BPCA carries out a range of high quality research and data analysis activities designed to better understand our sector and provide the public, member companies and key stakeholders with unbiased advice and information on the current picture of the UK pest control industry.
Although our current programme of research activities is limited, this is an area are we planning to expand in the coming years.
Below is further information regarding our current research activities:
We produce an annual National Survey of Pest Species, focusing on the work carried out by our local authorities, to examine and benchmark any variations in pest numbers, treatments and local authority resources in regards to public health pest control.
The BPCA National Survey is the only comprehensive analysis of the main UK pests. The information used is gathered through Freedom of Information Act requests from every corner of the UK, and is analysed by the BPCA to give detailed information on pests and how we deal with them.
Our latest survey (National Survey 2014) contains analysis of two years' worth of data from Local Authorities across the UK, plus it gives a comparison of the last four years of data from every Local Authority in the Country.
Our 2013 National Survey of Pest Species gave data from the period April 2011 - March 2012, and was released in October 2013.