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.
A very useful addition to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health's (CIEH) series on public health pest management. The booklet covers how Asian hornets appearance and life cycle and includes details of what to do if you think you have found a hornet and/or nest.
Published: September 2019
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.
Published: August 2019
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.
Published: July 2019
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.
Published: May 2019
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.
Published: March 2019
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.
Published: March 2019
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.
Published: January 2019
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.
Published: August 2018