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  • 05 November 2015

    Trade body boost for food bank charity

    Food banks around the UK are to be given a free pest survey as part of a new nationwide initiative. Record numbers of people are turning to charities when they cannot afford to eat with more than one million receiving three days' emergency food fr.... More

  • 30 October 2015

    BPCA Members win Swale Business of the Year 2015

    BPCA members, Bird and Pest Solutions were very proud and excited to be awarded Swale Business of the Year 2015 on Friday 9th October at a gala event held at The Barnyard, Gore Farm in Upchurch, Kent. The award is a fabulous opportunity to.... More

  • 29 October 2015

    Dip I accepted by CRRU

    For anyone who wishes to purchase or use professional use rodenticides from next year, CRRU has approved a number of training certificates including the RSPH\BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Management, the RSPH Safe Use of Rodenticides or the new BASIS.... More

  • 09 October 2015

    RSPH candidates first to achieve legally required qualification under rodenticide stewardship scheme

    Candidates from Rentokil taking the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Rodenticides became the first cohort to achieve a qualification that complies with the Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticide (SGAR) s.... More

  • 12 August 2015

    New course creates surge of interest

    GAMEKEEPERS are queuing up to gain a key qualification ahead of a landmark deadline. The use of professional rodenticides to control rats becomes subject to stricter regulations early next year as part of the industry's new stewardship regime. .... More

  • 12 August 2015

    Rodenticide stewardship's complex timelines clarified

    Complex overlapping timelines in the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime have been published in graphical format by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU). This follows a meeting on 5 August of regulators from CRRU UK companies and thei.... More

  • 07 August 2015

    Fire at PelGar hits the news

    As reported by both the BBC and ITV local news Hampshire Fire & Rescue were called out to attend a fire at PelGar International Ltd. head office at 4.55am on the 5 August. The fire was quickly put out and the premises cordoned off for investig.... More

  • 24 July 2015

    New law on pest control puts farmers under pressure

    FARMERS are facing a race against time to comply with strict new rules on specialist pesticides. The use of poisons to control rats and mice will become subject to fresh legislation next year. Anyone who uses the lethal products will need to.... More

  • 10 July 2015

    BPCA Joins British Cleaning Council

    In July BPCA became the latest member of the British Cleaning Council (BCC), a federation of over 20 associations dedicated to raising the profile of the industry and helping it gain the credibility it deserves. BCC coordinates the affairs of the.... More

  • 19 June 2015

    And the first CEPA Certified operator is...

    ...the German Pest Control Provider named Treuer GmbH. After the CEPA Certification system was launched in March 2015, Treuer has been quick to implement the EN 16636 standard and is now the first operator officially certified according to the CEP.... More

  • 15 June 2015

    What happened at Fumicon 2015

    Set in the historic Suffolk Port of Felixstowe, the fumigation conference returned in 2015 in the guise of Fumicon, proving to be a huge success with experts delivering a variety of seminars. Exhibitors, speakers and visitors attended from across.... More

  • 12 June 2015

    Pestokill acquires North London Pest Control outfit

    BPCA Member Pestokill has bought North London-based Xpel for an undisclosed sum. Xpel was established in 2002 and has a considerable client base and a solid service reputation built up by Bryan McCance on similar family values that have been the f.... More

  • 19 May 2015

    Russell IPM Foundation celebrates £100,000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

    Local business Russell IPM held a celebration day on Friday to announce that they had successfully reached their £100,000 target for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research. The company and its friends were joined by local MP Mark Tami, Flintshire's.... More

  • 23 April 2015

    New Technical Manager for BPCA

    Dee Ward-Thompson joined the BPCA team in April 2015 from member company OCS Cannon, where she'd been their UK Technical Manager since 2008. Before then Dee was Operational Quality and Food Safety Manager for Mars, with a remit to manage pest cont.... More

  • 18 March 2015

    European initiative to promote standards in pest control

    A new industry standard that will create a unique benchmark for pest controllers has been hailed as a positive step. The initiative, which is accompanied by a certification scheme, is designed to promote professional standards for pest control com.... More

  • 17 March 2015

    PestEx 2015: Unmissable Again!

    Once again this year's PestEx, held 25-26 March in London smashed all previous records, and proved to be a huge draw. The perfect combination of exhibitors and seminars brought in a whopping 17% more people over the two days compared to 2013. Pest.... More

  • 02 December 2014

    BPCA break member referral record for the second year running!

    Referrals are just one of the key ways BPCA delivers value for money for its members. Over the last few years BPCA have given out tens of thousands of consumer referrals, each being provided with the contact details of their closest BPCA members. .... More

  • 10 November 2014

    PestEx 2015 set to be the biggest ever UK pest control exhibition!

    Due to a high demand for exhibition space at PestEx 2015, organisers the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) have had to work with the ExCel Exhibition Centre to incorporate extra stands to meet demand for the much anticipated show taking pl.... More

  • 17 September 2014

    PestEx 2015 – Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger!

    Following a complete sell-out in 2013, PestEx organisers the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) have made room for additional stands at the eagerly anticipated event of 2015. PestEx is the UK's largest trade exhibition and conference for.... More

  • 14 July 2014

    BPCA Member Justin Holloway stars in BBC 1 production

    Over the past 12 months BPCA have been supporting Lion TV working for BBC1, in their production ‘How Safe is Your House?' The series focuses on safety in the home in various forms such as the importance of testing electrics, pest control, st.... More

  • 25 June 2014

    Message from BPCA President

    Martin Harvey of Harvey Environmental Services looks back at the Association's successes during 2014, and forward to the year ahead: Four years ago we set out a strategy for the Association to support our members in the 21st century and bey.... More

  • 23 May 2014

    PPC Live 2014: a great success!

    BPCA's new PPC Live event was a huge success with delegates and exhibitors alike. The exhibition and conference was held in the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, Manchester on 21 May, and attracted over 340 pest controllers from across the North We.... More

  • 24 February 2014

    BPCA wins European Association of the Year

    The British Pest Control Association has won the prestigious ‘Association of the Year' Award from the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA). The presentation took place at CEPA's General Assembly in Dortmund, follow.... More

  • 25 November 2013

    BPCA gives out 43,507 referrals to members in 2013

    From 1 January until 31 December 2013, 43,507 details have been passed on to the public for both domestic and commercial jobs. If each referral was worth just £50 that would be over £2,000,000 of potential business we're giving to ou.... More

  • 07 November 2013

    BPCA comments on recent rodenticide resistance stories

    Technical Manager Richard Moseley said "cases of resistance in rats have been known for decades." A study being undertaken by the Universities of Huddersfield and Reading began around three years ago and will eventually document where the highes.... More