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  • 08 January 2020

    Plan your pest control training, development and CPD for 2020

    Whether you’re with BPCA Registered or Basis, CPD is an essential part of your year. How about taking some time at the start of 2020 to plan it out? BPCA has developed a training and development template to help members.  Y.... More

  • 08 January 2020

    PPC Live 2020 schedule announced

    The full schedule for PPC Live 2020 has been announced and we’ve packed it with illustrious speakers from across the sector. Taking place on Wednesday 11 March at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate, PPC Live is fo.... More

  • 07 January 2020

    Remembering Peter Bateman

    It's with sadness that we learned this week of the passing of former BPCA President, Peter Bateman. Peter passed away peacefully on New Year's Day with his wife, Joan, by his side. Peter spent 33 years with Rentokil, the last 20.... More

  • 10 December 2019

    End of year and election reflections from BPCA Chief Exec

    December is always a great time for reflection and looking forward to the new year. BPCA Chief Executive, Ian Andrew, takes a look at where we’ve been, where we’re going and gives us a round-up of what a BPCA election manifesto might l.... More

  • 13 November 2019

    CEPA launches pest management professionalisation initiative

    On 1 October, the European pest management services trade association (CEPA) launched its Memorandum of Understanding on Professionalisation of the Pest Management Industry, in an event hosted by the European Committee of the Regions. .... More

  • 13 November 2019

    PPC97 out now

      Professional pest controller magazine issue 97 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.... More

  • 13 November 2019

    Open plan living

    Your Association | PPC97 November 2019 At the end of August Martyn Belcher, ABM Pest Control, was called out by Nottinghamshire Police to a swarm of honey bees. Armed with his swarm collecting gear (skep, spray bottle and garden s.... More

  • 12 November 2019

    Ask the technical team November 2019

    Technical | PPC97 November 2019 Our technical team explore HSE legislation, vulnerable customers and snap traps in this issue. When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical support whenever you need it via our ex.... More

  • 12 November 2019

    Calling all Wolves pesties!

    Membership | PPC97 November 2019 BPCA is looking for Servicing members in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas to offer work placement days to university students. Working in partnership with the University of Wolver.... More

  • 12 November 2019

    Pest photo of the year #BestPestPic2020

    Competition | PPC97 November 2019 BPCA is looking for the best pest photograph of the year and is offering a £500 prize for anyone who captures the perfect image of public health pest control. The competition is officia.... More

  • 12 November 2019

    Member benefit in focus: Put on your Sunday pest

    Business feature| PPC97 November 2019 Personalised workwear and uniforms for pest management companies are becoming more and more popular. They can help set your brand apart from the crowd and make a lasting first impression with.... More

  • 12 November 2019

    Trading up! Pest management: trade or profession?

    Your association | PPC97 November 2019 This year BPCA’s Executive Board set up a series of three working groups, to find out what championing professionalism in pest management looks like. One group has been taking a lo.... More

  • 12 November 2019

    Where there’s wax, there’s... moths?

    Your association | PPC97 November 2019 Ian Furlong from BPCA member company Independent Pest Control & Hygiene Services details his first encounter with wax moths and their symbiotic relationship with the bees in his clie.... More

  • 12 November 2019

    A game of cat and mouse...and rat and cockroach and pigeon

    Your association | PPC97 November 2019 What do you do when a huge site is literally teeming with pests and wildlife? Nigel White, from BPCA member company Tactical Environmental Services, talks through one of their more challengin.... More

  • 12 November 2019

    Strategic storytime: Why don't they pay the piper?

    Your association | PPC97 November 2019 Doctors, teachers, accountants, police officers, engineers, nurses… what do they all have in common? This issue we’re talking about how we show off the value of our trade and our.... More

  • 12 November 2019

    A to Z of pests goes PestAware

    Your association | PPC97 November 2019 Many of you will know that BPCA has an A to Z of pests on our website. This is a tool for end-users to find pest control help and support. What you might not know is that we’ve bee.... More

  • 11 November 2019

    Where we've been: Planet Holyrood

    Your association | PPC97 November 2019 On 18 September, BPCA held an event at the Scottish Parliament about the critical role played by pest management professionals in protecting public health and safety. SPEAKERS: Ratcatch.... More

  • 11 November 2019

    Meet the member: Fowl play on the pitch

    Your association | PPC97 November 2019 In this article BPCA’s Communications Officer, Kat Shaw, spoke to Phillippa Hawkins from Falconry Services Bird and Pest Control about carrying out pest control in stadiums with her fea.... More

  • 11 November 2019

    Training programme in focus: Level 2 Award in Pest Management

    Training | PPC97 November 2019 The GPC training course is BPCA’s residential training programme designed to give people the skills they need to enter the world of pest management. When combined with BPCA’s on.... More

  • 05 November 2019

    And I would walk 9,000 miles…

    Training | PPC97 November 2019 At BPCA we facilitate a host of pest management training opportunities, that attract candidates from around the UK and further afield. One of our most renowned training programmes is the Ge.... More

  • 05 November 2019

    Bespoke training: It's not 'one size fits all'

    Training | PPC97 November 2019 Training Development Manager, Karen Dawes, explains how bespoke training might be a better fit for your business.  At BPCA we’re proud of our track record in delivering a r.... More

  • 05 November 2019

    What Rwandafull training

    Training | PPC97 November 2019 One company that recently took advantage of BPCA's bespoke training option was Africa Improved Foods (AIF), based in Rwanda. The team at AIF got in touch to see if we could p.... More

  • 05 November 2019

    Free CPD webinars

    Events | PPC97 November 2019 This year BPCA trialled running free CPD webinars for all members and affiliates. The first five webinars have proved far more popular than we could have imagined. In fact, we’ve helped.... More

  • 04 November 2019

    New electronic annual returns out now

    It's annual return time again but this year it's all change! Where previously we used to send out paper forms, this year all main contacts of full members should have received a series of emails that require action. Email 1 will.... More

  • 27 September 2019

    New way to pass your Level 2 Award in Pest Management

    BPCA has announced a new 7-day, modular, non-residential training course in the centre of London this November. As part of its membership criteria, BPCA recognises the Level 2 Award in Pest Management as the entry-level qualification for pe.... More