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  • 11 August 2016

    BPCA to exhibit at CropTec

    BPCA has this week confirmed its attendance at CropTec 2016 which claims to be the essential event for arable and mixed farmers, their advisers and associated industries. Taking place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough on the 2.... More

  • 10 August 2016

    BPCA’s New Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) assessments to start in September

    Formally the Accredited Technician in Pest Control (ATPC), the new Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM) will set a new standard for pest technicians looking to demonstrate a higher level of learning. As well as benefiting from an updat.... More

  • 22 July 2016

    BREXIT... 4 questions for the BPCA Membership

    The referendum vote for the UK to exit the European Union presents both challenges and opportunities for Britain, and for our sector.  The Conservative government has a priority to maintain and build on the UK's strong economic position as th.... More

  • 15 July 2016

    Bayer explain new rules on Rodenticides

    Farmers and growers using anticoagulant rodenticide products in their operations need to be trained and certified as competent in their use under new rules, which start to be phased in from April this year. BPCA member Bayer is a Life Scien.... More

  • 14 July 2016

    CEPA certification represents secure standard moving forward

    The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has now supported 40 pest control companies to achieve CEPA Certification in the last 12 months. CEPA certification® is based on BS EN 16636, a professional British and European Standard for pest man.... More

  • 14 July 2016

    CRRU Ireland gets tenth sponsor

    The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use Ireland (CRRU Ireland) has been strengthened by the addition of a tenth sponsor member - Pied Piper Chemicals Limited of Ballinure, Thurles.  This is particularly timely according to CRRU ch.... More

  • 14 July 2016

    Updated zoonotic disease guidelines publishes

    Guidelines for the Investigation of Zoonotic Disease (non-foodborne) in England and Wales (Version 2). Revised and updated guidelines have been published which describe the roles and responsibilities of a range of organisations and agencies.... More

  • 11 July 2016

    Proactive public health pest management

    The British Pest Control Association's (BPCA) Servicing Committee Chair, Philip Halpin puts forward his three golden rules for effective pest management. BPCA recognise that reputations can be ruined and businesses destroyed if pest activity.... More

  • 29 June 2016

    New Marketing and Communications Manager to join BPCA

    Third sector marketing expert Ben Massey has been recruited as BPCA's Marketing and Communications Manager. Ben has previously delivered a successful marketing function for membership, charitable and social enterprise organisations in the C.... More

  • 29 June 2016

    Orkin enters UK market with Safeguard buy

    US pest control giant Rollins Inc, owner of the Orkin brand today announced that it has purchased the stock of BPCA Member Safeguard Pest Control and Environmental Services Limited, operating in greater London and Southeastern England. The acqui.... More

  • 18 May 2016

    HSE launches searchable database of UK approved rodenticides

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have announced that over 250 rodenticide products have been authorised for use under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. Of those products, 102 have been authorised for use in waste dumps and 107 for use.... More

  • 09 May 2016

    Two new backers brings CRRU UK roster to 17

    The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) has two new members contributing financially and providing expertise to the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. They are Belgagri from Belgium and Impex Europa, Spain. This takes the number of CRR.... More

  • 09 May 2016

    Rodenticide stewardship standard label text confirmed by HSE

    Three legally binding rodenticide label phrases, which stewardship-authorised products for professional use in and around buildings or outdoors in open areas and waste dumps must carry, have been confirmed by HSE to the UK Rodenticide Stewardshi.... More

  • 05 May 2016

    BPCA claims national award

    The British Pest Control Association has landed a prestigious national award. Last year BPCA launched a new online learning package as part of its extensive training programme. And the initiative, which delivered a first for the industry, was name.... More

  • 22 April 2016

    CleanKill Shortlisted for Global Award

    Surrey based BPCA Member Cleankill Environmental Services has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the Excellence in Social Responsibility category (up to 249 employees) in the third annual Inve.... More

  • 22 April 2016

    Exclusive pension benefit for BPCA Members

    Auto-enrolment for pensions is now in place for companies. The People's Pension is able to help BPCA members with auto-enrolment and manage the process to set up a workplace pension. BPCA members receive a one-off reduced fee of £300+.... More

  • 26 February 2016

    BPCA attend DEFRA meeting regarding trapping

    Dee Ward-Thompson attended a DEFRA meeting held on 31 January regarding trapping. 38 people attended the meeting, including farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers. BPCA were the only pest control association represented. EU legislation is.... More

  • 17 February 2016

    National Pest Management Association Appoints Dominique Stumpf as Chief Executive Officer

    February 16, 2016 (Fairfax, VA) - Today, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Dominique Stumpf, current chief operating officer to the position of chief executive officer. NPMA Pres.... More

  • 16 February 2016

    Southampton’s MX Wholesale withdraws rodent glue traps following HSI-UK’s Unstuck Campaign, sets industry example

    LONDON (15 Feb. 2016) - Southampton-based MX Wholesale, the UK's No.1 cash and carry wholesaler, has been praised by animal welfare campaigners Humane Society International/UK for withdrawing from sale rodent glue traps. The wholesaler took the.... More

  • 03 February 2016

    Pest controllers alerted to end of routine permanent rat baiting around rural buildings

    Except as a justifiable last resort against clear long-term threats to human or animal health, the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime now rules out permanent rodenticide baiting around the outside of rural buildings. There is substantial evide.... More

  • 22 January 2016

    New BASIS chair

    THE new chairman of BASIS PROMPT has revealed plans to boost the profile of the initiative as part of a push for significant growth. Sabra Everett wants to see the professional register play an increasingly influential role within the pest co.... More

  • 11 January 2016

    Pelsis acquires Tanaco

    The Board of Directors of the Pelsis Group are delighted to announce the acquisition of Tanaco A/S of Esbjerg, Denmark, with immediate effect. Tanaco is an established business serving the Danish Professional Pest Control market as well as.... More

  • 01 January 2016

    Specialist insurance for the pest control industry - Bradshaw Bennett

    BPCA and Bradshaw Bennett understand working in the pest control industry is a diverse job in which you can face different situations. Working with chemicals and firearms means that you can face a unique set of risks, and even in the best-regula.... More

  • 23 December 2015

    Suterra LLC agrees to sell its UK industrial monitoring business to Curtis Gilmour Holding Co.

    BEND, OREGON (December 21, 2015) - Suterra is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to sell its Treforest, Wales-based business to Curtis Gilmour Holding Co. With this sale, Curtis Gilmour will acquire Agrisense Industrial Monitor.... More

  • 17 December 2015

    Major wholesalers withdraw cruel rodent glue traps following HSI-UK’s Unstuck Campaign

    Wholesalers, professional pest control industry experts and the RSPCA are getting behind Humane Society International/UK's Unstuck campaign to ban the public sale of cruel rodent glue traps. Rats and mice experience prolonged suffering on glue t.... More

  • 10 December 2015

    Companies first to win key industry accreditation

    TWO pest control companies have become the first in the UK to gain a new industry accreditation. The European Standard for Pest Management Services EN16636 and its accompanying certification scheme was launched earlier this year by the Confederati.... More

  • 27 November 2015

    Australian acquisition announced by Killgerm Group Ltd

    Today, Killgerm Group Ltd is proud to announce the completion of its acquisition of the Starkeys Products business. Based in Perth, Western Australia, Starkeys Products has been producing high-quality insect light traps and electric fly killers un.... More

  • 24 November 2015

    Fumigation Qualification: Joint HSE-Industry Statement

    Regulatory requirements for the use of professional plant protection products require users to hold a specified certificate (demonstrating sufficient knowledge of safe and sustainable use) issued by an officially designated awarding body. The.... More

  • 18 November 2015

    ServicePro and Listen360 Combine to Improve Quality of Pest Control Services

    ServicePro, a leading provider of software solutions for the pest management and service industry and Listen360, the leader in customer feedback management and analytics announced a partnership today to enable ServSuite users to retain existing cu.... More

  • 05 November 2015

    Trade body boost for food bank charity

    Food banks around the UK are to be given a free pest survey as part of a new nationwide initiative. Record numbers of people are turning to charities when they cannot afford to eat with more than one million receiving three days' emergency food fr.... More

  • 30 October 2015

    BPCA Members win Swale Business of the Year 2015

    BPCA members, Bird and Pest Solutions were very proud and excited to be awarded Swale Business of the Year 2015 on Friday 9th October at a gala event held at The Barnyard, Gore Farm in Upchurch, Kent. The award is a fabulous opportunity to.... More

  • 29 October 2015

    Dip I accepted by CRRU

    For anyone who wishes to purchase or use professional use rodenticides from next year, CRRU has approved a number of training certificates including the RSPH\BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Management, the RSPH Safe Use of Rodenticides or the new BASIS.... More

  • 09 October 2015

    RSPH candidates first to achieve legally required qualification under rodenticide stewardship scheme

    Candidates from Rentokil taking the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Rodenticides became the first cohort to achieve a qualification that complies with the Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticide (SGAR) s.... More

  • 06 October 2015

    Killgerm announce appointment of new Managing Director

    Killgerm Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Teresa Carrascosa as the new Managing Director designate for Killgerm Spain.Maria Teresa has been working within Killgerm Spain for 16 Maria Teresa has been working within Killge.... More

  • 25 September 2015

    Update from the Pest Management Alliance: Rodenticide Stewardship and the Professional Pest Management Sector

    Two years ago manufacturers and users of anticoagulant rodenticides were presented with a clear choice; ensure stewardship of these products or potentially lose their use. The members of the Pest Management Alliance were consulted by HSE/CRRU as p.... More

  • 12 August 2015

    New course creates surge of interest

    GAMEKEEPERS are queuing up to gain a key qualification ahead of a landmark deadline. The use of professional rodenticides to control rats becomes subject to stricter regulations early next year as part of the industry's new stewardship regime. .... More

  • 12 August 2015

    Rodenticide stewardship's complex timelines clarified

    Complex overlapping timelines in the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime have been published in graphical format by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU). This follows a meeting on 5 August of regulators from CRRU UK companies and thei.... More

  • 07 August 2015

    Fire at PelGar hits the news

    As reported by both the BBC and ITV local news Hampshire Fire & Rescue were called out to attend a fire at PelGar International Ltd. head office at 4.55am on the 5 August. The fire was quickly put out and the premises cordoned off for investig.... More

  • 05 August 2015

    Barrettine Environmental Health (BEH) move to a Brand New Purpose Built Distribution Unit

    Barrettine Environmental Health (BEH) are delighted to announce that they have recently moved to a brand new purpose built distribution unit which is situated literally just round the corner from the Barrettine Group HQ in Warmley, Bristol. T.... More

  • 24 July 2015

    New law on pest control puts farmers under pressure

    FARMERS are facing a race against time to comply with strict new rules on specialist pesticides. The use of poisons to control rats and mice will become subject to fresh legislation next year. Anyone who uses the lethal products will need to.... More

  • 20 July 2015

    New online platform has string of benefits for pest control industry and beyond

    PEST controllers can now join an industry-leading professional register at the touch of a button. The new-look BASIS PROMPT website features a facility for technicians to sign up online. And managing director Rob Simpson is confident the move w.... More

  • 14 July 2015

    Baiting operations concluded on South Georgia as plans get underway for long-term monitoring

    Hopes that globally important seabird sanctuary is now free of rats for first time in two centuries A remarkable chapter draws to a close on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. The South Georgia Heritage Trust has concluded the baiting phas.... More

  • 14 July 2015

    Dr. Jacqueline Applegate to head Environmental Science at Bayer CropScience

    Effective July 1, longtime Bayer Executive Dr. Jacqueline Applegate will become Head of Environmental Science, the non-agricultural business operations unit of Bayer CropScience. Environmental Science has annual sales of EUR 678 million (2014) and.... More

  • 10 July 2015

    BPCA Joins British Cleaning Council

    In July BPCA became the latest member of the British Cleaning Council (BCC), a federation of over 20 associations dedicated to raising the profile of the industry and helping it gain the credibility it deserves. BCC coordinates the affairs of the.... More

  • 02 July 2015

    Councils must point to professionals on pest control

    LOCAL authorities are being urged to ensure cuts to pest control services don't create a risk to public health. Recent figures* show almost 40 per cent of councils in Britain have now done away with once traditional in-house services in a bid to b.... More

  • 19 June 2015

    And the first CEPA Certified operator is...

    ...the German Pest Control Provider named Treuer GmbH. After the CEPA Certification system was launched in March 2015, Treuer has been quick to implement the EN 16636 standard and is now the first operator officially certified according to the CEP.... More

  • 15 June 2015

    What happened at Fumicon 2015

    Set in the historic Suffolk Port of Felixstowe, the fumigation conference returned in 2015 in the guise of Fumicon, proving to be a huge success with experts delivering a variety of seminars. Exhibitors, speakers and visitors attended from across.... More

  • 15 June 2015

    Pressure mounts on SGAR abusers

    A recent case in Scotland saw not only a prosecution for the individual but also his employer when a wild bird was found to have been poisoned. A landowner was fined £675 after pleading guilty to being vicariously liable for his employee's c.... More

  • 12 June 2015

    Pestokill acquires North London Pest Control outfit

    BPCA Member Pestokill has bought North London-based Xpel for an undisclosed sum. Xpel was established in 2002 and has a considerable client base and a solid service reputation built up by Bryan McCance on similar family values that have been the f.... More

  • 09 June 2015

    CRRU-approved certifications for purchase and use of professional rodenticide products

    The CRRU Training and Certification Work Group (T&C WG) has recently published a list of the approved certifications for proof of competence for purchase and use of professional packs of rodenticides ( So now is a goo.... More