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  • 24 August 2022

    Why the vacuum cleaner is your best weapon against fleas

    PESTAWARE Cleaners are best placed to spot possible flea infestations and to take action quickly, say experts at national trade body, British Pest Control Association (BPCA). BPCA’s Technical Manager, Natalie Bungay, says c.... More

  • 24 August 2022

    Industry mourns John Charlton

    We are sad to report the passing of former Rentokil technical manager, John Charlton. John worked at Rentokil for 37 years and was hugely respected in the industry. John left Rentokil in 2007 and had been carrying out independent audi.... More

  • 23 August 2022

    BPCA accredited as real living wage employer

    British Pest Control Association has gained accreditation as a real living wage employer, following assessment by the Living Wage Foundation. In April 2022, the government’s living wage (national minimum wage) was set at £.... More

  • 23 August 2022

    New monitoring lure for lined click beetle

     PRESS RELEASE A new lure has been developed by International Pheromone Systems that can help farmers to monitor all three types of Agriotes beetles.  Agriotes beetles are one of the most economically damaging pests of.... More

  • 17 August 2022

    Research reveals farmers aren’t aware of resistance issues on UK farms

    PRESS RELEASE Over three quarters of farmers in the UK are not aware if their farm is in an area of known rodenticide resistance, a survey by pest control solutions company, BASF, has revealed. The research, which aimed to gain a g.... More

  • 17 August 2022

    CRRU asks could delinquent minority restrict rodent control options for responsible majority?

    PRESS RELEASE Another year of “stubbornly static”, and in some cases rising, rodenticide residues in barn owls has prompted an uncomfortable question about the use of poison baits: could irresponsible practices by a delinquent m.... More

  • 16 August 2022

    Bayer ES becomes Envu following acquisition

    PRESS RELEASE Bayer’s Environmental Science arm has announced it will be called Envu going forward, following the successful close of Cinven’s acquisition of the business from the wider Bayer group. Pronounced “.... More

  • 12 August 2022

    BBKA holds fourth Asian Hornet Week this September

    PRESS RELEASE The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) is holding its fourth Asian Hornet Week 5-11 September and is asking the public to download a new version of the free Asian Hornet Watch app on their phones. Download on Goo.... More

  • 12 August 2022

    False widow spiders call outs on the increase, says LNPS

    PRESS RELEASE London Network for Pest Solutions is advising care home managers, school maintenance officers and property managers to be on the look out for false widow spiders following an increase in callouts. In the last four w.... More

  • 11 August 2022

    VIDEO: Writing pest management treatment reports

    CPD VIDEO The first thing pest management professionals tend to learn is how to write a good treatment report, isn’t it? Well, it should be.  Treatment reports tell everyone what you've done, where you've done it and what yo.... More

  • 08 August 2022

    1env roadshow hits up Rotherham this autumn

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member 1env is continuing their on-the-road events, this time stopping in Rotherham on 15 September. Ollie Hewett from 1env said: “This free-to-attend event will be packed full of interesting talks f.... More

  • 08 August 2022

    Rokill Pest Control brand grows following new acquisitions

    PRESS RELEASE Following the Nurture Landscapes Group’s recent acquisition of BPCA member company Rokill Pest Control last November, the Group has acquired Alpha Pest Control in Stoke-on-Trent and Enserve Corporation Limited in Leeds. .... More

  • 01 August 2022

    Richard Moseley joins Syngenta's pest management team

    PRESS RELEASE Richard Moseley has been appointed to the expanding Syngenta Professional Solutions team as Commercial and Technical Manager. In his new role, Richard will support key customers and businesses across the UK and Euro.... More

  • 28 July 2022

    ICUP: 7 key takeaways from the 2022 conference

    EVENTS Delegates from across the globe were excited to be at the 10th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) in Barcelona last month.  Held at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain from 27-29 June 2022, it.... More

  • 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

  • 26 July 2022

    PelGar International appoints Zeenat Turner as Marketing Manager

    PRESS RELEASE PelGar International continues to consolidate its team with the recent hire of Zeenat Turner as Marketing Manager. PelGar International is a British manufacturer of rodenticide and insecticide products for the control.... More

  • 22 July 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 15 - Termites: evolution, biology and ecology

    In this video, Steve Broadbent from Ensystex in Australia talks about termites; a destructive timber pest that keeps pest control companies Down Under very busy.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so e.... More

  • 22 July 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 15 - Invasive Crazy Tawny Ants in south US

    In this video, Dr Michael Bentley from National Pest Management Association (NPMA) talks about surviving the tidal wave of the invasive Tawny Crazy Ants in the US.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so.... More

  • 22 July 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 15 - Pests on the horizon: Spotted lanternfly

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Dani Lindley-Klassen from Defra talks about the Spotted Lanternfly and how it could be a future pest threat to UK plant life.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyon.... More

  • 22 July 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 15 - Rodent digital monitoring

    In this video Tim Bloomer, on behalf of Bell Labs, talks about the benefits to your pest management business of using Bell Sensing technologies to carry out rodent monitoring.  All information correct at the time of filming. This is a.... More

  • 20 July 2022

    National Pest Awards 2022 finalists announced

    RECOGNISING EXCELLENCE The shortlist of finalists for this year’s National Pest Awards has been announced by organisers Pest magazine. Organised by Pest in conjunction with the British Pest Control Association, the National.... More

  • 15 July 2022

    Red weather warning: how pest controllers can prepare for the heat

    HEALTH AND SAFETY For the first time in its history, the Met Office has issued a red weather warning for extreme heat in the UK.  Weather warnings are issued by the Met Office when severe weather has the potential to affect.... More

  • 12 July 2022

    Orkin expands into Wales with Europest acquisition

    PRESS RELEASE US-based Rollins Inc, best known for its subsidiary pest control brand, Orkin, finalised the acquisition of Europest Environmental Services Ltd in early July 2022. Based in Caerphilly, South Wales, Europest Env.... More

  • 12 July 2022

    Programme for PestWorld 2022 announced

    PRESS RELEASE The full programme, details of exhibitors and registration information for PestWorld 2022 is now available. Where: John B Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA When: 11-14 October.... More

  • 08 July 2022

    VIDEO: Understanding ULV and fogging treatments

    CPD VIDEO In this video, BPCA Technical Support Officer John Horsley takes a look at the subtle differences between ULV treatments and fogging.  ULV and foggers are great tools to have around for insect control.  You need to.... More

  • 06 July 2022

    10th ICUP conference 'a roaring success'

    PRESS RELEASE Delegates from across the globe were excited to once again be present, face-to-face, at the 10th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP). Held at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain from 27-29 Jun.... More

  • 05 July 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Accidental imports of venomous spiders

    CPD VIDEO In this video Chris Woodard, of Chris Woodard Pest Services, discusses some common species of spider that could be accidentally imported into the UK and talks through his own experiences. While it's a rare occurrence, it is import.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    Grand opening of Chichester PestFix storefront a success

    PRESS RELEASE With local residents, business and the pest control industry in attendance, PestFix are delighted to have officially opened their first of its kind storefront on Terminus Road, Chichester, West Sussex. “We are.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Invasive Asian hornet: identifying and reporting

    CPD VIDEO In this video Martin Rose-King and Elliott Rose-King from Bounty Pest Control talk about the work they do on Asian hornet identification and reporting, and how you can help. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts t.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - What's the future for pest qualifications?

    CPD VIDEO In this video, British Pest Control Association's Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, discusses considerations for the future of pest control qualifications and invites pest management professionals to take part in a co.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    New rural rodent control training programme and CPD portal for UK farmers

    PRESS RELEASE BASF has strengthened its stewardship and support to farmers across the UK by launching a new digital portal offering farmers an interactive rodent control training programme. The Real Results Virtual Farm CPD porta.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    VIDEO: Digital Forum 14 - Flying into action, fly control by Lodi UK

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Matt Towler from Lodi UK goes through the who, what, where, why and when of pest fly control.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest management.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    LNPS appoints Non-executive Director

    PRESS RELEASE Joanne Beaseley has been appointed as a Non-executive Director (NED) for London Network for Pest Solutions. As well as being a NED for LNPS Joanne is an Environmental Quality and Resolutions Manager. She manages a t.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    BASF creates new Sustainability category at National Pest Awards

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member BASF has launched a new category at the National Pest Awards 2022, in partnership with event organisers Pest magazine. Sponsored by BASF, the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award is open to any pe.... More

  • 01 July 2022

    Festival invites pest techs to combat UK’s spiralling rat population

    EVENTS As part of this year’s Northumbrian Water Innovation Festival, Data and AI specialist Aiimi will host a hackathon that will aim to address one of the water industry’s most pressing challenges: rat infestations.  .... More

  • 29 June 2022

    VIDEO: Hierarchy of insecticide usage

    CPD VIDEO Every insect treatment we undertake needs to consider the hierarchy of control.  We need to consider the most appropriate control technique to be successful while balancing this with the risks of using that option. Durin.... 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

  • 22 June 2022

    IPS uses KickStart Scheme to find new employee

    PRESS RELEASE Cheshire-based company International Pheromone Systems has helped a young graduate to secure his first job thanks to the Government’s KickStart Scheme. Matthew Halton was struggling to find a job and doing vol.... More

  • 21 June 2022

    New Welsh general licences for bird control now available

    LICENSING Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has today (21 June) published four new general licences for the control of wild birds, ahead of them coming into force on 1 July 2022. This follows the completion of NRW’s review of its app.... 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

  • 16 June 2022

    PestFix sets date for grand opening of new storefront

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member company PestFix is opening a storefront in Chichester, calling it "the first of its kind in the south and possibly in the UK". PestFix is hosting a grand opening on 1 July at 10:30 am at Cedar Park, 30 T.... More

  • 14 June 2022

    Cliverton celebrates £100m giving milestone

    PRESS RELEASE Animal-related business insurance broker Cliverton has celebrated its parent group’s achievement of giving more than £100 million to good causes in a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. His Roy.... More

  • 14 June 2022

    Pest control football tournament smashes fundraising goal

    Beaver Pest Control's charity football tournament raised a whopping £2,789 for the British Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal last month. The 7-a-side football tournament was made up of teams of professionals from within the pest contr.... More

  • 10 June 2022

    How to identify ‘things that go buzz’

    PESTAWARE As summer approaches, and ‘sting season’ sets in, experts at a national trade body are urging gardeners to learn more about ‘things that go buzz’. British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has produc.... 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

    Daera reopen Northern Ireland Wild Bird Licence Consultation

    BIRD CONTROL Daera/Northern Ireland Environment Agency is currently considering the wild bird general licences for 2022/2023 and beyond. Similar consultations have already occurred in England, Scotland and Wales following legal c.... 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

  • 01 June 2022

    Killgerm Group Ltd announces the creation of Killgerm France SAS

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member company Killgerm says they are delighted to announce an expansion into France with the creation of a new trading entity, Killgerm France. Rupert Broome, Group Managing Director of Killgerm Group, said: .... More

  • 01 June 2022

    Professional Pest Controller issue 107 (PPC107) out now

    CONTENTS | PPC107 JUNE 2022 Professional pest controller magazine issue 107 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&n.... More

  • 31 May 2022

    Pests in the press: January to March 2022

    News | PPC107 June 2022 Our regular PPC magazine feature, taking a look at public relations and how BPCA works with the press to educate the public about pest awareness. PestEx in the spotlight PestEx was the main story for BPCA i.... More