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  • 22 February 2022

    Des Bone hands over the reigns to Cleankill

    PRESS RELEASE After 25 years running Des Bone Ltd, Ann and Richard Bone will be handing the business over to Cleankill Pest Control.  Sussex-based Des Bone Limited was established on 1 July 1996, after Richard Bone moved on.... More

  • 22 February 2022

    BPCA Registered accredited by the CPD Certification Service

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The CPD Certification Service has independently verified BPCA’s individual recognition and continuous professional development (CPD) scheme. Independent auditors assessed BPCA Registered to the CPD.... More

  • 22 February 2022

    Edialux Professional boosts portfolio of pest control products

    PRESS RELEASE Edialux Professional, one of Europe's leading distributors of pest management products, has enhanced its product portfolio of high-quality application equipment from its US-based sister companies, B&G Equipment and Curtis.... More

  • 22 February 2022

    InsectoSec Tape for bed bugs debuting at PestEx

    PRESS RELEASE First-time PestEx exhibitors Andermatt UK will be showcasing the InsectoSec Tape biocide at London ExCeL in March. InsectoSec Tape is a new biocide for the control of bed bugs. It is a novel concept, combining the i.... More

  • 18 February 2022

    PestExtra wins Event of the Year award

    BPCA is thrilled to announce that PestExtra won event of the year at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards.   Now in its nineteenth year, the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2.... More

  • 18 February 2022

    Pest control and live beeĀ removal business opens in South BirminghamĀ 

    PRESS RELEASE A pest control business which is part of the PGH Beegone franchise has begun trading in Solihull, Redditch and the surrounding areas. PGH Beegone Solihull Redditch owner Louchlan Deeming has successfully undertaken.... More

  • 17 February 2022

    Fly catch analysis and rodent activity templates now available in member library

    MEMBER BENEFITS With more sites asking for fly-catch and rodent activity analysis as part of their contracts, BPCA has produced two easy-to-use templates for members.  These documents can be downloaded and customised for you.... More

  • 17 February 2022

    Citizen science project needs pest controllers

    STEWARDSHIP Rodenticide effectiveness could be “hit or miss” in large swathes of the UK due to the unknown resistance status of rat and mouse populations, according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use chairman Dr Alan Bu.... More

  • 16 February 2022

    BPCA Chief Exec elected to Global Pest Management Coalition council

    INTERNATIONAL PEST CONTROL BPCA Chief Executive Ian Andrew joins pest management association leaders from around the world on the Global Pest Management Coalition council. The Global Coalition aims to provide a unified voice acro.... More

  • 16 February 2022

    Syngenta appoints Sean Loakes as Technical Manager

    PRESS RELEASE Sean Loakes has been appointed as Professional Solutions Technical Manager for the UK and Ireland at BPCA member company Syngenta. Sean expands the existing Syngenta technical and business team, to offer further specialis.... More

  • 11 February 2022

    Preston Park clock tower cleaned up by pest controllers

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member company Cleankill Pest Control has been helping to clean up the famous clock tower in Brighton’s Preston Park. Pigeons had entered the Grade II listed tower through a broken stained-glass windows a.... More

  • 09 February 2022

    Pestfix to showcase growing product range at PestEx

    PRESS RELEASE PestFix intends to promote it's new and growing range of branded products at the pest management show in London this March. With SolarFix, GuanoFix Plus & RodentFix BB, PestFix aims to bring its products to all.... More

  • 09 February 2022

    LNPS celebrates fifth birthday

    PRESS RELEASE London Network for Pest Solutions (LNPS) marked five years since being launched with a team get-together in East London. Since the start of the business in February 2017, LNPS has more than doubled turnover, doubled.... More

  • 09 February 2022

    Rat Trap UK holding customer competition at PestEx

    PRESS RELEASE Pest control product manufacturer Rat Trap UK will be exhibiting at the pest management show in London this March, with a prize giveaway for one of their lucky customers to be had.  Rat Trap UK LTD was created.... More

  • 09 February 2022

    Hockley eagerly awaits return of PestEx

    PRESS RELEASE Pest control product manufacturer Hockley International are inviting you to come see them at their stand at PestEx this March.  UK-based Hockley have many years of experience in the manufacture, formulation, an.... More

  • 07 February 2022

    Lodi UK gears up for PestEx

    PRESS RELEASE Here Lodi UK's Shelly Knight tells us about her role and why PestEx: the pest management show is one of the top events in her pest control calendar. With the exhibition just a few weeks away now, I thought it would be.... More

  • 07 February 2022

    UKAS ISO accreditation for Contego Response

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Contego are pleased to announce they have achieved UKAS ISO certification across three standards: Quality (ISO 9001), Health and Safety (ISO 45001), and Environmental Management (ISO 14001). Organisation.... More

  • 07 February 2022

    National Sickie Day: managing staff absence

    Article via Stallard Kane, BPCA Business Shield No, that doesn’t mean we can all call in sick, but National “Sickie” Day is usually marked on the first Monday in February – this year's being today, Monday 7 February..... More

  • 04 February 2022

    VIDEO: Pest management legislation refresher

    CPD VIDEO Legislation is used every day in pest control and is being updated regularly.  This shapes how our industry operates, the pests we can control and the methods used in their control. During this video, John will explore: .... More

  • 02 February 2022

    Scientists develop synthetic sex pheromone to fool voracious ash beetleĀ 

    PRESS RELEASE Tricking a beetle that is devastating ash trees in many parts of the world into thinking there is love in the air could be hugely beneficial to the forestry industry. A chemistry student at the University of Chester.... More

  • 01 February 2022

    Jones and Son to showcase new Defender Thistle Bird Spikes at PestEx

    This year Devon-based Jones and Son will officially launch their new Defender Thistle Bird Spikes and will be showcasing them at PestEx on 16 & 17 March. Defender Bird Spikes are a family business that have been manufacturing Defe.... More

  • 01 February 2022

    Enfield-based Integrated Pest Management acquired by Orkin

    PRESS RELEASE Orkin, a subsidiary pest control brand of US-based Rollins Inc, finalised the acquisition of Enfield-based Integrated Pest Management Ltd (IPM) before Christmas.  Matt Turek, division president of Orkin Interna.... More

  • 01 February 2022

    VIDEO: Bed bug basics | Digital Forum 11.5

    CPD VIDEO In this video, BPCA's John Horsley gives a presentation on bed bug biology, behaviour and control. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest management.... More

  • 01 February 2022

    VIDEO: SPIs - A needle in a haystack | Digital Forum 11.5

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Edialux's John Stewart talks about how to manage Stored Product Insect infestations.  The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so everyone interested in pest mana.... More

  • 01 February 2022

    VIDEO: The IPM farm | Digital Forum 11.5

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Wade Environmental's Alex Wade talks about the IPM farm: what is it, what does it do and why should you be interested? The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) hosts these free events so ever.... More

  • 01 February 2022

    VIDEO: Driving for better business | Digital Forum 11.5

    CPD VIDEO In this video, Jim Magner from National Highways (previously Highways England) talks about the Driving for Better Business scheme and how it can help those who organise drivers as part of their business.  The Briti.... More

  • 28 January 2022

    BASF returns to PestEx to showcase award-winning rodenticide

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member BASF Pest Control Solutions is set to return to PestEx in March 2022 to exhibit its portfolio of innovative solutions to the pest control industry.  Having exhibited at the show for over 15 years, t.... More

  • 27 January 2022

    Stay updated on changes to the Highway Code

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced significant changes to the rules for all types of road users from 29 January. DVSA say these rules changes will help to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and rid.... More

  • 26 January 2022

    Cleankill says goodbye to longest-serving pest control technician

    PRESS RELEASE Industry stalwart and Cleankill Pest Control’s longest-serving technician Phil Nye has retired after 20 years with the company. Phil started his career with Rentokil in 1977 as a technician, and was a field bi.... More

  • 26 January 2022

    New study says some methods of rat control fail to consider animal welfare impacts

    A study led by the University of Oxford has found that glue boards and anticoagulant poisoning are among the worst rodent management methods for their impact on rat welfare. Experts in pest control, animal welfare and veterinary medic.... More

  • 25 January 2022

    New for 2022: Add your BPCA Registered card to your Google or Apple Wallet

    This year, anyone on the BPCA Registered scheme can choose to have a digital flashcard version of their identification card available on their phone. Your digital pass lets you: Quickly scan into events Prove your identity to yo.... More

  • 24 January 2022

    Come see BBwear at PestEx 2022 for your chance to win an Ultra Bee Suit

    PRESS RELEASE Cornwall-based beekeeping clothing manufacturer, BBwear will be making their PestEx debut this March. A family run business founded in 2000 by Belinda and Michael Bright, BBwear develop and produce a range of Britis.... More

  • 21 January 2022

    Plans to outlaw glue boards in Scotland announced

    On Thursday, 20 January 2022, the Scottish government announced plans to implement a total ban of rodent glue boards. The Scottish Animal Welfare Commission (SAWC) undertook a review of glue traps.  It concluded that there a.... More

  • 20 January 2022

    New certified bed bug detection dogs website launched

    PRESS RELEASE Bed Bug Foundation (BBF) has launched a new website specifically designed to make it easy for pest controllers to locate independently audited companies offering bed bug detection dog services. lists comp.... More

  • 20 January 2022

    Glue Traps (Offences) Bill passes committee stage without amendment

    LEGISLATION On Wednesday, 19 January, a committee of MPs gathered to scrutinise the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill line-by-line. Although two hours were scheduled for the meeting, it took only 45 minutes for MPs to decide to pass the.... More

  • 19 January 2022

    New appointments at pest control technology company Pelsis Group

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Pelsis Group is pleased to announce the appointments of new Chief Executive officer and Chief Commercial Officer. The appointment of Derek Whitworth as interim chief executive officer (CEO) of Pelsis Gro.... More

  • 18 January 2022

    New label conditions on "robustness" of rodenticide bait boxes

    Changes required by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to legally binding instructions on rodenticide product labels have significant implications for users in pest control, farming and gamekeeping. Updated text will appear on labels J.... More

  • 17 January 2022

    Pelsis acquires insect pest control systems manufacturer

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Pelsis Group has acquired manufacturer of flying and biting insect control systems, Brandenburg, for an undisclosed sum. Brandenburg has become a wholly owned subsidiary with all its 110 employees, custo.... More

  • 17 January 2022

    Night School pest control training courses return

    Following a successful first run of evening classes in 2021, BPCA Night School is back, with some new subjects and the same great pricing! A programme of bite-sized evening courses designed for busy pest professionals, we have a selec.... More

  • 14 January 2022

    VIDEO: Know your pesticide labels

    Pesticide labels exist on all of the products we may use in professional pest management and the importance of these labels is often overlooked. Not only is there useful, practical information about how to use the product effectively and sa.... More

  • 05 January 2022

    Defra publishes 2022 General Licences for bird control

    Defra has published updated General Licences for wild bird control in England, effective from 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2023. The licences published are: GL40 - general licence to kill or take certain species of wild birds.... More

  • 22 December 2021

    Pelsis Group acquires Spanish pest control products businesses

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA member Pelsis Group has acquired Madrid-based pest control products businesses Sanitrade and Vesta Distribuciones for an undisclosed sum, to expand Edialux offering.  The deal will enable Pelsis to further.... More

  • 20 December 2021

    Daera issue amended interim general licences pending consultation

    Daera is currently actively considering the Northern Ireland general licences process. A previous public consultation on this matter was withdrawn on 29 July 2021 due to “a technical error”, but it is anticipated that a more com.... More

  • 17 December 2021

    NRW confirm Welsh general licence extension until June 2022

    Natural Resources Wales confirm that current Welsh general licences for the control of wild birds will be unchanged until 30 June 2022.  Four general licences for bird control in Wales were due to expire on 31 December 2021. .... More

  • 17 December 2021

    VIDEO: Principles of waste management for pest professionals

    Management of waste is an important part of pest control and each company has a duty to dispose of it in accordance with legal requirements.  In this video, Natalie Bungay looks at different types of waste, methods of disposal and legi.... More

  • 16 December 2021

    Sri-Lankan based Exterminators Ltd to list company on stock exchange

    PRESS RELEASE BPCA Observer member Exterminators Limited is delighted to announce that the company is planning to list on the Colombo Stock Exchange in January 2022, subject to obtaining relevant regulatory approvals in the near future.&nbs.... More

  • 15 December 2021

    Bayer add 1env to their pest control product distributor listĀ 

    PRESS RELEASE Bayer kick off the new year by adding professional pest control suppliers, 1env to their distributor list, expanding their reach to pest controllers and increasing the accessibility of their products.  Alan Mor.... More

  • 14 December 2021

    BPCA charity of the year 2022 announced

    During lockdown the BPCA Staff team has been steadily raising money for men's health charity, Prostate Cancer UK. Tough at times due to the restrictions, the fundraising efforts began in March for #MarchTheMonth where the team walked.... More

  • 14 December 2021

    Pestforce celebrates success at 2021 conference in Warwickshire

    PRESS RELEASE On 25 November 2021 BPCA member Pestforce held its annual conference at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire. The objective of the conference was to celebrate success, meet colleagues, talk about the future and learn new stuff. H.... More

  • 14 December 2021

    Wild Justice claims win in Northern Ireland general licences case

    LICENSING Campaign group Wild Justice has issued a release celebrating a "landmark victory" in a legal challenge to Northern Ireland’s general licences for the control of wild birds. In November 2021, the group launched a l.... More