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  • 10 March 2022

    Bayer to sell Environmental Science arm to Cinven

    BUSINESS BPCA member Bayer will sell its Environmental Science Professional business to Cinven for 2.6 billion U.S. dollars. Transaction streamlines Crop Science portfolio and ensures greater focus on core agricultural business .... More

  • 08 March 2022

    Bayer ES: Celebrating International Women’s Day 

    PRESS RELEASE On International Women’s Day Bayer Environmental Science have partnered with Pest Solutions to celebrate just some of the tremendous team and their achievements within the Pest Control Industry. Isabelle Duboi.... More

  • 03 March 2022

    Free musculoskeletal (MSD) online assessment tools available

    Health and safety The assessment part of HSE's digital MSD tools are now available to use free of charge. Pest technicians in their everyday lives will all be affected by repetitive activities and manual handling; take advantage of the.... More

  • 03 March 2022

    VIDEO: Hierarchy of rodent control

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

  • 03 March 2022

    Urban foxes PhD project looking for pest control support

    RESEARCH Nathan Williams, a Bournemouth University PhD student, needs help from pest technicians in Southern England who carry out urban fox control for a study on population dynamics.  The PhD project aims to understand how.... More

  • 02 March 2022

    BPCA Member Awards 2022 finalists announced

    Your Association The shortlist of finalists has been announced for the BPCA Member Awards 2022.  The awards celebrate positive contributions made by members to the Association and the wider pest management sector. The a.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    Professional Pest Controller issue 106 (PPC106) out now

    CONTENTS | PPC106 MARCH 2022 Professional pest controller magazine issue 106 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 a.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    Pests in politics: Winter 2021-22

    News | PPC106 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 firm.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    Pests in the press: Winter 2021

    News | PPC106 As the weather turned colder, press attention invariably shifted to the critters – cockroaches, fleas and the like – that decided to move into homes and businesses for the winter. Regional newspapers across th.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    A dog’s dinner? New label conditions on ‘robustness’ of rodenticide bait boxes

    Technical | PPC106 Changes required by the 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 te.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    Ask the technical team March 2022

    Technical | PPC106 Delusional parasitosis, wasp nest legalities, roadkill and live capture trap dispatch are looked at in this issue of Ask the BPCA technical team. SPEED VIEW: Delusional parasitosis is a tricky subject and should.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    Pests vs Public health: Animal welfare paper review

    Technical | PPC106 You may have read about the recent publication of Dr Sandra Baker’s paper on the assessment of common rat management methods and related welfare impacts. Regular PPC contributor Chris Cagienard, Managing Director of B.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    Public health vs Pests: Medical problems and infections from pests

    Technical | PPC106 The purpose of good pest management has always been to protect our health when certain animals come within problematic proximity to people. We asked Dr Alex Kew from University College London Hospitals to look at the pub.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    Opinion: When is a pest not a pest?

    Opinion | PPC106 BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew talks through what makes a pest a pest, and gives tips for professionals looking to help protect their toolkits from these challenges.  Never before has our sector’s relationsh.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    Environmental Risk Assessments and how to deal with them

    Technical | PPC106 “Don’t roll the dice when it comes to protecting the planet; always do environmental risk assessments”, says BPCA Head of Technical, Dee Ward-Thompson. In this article she takes it back to basics and exp.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    Public health and safety bird control licences in the UK

    Technical | PPC106 Given how fast things have changes in the world of bird management over the last few years, it can be hard to keep track of the status of various bird control wildlife licences. Wildlife licences are regularly review.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    A six-pack in 75 days? Healthier routines for pest professionals

    Health and safety | PPC106 Michael Coates, co-founder of Combat Pest Control, is a military veteran passionate about promoting psychological and physical health in the pest management community. Michael shares his learning about looking af.... More

  • 01 March 2022

    Meet the member: Channel your pest control passion

    Meet the member | PPC106 Rob Long is the founder and owner of Sabre Kent Pest Control, and former BPCA Board member. He spoke to PPC about his time on BPCA Committees and why you should volunteer.  PPC: How did you get started.... More

  • 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