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  • 24 November 2022

    Black Friday: great deals on online pest control training

    Black Friday is back for 2022! Book now for 25% off our classroom and online learning courses! This year we are offering 25% off BPCA online classroom and online training courses taking place for the rest of 2022 and into 2023. T.... More

  • 18 November 2022

    New treatment report templates for BPCA members

    MEMBERSHIP DOCUMENTS A brand new report template for rodent treatments, available for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area (login required). An updated version of a general treatment r.... More

  • 17 November 2022

    New member benefit: Discounted training and free support from Veritas Pest Consultancy

    MEMBERSHIP BPCA member company, Veritas Pest Consultancy is offering discounted in-person training exclusively for members. Get 10% off Veritas in-person training and claim a free 30-minute consultation for your professional pest contr.... More

  • 14 November 2022

    New member benefit: Discounted hire equipment from WowNow Hire

    MEMBERSHIP BPCA has partnered with WowNow Hire to give members discounts on tailor-made hire solutions for pest businesses.   BPCA members get discounts on: Powered access Tool hire Rope access Waste disposal and co.... More

  • 11 November 2022

    PPC Live 2023 sneak peek - seminars, demonstrations, practical sessions and more!

    PPC Live 2023 PPC Live is a chance to get hands on with the latest and greatest pest management innovations, and to pick up some new skills along the way. Registration is open! Check out sneak previews of seminars, demonstrations, prac.... More

  • 07 November 2022

    Best Pest Pic competition returns for PPC Live 2023

    BPCA is looking for the best pest photograph and is offering a £500 prize for anyone who captures the perfect image of public health pest control. The competition is now officially open. All you need to do is tweet your image to @brit.... More

  • 04 November 2022

    Scottish glue board ban will affect most vulnerable, says BPCA

    LEGISLATION Proposals in Scotland relating to a ban on the use of rodent glue traps, and increased regulation of other wildlife traps, have been published. A consultation on the proposals is open now and will close on 14 December 2022..... More

  • 01 November 2022

    Pests in the press: July to September 2022

    NEWS | PPC109 October 2022 Press activity ramped up with appearances on television and radio for BPCA as a long hot summer drifted into autumn, while seasonal pests including wasps and maggots generated plenty of headlines in print and online.... More

  • 28 October 2022

    Developing your pest control skills with BPCA

    TRAINING AND CPD | PPC109 October 2022 In this article, BPCA’s Training and Professional Development Manager, Karen Dawes, explores why continuing professional development (CPD) can be a great tool for a pest professional’s deve.... More

  • 20 October 2022

    Updated options for rodenticide ‘proof-of-competence’ training

    PRESS RELEASE The choice of training for farmers and trainee pest controllers to become recognised competent users and authorised purchasers of professional grade rodenticides has been updated in conjunction with the Campaign for Responsibl.... More

  • 06 October 2022

    BPCA to give evidence as Welsh Parliament set to ban glue boards

    LEGISLATION The Agriculture (Wales) Bill has been published, committing to a complete prohibition of using snares and glue traps. Unlike the Glue Traps (Offences) Act, the Agriculture (Wales) Bill has no provision for pest professional.... More

  • 22 September 2022

    Free SSIP Health and Safety Certification for BPCA members launched

    MEMBER BENEFIT BPCA has teamed up with inspection body CQMS Safety-Scheme to offer BPCA member companies a free SSIP Health and Safety Certification. Full BPCA members can get the certification by completing an online assessment direct.... More

  • 08 September 2022

    Professional Pest Controller issue 108 (PPC108) out now

    CONTENTS | PPC108 September 2022 PPC108 is out now, with a focus on wellbeing, mental health and hobbies. We have articles on staff wellbeing, plus a round-up of things BPCA members and our staff team like to do in their spare time. We.... More

  • 06 September 2022

    New BPCA member benefits for Summer 2022 – a wrap up

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC108 September 2022 Discounted waste service and advice line from Reliance BPCA member company Reliance Service Solutions is offering fellow members 8% off waste services and a free waste advice service. Alex Whel.... More

  • 05 September 2022

    New member benefit: Discounted mobile phones and telecoms solutions from Radius

    MEMBER BENEFIT BPCA has teamed up with Radius Connect to offer exclusive discounts to BPCA members on their business mobiles, cloud telephone systems and broadband. Submit an enquiry or learn more Save up to 40% on the recom.... More

  • 23 August 2022

    BPCA accredited as real living wage employer

    British Pest Control Association has gained accreditation as a real living wage employer, following assessment by the Living Wage Foundation. In April 2022, the government’s living wage (national minimum wage) was set at £.... More

  • 27 July 2022

    BPCA to hold Qualification Framework consultation events

    TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT Do pest control qualifications need an overhaul? Happy with what we have and don't want to see anything change? Whatever your view, we want to hear it!  BPCA is holding a series of online consultatio.... More

  • 27 June 2022

    New member benefit: Discounted training directly from Wade Environmental

    MEMBER BENEFIT BPCA consultant member Wade Environmental is now offering a discount on training courses for other members and their employees.  Courses are run by industry expert Alex Wade and cover a variety of pest control-relat.... More

  • 17 June 2022

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

    BPCA member company Reliance Service Solutions is offering fellow members 8% off waste services and a free waste advice service. Alex Whelan, Operations Manager of Reliance, said: “We recognise the specialist challenges that pest.... More

  • 06 June 2022

    Dealey Environmental acquires MIDS Pest Control

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member company Dealey Environmental has acquired the commercial assets of MIDS Pest Control, an established Hertfordshire-based business. Managing Director Martin Cobbald explains that they chose to include MID.... More

  • 06 June 2022

    BPCA launches 3D assessment on World Pest Day 2022

    Training  Today on World Pest Day 2022, we're launching a virtual competency assessment for rodent control, to help newly qualified pest technicians prove they can put their knowledge and skills into practice. BPCA’s Tec.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Review: PestEx 2022 round-up

    Events | PPC107 June 2022 After a longer than usual wait, pest professionals from all over the world came together for the first time in two years, as PestEx finally returned to ExCeL in London on 16 and 17 March. PPC's roving reporter, Ka.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    PestEx 2022: PestEx in numbers

    Events | PPC107 June 2022 A round-up in PPC107 of the key statistics and figures to come out of PestEx 2022: the pest management show.  SAVE THE DATE What: PPC Live When: 22 March 2023 Where: Yorkshire Event Centre, Harroga.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Benefit in focus: Lobbying and public affairs

    Your Association | PPC107 June 2022 It’s probably not a benefit you think about every day, but it is one of the most crucial tasks your membership fees help fund. What is lobbying? How does it work? And what is BPCA doing to prom.... More

  • 30 May 2022

    Interview: Between two presidents

    Interview | PPC107 June 2022 At the time of writing, BPCA is saying goodbye to one president and introducing a new one. At PestEx, PPC caught up with then President Phil Halpin and President-Elect Chris Cagienard. PPC: Phil, cong.... More