Latest news from British Pest Control Association

Professional Pest Controller (PPC) online is created by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) - the voice of UK professional pest management companies. Find the latest association news about BPCA member benefits, events, training, initiatives and more in our current news section.

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  • 27 July 2022

    BPCA to hold Qualification Framework consultation events

    TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT Do pest control qualifications need an overhaul? Happy with what we have and don't want to see anything change? Whatever your view, we want to hear it!  BPCA is holding a series of online consultatio.... 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

    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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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