Latest news from British Pest Control Association

Professional Pest Controller (PPC) online is created by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) - the voice of UK professional pest management companies. Find the latest association news about BPCA member benefits, events, training, initiatives and more in our current news section.

You can find out more about BPCA’s work and membership on the BPCA main website.


  • 04 August 2020

    New luxury hotel discount BPCA member benefit

    BPCA has teamed up with new luxury hotel chain Blue Orchid Hotels, to offer discounts for members on a range of experiences and accommodation. Here to Help London and its collaborative partners Blue Orchid Hotels and Global Hospi.... More

  • 04 August 2020

    BPCA position statement on remote monitoring for rodent management

    TECHNICAL | PPC100 August 2020 Digital monitoring for pest activity appears in lists of services offered by pest management companies across the world. But what will the impact of remote monitoring have on the level of service a compan.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

    BUSINESS | PPC100 August 2020 You would have to be living in a cave for the last four months not to know that we are living in strange times. Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPCA member company Pest Solutions, sh.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    Incentives for pest management professionals

     Business Feature | PPC100 August 2020 In this article, Paul Bates, Managing Director at Cleankill Pest Control, talks about motivating and inspiring staff using incentives, beyond giving a simple paycheck.  Y.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    Meet the member: Rising star at Pest Solutions

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC100 August 2020 BPCA’s Communications Officer Kat Shaw spoke to Gabrielle Hogg, trainee pest technician with Pest Solutions. One of the industry’s brilliant up-and-comers, we talk about her mentor.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    Going digital: The future of BPCA forums

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC100 August 2020 Over time, BPCA Forums have evolved from small member meetings in an evening, to regularly seeing audiences of over 80, exhibitor tables, a full morning of speakers and a calendar of at l.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    Infographic: Who runs BPCA? New committees and groups

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC100 August 2020 We’ve put together this useful organisation chart so you can understand how BPCA works. You may even spot an area of the Association you’d like to volunteer your time in. SPEED.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    First outstanding CPD Assignment certificate

    ON ASSIGNMENT | PPC100 August 2020 In May this year, BPCA released the first in a series of new downloadable CPD assignments, giving pest controllers the opportunity to research and write about a topic in order to earn valuable CPD poi.... More

  • 23 July 2020

    Level 2 Award in Pest Management returns to Yarnfield following Covid-19 lockdown

    The announcement in March that the country would lock down to slow the spread of Covid-19 meant that BPCA’s most popular residential training course was postponed until further notice. Following the lifting of these Covid-19.... More

  • 16 July 2020

    New Health and Safety at Work Act CPD assignment for pest professionals

    BPCA has issued a new downloadable assignment on the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to help pest professionals keep up with their continuing professional development (CPD). The CPD assignments are designed for those working.... More

  • 09 July 2020

    New Treatment Report template for BPCA members

    A new Treatment Report template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area and the BPCA PrintShop (login required). Available to BPCA members only, the new template.... More

  • 09 July 2020

    BPCA helps put auditors straight on insecticide usage requirements for public health pest management

    BPCA has had reports of auditors asking pest professionals for Pa1 Pa6 pesticide training certificates. The use of insecticides for public health pests does not require the user to have Pa1 Pa6 pesticide training and therefore a NRoSO.... More

  • 01 July 2020

    New pest control refresher courses launched in the BPCA online classroom

    BPCA has added five new online classroom courses for pest control technicians and support staff looking to brush up on their pest management knowledge. Four of the new courses will follow the RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management, giv.... More

  • 01 July 2020

    UPDATED: BPCA annual general meeting goes virtual

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, BPCA had to cancel the 2020 annual general meeting (AGM) that had been scheduled for 2 April. After seeking legal advice, we can now confirm we’ll be holding an all-digital, online AGM where eligibl.... More

  • 01 July 2020

    Look forward to PestEx 2021 - registration now open

    After a challenging year for pest management, BPCA is pleased to announce registration for PestEx 2021 is now open. With the London ExCeL confirming that they intend to be running full scale within the next few months, we can say.... More

  • 24 June 2020

    New stored products insects and fly management courses added to BPCA online classroom

    BPCA has announced two new taught online classroom courses. Led by industry experts, the new courses are delivered via live presentations over Zoom. Stored Product Insects (SPIs) in Food Environments and Flies and their control join t.... More

  • 22 June 2020

    BPCA PrintShop gets an upgrade

    BPCA's popular PrintShop member benefit has been given an upgrade, to provide a more functional and user-friendly experience.   Using print materials can help you engage with customers, raise the profile of your business and.... More

  • 09 June 2020

    New employee consultation toolbox talk released for members

    A new Health and Safety Employee Consultation toolbox talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area (login required).  Available to BPCA members only, th.... More

  • 06 June 2020

    VIDEO: Proud to protect - World Pest Day 2020

    BPCA has released a video in celebration of World Pest Day 2020. The short video entitled “Proud to protect” features several BPCA members and people from the BPCA Staff team speaking about what they do to help protect public he.... More

  • 03 June 2020

    New themed digital networking events for BPCA member employees

    BPCA is running hour-long virtual networking events for BPCA members who want to connect with each other on subjects that matter to them. Member Huddle will be a hosted meeting on Zoom facilitated by a member of the BPCA Staff team. Hu.... More

  • 27 May 2020

    New behavioural resistance CPD assignment for pest professionals

    BPCA has issued a new downloadable assignment on behavioural resistance, to help pest professionals keep up with their continuing professional development (CPD). The CPD assignments are designed for those working in pest control.... More

  • 20 May 2020

    BPCA launches new online course for pest identification

    BPCA is delivering more specialist pest control training via its new virtual classroom. Principles of Pest Identification will premiere live on the 18 June 2020 between 10am and 4pm. Principles of Pest Identification joins Unders.... More

  • 15 May 2020

    Tools for the Covid-19 secure pest management company

    BPCA has teamed up with print provider Stirland Paterson, to give our members access to Covid-19 health and safety back-to-work signage. The signage includes social distancing graphics, hygiene advice, and rules for keeping staff.... More

  • 05 May 2020

    Why wasps sting

    There's not a lot of love for wasps out there and it's not hard to see why. Their erratic behaviour and threatening presence can ruin many a beer garden or picnic.  But wasps are not just an annoyance - they're a public health pest. .... More

  • 04 May 2020

    GET INVOLVED: Proud to protect video for World Pest Day - win pest control goodies

    For World Pest Day this year (6 June), BPCA want to produce a video about the brilliant work members do to protect public health and safety. And we need members help!  We’d like you to record a 20-second video of yours.... More