About the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) - Our Mission and Vision

BPCA is the UK's trade association representing organisations with a professional interest in the eradication and management of public health pests.

We're a not-for-profit organisation acting in the interests of our members and on behalf of the pest management industry in the UK.


What is BPCA's role?

The provision of pest management and control services is an area which is often overlooked, however inadequate pest control can often have catastrophic effects economically, socially and on the public's health. BPCA promotes the highest standards of professionalism within the industry, allowing only organisations that prove their competence to join as members.

It's our role to:

  • Highlight the risks of inadequate control
  • Offer guidance in what to look for when searching for a pest control contractor
  • Provide general pest advice and guidance documentation
  • Provide advice on how to select an appropriate pest control professional

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Why use a BPCA member?

BPCA Codes of Best Practice outline the responsibilities and correct practices that members are expected to adhere to. Our Codes are subject to regular review by the BPCA Servicing Committee or are dictated by changes to legislation.

The Codes of Best Practice are publicly available, allowing you to see the standards BPCA members work to.

You can find a BPCA member, or check the pest control company you're using is a member using the search tools on our website.


Driving excellence in pest management


To become the professional association for the UK public health pest control industry by providing our membership with opportunities to increase their professionalism, profile and profit

Strategic Plan 2018-2020

BPCA represents organisations with a professional interest in the management of public health pests to provide safe and healthy environments. We’re a not-for-profit trade association acting on behalf of our members and in the interests of the UK pest management industry.


We promote the highest standards of professionalism within the industry, allowing only organisations that meet our strict criteria to join as members. We provide members with opportunities to increase their professionalism, profile and profit through a comprehensive suite of member benefits. We engage with external stakeholders to raise the profile of our members.


We advocate that pest control providers are suitably trained, qualified and audited. We support the professionalism of UK pest management by providing sector-leading training, qualifications, continuing professional development and technical advice. We aim to assure those who require the services of a pest controller are provided with the highest levels of professional service. We assist those requiring pest management services to find the most relevant experts.


We are guided by values that we perceive to be the critical ingredients to professionalism: passion, integrity, expertise, support.

  • LEAD - the professional pest management sector by promoting professional practice
  • EXPLORE - a viable licensing structure for the professional pest management sector
  • EDUCATE - the full supply chain about the value of what BPCA and its members provide
  • ENHANCE - engagement with all (current and potential) members and supporters.

Each strategic objective encompasses underlying projects, approaches and activities, sponsored by a member of the Executive Board and led by a member of the BPCA staff team.

Regular updates on progress will be provided to members and supporters through relevant communication channels.

Becoming a member of BPCA

BPCA membership is open to organisations involved in any aspect of professional pest control. There are currently several categories of BPCA Membership designed to reflect the needs of the pest control industry in Britain, with the membership benefits and criteria differing for each category.

Becoming a member