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31 May 2022

PestWatch: Field mice control

In this issue of PestWatch, guest author Chris Parmiter from BPCA Consultant Member company Pesttrain clarifies the legal nuances of controlling field mice in the UK.

31 May 2022

Accreditation standards in focus: Pest risk assessments

In this new series, Grahame Turner from BPCA Consultant member company PestAcuity, will turn his attention to pest risk assessments.

31 May 2022

Reporting pest control incidents

In the UK, there are paths available for the purpose of reporting incidents that occur and being aware of how to report correctly will benefit the whole pest control sector.

31 May 2022

Opinion: Who do you think you are?

Regular PPC writer Alex Wade from Wade Environmental is back – and this time he's talking through the opportunities licensing could bring.

31 May 2022

Am I covered? Making the diversification leap

Peter Knowles, Director at animal-related industries insurance broker Cliverton, looks at the opportunities of diversifying pest control services and the importance of managing the associated risks.

31 May 2022

Know your numbers: figuring out finances for your pest control business

We asked the owner of Blu Bookkeeping, Julie Holland MICB, to give PPC readers a handy guide to SME business finance. 

31 May 2022

Inflation and pest control: Time to put up prices?

BPCA's Scott Johnstone looks at the cost of living crisis and how it’s likely to affect pest management this year. Spoiler – you probably want to reconsider your pricing structure. 

31 May 2022

Benefit in focus: Lobbying and public affairs

What is lobbying? How does it work? And what is BPCA doing to promote meaningful change in the pest management sector?

30 May 2022

Interview: Between two presidents

At the time of writing, BPCA was saying goodbye to one president and introducing a new one. At PestEx, PPC caught up with then President Phil Halpin and President-Elect Chris Cagienard.

30 May 2022

TechAssure: Virtual assessment of practical skills and knowledge

In PPC107, Training and Development Manager Karen Dawes explains TechAssure and the gaps it helps fill for newly qualified technicians.

17 May 2022

New member benefit: Find funding and get bespoke support with FundOnion

FundOnion and BPCA have teamed up to help pest management companies secure funding for growth. 

11 May 2022

New control of field mice guidance document out now

A technical briefing and guidance document, on when and how field mice can be controlled, has been published by BPCA and Pesttrain.

11 April 2022

BPCA Member Award winners and meeting wrap up

On 8 April 2022, BPCA held a wrap-up meeting for members to recap all the work of 2021. We also held our annual Member Awards.

21 March 2022

Thousands of connections in London as PestEx returns  

After a longer than usual wait, pest professionals from all over the world came together last week as PestEx finally returned to the ExCeL in London.

02 March 2022

BPCA Member Awards 2022 finalists announced

Find out who was shortlisted for the British Pest Control Association Member Awards 2022.

01 March 2022

Environmental Risk Assessments and how to deal with them

In this article BPCA Head of Technical, Dee Ward-Thompson, takes it back to basics and explains what ERAs are and why it’s important to carry them out.

01 March 2022

BPCA Annual Report 2021

A look back at all BPCA and our members have achieved together in 2021.

01 March 2022

President's Report: It's time to thrive

BPCA President Phil Halpin sums up 2021 in his final annual report update as President of the Association.

01 March 2022

Treasurer's report: Your Association. Your Passion.

Mark Williams, Honorary Treasurer on BPCA's Executive Board, assesses the Association's finances for 2021 with optimism for the year ahead.

28 February 2022

Annual report: 2021 Committee reports

Our two long-running committees and our two new committees, run by member volunteers, gave an update for the BPCA annual report.

28 February 2022

INFOGRAPHIC: 2021 in numbers

It's been another great year for BPCA, with new committees and award wins. Check out the key figures from our 2021 annual report.

22 February 2022

BPCA Registered accredited by the CPD Certification Service

The CPD Certification Service has independently verified BPCA’s individual recognition and continuous professional development (CPD) scheme.

18 February 2022

PestExtra wins Event of the Year award

BPCA is thrilled to announce that PestExtra won event of the year at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards.  

16 February 2022

BPCA Chief Exec elected to Global Pest Management Coalition council

BPCA Chief Executive Ian Andrew joins pest management association leaders from around the world on the Global Pest Management Coalition council.

07 February 2022

National Sickie Day: managing staff absence

It's National "Sickie" Day so here are some top tips from BPCA Business Shield for employers on managing sickness absence.

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27 June 2022

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New member benefit: Discounted training directly from Wade Environmental

BPCA consultant member Wade Environmental is now offering a discount on training courses for other members and their employees.

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17 June 2022

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New member benefit: Discounted waste service and advice line from Reliance

Reliance Service Solutions is offering fellow members 8% off waste services and a free waste advice service.

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06 June 2022

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BPCA launches 3D assessment on World Pest Day 2022

Today on World Pest Day we're launching a virtual competency assessment, to help newly qualified pest technicians prove they can put their knowledge and skills into practice.

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15 July 2022

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

For the first time in its history, the Met Office has issued a red weather warning for extreme heat in the UK. What does this mean for pest professionals?

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12 July 2022

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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.

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12 July 2022

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Programme for PestWorld 2022 announced

Press release: The full programme, details of exhibitors and registration information for PestWorld 2022 is now available.

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