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.


  • 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

  • 01 May 2020

    BPCA launches new online classroom with resistance training

    BPCA is delivering specialist pest control training via its new virtual classroom. Understanding Genetic Resistance in Pests will run first in May, then June at a special introductory discount rate. With Covid-19 putting an end to.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    PPC99 out now

    Professional pest controller magazine issue 99 is out now and available to read online for free. The magazine can be read online or downloaded as a PDF  or you can join our Affiliate Scheme and request a hard c.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Ask the technical team May 2020

    Technical | PPC99 May 2020 In this Covid-19 special, our technical team answer questions about postponed events, essential work, can pests be Covid-19 carriers and PPE in this issue. When you’re a BP.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Meet the members: Rising to the challenge

    Membership| PPC99 May 2020 PPC talked to the membership at large, about the proactive steps taken to meet the Covid-19 crisis head-on. Your responses are still coming in, but here are a just a few collated at the time of publicati.... More

  • 30 April 2020

    Member benefit in focus: Find a pest controller

    Membership | PPC99 May 2020 Rated as the second-best member benefit, beaten only by the BPCA logo and the doors it opens, our Find a pest controller tool is trusted across the country. The tool has changed a lot over the.... More

  • 24 April 2020

    New health and safety review toolbox talk

    A new health and safety 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, the toolbox talk is designed to get p.... More

  • 23 April 2020

    BPCA releases CPD assignments for pest professionals

    To give pest professionals a new way to keep up with their continuing professional development (CPD), BPCA is now issuing downloadable CPD assignments. Karen Dawes, BPCA Training manager, said: “Conducting research and comp.... More

  • 15 April 2020

    New cost-benefit analysis of postponing pest control services template available for BPCA members

    BPCA has released a letter template for pest management companies to help explain the importance of continuing ongoing site protection during the Covid-19 pandemic. The letter includes the pros and cons of suspending proactive (routine) pes.... More

  • 08 April 2020

    New bird licences toolbox talk released for BPCA members

    A new bird licensing 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, the toolbox talk is designed to get p.... More

  • 08 April 2020

    BPCA gives Gove 141 reasons pest management needs to be considered essential during Covid-19

    BPCA has replied to the Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove's letter on pest management professionals being key workers. While the states pest management employees can continue to go to work, he did not agree to add pest.... More

  • 03 April 2020

    Make Covid-19 Small Business Grant Fund work for pest companies, says BPCA to Chancellor

    Today (3 April 2020), BPCA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, asking him to make the Small Business Grant Fund work for our sector.  The Small Business Grant Fund requires a business to be regist.... More

  • 01 April 2020

    13 resources for pest professionals during Covid-19 pandemic

    BPCA has released 13 resources for operating essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of these resources are free for everyone, while others are for BPCA members only. The resources available are: NEW Client information.... More

  • 01 April 2020

    BPCA hit the airwaves on LBC radio show

    Yesterday (31 March) our campaign to make councils reconsider reducing bin collections featured on LBC radio.  LBC, which stands for 'Leading Britain's Conversation', has more than 2 and a half million listeners each week.&n.... More