Latest news from British Pest Control Association

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  • 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

  • 28 May 2019

    INFOGRAPHIC: PestEx the pest management show 2019 in numbers

    Events | PPC95 May 2019 Need proof that PestEx is the biggest and most significant event in the professional pest management diary? Take a look at our infographic to see how the show has grown and improved over the years. . More

  • 21 May 2019

    BPCA’s new Primary Authority partner

    Your association | PPC95 May 2019 BPCA now has a Primary Authority! I bet you’re wondering what this is, why we’d want one, and what it means for members? BPCA Technical Manager, Dee Ward-Thompson, explains the new partners.... More

  • 21 May 2019

    Pest management in developing countries: A view from Ghana

    Your association | PPC95 May 2019 If you were at PestEx 2019 you’d have seen people representing pest management companies from around the world in attendance. There are a variety of standards internationally in pest managem.... More

  • 21 May 2019

    Meet the member: BS EN 16636 certified successful

    Your association | PPC95 May 2019 Hillbans Pest Control was awarded CEPA European quality standard certification for pest management services BS EN 16636 in February 2018. We caught up with owner Sandra Knowles to see how the.... More

  • 21 May 2019

    Reflective learning in pest management

    Training | PPC95 May 2019 When BPCA Registered launched in January this year, it offered a number of new approaches to continual professional development for employees of BPCA members. One of those new approaches was around u.... More

  • 15 May 2019

    Abate Pest Management named a Future50 company

    BPCA member company Abate Pest Management has announced that they have been named a Future50 Company. Future50 is a business growth programme that's designed to recognise Norfolk and Suffolk's most innovative companies. .... More

  • 14 May 2019

    Open letter to Secretary of State regarding call for evidence: Bird control licences

    BPCA has written to Secretary of State Gove in regards to Defra's call for evidence on the impact of the revoking of three general licences for bird control. The letter is published in full here. You can download the letter as a PDF here.... More

  • 08 May 2019

    BPCA prepares to gather evidence for Defra on general licences

    Defra has initiated a formal evidence gathering exercise to capture information from all concerned parties about the impact of the recent withdrawal of three general licences for bird control. BPCA is collecting the evidence of me.... More

  • 05 May 2019

    Free micro-learning modules for pest management professionals

    BPCA has released eight short online learning programmes covering key skills such as communication, data protection, health and safety, and management. Micro-learning courses allow you to study in short bursts, at your own pace..... More

  • 02 May 2019

    BPCA talks general licence changes with Natural England

    Yesterday (Wednesday 1 May 2019) BPCA met with Natural England to discuss how pest management professionals can continue to protect public health after general licences for bird control were revoked last week. SPEED READ BPCA has met with.... More

  • 24 April 2019

    General licences for bird control will be revoked - BPCA respond

    BPCA has been alerted that as of this Thursday (25 April 2019), Natural England is revoking three general licences for controlling certain wild bird species in England. The revoked licences (GL 04/05/06) cover 16 species of birds “inc.... More

  • 28 March 2019

    British Pest Management Award 2019 winners announced at PestEx

    The pest management show hosted the second ever British Pest Management Awards (BPMAs) last week, announcing the 2019 winners. Held in the Technical theatre of PestEx, in the London ExCeL on 20 March 2019 the awards ceremony was hosted by t.... More

  • 28 March 2019

    Double success for Lancaster City Council Unbugged

    Lancaster City Council Unbugged is celebrating a double win after being presented with two prestigious industry accolades. They were named Local Authority of the Year and Team of the Year at the British Pest Management Awards, organise.... More

  • 28 March 2019

    First year success for Hereford business

    A family run business in Hereford has claimed a top industry award in its first year of business at a prestigious national trade association event. PGM & Son Pest Control was crowned winner of the Sole Trader of the Year accolade a.... More

  • 28 March 2019

    Norfolk business named best small company at trade body awards

    A Norfolk-based pest management company has been named Small Company of the Year at a leading industry event. Abate Pest Management Service, established 20 years ago, picked up the accolade at the British Pest Management Awards, organised b.... More

  • 28 March 2019

    Norfolk environmental consultancy takes home trade body award

    A Norfolk-based wildlife management company has taken a top prize at a prestigious industry event. NBC Environment was crowned the winner of the Innovation of the Year accolade at the British Pest Management Awards, organised by UK tra.... More

  • 28 March 2019

    Durham business recognised for its community work at trade body awards

    A national pest management company, which has its headquarters in Durham, has been presented with a prestigious award at a top industry event. Contego Environmental Services, founded in 2004, was named winner of the Community Initiative of.... More