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  • 07 March 2019

    British Pest Management Awards 2019 shortlist announced

    The shortlist for the second ever British Pest Management Awards has been announced. With significantly more nominations, plus the new awards - the independent judging panel had their work cut out for them. Back by popular demand, the Briti.... More

  • 07 March 2019

    IN PROFILE: Dr Jonathan Wade - Life time achievement award

    Your association | PPC94 March 2019 On 20 March 2019, Dr Jonathan Wade will officially receive his British Pest Management Lifetime Achievement Award 2019. There’s no way we can cover all of Jonathan’s distinguished career.... More

  • 07 March 2019

    PestEx 2019: 15 top tips for visiting a trade show

    It's not long now until PestEx 2019. Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of your time at the pest management show.  BEFORE PESTEX 2019 Register today The pest management show is going to have queues for admission! Tak.... More

  • 05 March 2019

    Health and safety knowledge is power

    Health and safety | PPC94 March 2019 Health and safety can strike fear into the most competent of pest control business owners. Risk assessments, policies, and health surveillance can shrink our confidence into a puddle of uncertainty. .... More

  • 05 March 2019

    Starting a pest management company - can you do it on your own?

    Meet the member | PPC94 March 2019 At BPCA HQ we take hundreds of calls every year with people asking us how they start out in pest management and whether it’s possible to get into the trade without experience. Matthew.... More

  • 05 March 2019

    INFOGRAPHIC: A look back at 2018

    Your Association | PPC94 March 2019 Continuing the theme of engagement from 2017, 2018 turned out to be a milestone year for the Association with growth to record levels in membership, regional forum attendance and PR coverage in publi.... More

  • 18 February 2019

    Pest control frequency calculator released exclusively for BPCA members

    BPCA has created a downloadable frequency calculator to help pest management professionals select the appropriate amount of site visits per-year based on the probability and the severity of pest infestations on any given site. The member-only.... More

  • 06 February 2019

    Mansfield Town football match saved by pest control

    When One Call Stadium froze solid, everyone thought the Saturday match would have to be called off. Pest management company and BPCA member, Thermokil Insect Control Services came up with a unique solution to defrost the pitch. Lif.... More

  • 05 February 2019

    2019 employment law changes for pest management companies to be aware of

    We’ve pulled together several changes to employment law in 2019 that will affect many pest management companies that employ any staff. Take a quick look through the changes to make sure you’re ready!   National minim.... More

  • 25 January 2019

    BPCA reminds industry that BPCA Registered CPD points can be claimed for any training or event

    BPCA has issued a reminder that BPCA Registered CPD points can be claimed for any training or event, no matter who the organiser is. The reminder comes after an industry training provider incorrectly states otherwise.   BPCA Re.... More

  • 21 January 2019

    Ben Massey to leave BPCA as Marketing and Communications Manager

    After a successful tenure as BPCA’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben Massey has announced that he will be leaving the Association in February. We will now be looking to recruit someone to develop and manage the marketing and.... More

  • 17 January 2019

    Which? endorsement discounts with your BPCA membership

    Which? and BPCA have a lot in common. We're both not-for-profit organisations, and we both help advise consumers on how to employ the services of trusted tradespeople. It's only natural that we'd both team up to make sure our consumers a.... More

  • 16 January 2019

    Would you eat meat fed on pests?

    For many, having an insect anywhere near your breakfast would be cause enough to call a pest management company. But what if your breakfast bacon had been fed on insects? Would the thought of pigs fed on cockroaches, put you off your butty? O.... More

  • 16 January 2019

    The Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) amendment order 2018

    BPCA can confirm that the Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 laid before the Scottish Parliament is now in force as of 3 January 2019. In summary, the following spring traps have been removed from the STAO: Fenn Verm.... More

  • 14 January 2019

    VIDEO: Introducing the British Pest Control Association (BPCA)

    Pest problems. We’ll all have them at some point in our lives. In fact, pest control services are called on around 800,000 times every year in the UK. We've put together this video to let people know how BPCA can help with your domestic.... More

  • 18 December 2018

    PPC93 out now

    View the latest issue The magazine can be read online, downloaded as a PDF or you can join our Affiliate Scheme and request a hard copy.  In this issue Time to say goodbye President foreword for D.... More

  • 18 December 2018

    President foreword: Time to say goodbye

    President foreword | PPC93 December 2018 Looking back at the first foreword I wrote, back in PPC88, I’m pleased to see that much of what we discussed then remains both relevant to BPCA and the wider industry now, 18 months later..... More

  • 18 December 2018

    Chief Exec viewpoint: Small pieces to make the big picture

    Chief Exec viewpoint | PPC93 December 2018 In this Chief Exec viewpoint, I’d like to do some straight talking about BPCA Registered, CPD schemes, and the sticky issue of what ‘professional’ looks like. First.... More

  • 18 December 2018

    PPC READER SURVEY: Feedback and win!

    Competition | PPC93 December 2018 Professional Pest Controller (PPC) is a membership and trade magazine designed to give our industry all the latest technical information, best practice guidance, business trends, marketing tips, new pr.... More

  • 18 December 2018

    PestEx 2019: seminar and floorplan sneak-peek

    Advertising | PPC93 December 2018 The biggest pest control show in the UK is getting even bigger! It’s about time we gave you a sneak peek at the packed seminar schedule for PestEx 2019... The biggest pest control show.... More

  • 07 December 2018

    2018 through the eyes of BPCA's CEO

    Ian Andrew, BPCA's CEO shares his high, and not so high points of 2018. As we rush headlong towards the end of 2018, it is always good to take time to pause at this time of year and reflect on what have been the high points and low points of.... More

  • 06 December 2018

    Code of best practice: Pest control foot personnel

    Business practice | PPC93 December 2018 Take a look at the new BPCA Code of Best Practice (COBP) for Pest control foot personnel, released exclusively in PPC93. You can download the Code of Best Practice document from the BPCA docum.... More

  • 06 December 2018

    An interview with a London foot operative

    Business practice | PPC93 December 2018 We caught up with Nick King from Beaver Pest Control, to find out what it’s really like to be a foot operative on the streets of London. You can see the new Code of Best Practice for&n.... More

  • 06 December 2018

    BPCA Registered in action

    Training | PPC93 December 2018 BPCA Registered takes a different approach to continuing professional development to other schemes in the sector, but the differences might not be easy to see until put into real-life situations. Karen D.... More

  • 06 December 2018

    BPCA ‘Why we didn’t treat your bees’ leaflet now available

    Forum in focus | PPC93 December 2018 BPCA’s special interest group, Beewise, has been as busy as a, well, bee! To finish off an action-packed year for the group, a new document has been created that BPCA members can give to clien.... More