Latest news from British Pest Control Association

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  • 31 March 2020

    BPCA adds toolbox talk resources for members

    BPCA has added new CPD resources for member companies who want to deliver high-quality, in-house CPD for their employees.  The new section on the website currently includes: A blank toolbox talk template with guidance&n.... More

  • 30 March 2020

    BPCA releases letter of endorsement templates to help essential workers get on site

    BPCA has created two templates to help our members keep their employees working on critical sites during the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently, people in the UK can continue to go to work if their work cannot be done from home. During.... More

  • 30 March 2020

    VIDEO: PPC Live 2020 – Technical excellence in action

    Can you spot yourself in our PPC Live 2020 video? With record attendance figures, PPC Live was completely unique with loads of exhibitors, technical talks and demonstrations. Take a look at the highlight reel now. . More

  • 27 March 2020

    Coronavirus (Covid-19) risk assessment template released for BPCA members

    BPCA members can now access a Coronavirus (Covid-19) risk assessment template provided by Stallard Kane. You can access the risk assessment template in the BPCA Member Area (login required). Download now The template covers:.... More

  • 26 March 2020

    BPCA release free microlearning courses for members

    To help support members and their employees during the Covid-19 pandemic, BPCA has release eight microlearning courses to all members for free. The courses will remain free for three months. The eight, short online lear.... More

  • 26 March 2020

    BPCA position statement of Covid-19 disinfection

    BPCA is aware that many members have begun to offer disinfection services for Covid-19, and we recommend you proceed with extreme caution. Before offering these services, you should: Check that the technicians carrying out these.... More

  • 20 March 2020

    BPCA writes letter to schools to allow pest management to continue during Covid-19 pandemic

    In light of the Government not explicitly adding pest management to the list of crucial sectors in their guidance, BPCA has produced a letter template for members to help ensure their employees' children can continue to go to school. .... More

  • 19 March 2020

    BPCA writes to Prime Minister to ask to be designated as key workers amid Covid-19 pandemic

    Today, BPCA has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking that pest management professionals be designated key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Government announced measures yesterday so that "key workers" would be a.... More

  • 13 March 2020

    BPCA shortlisted for memcom award

    BPCA is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Membership Organisation of the Year in the memcom Membership Excellence Awards.  The memcom Membership Excellence Awards showcase the great work coming out of t.... More

  • 12 March 2020

    Record visitor numbers at PPC Live 2020

    British Pest Control Association’s travelling tradeshow, PPC Live, saw record numbers of visitors when it took a trip to Harrogate, Yorkshire this week. 516 people came along to the UK’s biggest pest management event of 20.... More

  • 12 March 2020

    Pest photograph competition winner announced

    BPCA were pleased to announce the winner of the #BestPestPic2020 competition at PPC Live in Harrogate this week. Mark Horrocks, a pest management technician from Gloucestershire, won the Association’s competition to find th.... More

  • 05 March 2020

    VIDEO: What is the CEPA memorandum of understanding and should I sign it

    The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) is urging pest management companies to sign their Memorandum of Understanding. We’ve set up this video to explain what the MoU is all about and answer any questions you migh.... More

  • 05 March 2020

    MIDS to host pest control event

    An event for pest management professionals, organised by MIDS Pest Control, is taking place in Letchworth on 25 March. Date: Wednesday 25 March 2020 Time: 9am - 4pm  Where: Jackmans Community Centre, Ivel Ct, Letchworth G.... More

  • 04 March 2020

    Membership criteria change for Consultant and M&D membership

    Effective immediately, BPCA is removing the requirement for Consultant and Manufacturing & Distribution members to have been trading for 12 months before they can apply for membership. The BPCA Executive Board voted to change the member.... More

  • 03 March 2020

    New CHAS application process for BPCA members

    Full servicing members of the BPCA have access to the fantastic benefit of free CHAS accreditation. For the past few years, the application process has been done via multiple emails with an increasing number of documents to be attache.... More

  • 27 February 2020

    Social media mix ups: when internet pest advice goes wrong

    In this guest blog, Mark Butler and Martin Rose-King ask if the pest management advice you're getting on the internet is legit.  We've all been there: an urgent call from a customer panicking about the ‘deadly’ bug they.... More

  • 27 February 2020

    PPC Live 2020: Online showguide

    Welcome to the PPC Live showguide: your definitive look at what’s happening at the biggest pest event of the year. On 11 March, we’ll be in beautiful Harrogate for our one-day trade exhibition designed for pest control technicia.... More

  • 27 February 2020

    Ask the members March 2020

    Your association | PPC98 March 2020 Technical and Compliance Officer, Natalie Bungay spent 2019 travelling all over the country talking to BPCA members. As well as answering hundreds of technical questions, she decided to turn th.... More

  • 27 February 2020

    Ask the technical team March 2020

    Technical | PPC98 March 2020 Our technical team answer questions about insect control, personal development, general licences and bed bugs in this issue. When you’re a BPCA member you can get technical su.... More

  • 26 February 2020

    Discounted bespoke contracts for BPCA members

    At BEB, we’re passionate about protecting businesses with robust contracts and support. In our experience, trades such as pest controllers are often the least well protected in this area - either because “it’s how they&rsq.... More

  • 26 February 2020

    Keep your contracts watertight

    Business feature | PPC98 March 2020 On most of your jobs, you provide a quote, do the work to the best of your ability, the customer is happy and they pay you. But, as we all know, not every job goes that smoothly. Which.... More

  • 26 February 2020

    President's report: Writing the history of pest management

    Annual report 2019 | PPC98 March 2020 BPCA President Phil Halpin takes a look back at the highlights of a successful and noteworthy 2019 for the Association. As I write, I like to imagine where you’re reading this. .... More

  • 26 February 2020

    Treasurer's report: Nine years of membership growth

    Annual report 2019 | PPC98 March 2020 In our most recent annual report Mark Williams, Honorary Treasurer on BPCA's Executive Board, assesses the Association's finances for 2019. What a super year 2019 was. It was our firs.... More

  • 26 February 2020

    INFOGRAPHIC: the year in numbers

    Annual report 2019 | PPC98 March 2020 It's been a great year at the BPCA, with a successful PestEx and new initiatives like BPCA Registered. Take a look at the key figures from our 2019 annual report.  . More

  • 26 February 2020

    Come on Board!

    Your association | PPC98 March 2020 We’re always looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to volunteer their time with us here at BPCA, whether that’s on one of our Committees or on the Association’s.... More