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  • 22 October 2021

    The improved BPCA member documents library is open

    A collection of over 150 templates, documents and tools is now available to all BPCA members. Over the last few years, BPCA has been collecting, creating and curating documents for members. We've now improved the interface and made th.... More

  • 22 October 2021

    BPCA contribution acknowledged as part of sustainable use of pesticides national action plan

    YOUR VOICE BPCA’s proposed amendments to the UK’s national action plan on sustainable pesticide usage have been included in a wrap-up of contributors’ comments released by the UK government. Our contribution on behalf.... More

  • 21 October 2021

    Volunteers wanted for new Academic Relations working group

    BPCA is looking for members to join a new working group aimed at creating links with the academic community and keeping up-to-date with research.  We want anyone with an interest in science, academia, and interpreting the latest.... More

  • 20 October 2021

    BPCA commits to Planet Mark certification

    BPCA is furthering our sustainability commitment by becoming Planet Mark certified through measuring and reducing our carbon footprint. Planet Mark is an internationally recognised sustainability certification for every type.... More

  • 18 October 2021

    SURVEY: Medical signposting for pest professionals

    BPCA is working with University College London Hospitals (UCLH) to potentially create a service for pest professionals to signpost clients that need medical support. We need you to take our survey so that we can find out the.... More

  • 18 October 2021

    Survey and quotation template now available for members

    DOCUMENT  BPCA has created an example template for a survey and quote. It's now available in the BPCA member area. The template is suitable for one-off jobs and reactive work. It’s simple to use and customise to meet y.... More

  • 07 October 2021

    BPCA wins Covid-19 key worker campaign award

    BPCA is delighted to announce that we’ve won the Association Excellence Award (AEA) for 'Best Lobbying Campaign or Advancement of a Cause During Covid-19'. The Association Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the.... More

  • 06 October 2021

    Introducing BPCA Night School courses

    At BPCA we understand that with hectic work schedules and lifestyles, finding the time to keep your skills and knowledge up-to-date can be a challenge. We’re delighted to announce the launch of our BPCA Night School, a trial.... More

  • 05 October 2021

    BPCA Member Awards – help shine a light on excellence

    The BPCA Member Awards 2022 will open to nominations for all BPCA member companies and their employees on Monday 1 November. The awards recognise positive contributions made by members to the Association and the wider pest management.... More

  • 27 September 2021

    Hybrid training options now available for Field Biologist course

    Our next training session for Becoming a Field Biologist will now be available to take either in-person or remotely.  When Covid-19 put a temporary hold on in-person training programmes, BPCA began developing an online.... More

  • 14 September 2021

    2021 National Pest Awards winners announced

    The winners of the first-ever National Pest Awards 2021 were announced at a ceremony in the House of Commons on 9 September. Almost all winners were BPCA member companies. During a fantastic black-tie evening, attendees.... More

  • 02 September 2021

    Registration is open for PestEx 2022 - the pest management show

    After a year-long postponement, PestEx the pest management show returns to London in 2022. Registration is open for the biggest celebration of professional pest management in the UK. From 16-17 March, pest professionals from.... More

  • 20 August 2021

    18 months on: essential pest management

    BUSINESS | PPC104 AUGUST 2021 On 13 April 2020, George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), confirmed pest management was an essential sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. At the time o.... More

  • 20 August 2021

    Member benefit in focus: Business Shield

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC104 AUGUST 2021 Did you know you have a free health and safety and employment law service at your fingertips? It’s called BPCA BusinessShield and is just one of the many value-added benefits available to all B.... More

  • 20 August 2021

    Meet the member: To bee or not to bee

    MEET THE MEMBER | PPC104 AUGUST 2021 Ian Fuller (B.Eng) at Swarmcatcher has been removing and relocating live honey bees for more than a decade. In this article, BPCA’s Comms Officer Kat Shaw talks to him about his bee removal b.... More

  • 20 August 2021

    Meet the member: 25 years of pest control at Des Bone

    MEET THE MEMBER | PPC104 AUGUST 2021 BPCA’s Communications Officer Kat Shaw spoke to Ann Bone, of Des Bone Ltd, about their quarter-century journey as a pest management business. Sussex-based Des Bone Limited was established o.... More

  • 20 August 2021

    Meet the member: Next Gen Pest Tech

    MEET THE MEMBER | PPC104 AUGUST 2021 Jack Tully is the first apprentice pest technician at BPCA member Integrum Services and passed his RSPH Level 2 earlier this year at just 17 years old. He took part in a quick-fire question session wi.... More

  • 20 August 2021

    A fond farewell to Stephanie

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC104 AUGUST 2021 After almost ten years of outstanding service, we said ‘farewell’ to our Finance Officer Stephanie Costopoulos at the end of July, who decided retirement was calling. Despite b.... More

  • 20 August 2021

    Meet your new BPCA team members

    Your Association | PPC104 August 2021 You may have seen that we’ve had a bit of a recruitment boost at BPCA recently. Four people are joining our Staff team in the coming weeks, in the Membership, Technical and Finance teams. He.... More

  • 16 August 2021

    HSE accept BPCA as UK REACH Accredited Stakeholder

    HSE has accepted BPCA to represent professional pest management’s interests in UK REACH and chemical regulation as an Accredited Stakeholder Organisation (ASO). HSE acts as the Agency for UK REACH. REACH stands for Registration.... More

  • 05 August 2021

    Changes to BPCA Exec Board as Martin Harvey steps down

    Former BPCA President Tom Holmes rejoins the BPCA Executive Board as Immediate Past President, while Martin Harvey takes a step back. Martin was elected to the Board in 2010, appointed as Vice-President in 2012 and President in 2014.... More

  • 04 August 2021

    Five new document templates - perfect for client folders

    BPCA has released five new pest management document templates which are now available for members to download. The resources have been developed at the request of members and are designed to be customised to your liking or inspire you.... More

  • 03 August 2021

    Let’s keep glue boards for professionals, says BPCA

    BPCA has begun its lobbying effort to keep rodent glue boards in the toolkits of pest professionals. In June, the UK government issued details on the Glue Traps (Offences) legislation, designed to ban the sale of rodent glue boards in.... More

  • 22 July 2021

    Join our new working group for member complaints

    BPCA is reviewing its member complaints procedures and is looking for some members to get involved with a new complaints working group. BPCA Technical and Compliance Manager Natalie Bungay said: “Accountability is a crucial.... More

  • 29 June 2021

    BPCA secures funding for 3D interactive simulator

    BPCA is excited to announce that we have been successful in securing funding from the Ufi VocTech Trust, to support the development of an interactive 3D competency simulator for pest technicians. The funding is for a pilot programme th.... More