Latest news from British Pest Control Association

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  • 27 November 2020

    Registrations opens for PestExtra: the pest management show

    Registration open! Discover the latest pest control science, technology and innovation at the UK’s online trade show and conference for pest management. PestEx 2021 has moved to 2022. Instead of being upset about it, BPCA has decided.... More

  • 26 November 2020

    INFOGRAPHIC: BPCA Draft Strategy 2021-20XX

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 Over the last few months the BPCA Executive Board, Staff team, Servicing Committee, M&D Committee and a focus group of members have been working together to draft a strategy for 2021 and beyo.... More

  • 26 November 2020

    Meet the member: It’s a dog’s life with Cape SPC

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 CAPE SPC’s Luke Jones talks about going from life in the British Army to hitting the road with working dogs. I grew up with dogs all my life, but my journey into working with dog.... More

  • 26 November 2020

    Meet your new BPCA board members 2020

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC101 DECEMBER 2020 Earlier this year, at the 2020 annual general meeting, five new representatives were elected to the BPCA Executive Board. We spoke to them about their reasons for throwing their hats into the rin.... More

  • 19 November 2020

    BPCA launch new online accreditation: Certificated Advanced Technician (CAT) in Pest Management

    BPCA is proud to launch a new accreditation for pest professionals who have passed their Level 2 Award and want to demonstrate their advanced industry experience.  The Certificated Advanced Technician (CAT) accreditation can be taken e.... More

  • 05 November 2020

    Kevin Higgins leaves BPCA as Membership Manager

    We’re sad to report Kevin Higgins has said his farewells to the Association. Kevin has been an avid supporter of BPCA for many years, as a member, a Committee Member, an Executive Board member, the President, a consultant, the M.... More

  • 14 October 2020

    New aluminium phosphide toolbox talk released for BPCA members

    A new aluminium phosphide toolbox talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area (login required). Aluminium Phosphide, if not used correctly, is extremely dan.... More

  • 13 October 2020

    BPCA Registered: New Master Technician category available

    Pest technicians on the BPCA Registered CPD scheme can now apply for our highest category level: Master Technician. BPCA Registered is the Association's individual recognition and CPD scheme. The scheme recognises and record.... More

  • 07 October 2020

    BPCA launches new digital event PestExtra as PestEx postponed until 2022

    British Pest Control Association is launching a brand new digital event following the tough decision to postpone PestEx 2021.  Given the most recent government guidance surrounding events, BPCA has made the difficult but necessar.... More

  • 18 September 2020

    BPCA highly commended in awards for ‘membership organisation of the year’

    BPCA has won a highly commended award for ‘membership organisation of the year’ at the 2020 Memcom excellence awards.  BPCA picked up the accolade in the most prestigious award category, battling it out against some t.... More

  • 18 September 2020

    JOIN IN: Two new BPCA Committees now recruiting

    BPCA is calling out for employees of member companies to join our new committees. The Outreach & Communication Committee and the Professional Standards Committee will launch later this year.  The new Committees of the Board w.... More

  • 10 September 2020

    SURVEY: Help us change licences for gull control in 2021 and beyond

    After a challenging year for gull control in England, BPCA is asking the pest management community to help us make the process for getting a licence better. BPCA has the opportunity to positively influence Natural England regarding wha.... More

  • 28 August 2020

    NEW customisable pest advice leaflets for members

    A range of pest advice leaflets are now available for members to download, customise and print on the BPCA PrintShop (login required).  Our pest advice leaflets are a great tool for you to use when explaining the i.... More

  • 28 August 2020

    New Board members elected at BPCA 2020 AGM

    At BPCA’s 2020 annual general meeting (27 August), members of the Association elected new representatives to the BPCA Executive Board. With the Covid-19 pandemic having delayed the AGM for several months, the event was held onli.... More

  • 28 August 2020

    Three BPCA life memberships awarded at the 2020 AGM

    British Pest Control Association awarded three BPCA life memberships at the 2020 AGM. Frances McKim, Helen Riby and Jonathan Wade were all recipients of the prestigious life membership during the first ever Digital AGM on 27 Augu.... More

  • 10 August 2020

    New pesticide labels toolbox talk released for BPCA members

    A new pesticide labels toolbox talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area (login required). It is important that employers make sure that their employees are ke.... More

  • 05 August 2020

    GALLERY: PPC magazine all 100 covers

    SPECIAL | PPC100 August 2020   And here we are today with our 100th issue! Thanks to our loyal readers and contributors. We&rsqu.... More

  • 05 August 2020

    PestEx 2021 exhibition stands at 50% sold or reserved

    PestEx 2021 stands are already at 50% sold or reserved, as the industry looks forward to its first big event post-Covid-19 lockdown next March. With the London ExCeL confirming that they intend to be running full scale event.... More

  • 05 August 2020

    Celebrate in good times. Celebrate in bad times.

    VIEWPOINT | PPC100 August 2020 I write this while we’re still in lockdown with slow signs of coming out of it. Hopefully, by the time you read this, we’ll have regained a bit of normality – whatever that may be! .... More

  • 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