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  • 05 July 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Accidental imports of venomous spiders

    CPD VIDEO In this video Chris Woodard, of Chris Woodard Pest Services, discusses some common species of spider that could be accidentally imported into the UK and talks through his own experiences. While it's a rare occurrence, it is import.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    Grand opening of Chichester PestFix storefront a success

    PRESS RELEASE With local residents, business and the pest control industry in attendance, PestFix are delighted to have officially opened their first of its kind storefront on Terminus Road, Chichester, West Sussex. “We are.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Invasive Asian hornet: identifying and reporting

    CPD VIDEO In this video Martin Rose-King and Elliott Rose-King from Bounty Pest Control talk about the work they do on Asian hornet identification and reporting, and how you can help. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts t.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - What's the future for pest qualifications?

    CPD VIDEO In this video, British Pest Control Association's Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, discusses considerations for the future of pest control qualifications and invites pest management professionals to take part in a co.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    New rural rodent control training programme and CPD portal for UK farmers

    PRESS RELEASE BASF has strengthened its stewardship and support to farmers across the UK by launching a new digital portal offering farmers an interactive rodent control training programme. The Real Results Virtual Farm CPD porta.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Flying into action, fly control by Lodi UK

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Matt Towler from Lodi UK goes through the who, what, where, why and when of pest fly control.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest management.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    LNPS appoints Non-executive Director

    PRESS RELEASE Joanne Beaseley has been appointed as a Non-executive Director (NED) for London Network for Pest Solutions. As well as being a NED for LNPS Joanne is an Environmental Quality and Resolutions Manager. She manages a t.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    BASF creates new Sustainability category at National Pest Awards

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member BASF has launched a new category at the National Pest Awards 2022, in partnership with event organisers Pest magazine. Sponsored by BASF, the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award is open to any pe.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    Festival invites pest techs to combat UK’s spiralling rat population

    EVENTS As part of this year’s Northumbrian Water Innovation Festival, Data and AI specialist Aiimi will host a hackathon that will aim to address one of the water industry’s most pressing challenges: rat infestations.  .... More

  • 29 June 2022

    VIDEO: Hierarchy of insecticide usage

    CPD VIDEO Every insect treatment we undertake needs to consider the hierarchy of control.  We need to consider the most appropriate control technique to be successful while balancing this with the risks of using that option. Durin.... More

  • 27 June 2022

    New member benefit: Discounted training directly from Wade Environmental

    MEMBER BENEFIT BPCA consultant member Wade Environmental is now offering a discount on training courses for other members and their employees.  Courses are run by industry expert Alex Wade and cover a variety of pest control-relat.... More

  • 22 June 2022

    IPS uses KickStart Scheme to find new employee

    PRESS RELEASE Cheshire-based company International Pheromone Systems has helped a young graduate to secure his first job thanks to the Government’s KickStart Scheme. Matthew Halton was struggling to find a job and doing vol.... More

  • 21 June 2022

    New Welsh general licences for bird control now available

    LICENSING Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has today (21 June) published four new general licences for the control of wild birds, ahead of them coming into force on 1 July 2022. This follows the completion of NRW’s review of its app.... More

  • 17 June 2022

    New member benefit: Discounted waste service and advice line from Reliance

    BPCA member company Reliance Service Solutions is offering fellow members 8% off waste services and a free waste advice service. Alex Whelan, Operations Manager of Reliance, said: “We recognise the specialist challenges that pest.... More

  • 16 June 2022

    PestFix sets date for grand opening of new storefront

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member company PestFix is opening a storefront in Chichester, calling it "the first of its kind in the south and possibly in the UK". PestFix is hosting a grand opening on 1 July at 10:30 am at Cedar Park, 30 T.... More

  • 14 June 2022

    Cliverton celebrates £100m giving milestone

    PRESS RELEASE Animal-related business insurance broker Cliverton has celebrated its parent group’s achievement of giving more than £100 million to good causes in a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. His Roy.... More

  • 14 June 2022

    Pest control football tournament smashes fundraising goal

    Beaver Pest Control's charity football tournament raised a whopping £2,789 for the British Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal last month. The 7-a-side football tournament was made up of teams of professionals from within the pest contr.... More

  • 10 June 2022

    How to identify ‘things that go buzz’

    PESTAWARE As summer approaches, and ‘sting season’ sets in, experts at a national trade body are urging gardeners to learn more about ‘things that go buzz’. British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has produc.... More

  • 06 June 2022

    Dealey Environmental acquires MIDS Pest Control

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member company Dealey Environmental has acquired the commercial assets of MIDS Pest Control, an established Hertfordshire-based business. Managing Director Martin Cobbald explains that they chose to include MID.... More

  • 06 June 2022

    Daera reopen Northern Ireland Wild Bird Licence Consultation

    BIRD CONTROL Daera/Northern Ireland Environment Agency is currently considering the wild bird general licences for 2022/2023 and beyond. Similar consultations have already occurred in England, Scotland and Wales following legal c.... More

  • 06 June 2022

    BPCA launches 3D assessment on World Pest Day 2022

    Training  Today on World Pest Day 2022, we're launching a virtual competency assessment for rodent control, to help newly qualified pest technicians prove they can put their knowledge and skills into practice. BPCA’s Tec.... More

  • 01 June 2022

    Killgerm Group Ltd announces the creation of Killgerm France SAS

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member company Killgerm says they are delighted to announce an expansion into France with the creation of a new trading entity, Killgerm France. Rupert Broome, Group Managing Director of Killgerm Group, said: .... More

  • 01 June 2022

    Professional Pest Controller issue 107 (PPC107) out now

    CONTENTS | PPC107 JUNE 2022 Professional pest controller magazine issue 107 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&n.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Pests in the press: January to March 2022

    News | PPC107 June 2022 Our regular PPC magazine feature, taking a look at public relations and how BPCA works with the press to educate the public about pest awareness. PestEx in the spotlight PestEx was the main story for BPCA i.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Pests in politics: Winter to Spring 2022

    With pest management under the spotlight, particularly regarding glue boards, BPCA has spent more time than ever monitoring what’s happening in the UK parliament and the devolved administrations. PPC helps keep you firmly in the loop..... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Review: PestEx 2022 round-up

    Events | PPC107 June 2022 After a longer than usual wait, pest professionals from all over the world came together for the first time in two years, as PestEx finally returned to ExCeL in London on 16 and 17 March. PPC's roving reporter, Ka.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    PestEx 2022: PestEx in numbers

    Events | PPC107 June 2022 A round-up in PPC107 of the key statistics and figures to come out of PestEx 2022: the pest management show.  SAVE THE DATE What: PPC Live When: 22 March 2023 Where: Yorkshire Event Centre, Harroga.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Should the pest management sector be licensed?

    Technical | PPC107 June 2022 At PestEx a panel took part in a discussion titled 'Licensing is coming: look busy'. Here are the highlights. Papers, please! Pest professionals already operate under certain licensed conditions for som.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Three decades in wildlife management

    Technical | PPC107 June 2022 At PestEx in March, Paul Butt gave a seminar on his experience working in the pest control field, with a focus on the highs, the lows and some examples of cases he worked on during his tenure in wildlife managemen.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Infographic: Techie legal toolbox

    Technical | PPC107 June 2022 Pest management professionals aren’t just ‘ratcatchers’. In order to carry out our jobs safely and effectively, we need an understanding of the law. Here’s a quick rundown of the most im.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    How regulated is pest management in the UK?

    Technical | PPC107 June 2022 Pest management is highly skilled work. However, entry requirements to the sector are lower than other comparable trades. We asked Senior Regulatory Manager Dawn Kirby from BPCA member company Rentokil to look.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    PestWatch: Field mice control

    Technical | PPC107 June 2022 In this issue of PestWatch, guest author Chris Parmiter from BPCA Consultant Member company Pesttrain clarifies the legal nuances of controlling field mice in the UK. Clarification of rodenticide produc.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Accreditation standards in focus: Pest risk assessments

    Technical | PPC107 June 2022 Food Accreditation Standards can be a minefield, with different specifiers needing different things from you. In this new series, Grahame Turner from BPCA Consultant member company PestAcuity, will turn his att.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Reporting pest control incidents

    Technical | PPC107 June 2022 If you’ve worked in pest control for any amount of time you’ll have come across poor practice or potentially dangerous incidents. Likewise, established companies can be blighted by a poor techni.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Ask the technical team June 2022

    Technical | PPC107 June 2022 Field mice, glue traps ban, codes of best practice and rising prices for pest control products are all addressed in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team. SPEED VIEW: There is nothing in the law to.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Opinion: Who do you think you are?

    Opinion | PPC107 June 2022 Regular PPC writer Alex Wade from Wade Environmental is back – and this time he's talking through the opportunities licensing could bring. Listen to this article as an audio narration by the author .... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Am I covered? Making the diversification leap

    Business | PPC107 June 2022 Peter Knowles, Director at animal-related industries insurance broker Cliverton, looks at the opportunities of diversifying pest control services and the importance of managing the associated risks. To s.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Know your numbers: figuring out finances for your pest control business

    Business | PPC107 June 2022 If you’re serious about growing your pest control business, you will have to learn the basics of business finances. Reading and understanding a profit and loss report, and knowing where all your money.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Inflation and pest control: Time to put up prices?

    Opinion | PPC107 June 2022 If you’ve looked at your energy bills or recently fueled the van, you’ll be uncomfortably aware of how much the basic costs of doing business are going up. BPCA Marketing and Communications Manage.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Benefit in focus: Lobbying and public affairs

    Your Association | PPC107 June 2022 It’s probably not a benefit you think about every day, but it is one of the most crucial tasks your membership fees help fund. What is lobbying? How does it work? And what is BPCA doing to prom.... More

  • 30 May 2022

    Interview: Between two presidents

    Interview | PPC107 June 2022 At the time of writing, BPCA is saying goodbye to one president and introducing a new one. At PestEx, PPC caught up with then President Phil Halpin and President-Elect Chris Cagienard. PPC: Phil, cong.... More

  • 30 May 2022

    Interview: Come fly with me!

    Interview | PPC107 June 2022 Pest professional Mark Bower spoke to PPC about his time ‘down under’ and the wealth of overseas opportunities for pest controllers willing to step out of their comfort zones. In around 1998.... More

  • 30 May 2022

    TechAssure: Virtual assessment of practical skills and knowledge

    Training | PPC107 June 2022 BPCA has launched a 3D interactive competency assessment with support and funding from the Ufi VocTech Trust. BPCA Training and Development Manager Karen Dawes explains TechAssure and the gaps it helps fill.... More

  • 30 May 2022

    New member benefit: Health & safety support and consultation service

    MEMBERSHIP The BPCA team can now support you with any health and safety-related questions you have about your pest control businesses. In addition to BPCA BusinessShield, BPCA has NEBOSH qualified and technical IOSH staff on hand to he.... More

  • 30 May 2022

    Member benefit: Marketing communications support and consultation service

    MEMBERSHIP It doesn't matter how fantastic your service is if the phone doesn’t ring. The more you consider your marketing and communications activity, the busier you’ll become.  We understand that running a pest manag.... More

  • 30 May 2022

    New member benefit: 10% off at B&Q with free TradePoint cards

    MEMBERSHIP BPCA has teamed up with TradePoint to offer BPCA members 10% off almost everything at B&Q/TradePoint, in-store and online.  All members can claim free TradePoint cards that have no minimum spend. The cards giv.... More

  • 26 May 2022

    Trade body’s 10 top tips to defend your fabrics from moths

    PESTAWARE Ventilating wardrobes and vacuum packing clothes are among the tips from a national trade body on protecting clothes and textiles from moths. British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has issued a new online guide to moth.... More

  • 25 May 2022

    Case study: Harmonix Rodent Paste helps PCO's in tricky situations 

    PRESS RELEASE In this article, Bayer Environmental Science talk to Lewis Clarke, LRC Environmental, about the benefits of using Harmonix Rodent Paste. Bayer said sales have proven extremely successful as technicians hear more abo.... More

  • 25 May 2022

    Guidance for professional users of Plant Protection Products

    AGRICULTURE If you use professional plant protection products as part of your work,  or if you have professional PPPs applied by a third party as part of your work in agriculture, horticulture, the amenity sector or forestry in Great B.... More

  • 25 May 2022

    New Asian hornet identification guidance out now

    MEMBER LIBRARY A new technical awareness and reporting guidance document, on identifying Asian hornets, has been published by BPCA and Bounty Consultancy Services. The new four-page document covers: The importance of correct.... More