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  • 01 March 2022

    BPCA Annual Report 2021

    Annual report | PPC106 A look back at all BPCA and our members have achieved together in 2021. BPCA is a not-for-profit organisation acting in the interests of our members and on behalf of the pest management industry in the UK. O.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    President's Report: It's time to thrive

    Annual report | PPC106 BPCA President Phil Halpin sums up 2021 in his final annual report update as President of the Association.  In what will be my last annual report as BPCA’s president, I’m proud to say that I.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    Treasurer's report: Your Association. Your Passion.

    Annual report | PPC106 In our most recent Annual Report, Mark Williams, Honorary Treasurer on BPCA's Executive Board, assesses the Association's finances for 2021 with optimism for the year ahead. Firstly, I’d like to wish yo.... More

  • 28 February 2022

    Annual report: 2021 Committee reports

    Annual report | PPC106 Our two long-running committees and our two new committees, run by member volunteers, gave an update for the BPCA annual report.  Servicing Committee report Fresh input, fresh ideas It’s been a.... More

  • 28 February 2022

    INFOGRAPHIC: 2021 in numbers

    Annual report | PPC106 Take a look at the key figures from our 2021 annual report. . More

  • 28 February 2022

    PestEx show guide out now

    Events | PPC106 PestEx is back! That's right, after an unexpected three-year break (thanks to an infamous little virus that's been going around, you might have heard of it?) we're finally heading back to London this year. Download.... More

  • 28 February 2022

    VIDEO: Rodent monitoring and control challenges in the food industry

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Chris Swindells from Acheta talks about food industry standards and the challenges you may come across when carrying out rodent pest control work in the food industry. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA.... More

  • 28 February 2022

    VIDEO: The evolution of PestFix

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Francis Medley from PestFix talks about how the business has changed over the years to better support the pest control industry. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so.... More

  • 28 February 2022

    VIDEO: Unearthing mole mysteries

    CPD VIDEO In this video, wildlife management expert Dave Archer talks about the history of mole control, and gives a show and tell on mole traps over the years. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events&n.... More

  • 28 February 2022

    VIDEO: Remote rodent monitoring - comparison of options

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Grahame Turner from PestAcuity gives an independent overview of the different remote rodent monitoring options available to professional pest controllers. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these.... More

  • 28 February 2022

    Check for bed bugs before season starts, says BPCA

    PRESS RELEASE Hospitality businesses are being urged to get the 2022 season off to the best start, by making sure their accommodations are free of bed bugs. National trade body British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is advising.... More

  • 24 February 2022

    New practical rodenticide guidance issued by CRRU

    STEWARDSHIP To protect the future availability of high potency rodenticides to farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers, new practical guidelines have been issued by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use UK. According to.... More

  • 23 February 2022

    Pest professionals can help contain viruses, says BPCA

    PRESS RELEASE More research is needed into the role of pest management in protecting the public health, a national trade body has said. Experts at British Pest Control Association (BPCA), have been examining studies around rats a.... More

  • 22 February 2022

    Des Bone hands over the reigns to Cleankill

    PRESS RELEASE After 25 years running Des Bone Ltd, Ann and Richard Bone will be handing the business over to Cleankill Pest Control.  Sussex-based Des Bone Limited was established on 1 July 1996, after Richard Bone moved on.... More

  • 22 February 2022

    BPCA Registered accredited by the CPD Certification Service

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The CPD Certification Service has independently verified BPCA’s individual recognition and continuous professional development (CPD) scheme. Independent auditors assessed BPCA Registered to the CPD.... More

  • 22 February 2022

    Edialux Professional boosts portfolio of pest control products

    PRESS RELEASE Edialux Professional, one of Europe's leading distributors of pest management products, has enhanced its product portfolio of high-quality application equipment from its US-based sister companies, B&G Equipment and Curtis.... More

  • 22 February 2022

    InsectoSec Tape for bed bugs debuting at PestEx

    PRESS RELEASE First-time PestEx exhibitors Andermatt UK will be showcasing the InsectoSec Tape biocide at London ExCeL in March. InsectoSec Tape is a new biocide for the control of bed bugs. It is a novel concept, combining the i.... More

  • 18 February 2022

    PestExtra wins Event of the Year award

    BPCA is thrilled to announce that PestExtra won event of the year at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards.   Now in its nineteenth year, the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2.... More

  • 18 February 2022

    Pest control and live bee removal business opens in South Birmingham 

    PRESS RELEASE A pest control business which is part of the PGH Beegone franchise has begun trading in Solihull, Redditch and the surrounding areas. PGH Beegone Solihull Redditch owner Louchlan Deeming has successfully undertaken.... More

  • 17 February 2022

    Fly catch analysis and rodent activity templates now available in member library

    MEMBER BENEFITS With more sites asking for fly-catch and rodent activity analysis as part of their contracts, BPCA has produced two easy-to-use templates for members.  These documents can be downloaded and customised for you.... More

  • 17 February 2022

    Citizen science project needs pest controllers

    STEWARDSHIP Rodenticide effectiveness could be “hit or miss” in large swathes of the UK due to the unknown resistance status of rat and mouse populations, according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use chairman Dr Alan Bu.... More

  • 16 February 2022

    BPCA Chief Exec elected to Global Pest Management Coalition council

    INTERNATIONAL PEST CONTROL BPCA Chief Executive Ian Andrew joins pest management association leaders from around the world on the Global Pest Management Coalition council. The Global Coalition aims to provide a unified voice acro.... More

  • 16 February 2022

    Syngenta appoints Sean Loakes as Technical Manager

    PRESS RELEASE Sean Loakes has been appointed as Professional Solutions Technical Manager for the UK and Ireland at BPCA member company Syngenta. Sean expands the existing Syngenta technical and business team, to offer further specialis.... More

  • 11 February 2022

    Preston Park clock tower cleaned up by pest controllers

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member company Cleankill Pest Control has been helping to clean up the famous clock tower in Brighton’s Preston Park. Pigeons had entered the Grade II listed tower through a broken stained-glass windows a.... More

  • 09 February 2022

    Pestfix to showcase growing product range at PestEx

    PRESS RELEASE PestFix intends to promote it's new and growing range of branded products at the pest management show in London this March. With SolarFix, GuanoFix Plus & RodentFix BB, PestFix aims to bring its products to all.... More

  • 09 February 2022

    LNPS celebrates fifth birthday

    PRESS RELEASE London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) marked five years since being launched with a team get-together in East London. Since the start of the business in February 2017, LNPS has more than doubled turnover, doubled.... More

  • 09 February 2022

    Rat Trap UK holding customer competition at PestEx

    PRESS RELEASE Pest control product manufacturer Rat Trap UK will be exhibiting at the pest management show in London this March, with a prize giveaway for one of their lucky customers to be had.  Rat Trap UK LTD was created.... More

  • 09 February 2022

    Hockley eagerly awaits return of PestEx

    PRESS RELEASE Pest control product manufacturer Hockley International are inviting you to come see them at their stand at PestEx this March.  UK-based Hockley have many years of experience in the manufacture, formulation, an.... More

  • 07 February 2022

    Lodi UK gears up for PestEx

    PRESS RELEASE Here Lodi UK's Shelly Knight tells us about her role and why PestEx: the pest management show is one of the top events in her pest control calendar. With the exhibition just a few weeks away now, I thought it would be.... More

  • 07 February 2022

    UKAS ISO accreditation for Contego Response

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Contego are pleased to announce they have achieved UKAS ISO certification across three standards: Quality (ISO 9001), Health and Safety (ISO 45001), and Environmental Management (ISO 14001). Organisation.... More

  • 07 February 2022

    National Sickie Day: managing staff absence

    Article via Stallard Kane, BPCA Business Shield No, that doesn’t mean we can all call in sick, but National “Sickie” Day is usually marked on the first Monday in February – this year's being today, Monday 7 February..... More

  • 04 February 2022

    VIDEO: Pest management legislation refresher

    CPD VIDEO Legislation is used every day in pest control and is being updated regularly.  This shapes how our industry operates, the pests we can control and the methods used in their control. During this video, John will explore: .... More

  • 02 February 2022

    Scientists develop synthetic sex pheromone to fool voracious ash beetle 

    PRESS RELEASE Tricking a beetle that is devastating ash trees in many parts of the world into thinking there is love in the air could be hugely beneficial to the forestry industry. A chemistry student at the University of Chester.... More

  • 01 February 2022

    Jones and Son to showcase new Defender Thistle Bird Spikes at PestEx

    This year Devon-based Jones and Son will officially launch their new Defender Thistle Bird Spikes and will be showcasing them at PestEx on 16 & 17 March. Defender Bird Spikes are a family business that have been manufacturing Defe.... More

  • 01 February 2022

    Enfield-based Integrated Pest Management acquired by Orkin

    PRESS RELEASE Orkin, a subsidiary pest control brand of US-based Rollins Inc, finalised the acquisition of Enfield-based Integrated Pest Management Ltd (IPM) before Christmas.  Matt Turek, division president of Orkin Interna.... More

  • 01 February 2022

    VIDEO: Bed bug basics | Digital Forum 11.5

    CPD VIDEO In this video, BPCA's John Horsley gives a presentation on bed bug biology, behaviour and control. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest management.... More

  • 01 February 2022

    VIDEO: SPIs - A needle in a haystack | Digital Forum 11.5

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Edialux's John Stewart talks about how to manage Stored Product Insect infestations.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest mana.... More

  • 01 February 2022

    VIDEO: The IPM farm | Digital Forum 11.5

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Wade Environmental's Alex Wade talks about the IPM farm: what is it, what does it do and why should you be interested? The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so ever.... More

  • 01 February 2022

    VIDEO: Driving for better business | Digital Forum 11.5

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Jim Magner from National Highways (previously Highways England) talks about the Driving for Better Business scheme and how it can help those who organise drivers as part of their business.  The Briti.... More

  • 28 January 2022

    BASF returns to PestEx to showcase award-winning rodenticide

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member BASF Pest Control Solutions is set to return to PestEx in March 2022 to exhibit its portfolio of innovative solutions to the pest control industry.  Having exhibited at the show for over 15 years, t.... More

  • 27 January 2022

    Stay updated on changes to the Highway Code

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced significant changes to the rules for all types of road users from 29 January. DVSA say these rules changes will help to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and rid.... More

  • 26 January 2022

    Cleankill says goodbye to longest-serving pest control technician

    PRESS RELEASE Industry stalwart and Cleankill Pest Control’s longest-serving technician Phil Nye has retired after 20 years with the company. Phil started his career with Rentokil in 1977 as a technician, and was a field bi.... More

  • 26 January 2022

    New study says some methods of rat control fail to consider animal welfare impacts

    A study led by the University of Oxford has found that glue boards and anticoagulant poisoning are among the worst rodent management methods for their impact on rat welfare. Experts in pest control, animal welfare and veterinary medic.... More

  • 25 January 2022

    New for 2022: Add your BPCA Registered card to your Google or Apple Wallet

    This year, anyone on the BPCA Registered scheme can choose to have a digital flashcard version of their identification card available on their phone. Your digital pass lets you: Quickly scan into events Prove your identity to yo.... More

  • 24 January 2022

    Come see BBwear at PestEx 2022 for your chance to win an Ultra Bee Suit

    PRESS RELEASE Cornwall-based beekeeping clothing manufacturer, BBwear will be making their PestEx debut this March. A family run business founded in 2000 by Belinda and Michael Bright, BBwear develop and produce a range of Britis.... More

  • 21 January 2022

    Plans to outlaw glue boards in Scotland announced

    On Thursday, 20 January 2022, the Scottish government announced plans to implement a total ban of rodent glue boards. The Scottish Animal Welfare Commission (SAWC) undertook a review of glue traps.  It concluded that there a.... More

  • 20 January 2022

    New certified bed bug detection dogs website launched

    PRESS RELEASE Bed Bug Foundation (BBF) has launched a new website specifically designed to make it easy for pest controllers to locate independently audited companies offering bed bug detection dog services. bbf-k9.org lists comp.... More

  • 20 January 2022

    Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes committee stage without amendment

    LEGISLATION On Wednesday, 19 January, a committee of MPs gathered to scrutinise the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill line-by-line. Although two hours were scheduled for the meeting, it took only 45 minutes for MPs to decide to pass the.... More

  • 19 January 2022

    New appointments at pest control technology company Pelsis Group

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Pelsis Group is pleased to announce the appointments of new Chief Executive officer and Chief Commercial Officer. The appointment of Derek Whitworth as interim chief executive officer (CEO) of Pelsis Gro.... More

  • 18 January 2022

    New label conditions on "robustness" of rodenticide bait boxes

    Changes required by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to legally binding instructions on rodenticide product labels have significant implications for users in pest control, farming and gamekeeping. Updated text will appear on labels J.... More