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.
The UK Stewardship Regime 2017 Annual report from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use details the achievements from the first full year of the stewardship. The 36-page A4 report includes summaries from all the research projects commissioned by CRRU including the Knowledge Attitude and Practice study which reveals some encouraging signs that attitudes are changing.
Published: January 2018
This is the first report by the Government Oversight Group assessing the implementation of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship. The 13-page report recognises a number of positive achievements but warns that failure to deliver a reduction in second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides in wildlife may result in changes to the regime.
Published: February 2017
Published by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use, this is the first annual report for the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime which was introduced in 2016. The stewardship regime is the result of more than three years of effort by numerous individuals and organisations but, as chairman Dr Alan Buckle points out in the foreword: " We believe it will provide a robust system for controlling rodenticide availability and improving use practices. But it is still in its early stages and much remains to be done."
Published: February 2017
In March 2015, the European quality standard for pest management services was released. This 12-page brochure, produced by the global auditing company Bureau Veritas, explains how businesses that meet the standard can become CEPA certified. CEPA is the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations. Certification validates the standard through an independent audit by qualified and experienced auditors. The brochure explains how BPCA is supporting its members through the process but CEPA certification is open to all pest businesses not just BPCA members.
Published: January 2016
To assess how local residents view the provision of pest control services the National Pest Advisory Panel (NPAP) of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) carried out a survey of 12 major local authorities in the north, the midlands and the south-west of England. The results of this survey are presented in this 12-page brochure. The survey showed that the public’s expectations of their local authority pest management services remain high; however, many local authorities are struggling to maintain their statutory functions. The public seem to be unaware of the reductions in pest management services that are taking place. Over the years, the pro-active approach to pest management has helped to provide a pest-free environment. However, the move towards a re-active service is not part of the bigger environmental health picture. Now pest infestations have the potential to increase, thus resulting in a greater risk to public health from pest-borne diseases.
Published: April 2013
Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America this 6-page paper is written by Dr L Silvia Munoz-Price, John C Beier and Stephen L Doggett. It reviews how infestations caused by bed bugs have resurfaced during the past decade across all continents. Even though bed bugs primarily cause skin manifestations in humans, a major stigma is placed upon people or institutions found to carry them. It is important for healthcare facilities to be prepared for this pest by implementing policies, carefully selecting materials used for hospital furniture, and educating providers on early identification and control.
Published: November 2012
Prepared by the European Biocidal Products Forum (part of CEFIC), this 20-page document sets the scene detailing the need for rodenticides, use scenarios, types of active substances, environmental impacts, alternative techniques, IPM and anticoagulant resistance. One section details the two types of rodenticide user – explaining the differences between professional and amateur – the political significance of which will not be lost on anyone who follows the twists and turns of EU rodenticide legislative proposals. With users more in mind, sections explain regulatory review, label instructions, training and good practice guidelines. The final page details recommendations for sustainable use of rodenticides in the EU.
Published: September 2012
During the latter part of the 20th century up to the present day, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has become increasingly concerned about the lack of a joined up and comprehensive approach to policy creation especially with regard to pest control. Results obtained by the National Pest Advisory Panel (NPAP) surveys of 2002 and 2009 show a reduction in pest control services provided by local authorities and a decline in the qualifications, technical expertise, knowledge and understanding of pest species among those responsible for public health. However, recent changes to the structure of public health pest control provision has put our health at serious risk. In some parts of the country, it is predicted we will see conditions return to those we have not seen for many years. This 16-page brochure reviews these threats.
Published: February 2012