Library

A great deal of useful information comes into the Pest office or is found when we are out and about! We frequently post news stories about relevant books, leaflets, apps and other resources. But, finding this information, when it's needed and, quickly, at a later date can be difficult. That's why we've created this library for pest professionals. It's where we file all the useful stuff we come across and it's all searchable.

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SNH: Literature review re General Licences in Scotland SNH: Literature review re General Licences in Scotland
This 84-page scientific literature review was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to help identify which bird species should feature on the General Licences 1,2 and 3 in Scotland.
 
RSPB: Birdcrime 2018 RSPB: Birdcrime 2018
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)'s annual report on Birdcrime reveals that bird of prey persecution continues to be rife with birds being illegally shot, trapped and poisoned.
 
BPCA: General Licence decision tree BPCA: General Licence decision tree
A useful infographic on the bird General Licence situation in England published by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA).
 
Acheta: Non-toxic options for monitoring & controlling rodents indoors Acheta: Non-toxic options for monitoring & controlling rodents indoors
An excellent 9-page A4 guide to non-toxic rodent control and monitoring with pithy comments and insightful observations form the Acheta team. Useful to those responsible for managing pest control contracts as well as for pest management professionals at the sharp-end.
 
CRRU: Guidance on permanent baiting revised CRRU: Guidance on permanent baiting revised
Permanent baiting is a recognised technique but it should only be used after a thorough assessment by a pest management professional. This updated publication from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use provides detailed guidance on when, where and how to employ the technique. The guidance it contains is effectively a legal requirement as the document is referred to on rodenticide labels.
 
Soil Association food & drink standards Soil Association food & drink standards
The Soil Association standards include a chapter on pest control for organic production and storage areas. This specifies that the focus should be on preventing birds, rodents, insects or other pests contaminating organic foods or spreading disease. Pest control should aim, in the first instance, to prevent infestation rather than depend on treatments.
 
Roamwild wildbird survey 2019 Roamwild wildbird survey 2019
Roamwild, a manufacturer of bird feeders designed to repel squirrels and large birds, surveyed 1,000 customers about which they thought were the most common, and which were their favourite, wild birds in the UK. This chart shows the results.
 


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