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  • 24 March 2023

    PestFix scoop two awards in the Home and Garden Awards 2023

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member PestFix are proud to announce that they are the winners in two categories at the BUILD magazine Home and Garden Awards 2023. After a rigorous research and judging process using independently gathered evi.... More

  • 22 March 2023

    BASF announces phaseout of its difenacoum range

    PRESS RELEASE Pest control product manufacturer and distributor BASF has announced the withdrawal of its difenacoum rodenticide range including Neosorexa® Gold, Neosorexa® Gold Ratpacks, Neosorexa® Bait Blocks, and Sorexa® D.... More

  • 15 March 2023

    Shield Pest Control donate to help Bromley food bank

    Press release BPCA member Shield Pest Control and the Royal Warrant Holders Association Charity Fund have donated a generous cheque sum of £4,000 to Bromley Borough Foodbank. The cheque was presented to the charity on Thurs.... More

  • 13 March 2023

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 17 | Misapplication of IPM and German cockroach infestations in the US

    CPD VIDEO In this video Dr. Dini Miller, from Virginia Tech in the United States, discusses how the misapplication of integrated pest management (IPM) has impacted German cockroach infestations in the US, and gives a case for assessment-bas.... More

  • 13 March 2023

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 17 | Time flies when you're catching flies

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Sophie Thorogood from Edialux talks about why insect identification is important and gives an overview of fly monitoring.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone in.... More

  • 13 March 2023

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 17 | Bed bug chemical ecology: a tool in the battle against bed bugs

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Dr Jette Knudsen from Nattaro Labs gives an overview of what chemical ecology is, how it relates to bed bugs and how it can help pest controllers. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free ev.... More

  • 13 March 2023

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 17 | The difference between permanent and long-term baiting

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Sharon Hughes from BASF talks about the definitions of permanent and long-baiting, which products you can use for each and the finer points of who can use them and where.  The British Pest Control Associat.... More

  • 08 March 2023

    Pest Solutions celebrate International Women's Day

    Press release | International Women's Day 2023 Scotland-based BPCA member company Pest Solutions are proud of the amazing women within their team and the wider professional pest control industry. This is what they champion on Internati.... More

  • 02 March 2023

    Date and location announced for ICUP 2025 conference 

    Events Held once every three years, the dates and location of the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) have now been announced by the organisers. When: 29 June to 2 July 2025 Where: AF-Borgen, the Academic Societ.... More

  • 01 March 2023

    Professional Pest Controller issue 110 (PPC110) out now

    CONTENTS | PPC110 PPC110 is out now, and it's a PPC Live show guide and 2022 Annual Report special!   It's packed full of great articles, including Frances McKim's account of the FAOPMA Pest Summit in Japan and a look at Jonathan.... More

  • 28 February 2023

    New Polti Cimex Eradicator Plus launching at PPC Live

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 Say goodbye to bed bugs with Polti Cimex Eradicator Plus, launching at PPC Live 2023 in Harrogate, Yorkshire on 22 March.  "The Polti Cimex Eradicator Plus is a patented Steam Disinfection Device.... More

  • 28 February 2023

    PestFix gear up for PPC Live in Harrogate

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 PestFix are excited to be exhibiting at PPC Live in less than 4 weeks' time. "We'll be highlighting the amazing benefits that BPCA members can receive from us, including year-round product discounts.... More

  • 28 February 2023

    PestWest to showcase latest innovations in flying insect control at PPC Live

    Press release - PPC Live 2023 PestWest are delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s PPC Live event in Harrogate, Yorkshire, to showcase their latest innovations in flying insect control.  A PestWest spokesperson said.... More

  • 28 February 2023

    Barrettine to launch new insecticide at PPC Live

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 Barrettine Environmental Health are proud to announce the launch at PPC Live of an exciting new insecticide targeting flies and moths. The product offers rapid adulticide knockdown and is suited to s.... More

  • 28 February 2023

    Flock Off exhibiting for first time in the UK at PPC Live

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 Flock Off, a leading provider of technology based bird control, is pleased to announce its first ever exhibition in the United Kingdom at PPC Live in Harrogate this March. Stand 27 will showcase the.... More

  • 27 February 2023

    Andermatt UK exhibiting for first time ever at PPC Live

    Press Release | PPC Live 2023  Andermatt will be exhibiting at PPC Live for the first time this March and a new preventative treatment against bed bugs, InsectoSec® Tape will be at the centre of their stand. A new and un.... More

  • 27 February 2023

    Giveaways for Syngenta Pest App users at PPC Live

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 The first 50 people to show they have the Syngenta Pest App on their phone, or download it at the stand, can pick up a free pack of OutCast Ant. Download the app here or use the QR code below.  .... More

  • 27 February 2023

    Vergo Pest Management talking careers at PPC Live 2023

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 Are you looking for the next step in your career? Meet the friendly Vergo team, who will welcome you at stand 36 at PPC Live 2023. Vergo are the largest independent pest management company in the UK.... More

  • 24 February 2023

    Edialux to bring new insect control products to PPC Live

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 Edialux Professional are delighted to be showing two recent additions to the Infiniti family at PPC Live in Harrogate this March. Both service companies and end users are continuing to embrace the be.... More

  • 24 February 2023

    Killgerm 'looking forward to returning to PPC Live'

    Press release - PPC Live 2023 BPCA member Killgerm will be heading back to Harrogate to showcase their latest products to pest professionals.  Emma Lown, Group Marketing Executive, commented: "We're really looking forwa.... More

  • 24 February 2023

    WowNow Hire ready to lift you to new heights at PPC Live

    Press release - PPC Live 2023 BPCA member WowNow Hire has been supporting pest control businesses across the UK for over 20 years and will be ready to welcome you to their stand at PPC Live 2023. This year their team will be demo.... More

  • 24 February 2023

    Julie brings supportive bookkeeping to PPC Live

    Press release - PPC Live 2023 Julie Holland will be bringing over 40 years of finance experience to the pest control industry when she exhibits with Blu Bookkeeping at PPC Live in Harrogate this March.  Blu Bookkeeping is th.... More

  • 23 February 2023

    Why rodenticide resistance poses a problem for food processors

    PESTAWARE Food processors using ‘permanent baiting’ as a form of DIY pest control could be inadvertently contributing to the rise of the rodenticide-resistant pests, says Technical Manager at British Pest Control Association (BP.... More

  • 22 February 2023

    Glueboards in Wales and implications for the rest of the UK

    LEGISLATION In November, BPCA's Chief Executive Ian Andrew represented the pest control industry in the fight for glue board use at a Welsh Parliament Select Committee. Unfortunately, much of BPCA's evidence was dismissed out of hand a.... More

  • 22 February 2023

    PestScan to give live demos of pest control software at PPC Live

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 Are you ready for the next step in digitising your business? With PestScan, you digitise your entire registration process from beginning to end.  PestScan sales specialists Ike and Jan would lik.... More

  • 22 February 2023

    Come see new 1env products at PPC Live in March

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 BPCA member 1env Solutions have added to their solar panel proofing range, and you can see the new products at PPC Live 2023. Two new products added to the Essex-based business's extensive pest contr.... More

  • 22 February 2023

    Inspector Pipes to display interactive exhibit at PPC Live 2023

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 Come try out the CoverUp Key at the DCR Inspection Systems/Inspector Pipes stand at PPC Live in Harrogate this March. Jay Williams, Marketing Manager at DCR Inspection Systems, commented: "The C.... More

  • 22 February 2023

    Lodi UK gears up for PPC Live 2023 with new flea monitoring system

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 BPCA Manufacturing and Distributor member Lodi UK will be bringing new pest control products and competitions to the Yorkshire Event Centre this March.  Matt Towler, Lodi UK's Business Developme.... More

  • 21 February 2023

    New BPCA committee: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    PPC110 | News “When people from different backgrounds and points of view work together, they create the most value for their clients, people and society.” PwC 2022 As part of BPCA’s ongoing commitment to helping mem.... More

  • 21 February 2023

    Pests in politics: Winter 2022-2023

    PPC110 | News BPCA’s lobbying work continues. Stay up-to-date with all things pest in the UK parliament and devolved administrations. PPC helps keep you firmly in the loop. ▶ Glue boards in Wales and implications for the rest o.... More

  • 21 February 2023

    Ask the technical team March 2023

    PPC110 | Technical Glue boards, product storage, bat droppings, field mice and Ficam all feature in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team. SPEED VIEW: We're in the middle of a two-year lead-in period for a glue board licensing.... More

  • 21 February 2023

    Bioacoustic bird management: why it works and why it doesn’t

    PPC110 | Technical Peter Bowers-Davis is the Director and co-owner of Integrum Services, based in Sutton near London. With a lifelong passion for wildlife management, Peter is a specialist in aviation and airport pest management, including bi.... More

  • 21 February 2023

    Pest control contract specifications: a checklist for food clients

    PPC 110 | Technical Grahame Turner, from BPCA Consultant member company PestAcuity, is back! He’s put together a checklist of items you might need to include for your food clients when working on a pest control specification. .... More

  • 21 February 2023

    Preventing insect damage in dry food storage

    PPC110 | Technical Mike Kelly presented this article at the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Conference 2022 in Zanzibar. Fumigation is a simple technique designed to alter the air a target species breathes to.... More

  • 21 February 2023

    Japanese adventure: Pest Summit 2022

    PPC110 - Buisness A limited number of European delegates braved the onerous Japanese Covid-19 travel restrictions and made their way to FAOPMA Pest Summit 2022 held in Kyoto, Japan. The event was organised by the Japan Pest Control Ass.... More

  • 21 February 2023

    The good, the bad and the ugly: my first year as a pest controller

    PPC110 | Your Association Jonathan Ely is the Director of Three Counties Pest Control, based in Devon, England. Jon set up Three Counties and joined BPCA membership in 2021. Here he talks about his experiences as a new pest control busines.... More

  • 21 February 2023

    Pest control treatment reports: tips and templates to get you started

    PPC110 | Your Association Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork! Is it all really necessary? BPCA Technical and Compliance Manager Natalie Bungay is here to give you some great reasons to fill in and file those reports.  Sometimes w.... More

  • 21 February 2023

    President's Report: Challenges and progress

    PPC110 | Annual report In Chris Cagienard's first President's Report since taking the role, he talks about delivering on the Association's strategy during a milestone year for BPCA. At BPCA, we’re working hard to deliver on t.... More

  • 21 February 2023

    BPCA Committee Reports 2022

    PPC110 | Annual report BPCA is run by members, for members. Here the Chairs of BPCA's various Committees update you on the work they've been doing in 2022.  Servicing committee report: Members supporting members "We’re al.... More

  • 21 February 2023

    INFOGRAPHIC: 2022 in numbers

    PPC 110 | Annual report Take a look at the key figures from BPCA's 2022 annual report. . More

  • 21 February 2023

    PPC Live 2023 show guide out now

    PPC 110 | Events  DOWNLOAD SHOWGUIDE   REGISTER NOW PPC Live is heading back to Yorkshire Welcome to the PPC Live show guide: your definitive look at what’s happening at the biggest pest event of the year. On 22 M.... More

  • 20 February 2023

    Industry mourns the passing of John Hope

    In memoriam BPCA is deeply saddened to report the passing of pest management consultant and industry stalwart, John Hope. John worked in the industry for over 30 years, and recently set up ACT; his auditing, consultancy and train.... More

  • 17 February 2023

    New Metex rat blocker hits the market in time for PPC Live

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 BPCA Manufacturing and Distributor member Metex launch a new rat blocker, just in time for you to come check it out at PPC Live.  The Nordisk TX11 is one of the world-leading industrial rat bloc.... More

  • 15 February 2023

    Laser Industrie to showcase spraying products at PPC Live

    Press release | PPC Live 2023 Sprayer specialists Laser Industrie will be showing their comprehensive range of professional grade compression units at PPC Live in Harrogate this March. A Laser Industrie spokesperson said, "We're.... More

  • 07 February 2023

    New member benefit: Life, vehicle and more insurance products from Stubben Edge (Risk)

    MEMBER BENEFITS BPCA has partnered with Stubben Edge (Risk) to offer members a growing range of insurance products that meet the demands and needs of those working in the pest management sector. With your BPCA membership, you can.... More

  • 06 February 2023

    PestWorld 2023 to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii

    EVENTS All international pest professionals are invited to PestWorld once again this year, held and organised by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Save the date When: 17-20 October 2023 Where: Hawaii Convent.... More

  • 03 February 2023

    UPDATED | Ficam D to be withdrawn from the market in 2024

    UPDATE: Withdrawal dates for Ficam D announced Phase-out dates for Bendiocarb, the active ingredient in Ficam D, have now been confirmed by the HSE. The dates will be applied from the expiry date of the active substance from 31 Januar.... More

  • 03 February 2023

    IPS appoints Wirral man to key operational role

    PRESS RELEASE International Pheromone Systems has appointed Ian Morris as Assistant Operations Manager at the company’s headquarters in Cheshire. Ian, from Wirral, reports to Operations Manager Neil Street and is involved i.... More

  • 30 January 2023

    BASF launches new monitoring paste

    PRESS RELEASE Pest control solutions manufacturer, BASF, is launching a non-toxic Monitoring Paste to enable pest controllers to detect early rodent activity, it has announced. Monitoring Paste is a non-toxic soft block formulati.... More

  • 25 January 2023

    Alex Ashmore appointed as CEO of Pelsis Group

    PRESS RELEASE Pelsis Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Ashmore as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from 1 February 2023.   Alex brings a wealth of global leadership experience with a proven track.... More