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  • 05 November 2019

    Free CPD webinars

    Events | PPC97 November 2019 This year BPCA trialled running free CPD webinars for all members and affiliates. The first five webinars have proved far more popular than we could have imagined. In fact, we’ve helped.... More

  • 04 November 2019

    New electronic annual returns out now

    It's annual return time again but this year it's all change! Where previously we used to send out paper forms, this year all main contacts of full members should have received a series of emails that require action. Email 1 will.... More

  • 27 September 2019

    New way to pass your Level 2 Award in Pest Management

    BPCA has announced a new 7-day, modular, non-residential training course in the centre of London this November. As part of its membership criteria, BPCA recognises the Level 2 Award in Pest Management as the entry-level qualification for pe.... More

  • 27 September 2019

    BPCA Registered accepted route for register of pest professionals in Ireland

    BPCA Registered has been approved as a recognised system for the employees of members working in Ireland to evidence their skills, qualifications and continued professional development.  The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Mari.... More

  • 13 September 2019

    BPCA on food: open letter on the role of pest management in National Food Strategy

    BPCA has written an open letter to contribute to the independent review on developing a national food strategy, commissioned by Defra. We set out our case for the inclusion of pest management provisions and our role in protecting citizen’s.... More

  • 29 August 2019

    Pest photo of the year launched

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

  • 23 August 2019

    PPC96 out now

    Professional pest controller magazine issue 96 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF or you can join our Affiliate Scheme and request a hard copy.  .... More

  • 23 August 2019

    Flying insects in hospitals carry 'superbug' germs

    Health and safety | PPC96 August 2019 More than 50% of bacteria recovered from flying insects in a group of English hospitals were resistant to one or more antibiotics, posing a potential infection risk to patients, according to a.... More

  • 23 August 2019

    Best practice or Balderdash?

    Best practice| PPC96 August 2019 You don’t need a contract for a wasps nest… or do you? While our tools and technology over the years have evolved and adapted, our practices haven’t necessarily changed at the sa.... More

  • 22 August 2019

    Selling your pest management services using the law

    Business feature| PPC96 August 2019 Paul Westgate, Managing Director of Sussex-based Westgate Pest Control and industry trainer with BPCA, has worked in urban pest management for nearly 20 years. Paul examines the positives t.... More

  • 22 August 2019

    Ratcatcher to riches: Championing Professionalism

    Your association | PPC96 August 2019 Way back in PPC91 we showed you our ‘strategic plan at a glance’. Part of BPCA’s strategy is to champion the professionalism of the sector. But what does that mean? What.... More

  • 22 August 2019

    BPCA Professionalism Working Groups

    Your association | PPC96 August 2019 What does championing professionalism in pest management look like today? These groups are posing some huge questions with no easy answers. Many members are working to help answer them and, ult.... More

  • 22 August 2019

    Meet the member: “Starting Lady Bug Pest Control saved my life.”

    Your association | PPC96 August 2019 “I hope you don’t mind me asking, but how did you get into pest control?” As a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Vicki Sims hears this question a lot. BPCA Com.... More

  • 22 August 2019

    Contract Sharing Network celebrates national contract

    Your association | PPC9 August 2019 The Contract Sharing Network (CSN) was officially launched at PestEx 2017 and since then has been limited to small groups of contracts and pigeon proofing jobs. In April 2019, a significant step.... More

  • 22 August 2019

    Observe a Servicing Committee meeting

    Your association | PPC96 August 2019 The BPCA Servicing Committee represents the interests of the service and consultancy sector of the public health pest management industry. They draft Codes of Best Practice and help.... More

  • 21 August 2019

    Are you recording your pest management CPD?

    Training | PPC96 August 2019 Karen Dawes, BPCA Training Development Manager, takes a look at some great examples of CPD for people at all stages of their careers. BPCA’s new individual recognition and CPD scheme.... More

  • 21 August 2019

    Pest awareness for everyone

    Your Association | PPC96 August 2019 From facilities management to the equine world, BPCA’s PR efforts reach a wide-ranging and diverse audience. Jane Shepherd from BPCA’s agency, Shepherd PR, talks about why it&r.... More

  • 17 July 2019

    Stay alert to membership fraud

    Being a full BPCA member is a mark of quality and professionalism. The entry criteria and ongoing requirements for membership are the highest in the pest management industry.   Fortunately, cases of BPCA membership fraud are.... More

  • 11 July 2019

    Jim Kirk appointed Manufacturers and Distributors Committee Chair

    We’re pleased to announce that Jim Kirk has been appointed as the new Chair of the Manufacturers and Distributors Committee. The selection was made by the members of the committee on 8 May and confirmed by BPCA’s Executive Board.... More

  • 06 June 2019

    Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

    The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments. BPCA member companies that offer bee removal (rather than insecticide treatments) or specialist Gli.... More

  • 04 June 2019

    BPCA marks World Pest Day 2019 with message to local authorities

    Today is World Pest Day and to celebrate we’re launching a targeted campaign to local authorities. We’re urging councils across the UK to put pest management firmly on their radar, highlighting the threat to society and the knoc.... More

  • 28 May 2019

    PPC95 out now

    Professional pest controller magazine issue 95 is out now and available to read online for free.  The magazine can be read online, downloaded as a PDF or you can join our Affiliate Scheme and request a hard cop.... More

  • 28 May 2019

    PestEx(cellence) showcased at the UK’s pest management show 2019

    PestEx 2019 saw an incredible 29% increase in total visitors as over 100 pest management product and service suppliers descended on ExCeL London in March. Thousands of people committed to public health pest management explored the 2,860m2 exh.... More

  • 28 May 2019

    VIDEO: PestEx 2019 - the pest management show

    Did you make it into our short PestEx 2019 video? Take a look at some of the highlights from the UK pest management show. PestEx is a great opportunity for everyone in the industry to come and meet each other and see what the latest.... More

  • 28 May 2019

    GALLERY: PestEx 2019 the pest management show in pictures

    Events | PPC95 May 2019 Take a look at some of our favourite photos from the Uk's pest management show... . More