Latest news from British Pest Control Association

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  • 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

  • 26 February 2020

    Designed for Committee?

    Your association | PPC98 March 2020 Leaving the Servicing Committee after almost 13 years, Jenny Humphrey joined after her father, who had been an active member of the BPCA for some years, passed away. She spoke to us ab.... More

  • 21 February 2020

    BPCA Forum: YOUR local pest events

    Events | PPC98 March 2020 When we began organising regional events over ten years ago, Kevin Higgins, our Membership Manager, met with a few members in an evening. Now BPCA Forums regularly see audiences of 80+ with exhi.... More

  • 16 February 2020

    Volunteers wanted: BPCA Executive Board

    Because the BPCA AGM will be earlier this year, we’re appealing for Board members sooner than normal. The AGM will be held in April this year, alongside our Midland forum. We have several spots available on the Board d.... More

  • 05 February 2020

    CHAS evidence tightens up

    BPCA members that take advantage of the CHAS accreditation member benefit need to be aware that from January 2020, the requirements for producing evidence in their application submission will be far greater. In the past, a lot of.... More

  • 03 February 2020

    BPCA launches #WeAreBPCA campaign

    After the success of the Be Protected. Professionally. campaign, BPCA has launched a new pest awareness message and is asking members to get involved.  All BPCA Servicing members will be receiving a USB stick packed full of useful tool.... More

  • 28 January 2020

    CIEH Conference: discount for BPCA members

    The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) 2020 Pest Control Conference is shaping up nicely, with discounted entry for BPCA members. The CIEH Pest Control Conference: Safeguarding Public Health has been organised in.... More

  • 22 January 2020

    Stakeholders urged to sign CEPA Memorandum

    Professional pest management companies, and any business using the services of one, are urged to put pen to paper and sign the CEPA Memorandum of Understanding.    As co-Chair of the CEPA Professionalisation Working Grou.... More

  • 17 January 2020

    The importance of giving back

    BPCA member company Contego got off the ground in 2004, following funding support from the Prince's Trust charity.  Now going from strength-to-strength, Contego's CEO Michael Taylor talks about the value in paying it forward and givin.... More