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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Rat Land Rat Land
This report, produced by London Assembly member Susan Hall, concludes that London's rodent problem is on the rise. Using freedom of information requests, all 32 London boroughs were asked how many rodent complaints had been reported to them over the past five years. The report goes on to look at the possible consequences for local authorities who do not address the problem, as well as exploring what other cities have done about similar issues in Europe.
RatWall: Rat facts infographic RatWall: Rat facts infographic
Produced by Metex, in support of their Ratwall product, this infographic provides a useful source of rat information 'under one roof'. Everything including their structure and biology is covered, along with population statistics detailed by Dr Dave Cowan of the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) who breaks the total down by location – homes, commercial premises, rural environments and sewers in towns and cities.
CRRU: Barn owl residue study 2016 CRRU: Barn owl residue study 2016
This is a new independent analysis by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) of barn owl livers supplied by the citizen science project, the Predatory Birds Monitoring Scheme in 2016. It is a key element in the monitoring of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime which aims to reduce the levels of rodenticide residue in the environment in general and in this sentinel species in particualr.
CRRU: Barn owl monitoring study 2015 CRRU: Barn owl monitoring study 2015
This new Barn Owl Monitoring Study has been published as part of the surveillance being carried out by the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. The study tracks barn owl breeding success across five areas of the UK for a minimum of three years. Funded by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) UK, field work has been by Wildlife Conservation Partnership and analysis by the University of Reading.
RAMPS UK: Bulletin 11 RAMPS UK: Bulletin 11
A bulletin from the Register of Metallic Phosphide Standards organisation highlighting new gas monitoring requirements. The new level of 0.01 ppm for phosphine clearance is required for all metallic phosphides used for invertebrate fumigation in the EU, whether for food or feed applications (as a Plant Protection Product) or as a biocide.
BASIS PROMPT and local authorities BASIS PROMPT and local authorities
A comprehensive leaflet from BASIS explaining eh benefits of the PROMPT professional register and how local authorities can gain by signing -up their in-house pest professionals and by only selecting contractors who are part of BASIS PROMPT.
RAMPS UK Bulletin 10 RAMPS UK Bulletin 10
A bulletin from the Register of Metallic Phosphide Standards organisation explaining how these fumigants are registered under two separate sets of regulations, the Plant Protection Product regulations and the Biocidal Product regulations. The booklet introduces the concept of label tags which has been agreed with the Health & Safety executive to ensure all products have up to date label information attached.

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