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  • 27 January 2017

    Extension: fumigation qualifications can still be updated in 2017

    In 2016 CRD advised that to remain in line with the November 2015 changes to the Plant Protection Directive, anyone who carries out invertebrate fumigation activities would need to update their existing BPCA Diploma and Module Certificates to the.... More

  • 27 January 2017

    Asked to supply rodenticides? Beware!

    Just as in the past you may have been asked to buy cigarettes or alcohol for someone younger who has “forgotten their ID”, some pest controllers are reporting they are being asked to supply professional use rodenticides to their custom.... More

  • 27 January 2017

    Revised glueboard code launched

    Last month saw the re-launch of the Pest Management Alliance Code of Best Practice for the Humane Use of Rodent Glueboards. The Code has been revisited by BPCA and its fellow Alliance members, plus Natural England, DEFRA and the Government's A.... More

  • 27 January 2017

    Where we’ve been: November-January 2016-2017

    The BPCA staff team have been out and about representing you and your interests at events around the world. Chemical Watch All the way back in November, we sent Technical Manager, Dee Ward-Thompson off to Vienna for Chemical Watch’.... More

  • 27 January 2017

    BASIS survey launched for PestEx

    Members of BASIS PROMPT are to be canvassed for their views in the first survey of its kind. The professional register is out to expand its role and increase its influence within the pest control sector as part of a move to deliver maximum va.... More

  • 23 December 2016

    [UPDATE] On the twelfth day of Christmas BPCA gave to me...

    All of the donated food items for the BPCA "reverse advent calendar" are now in and will be donated to a local food bank at the end of the week. With food bank usage in the UK on the increase, the staff team wanted to support people who might not.... More

  • 13 December 2016

    Extension: Fumigation Diplomas can still be Updated in 2017!

    Back in May, we warned that all Fumigators would have to update their qualifications to the new RSPH qualification - before the end of 2016. We can now confirm the deadline for the qualification top up has been extended into 2018! Back in Nov.... More

  • 24 November 2016

    Chief exec Simon lands national award

    Simon Forrester, the leader of the British Pest Control Association, has been named chief executive of the year in a national initiative. The 47-year-old scooped the highest-profile category at the UK Association Awards, which aims to rewar.... More

  • 24 November 2016

    LODI primary sponsor for BPCA 75th Anniversary Dinner

    BPCA is happy to announce our primary sponsor for the British Pest Control 75th Anniversary Dinner will be Manufacturing and Distribution Members LODI. The 75th anniversary dinner celebrates BPCA being at the forefront of the pest control i.... More

  • 10 November 2016

    On the Twelfth Day of Christmas BPCA gave to me…

    As part of the BPCA's ongoing commitment to community projects, the staff team has decided they're going to run a reverse advent calendar "pass it on" charity event. Instead of having a morsel of chocolate with our breakfast every day in th.... More

  • 27 October 2016

    BPCA to host inaugural British Pest Management Awards

    BPCA will host the very first industry-wide British Pest Management Awards which recognise excellence in the UK Pest Management Sector. The British Pest Management Awards (BPMA's) acknowledge the difference individuals and companies can make.... More

  • 27 October 2016

    Released: the BPCA Training Pathway

    The BPCA Training Pathway is our new structured learning framework that has been designed to suit all learning styles and enable professionals in the pest management industry to grow and develop throughout their careers. Building on our popul.... More

  • 07 October 2016

    BPCA at the Takeaway Expo 2017

    Supported by Beaver Pest Control Services, BPCA attended the 2017 Takeaway Expo to showcase its membership community. The Takeaway and Restaurant Expo 2017 took place on the 27 and 28 September and attracted over 8700 people. The event which.... More

  • 06 October 2016

    BPCA is celebrating a significant milestone after seeing its 50th member achieve CEPA Certified status

    Clearwell Pest Control Services based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, became the 50th member of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) to be successfully measured against it. It completes a unique double for the county as Premier Pest Control.... More

  • 05 October 2016

    BPCA on radio after fire service issues wasp nest warning

    Fire services covering Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamshire, issued a warning this week after a DIY treatment of a Wasps nest went horribly wrong. The warning comes after photos emerged of a garage completely burnt to the ground.... More

  • 30 September 2016

    New TAS auditor approved by CEPA

    Andy Burton, Trade Association Services new auditor has today been approved by CEPA. Trade Association Services (TAS) who work with Bureau Veritas to deliver UK CEPA Certification has recently been forced to increase its auditing resou.... More

  • 12 September 2016

    No certification, no sale of rodenticides from 1 October

    From 1 October farmers, gamekeepers, pest controllers and their employees buying professional rodenticide packs for use outdoors will need to show either an approved certificate of competence or document confirming membership of an approved farm.... More

  • 07 September 2016

    BPCA publishes Certificate of Pest Control Compliance

    Targeted at commercial clients, the editable document demonstrates due diligence to customer safety and features the contact details of the servicing pest control company, with reference to their BPCA membership. Developed by the Associatio.... More

  • 07 September 2016

    BPCA to celebrate 75-year Anniversary

    Taking place at the O2 Arena's Brooklyn Bowl, the largely informal dinner will give attendees the chance to celebrate the last 75 years of BPCA, as well as reflect on challenges facing the sector now and in the future. The evening will brin.... More

  • 11 August 2016

    BPCA to exhibit at CropTec

    BPCA has this week confirmed its attendance at CropTec 2016 which claims to be the essential event for arable and mixed farmers, their advisers and associated industries. Taking place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough on the 2.... More

  • 10 August 2016

    BPCA’s New Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) assessments to start in September

    Formally the Accredited Technician in Pest Control (ATPC), the new Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) will set a new standard for pest technicians looking to demonstrate a higher level of learning. As well as benefiting from an updat.... More

  • 22 July 2016

    BREXIT... 4 questions for the BPCA Membership

    The referendum vote for the UK to exit the European Union presents both challenges and opportunities for Britain, and for our sector.  The Conservative government has a priority to maintain and build on the UK's strong economic position as th.... More

  • 14 July 2016

    CEPA certification represents secure standard moving forward

    The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has now supported 40 pest control companies to achieve CEPA Certification in the last 12 months. CEPA certification® is based on BS EN 16636, a professional British and European Standard for pest man.... More

  • 29 June 2016

    New Marketing and Communications Manager to join BPCA

    Third sector marketing expert Ben Massey has been recruited as BPCA's Marketing and Communications Manager. Ben has previously delivered a successful marketing function for membership, charitable and social enterprise organisations in the C.... More

  • 05 May 2016

    BPCA claims national award

    The British Pest Control Association has landed a prestigious national award. Last year BPCA launched a new online learning package as part of its extensive training programme. And the initiative, which delivered a first for the industry, was name.... More