Latest News from BPCA

02 January 2018

BPCA Release New Code of Best Practice on Snap Back Traps

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Break Back Traps/Snap Traps has been released by BPCA.

The use of Snap back traps COBP

BPCA Codes of Best Practice (COBP) are written rules which explain how people working in the pest management industry should behave in a particular situation.

The new Code includes recommendations on how these traps should or should not be used in various settings and situations.

It also expressly forbids the use of open snap back traps outside due to the risk to non-target animals.

BPCA Technical Manager, Dee Ward-Thompson commented on the Code saying:

“BPCA members are always looking at ways that we can drive up standards and improve professionalism in the pest control industry.

“The Servicing Committee thought it was of real importance for all of our members to have a Code of Best practice on the use of snap/break back traps."

She continued:

“These tools that are being used more often now in the effort to reduce the level of chemicals being used and to safeguard the environment.

“We are proud of our codes of best practice which ensure all of our members are operating to the same high standards.”

The new Code of Practice takes effect immediately, meaning that BPCA Servicing member companies need to abide by the Code as part of their membership criteria.

BPCA Servicing Committee Chair, Howard Taffs, said:

“Even something that appears simple can be a problem in the wrong hands; so I am very pleased that we have agreed a Code of Practice that will protect pets, wildlife and people by the safe and professional use of these devices.”

The Code of Best Practice is freely available to everyone through the BPCA website, meaning it’s available in full to non-members and the general public.

If you know of an issue or situation that you feel needs a Code or guidance document producing, please contact us, and the Servicing Committee will then discuss it.

View the Code of Best Practice now

Suggest a Code of Best Practice

Source: Online

Highlights

View all news

05 January 2018

Latest news

New CEO for BPCA

o The British Pest Control Association is proud to announce that Ian Andrew has been appointed as its new Chief Executive, effective 1 February. Ian Andrew is an association professional of

Read more

05 January 2018

Latest news

Help BPCA lobby on charges for general licences

Natural England are considering charging for statutory assessment and issue of wildlife licences. BPCA has recently written to Natural England expressing our concerns about the delays

Read more

13 December 2017

Latest news

New year arrangements for farm assurance schemes announced

Under transitional arrangements agreed between the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) UK, all relevant stakeholder organisations and the Government Oversight Group1 (chaired by the

Read more

Latest

View all news

20 February 2018

Latest news

Fumigants and Pheromones Conference in Indianapolis

Insects Limited and FSS will be hosting the 13th Fumigants & Pheromones Conference 12-14 June 2018 at the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis, USA. Throughout the past 25 year

Read more

09 February 2018

Latest news

BPCA’s PrintShop open for business

BPCA’s newest member benefit is now open for business. The online PrintShop allows members to personalise quality design templates for information and promotional purposes.  A mea

Read more

09 February 2018

Latest news

PPC Live: Meet the speaker - Sam Walker

Sam Walker, from the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will be leading a seminar at PPC Live called "Air Rifles; Safe cleaning and transportation". We catch up with hi

Read more