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  • 06 June 2021

    VIDEO: Happy World Pest Day 2021 #TechnicianTakeover

    Once a year, (6 June) the whole pest management sector across the world seeks to increase public, government, and media awareness of the important role we all play in protecting public health. Our #TechnicianTakeover project celebrates the.... More

  • 31 May 2021

    Technicians takeover BPCA in lead up to World Pest Day

    Between 1-5 June, five technicians are taking over BPCA’s social media channels to show the world the essential role they play in protecting public health.   World Pest Day (6 June) is a worldwide campaign that aims to incre.... More

  • 17 May 2021

    What is BPCA Registered ‘Check a Technician’?

    BPCA has launched a new tool so clients can check if a technician is on BPCA Registered, our individual recognition and CPD scheme. Anyone can now visit our Check a Technician webpage, type in a BPCA Registered number and get confirmation a.... More

  • 14 May 2021

    WANTED: Amazing pest technicians for social takeover

    We need five technicians to tell the world what pest management is all about. 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). You’d nee.... More

  • 13 May 2021

    PestExtra reviewed

    EVENTS | PPC103 MAY 2021 Trying something new is always nerve-racking. However, the BPCA team is nothing if not adaptable. When Covid-19 cancelled international shows, the Association pivoted its usual PestEx event; determined that pe.... More

  • 12 May 2021

    Meet the member: Shielding the planet

    MEET THE MEMBER | PPC103 MAY 2021 In this month’s Meet the Member article, BPCA’s Comms Officer Kat Shaw spoke to Nicholas Illidge from Shield Pest Control, about membership of Planet Mark, the sustainability certificati.... More

  • 12 May 2021

    BPCA Member Award winners announced at 2021 AGM

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC103 MAY 2021 The first-ever BPCA Member Awards were held this week at the digital BPCA AGM. The Awards celebrate positive contributions made by members to the Association and the wider pest management s.... More

  • 16 April 2021

    BPCA shortlisted for Association Excellence Awards 2021

    BPCA is delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted in three different categories at the Association Excellence Awards (AEA). The Association Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the work that associations, trade orga.... More

  • 29 March 2021

    BPCA holds 79th Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually

    The British Pest Control Association’s 2021 AGM has been held online alongside the BPCA member awards. Led by BPCA President Philip Halpin, the meeting was streamed live online from the BPCA offices. It is now available to watch in fu.... More

  • 29 March 2021

    BPCA Life Membership awarded to CRRU Chairman

    Dr Alan Buckle was the deserving recipient of the BPCA Life Membership award at the AGM on 26 March 2021. To be considered for Life Membership an individual should have demonstrated significant, sustained and high-quality service.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    Too much to see as PestExtra 2021 goes viral

    British Pest Control Association’s digital pest management event, PestExtra 2021, saw huge numbers of visitors when it took place this week.    When Covid-19 put a temporary halt on physical events, BPCA took the.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to the BPCA Manufacturers and Distributors Committee

    What is the BPCA Manufacturers and Distributors Committee and how can you get involved? An introduction to the British Pest Control Association Committee by long-serving member, Jim Kirk. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021:.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to the BPCA Outreach and Communications Committee

    What is the BPCA Outreach and Communications committee and how can you get involved? An introduction to the British Pest Control Association Committee by it's chair, Julia Pittman. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pes.... More

  • 19 March 2021

    VIDEO: PestExtra: An Introduction to the BPCA Servicing Committee

    What is the BPCA Servicing committee and how can you get involved? An introduction to the British Pest Control Association Committee by it's chair, Martin Rose-King. This presentation premiered at PestExtra 2021: the pest management sh.... More

  • 10 March 2021

    VIDEO: Ian Andrew interviewed by Talking Pest Management

    Our Chief Executive Ian Andrew was once again interviewed by Talking Pest Management (TPM) where he called for all key workers, including pest control professionals, to be brought up the Covid-19 vaccination priority list. T.... More

  • 03 March 2021

    PestExtra 2021 - what not to miss

    EVENTS| PPC102 MARCH 2021 While PestEx has left a hole in the calendar, PestExtra is shaping up to be a pretty good filler until we can get together again safely. We’ve done our very best to make sure PestExtra has the.... More

  • 26 February 2021

    Be a man of more words - Chief Exec's viewpoint

    VIEWPOINT| PPC102 MARCH 2021 Giving and receiving greetings is vital for us as human beings. We’re social creatures, and that’s what the ‘being’ bit in ‘human beings’ is all about. We need.... More

  • 25 February 2021

    Meet the member: Personal development is more than words

    MEET THE MEMBER | PPC102 MARCH 2021 In this article, BPCA’s Communications Officer Kat Shaw speaks to Paul Allman from Problem Solved Pest Control, about personal development and the path to professionalism. Like ma.... More

  • 25 February 2021

    President's Report: We Are BPCA

    ANNUAL REPORT | PPC102 MARCH 2021 In our most recent Annual Report, Phil Halpin, BPCA President, looks back at the challenges of 2020 and celebrates the successes. An annual report should be the space we use to celebrate.... More

  • 24 February 2021

    Treasurer's report: Adapt, improvise, overcome

    ANNUAL REPORT | PPC102 MARCH 2021 In our most recent Annual Report, Mark Williams, Honorary Treasurer on BPCA's Executive Board, assesses the Association's finances for 2020 and the challenges the pandemic presented. 2020.... More

  • 24 February 2021

    Annual Report: 2018-2020 strategy wrap-up

    ANNUAL REPORT | PPC102 MARCH 2021 2020 saw the end of one strategic period and the beginning of a new one. Before we start reporting on developments in the new strategy, we thought it only fair to assess how successful the old one.... More

  • 24 February 2021

    Annual Report: 2020 in numbers

    ANNUAL REPORT | PPC102 MARCH 2021 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.  . More

  • 24 February 2021

    Level up with the new CAT

    TRAINING | PPC102 MARCH 2021 We’ve launched a new accreditation for pest professionals who have passed their Level 2 Award and want to demonstrate their advanced industry experience. The Certificated Advanced Tech.... More

  • 19 February 2021

    Bayer to host virtual stand at PestExtra 2021

    PRESS RELEASE Bayer are hosting a 360° virtual stand for PestExtra 2021, our three-day event from the 16-18 March, with a 3D stand that allows you to interact with new products including the Digital Pest Management system. .... More

  • 12 February 2021

    10 years and counting for CSS Pest Services

     We love to celebrate the successes of BPCA members and this year is a big one for BPCA member CSS Pest Services. Derby-based CSS was inaugurated on 14 February 2011, making this Valentine's Day the company's 10th.... More