BPCA news archive

20 May 2018

PPC91 out now

Professional Pest Controller issue 91 is out now and available completely for free. The BPCA member and industry magazine is packed full of all the latest pest control news and features (May 2018). PPC magazine is made for our members, pes

11 May 2018

President foreword: Let’s get strategical

President foreword | PPC91 May 2018 Hopefully, by the time you read this, some better weather has finally arrived. Speaking with many technicians, the terrible weather we’ve endured right through into mid-April has undoubtedly re

11 May 2018

Chief Exec viewpoint: Hello world!

Chief Exec viewpoint | PPC91 May 2018 Welcome to my first Chief Exec viewpoint in PPC magazine. I thought I’d spend my inaugural page talking about my first impressions of the industry and what I’ve been up to since my appointme

11 May 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: PPC Live 2018 in review

Events | PPC91 May 2018 PPC Live 2018 in numbers. Take look at the feedback, stats and figures from pest controls's biggest get together this year! < Contents Next article >

11 May 2018

The big pest control get together: a look back at PPC Live 2018

Events | PPC91 May 2018 Third time’s the charm for BPCA’s roaming trade show, PPC Live. With more visitors, exhibitors, and positive feedback than ever before – we’re calling it a win for everyone involved. 

11 May 2018

Biological and environmental factors affecting wasp numbers

Environment | PPC91 May 2018 A good wasp season can give the diligent pest controller a tidy profit, and so there is the temptation to rely on these returns in subsequent years. However wasp work can be a fickle game, and you could fin

11 May 2018

Back to Basics: Flying insect control and IPM

Pest control | PPC91 May 2018 One day I’ll fly away… but until then, we’ll press ahead practising the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) with vigour, says Ralph Izod, Managing Director of BPCA member company D

11 May 2018

Talking to pest control customers about bees

Ecology | PPC91 May 2018 BPCA’s newest special interest group, Beewise, has been put to work trying to take the sting out of communicating with clients about bees around the home. As we enter into the end of Spring and

11 May 2018

'Bee-wise' this Spring

Press release | PestAware National trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is issuing an appeal to the British public to ‘bee-aware’ as warmer weather looms. BPCA is issuing a timely message for those

10 May 2018

NYC study reveals the dangers of mice

Study finds New York mice harboured disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. When you think New York pest problems, your mind might well jump straight to rats. After all, New York City gave us the rat safari (featured in PP

08 May 2018

World’s largest rodent eradication project declared a success

The UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia is officially declared free of rodents for the first time since humans arrived on the, due to the world's largest rodent control programme. Speed read: The Habitat Restoration Project is more than eigh

30 April 2018

BPCA partnership with Hotel Facility Management Expo

We are excited to announce BPCA will be working with the Hotel Facility Management Expo as official partners for their trade show, held in the ExCel on 25-26 September 2018. The Hotel Facilities Management Expo is the ultimate destination fo

19 April 2018

Climate conditions clear the way for mosquitoes in the UK

Press release | PestAware Spring marks the start of the flying insect season in the UK and current weather patterns could see numbers soar, according to a national trade body. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) says t

19 April 2018

CRRU issues updated rodenticide guidelines for online sales

Guidelines for online sales of anticoagulant rodenticide products have been updated for recently introduced smaller packs and lower active ingredient levels in products for general public use. All such rodenticides must now be lower than 30ppm o

16 April 2018

Asian hornet identified in Lancashire

The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian hornet in the Bury area of Lancashire. It was spotted by a member of the public in a cauliflower, which has since been traced back to Boston, Lincolnshire. The Asian hornet is sma

09 April 2018

2018 CEPA-NPMA Global Summit of Pest Management Services shaping up

Following the success of the two previous editions, CEPA and NPMA are co-hosting a third Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety between, 4-6 June 2018. Uniting the Globe to Protect Health through Technology

09 April 2018

BPCA responds to ECHA Cholecalciferol public consultation

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is inviting responses from relevant parties in response to derogating Cholecalciferol to the exclusion criteria. BPCA, on behalf of all its members, has responded. An extract from the response is, “A

04 April 2018

Considering your Site-Specific Pest Risk Assessments

The purpose of a Site-Specific Pest Risk Assessment (SSPRA) is to assess the risks of pest activity occurring and to implement appropriate monitoring and control measures. They aim to mitigate the likelihood of commercially detriment

04 April 2018

All rodenticide users encouraged to update knowledge

Pest controllers, farmers, and gamekeepers are being encouraged to undertake knowledge updates to maintain their professional competence in the use of stewardship-label rodenticides, says CRRU UK. In its response to UK Rodenticide Stewardship's

04 April 2018

Regular tyre checks are "essential for vehicle safety"

Drivers across the UK should be carrying out regular examinations and checks on their tyres in order to stay safe when taking to the roads, GEM Motoring Assist has warned. According to the road safety and recovery specialist, excessive wear and

04 April 2018

Oxford Direct Services to generate £10.4m for council services over next 4 years

Member story | BPCA online BPCA Servicing Members Oxford Direct Services, the commercial division of Oxford City Council, plans to deliver £10.4m in value back to the Council over the next 4 years, which can be put towards council ser

29 March 2018

Pest control procedures in the food industry - A recipe for success

Food industry | PestAware The risks posed by pests in any food handling premises are diverse.  There's the spread of disease, damage to property (including foodstuffs), adverse public opinion, damage to reputations, and the risk (and exp

28 March 2018

Conservationists unleash rodent detection dogs in final phase of world’s largest rodent eradication

Three small dogs are at the centre of the final phase of the world’s largest project to eradicate invasive species.  Terriers Wai, Will and Ahu have joined a team of 16 humans deployed by the South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) t

28 March 2018

Nottingham Pest Control careers fair success

Member story | BPCA online On Friday 16 March 2018, Nottingham based company NPC Pest Prevention Solutions attended one of the Midlands largest jobs fairs. The fair was held at the prestigious Pride Park Stadium in Derby, home to Derby C

23 March 2018

NBC celebrate 25 years in business with environmental conference

Member story | BPCA online 2018 marks the 25th anniversary for BPCA Servicing member NBC Environment. They are celebrating this milestone by fundraising for the Princes Trust to help give other businesses the opportunity to have the same supp