Latest news from British Pest Control Association

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  • 10 September 2020

    SURVEY: Help us change licences for gull control in 2021 and beyond

    After a challenging year for gull control in England, BPCA is asking the pest management community to help us make the process for getting a licence better. BPCA has the opportunity to positively influence Natural England regarding wha.... More

  • 28 August 2020

    NEW customisable pest advice leaflets for members

    A range of pest advice leaflets are now available for members to download, customise and print on the BPCA PrintShop (login required).  Our pest advice leaflets are a great tool for you to use when explaining the i.... More

  • 28 August 2020

    New Board members elected at BPCA 2020 AGM

    At BPCA’s 2020 annual general meeting (27 August), members of the Association elected new representatives to the BPCA Executive Board. With the Covid-19 pandemic having delayed the AGM for several months, the event was held onli.... More

  • 28 August 2020

    Three BPCA life memberships awarded at the 2020 AGM

    British Pest Control Association awarded three BPCA life memberships at the 2020 AGM. Frances McKim, Helen Riby and Jonathan Wade were all recipients of the prestigious life membership during the first ever Digital AGM on 27 Augu.... More

  • 10 August 2020

    New pesticide labels toolbox talk released for BPCA members

    A new pesticide labels toolbox talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area (login required). It is important that employers make sure that their employees are ke.... More

  • 05 August 2020

    GALLERY: PPC magazine all 100 covers

    SPECIAL | PPC100 August 2020   And here we are today with our 100th issue! Thanks to our loyal readers and contributors. We&rsqu.... More

  • 05 August 2020

    PestEx 2021 exhibition stands at 50% sold or reserved

    PestEx 2021 stands are already at 50% sold or reserved, as the industry looks forward to its first big event post-Covid-19 lockdown next March. With the London ExCeL confirming that they intend to be running full scale event.... More

  • 05 August 2020

    Celebrate in good times. Celebrate in bad times.

    VIEWPOINT | PPC100 August 2020 I write this while we’re still in lockdown with slow signs of coming out of it. Hopefully, by the time you read this, we’ll have regained a bit of normality – whatever that may be! .... More

  • 04 August 2020

    New luxury hotel discount BPCA member benefit

    BPCA has teamed up with new luxury hotel chain Blue Orchid Hotels, to offer discounts for members on a range of experiences and accommodation. Here to Help London and its collaborative partners Blue Orchid Hotels and Global Hospi.... More

  • 04 August 2020

    BPCA position statement on remote monitoring for rodent management

    TECHNICAL | PPC100 August 2020 Digital monitoring for pest activity appears in lists of services offered by pest management companies across the world. But what will the impact of remote monitoring have on the level of service a compan.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    Engaging with pest control clients post-Covid-19

    BUSINESS | PPC100 August 2020 You would have to be living in a cave for the last four months not to know that we are living in strange times. Chris Cagienard, director and field biologist for BPCA member company Pest Solutions, sh.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    Incentives for pest management professionals

     Business Feature | PPC100 August 2020 In this article, Paul Bates, Managing Director at Cleankill Pest Control, talks about motivating and inspiring staff using incentives, beyond giving a simple paycheck.  Y.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    Meet the member: Rising star at Pest Solutions

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC100 August 2020 BPCA’s Communications Officer Kat Shaw spoke to Gabrielle Hogg, trainee pest technician with Pest Solutions. One of the industry’s brilliant up-and-comers, we talk about her mentor.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    Going digital: The future of BPCA forums

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC100 August 2020 Over time, BPCA Forums have evolved from small member meetings in an evening, to regularly seeing audiences of over 80, exhibitor tables, a full morning of speakers and a calendar of at l.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    Infographic: Who runs BPCA? New committees and groups

    YOUR ASSOCIATION | PPC100 August 2020 We’ve put together this useful organisation chart so you can understand how BPCA works. You may even spot an area of the Association you’d like to volunteer your time in. SPEED.... More

  • 03 August 2020

    First outstanding CPD Assignment certificate

    ON ASSIGNMENT | PPC100 August 2020 In May this year, BPCA released the first in a series of new downloadable CPD assignments, giving pest controllers the opportunity to research and write about a topic in order to earn valuable CPD poi.... More

  • 23 July 2020

    Level 2 Award in Pest Management returns to Yarnfield following Covid-19 lockdown

    The announcement in March that the country would lock down to slow the spread of Covid-19 meant that BPCA’s most popular residential training course was postponed until further notice. Following the lifting of these Covid-19.... More

  • 16 July 2020

    New Health and Safety at Work Act CPD assignment for pest professionals

    BPCA has issued a new downloadable assignment on the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to help pest professionals keep up with their continuing professional development (CPD). The CPD assignments are designed for those working.... More

  • 09 July 2020

    New Treatment Report template for BPCA members

    A new Treatment Report template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area and the BPCA PrintShop (login required). Available to BPCA members only, the new template.... More

  • 09 July 2020

    BPCA helps put auditors straight on insecticide usage requirements for public health pest management

    BPCA has had reports of auditors asking pest professionals for Pa1 Pa6 pesticide training certificates. The use of insecticides for public health pests does not require the user to have Pa1 Pa6 pesticide training and therefore a NRoSO.... More

  • 01 July 2020

    UPDATED: BPCA annual general meeting goes virtual

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, BPCA had to cancel the 2020 annual general meeting (AGM) that had been scheduled for 2 April. After seeking legal advice, we can now confirm we’ll be holding an all-digital, online AGM where eligibl.... More

  • 01 July 2020

    Look forward to PestEx 2021 - registration now open

    After a challenging year for pest management, BPCA is pleased to announce registration for PestEx 2021 is now open. With the London ExCeL confirming that they intend to be running full scale within the next few months, we can say.... More

  • 24 June 2020

    New stored products insects and fly management courses added to BPCA online classroom

    BPCA has announced two new taught online classroom courses. Led by industry experts, the new courses are delivered via live presentations over Zoom. Stored Product Insects (SPIs) in Food Environments and Flies and their control join t.... More

  • 22 June 2020

    BPCA PrintShop gets an upgrade

    BPCA's popular PrintShop member benefit has been given an upgrade, to provide a more functional and user-friendly experience.   Using print materials can help you engage with customers, raise the profile of your business and.... More

  • 09 June 2020

    New employee consultation toolbox talk released for members

    A new Health and Safety Employee Consultation toolbox talk template, for BPCA members and their employees to use, has been uploaded to the Member Documents Area (login required).  Available to BPCA members only, th.... More