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  • 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

  • 28 March 2019

    Unsung hero of pest management industry celebrated

    An 81-year old from Kent has been heralded the unsung hero of the pest management industry at national trade body awards. Ken Vigar, of Safeguard Pest Control and Environmental Services, was crowned the winner of the Unsung Hero of the Year.... More

  • 28 March 2019

    Young technician named the best in the country at trade body awards

    A pest technician from Croydon has been named the best in the country at a prestigious industry event for his commitment to training and development. George Rickwood, of Rokill, was crowned Young Technician of the Year at the British Pest M.... More

  • 28 March 2019

    South Croydon business pick up best pest management business award

    Cleankill Pest Control, which has its headquarters in Kenley, was named Company of the Year at the British Pest Management Awards, organised by UK trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA).  Held at ExCel London, the award.... More

  • 28 March 2019

    Industry figurehead receives Lifetime achievement award

    The pioneering work of a Surrey-based pest management expert was celebrated at a trade association event. Dr Jonathan Wade’s colleagues and friends attended the British Pest Management Awards - organised by UK trade body the .... More

  • 12 March 2019

    TV presenter and ecologist to present British Pest Management Awards

    "The One Show" regular, Mike Dilger, will present the second ever British Pest Management Awards at PestEx on 20 March 2019.  The British Pest Management Awards celebrate the vital work the pest management industry does.... More

  • 12 March 2019

    Martin Rose-King selected as new Servicing committee chair

    The BPCA Servicing Committee has selected Martin Rose-King, Partner at Bounty Pest Control, as the new Chair. He replaces Howard Taffs, who had to step away from the committee after selling his pest management business. He was selected.... More

  • 07 March 2019

    PPC94 out now

    Professional pest controller magazine (PPC94) issue 94, the PestEx 2019 special, is out now and available to read online. The magazine can be read online, downloaded as a PDF  or you can join our Affiliat.... More

  • 07 March 2019

    PestEx 2019 guide and overview

    Over 2,500 pest management professionals are scheduled to arrive at the London ExCeL on 20-21 March - will you be one of them? Potentially the largest UK gathering of people interested in public health pest control will be assembling for th.... More

  • 07 March 2019

    PestEx Seminar schedule announced in full

    The PestEx 2019 seminar schedule packs in illustrious speakers from across the sector. Delivered by industry experts, we’ve called in favours from all our friends to make sure you leave PestEx that little bit better informed. All semina.... More

  • 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