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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Living with bats Living with bats
Published by the respected Bat Conservation Trust, this 8-page colour leaflet helps pest controllers and/or their customer, identify which species of bats they might be playing host to and where the bat's favourite roosting spots might be. It then advises what should be done once your bat has been identified.
Bats and pest control Bats and pest control
This 9-page leaflet from the Bat Conservation Trust is written specifically for pest controllers faced with the problem of bats, or where bats roost. Most importantly it summarises the legal position of this protected species. It advises what to do if other pests are also encountered – such as rodents, wasps, flies and, specifically, cluster flies.
Code of practice on use of snares Code of practice on use of snares
This 12-page full colour booklet published by a consortium of interest groups and endorsed by the UK Government covers the use of snares fro fox control in England. It gives detailed guidance on best practice when setting snares, when inspecting them and on what records to keep.
Code of practice for the use of vertebrate traps Code of practice for the use of vertebrate traps
Published by the National Pest Advisory Panel (NPAP) of the Charted Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), this 20-page procedures manual deals with the use of vertebrate traps. Always a complex issue, legal matters are explained and types of traps defined. One section covers methods of bird management with traps, whilst more attention is paid to the various methods of trapping mammals – traps, snares and glue boards. It concludes with a lengthy review of the relevant legislative Acts.
RAMPS UK Code of good practice RAMPS UK Code of good practice
This 12-page booklet details three codes of good practice for metallic phosphides for vertebrate control covering stockists, users and trainers. It includes essential information on safe storage, risk assessments, monitoring requirements, equipment cleaning and waste disposal.
Urban foxes guidelines on their management Urban foxes guidelines on their management
This 12-page publication produced by a coalition of public health bodies and conservation organisations provides the most up to date advice and guidance on practical methods to control the urban fox population. With so many differing views and opinions on the management of urban fox populations, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and its National Pest Advisory Panel (NPAP) called on specialist knowledge and expertise to help produce this science-based document. The guidance incorporates the views of public health practitioners, pest controllers and conservationists – including Public Health England and Natural England. As to be expected the problem with urban foxes is explained, as are the issues of foxes as sources of human disease. An excellent section goes through the various means of management – from the practicalities of preventing attractive sites to the use of pesticide products, proofing, trapping, shooting and snaring.
Guide on firearms licensing law Guide on firearms licensing law
Published by The Home Office this updated Guide on Firearms Licensing Law aims to ensure that where possible guidance on firearms licensing is made as clear and concise as possible for the police, the shooting community and the general public. The 254-page document provides consolidated guidance on firearms legislation and replaces the previous guidance published in 2002. For pest controllers, a whole section deals with the shooting of birds and animals – deer, badgers, birds, dogs etc

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