Latest news from British Pest Control Association

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  • 13 December 2021

    BPCA shortlisted for TAF Best Practice Awards 2022 

    YOUR ASSOCIATION BPCA is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in six categories at the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2022.  Now in its nineteenth year, the TAF Best Practice Aw.... More

  • 18 November 2021

    BPCA publishes new Code of Conduct for 2022

    MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA  BPCA has published an updated version of our Code of Conduct which will come into effect on 1 January 2022. The updated Code of Conduct is a single page of rules that all BPCA members and employees must.... More

  • 18 November 2021

    VIDEO: Glue board update - November 2021

    We’ve had loads of glue board and Glue Trap (Offences) Bill related questions this week. Take a look at BPCA Chief Exec Ian Andrew’s 5-minute update to stay in the loop. . More

  • 09 November 2021

    PestEx 2022 exclusive sneak-peek

    EVENTS | PPC105 NOVEMBER 2021 While PestExtra brought us together virtually, we’re ready to be united again in those halls! Here’s an exclusive sneak-peek at some of our confirmed plans. The best seminar theat.... More

  • 09 November 2021

    Onboarding a pest technician: new resources for new starters

    Training | PPC105 November 2021 Onboarding an employee that’s new to the industry can be time-consuming, expensive and sometimes inconsistent. A good onboarding process can drive the professionalism of a pest control com.... More

  • 08 November 2021

    Glue boards in England will be licenced rather than banned completely

    LEGISLATION UPDATE If the proposed Glue Traps (Offences) Bill becomes law, their use will be licenced rather than completely banned. UPDATE: The Bill (as introduced) has now been published and is available to read on the .... More

  • 04 November 2021

    Wade Environmental offer to sponsor a son or daughter through their Level 2 Award

    MEMBER NEWS BPCA member company Wade Environmental will select and sponsor a son or daughter in a family-based team through their RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management. The kind offer comes as newly launched consultancy company.... More

  • 02 November 2021

    BPCA releases Onboarding a pest technician framework and support

    TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT BPCA has developed a training framework for onboarding people new to the pest management sector working towards their Level 2 Award in Pest Management. Karen Dawes, BPCA Training and Development Manager.... More

  • 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