021

Vecotech launches novel bed bug pheromone-based lure

Vecotech Ltd announced the launch of BugScents, a pheromone-based bed bug lure for use in detecting early-stage bed bug infestations.

29 January 2021

VIDEO: Scotland Digital Forum - Fly unit catch analysis; species, scope and data reasoning

In this video, Avril Turner from Killgerm gives a Scotland Digital Forum presentation on catch tray analysis in fly control.

29 January 2021

VIDEO: Scotland Digital Forum - An introduction to Selontra

In this sponsored video, Helen Ainsworth gives a Scotland Digital Forum presentation on BASF's rodenticide product, Selontra.

29 January 2021

VIDEO: Scotland Digital Forum - An update on gull licensing procedures

In this video, NatureScot's Kieren Jones gives a pest management presentation on the state of bird licensing in Scotland.

29 January 2021

VIDEO: Scotland Digital Forum - How rodent behaviour influences a baiting plan

In this video, BASF's Sharon Hughes gives a Scotland Digital Forum pest management presentation on rodent behaviour and baiting plans.

29 January 2021

New rodent glueboards toolbox talk released for members

A new rodent glueboard toolbox talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the website.

28 January 2021

Defra backs birth control for grey squirrels

Defra has backed a proposal by UK Squirrel Accord to use oral contraceptives in grey squirrel control.

28 January 2021

Rentokil Initial awarded by The Mater Hospital for contribution to the Covid-19 response

BPCA member Rentokil Initial has been presented with a commemorative medal for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

28 January 2021

Hillbans recruit wildlife conservation zoo biologist

BPCA member Hillbans welcomes specialist Martyn Ridgley to the team, a qualified wildlife conservation zoo biologist.

28 January 2021

Killgerm launches FREE rodent glue board training

BPCA member Killgerm added a new online course to their training site, with free sessions on best practice use of rodent glue boards.

20 January 2021

VIDEO: Principles of gull control for pest professionals

In this video Natalie talks about the legislative and licensing requirements when considering appropriate gull control measures.

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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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18 November 2021

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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.

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11 November 2021

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Professional Pest Controller issue 105 (PPC105) out now

Professional pest controller magazine issue 105 is out now and available to read online for free.

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30 November 2021

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Sri-Lankan based Exterminators Ltd named 'Great Place to Work'

BPCA Observer member, Exterminators Limited, is Asia’s first pest control business to be certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’.

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26 November 2021

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Save on 2021 pest control training this Black Friday

Submit a special Black Friday booking form BEFORE 11.59 PM on 1 December 2021 and you'll get some last-minute CPD at a bargain price.

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25 November 2021

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VIDEO: Guidance on CRRU stewardship for rodenticide use

In this video, Natalie Bungay explains what the CRRU code of best practice covers and what you need to consider in order to comply with it.

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