Pest Test Issue 47: October & November 2016

Read through our articles on Rodenticide stewardship now with teeth (pages 8 & 9), Drain flies (pages 25 to 27) and Sniffing out bed bugs in the health & care sector (pages 28 & 29) and answer these questions:

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1: What big change for buyers of rodenticides has just come into force?
No proof of competence, no rodenticide sale No purchase order number, no rodenticide sale
No university degree, no rodenticide sale No credit card, no rodenticide sale
2: What is the primary objective of the Rodenticide Stewardship Regime
To meet the requirements of COSHH To make your life difficult
To stop the use of glueboards To minimise risks to non-target species
3: Which flies were found to be associated with hospitals in the biggest number?
Midges Drain flies
Domestic flies Cluster flies
4: What is the Enterobacteriaceae colony count that PHSL says is unacceptable in ready-to-eat foods?
4 CFU 104 CFU
14 CFU 1004 CFU
5: What conclusion did the research into drain flies come to?
They carry no known bacteria They are just a nuisance
They are of public health significance They are so small it doesn’t matter if carry bacteria
6: In the BASF/Pest survey, what percentage of bed bug specialists work is conducted in schools/hospitals/prisons/care homes?
Around 90% Around 9%
Around 80% Around 8%

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