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History and Background

How BPCA began

The birth of BPCA was actually in 1942 at an informal meeting that took place on Thursday, 12 March of that year, at 11.45am in the Great Eastern Hotel, London. The meeting was called to consider the formation of an Industrial Pest Control Association.

Download the minutes from the informal meeting


Following this initial meeting the group met again on 9 June 1942, for the Inaugural Meeting of the Industrial Pest Control Association, which was held at the Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street, London.

Download the minutes from the inaugural meeting


Brief history

In 1969 the Industrial Pest Control Association changed its name to the British Pest Control Association, as we still know it today.


In summer of 1993, BPCA produced its first edition of Professional Pest Controller.

Take a trip down memory lane and download the first ever issue of PPC


In 2012 BPCA celebrated its 70th Anniversary with a Past Presidents lunch

Read the article about this anniversary and find out what our former and current presidents thought about the past, present and future of the Association and the pest control industry.