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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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.
 
CIEH Rat and Mouse Control Procedures Manual CIEH Rat and Mouse Control Procedures Manual
It is ten years since the Rat and Mouse Control Procedures Manual was first published by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health's (CIEH) National Pest Advisory Panel (NPAP) and a great deal has changed over that time. The newly updated version is now divided into two sections, Section 1 covering 'Methods applicable to rat and mouse activity in and around property'. This, as might be expected follows the CRRU Code very closely, looking at the range of control options available and how they fit into the risk hierarchy. Section 2 offers 'Advice on specific treatment scenarios', taking potential control exercises through from start to finish. There is also guidance on 'permanent' and 'long term' baiting.
 
PMA: Code of practice for managing bees PMA: Code of practice for managing bees
The Pest Management Alliance has revised its code of practice on the management of bees emphasising that because of their beneficial role every effort should be made to avoid conducting control treatments. It is a must read for all pest professionals.
 
Tesco food standard version 1 Tesco food standard version 1
This standard has been developed to outline the requirements to which manufacturers of food and packers of fresh produce must comply in order to begin supplying, and thereafter continue supplying Tesco, either directly or indirectly.
 
M&S manufacturing standard - guidance for pest prevention M&S manufacturing standard - guidance for pest prevention
This 14-page document provides detailed guidance for M&S suppliers on pest prevention. In particular it specifies that the foundations of a supplier's pest management system should be based on four principles: exclusion, restriction, destruction (which should be the last tool used in pest prevention) and monitoring.
 
British Retail Consortium (BRC) global standard- food safety (issue 8) British Retail Consortium (BRC) global standard- food safety (issue 8)
This 117-page manual (version 8) published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) specifies the safety, quality and operational criteria required within a food manufacturing business to ensure legal compliance and consumer protection. The format and content of the Standard is designed to allow an assessment of a company’s premises, operational systems and procedures by a competent third party – the certification body – against the requirements of the Standard.
 


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