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  • 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

  • 25 May 2022

    The future of glue boards in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

    LEGISLATION The Glue Traps (Offences) Act has received Royal Assent in England. We’ve had questions from members in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland about what the legislation means for them. The Glue Traps (Offences) A.... More

  • 23 May 2022

    Monkeypox, rats and pest control – should we be concerned?

    HEALTH  Twenty cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the UK. News publications have pointed at rats as a vector for the disease. Photo credit: NIAID/Flickr  What is monkeypox? Monkeypox is a viral infection so.... More

  • 20 May 2022

    World Bee Day: how can pest professionals help bees?

    WORLD BEE DAY As pest experts, we all know how important bees are, which is why we've put together a list of ways you can help them this World Bee Day.  We love bees here at BPCA and we know you do too - that's why we create.... More

  • 17 May 2022

    LNPS make donation to East London kids

    PRESS RELEASE London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) has donated two timber summer houses to Early Start to enhance the facilities at two sites in East London. Early Start is a small company based in London, providing a range o.... More

  • 17 May 2022

    New member benefit: Find funding and get bespoke support with FundOnion

    MEMBERSHIP FundOnion and BPCA have teamed up to help pest management companies secure funding for growth. is a leading commercial finance brokerage that helps UK small businesses identify available financing o.... More

  • 16 May 2022

    John O'Conner buzzing about bee garden project

    PRESS RELEASE Staff at BPCA member company John O'Conner Pest Control have been working with some London residents on creating a 'bee friendly' garden.  Paradigm Housing residents at Lea Bridge House received ‘bee frie.... More

  • 12 May 2022

    New member benefit: Discounted IT, computing and tech advice with Dell

    MEMBERSHIP Dell UK and BPCA have teamed up to help pest control businesses grow, and to support members' IT needs. Dell is offering BPCA members up to 20% off laptops, desktops and accessories for their businesses. Employees.... More

  • 11 May 2022

    New control of field mice guidance document out now

    MEMBER LIBRARY A technical briefing and guidance document, on when and how field mice can be controlled, has been published by BPCA and Pesttrain. The new four-page document was requested by technicians and covers: Position.... More

  • 10 May 2022

    VIDEO: Carrying out pest control surveys

    CPD VIDEO How do we decide what we are going to do with any particular pest infestation? We survey it, right?  A lot of the time, surveys may be done in your head but. In some situations, it may be more appropriate (and profession.... More

  • 09 May 2022

    Terminix UK sold to Norvestor

    PRESS RELEASE Terminix Global Holdings, following its merger with Rentokil, has announced the sale of Terminix UK to Norvestor. The company said that the business will continue to remain focused on providing pest-free environment.... More

  • 04 May 2022

    Total Pest Control help with Ukrainian charity appeal

    PRESS RELEASE Didcot-based BPCA member Total Pest Control recently helped out with Ukrainian aid efforts by temporarily donating one of their work vehicles to charity workers in Cholsey, South Oxfordshire. The van left fully stocked on.... More

  • 04 May 2022

    Programme now available for ICUP 2022

    PRESS RELEASE The programme for the three-day ICUP 2022 conference which will be held in Barcelona is now available and can be seen on the event website. When: 27 to 29 June 2022  Where: Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.... More

  • 29 April 2022

    New Omniveo fly trap 'designed to see it all'

    PRESS RELEASE A new range of professional UV flying insect light traps has been launched by Netherlands-based manufacturer, Alcochem Hygiene. Called the Omniveo range, this picks up on the Latin word Omni, meaning ‘all&rsqu.... More

  • 29 April 2022

    Natural Resources Wales share key bird licensing documents

    LICENSING Four new draft general licences and a report on the decisions surrounding those general licences are among the key documents being shared with pest controllers by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).  Following decisions.... More

  • 29 April 2022

    Check for these four signs of cockroaches this spring

    PESTAWARE Experts at a national trade body are urging householders planning a spring clean to look out for signs that cockroaches have entered their home. British Pest Control Association (BPCA), is encouraging houseproud residen.... More

  • 28 April 2022

    Glue Traps (Offences) Bill receives Royal Assent - what does this mean for pest management?

    LEGISLATION New legislation restricting glue trap use in England became law after receiving the go-ahead from the monarch, alongside several other animal health and welfare bills.  The Glue Traps (Offences) Bill, the Animals.... More

  • 27 April 2022

    Call in professionals if nesting birds pose a problem

    PRESS RELEASE Birds can cause a range of issues during nesting season, but interfering with wild birds, their eggs or nests could lead to prosecution, a national trade body has warned the public. British Pest Control Association.... More

  • 27 April 2022

    Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes third and final reading in England

    LEGISLATION The Bill to restrict glue trap use in England has passed its third and final reading in the House of Lords unopposed and with no amendments.  This means that the Bill (available here) will now go for Royal Assent a.... More

  • 26 April 2022

    CRRU: Rodenticide surveillance finds stubborn barn owl residues

    PRESS RELEASE Rodenticide residues have been found in 88% of barn owls by the latest annual surveillance for the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime, operated by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. The previous year’s figure w.... More

  • 22 April 2022

    PestFix launch benefit scheme for BPCA Servicing members

    PRESS RELEASE From today (22 April 2022), PestFix is now offering a range of perks to all full BPCA Servicing members.  The benefits include: “BPC8”: 8% off the trade price on a host of core pest control produ.... More

  • 13 April 2022

    Pest professionals wanted to play charity football tournament

    BPCA member Beaver Pest Control are organising a charity football tournament to raise money in support of Ukraine.  The 7-a-side football tournament for teams made up of professionals within the pest control industry will help ra.... More

  • 13 April 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 13 - Challenges of rural pest control on dairy and livestock farms

    CPD VIDEO In this video BASF's Sharon Hughes discusses the challenges of pest control in rural environments and the effective ways to carry out treatments on dairy and livestock farms.   The British Pest Control Association (BPCA).... More

  • 13 April 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 13 - Adding bird management to your services

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Mark Wenman from Edialux explains why, if he can do bird management, so can you!  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest management can learn, sh.... More

  • 13 April 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 13 - Switching to Selontra

    CPD VIDEO In this video BASF's Helen Hall talks about the key features and benefits of using the cholecalciferol Selontra bait.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest ma.... More

  • 13 April 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 13 - Bed bugs: know your pest

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Alexia Naylor from Cimex Store talks about one of the most despised pests there is - the bed bug!  She gives a pest overview, covering biology, behaviour and surveying. She also provides an insight into so.... More

  • 12 April 2022

    VIDEO: Trending analysis for EFK capture

    CPD VIDEO Auditors and assessors always expect to see comprehensive pest management records when visiting their customers' sites.  This often includes trending analysis for fly species, especially in sensitive areas such as food produc.... More

  • 12 April 2022

    NBC Environment acquired by Orkin

    PRESS RELEASE US-based Rollins Inc, best known for its subsidiary pest control brand, Orkin, finalised the acquisition of NBC Environment headquartered at Banham, Norfolk, in early April 2022. With a £500 Prince’s Tru.... More

  • 11 April 2022

    LNPS bids farewell to long-serving technician 

    PRESS RELEASE Newham-based London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) is toasting the retirement of Martin Lowther, after a long and distinguished career as a pest control technician.  Martin has worked with the LNPS team for.... More

  • 11 April 2022

    Details announced for PestWorld 2022 in USA

    PRESS RELEASE This year, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is extending a particularly warm invitation to all international delegates to attend PestWorld 2022. Where: Boston, Massachusetts, USA When: 11-14 October.... More

  • 11 April 2022

    Covid-19 restrictions being replaced by public health advice

    HEALTH AND SAFETY Covid-19 will remain a public health issue and guidance for workplaces is being replaced with public health advice. You can check the latest position and timescales for the nation you are working in: Englan.... More

  • 11 April 2022

    BPCA Member Award winners and meeting wrap up

    On 8 April 2022, BPCA held a wrap-up meeting for members to recap all the work of 2021. We also held our annual Member Awards. You can watch back the meeting here: President, Treasurer and Committee reports BPCA President Philip.... More

  • 10 April 2022

    1env head back out on the road

    PRESS RELEASE Following the success of their first ‘On The Road’ event back in July 2021, 1env are pleased to announce the date and venue for their next event. 1env will be heading to the West Midlands on the 28 April.... More

  • 06 April 2022

    Rare UK eagle’s rodenticide death shines spotlight on need for responsible rodent control

    PRESS RELEASE | Stewardship A poisoned white-tailed eagle found in Dorset is dramatic and regrettable evidence of the need for universally responsible use of rodenticides, states the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. "Whe.... More

  • 31 March 2022

    Contego making a difference at Yarm Primary School

    INTERVIEW BPCA member Contego's pledge to give back to their local community continues. In this article, they talk to Yarm Primary School about how their donation will make a difference to pupils.  As a company, Contego is com.... More

  • 30 March 2022

    New fruit fly attractant launched by IPS

    PRESS RELEASE Scientists in Cheshire have developed a new attractant to help monitor a serious economic pest of soft fruits including grapes, plums, cherries, currants, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. With its rapid spr.... More

  • 29 March 2022

    Bill to restrict glue traps passes second reading in England

    The Glue Traps (Offences) Bill has passed its second reading unopposed, with the exemption for pest controllers still included, through the House of Lords at Westminster.  Conservative peer Baroness Fookes argued that glue traps.... More

  • 28 March 2022

    Bed bug tape launched by Andermatt UK at PestEx

    PRESS RELEASE InsectoSec Tape was successfully launched by Andermatt UK at PestEx 2022 in March. This is a self-adhesive tape containing diatomaceous earth that can be used to discretely prevent and control bed bug infestations.&.... More

  • 25 March 2022

    VIDEO: PestEx 2022 review

    EVENTS A review of PestEx 2022 - the pest management show, which took place at the ExCeL in London on 16 and 17 March 2022. The first show back post-Covid, there was a buzz in the exhibition hall. Attendees were able to watc.... More

  • 23 March 2022

    Cliverton sets out charity goals as part of newly named Group 

    PRESS RELEASE Animal-related business insurance broker Cliverton is aiming to help reach a £250 million charity target as part of ambitious plans of rebranded parent company, Benefact Group. The Group, formerly known as Eccle.... More

  • 22 March 2022

    Andrew McDougall joins Pest Research Hub team at IPS

    PRESS RELEASE Cheshire-based International Pheromone Systems has strengthened its research capabilities with the appointment of a Laboratory Coordinator. Andrew McDougall joins International Pheromone Systems as Laboratory Coordina.... More

  • 21 March 2022

    BASF calls out for pest control professionals who have switched to Selontra

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA Manufacturer and Distributor member BASF is on the lookout for pest control professionals who have switched to Selontra® to join its growing ambassador programme. Since launching the award-winning cholecalc.... More

  • 21 March 2022

    Thousands of connections in London as PestEx returns  

    EVENTS After a longer than usual wait, pest professionals from all over the world came together last week as PestEx finally returned to the ExCeL in London. Around 1,458 people descended on the exhibition hall on 16-17 March to netwo.... More

  • 11 March 2022

    Barkwith Associates celebrate 20th birthday

    PRESS RELEASE Regulatory and technical support services business, Barkwith Associates, celebrate their 20th year in business this year.  Following a career of technical positions in the agricultural, horticultural and retail.... More