Pest Test Issue 45: June & July 2016

Read through our articles on Rodenticide stewardship (page 7), Clothes moth management (pages 14-18) and Difethialone (page 33) in this issue of Pest and answer these questions:

When you have ticked all your answers press the Submit button. If you are correct you will be asked to provide your details so that we can enter your results into the PROMPT records held by BASIS.
1: By when must all pre-stewardship labelled rodenticide products be used up?
30 September 2016 31 March 2017
1 January 2017 30 September 2017
2: How long can adult male clothes moths live?
Up to 7 days Up to 21 days
Up to 14 days Up to 28 days
3: At what minimum temperature should clothes be washed to eliminate moth larvae
At least 30°C At least 50°C
At least 40°C At least 60°C
4: Why were mothballs banned in Europe in 2008?
They killed too many ladybirds They didn’t work
People didn’t like the smell They were thought to be carcinogenic
5: If you were to attempt clothes moth control using parasitic wasps, how often would the card containing the larvae need replacing?
Every week Every month
Every two weeks Every year
6: For the last 25 years, what concentration in parts per million (ppm) has difethialone been used at?
15 ppm 40 ppm
25 ppm 50 ppm



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