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 report by the Vertebrate Pests Unit at the University of Reading into the extent of resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides across the UK. The report was commissioned by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) UK as part of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime for the Government Oversight Group.
Published: October 2019
This 84-page scientific literature review was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to help identify which bird species should feature on the General Licences 1,2 and 3 in Scotland.
Published: September 2019
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)'s annual report on Birdcrime reveals that bird of prey persecution continues to be rife with birds being illegally shot, trapped and poisoned.
Published: August 2019
The University of Reading has updated its 2017 research report commissioned by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) in support of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. The 2018 report reveals new resistance hotspots and a lack of data in the English Midlands.
Published: October 2018
Updated guidance on the management of resistance in Norway rats published by the Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG). This 9-page A4 document is essential reading for all UK pest professionals.
Published: September 2018
Discover the resistance status of rats and mice in your area by sending the Vertebrate Pest Unit (VPU) at the University of Reading tail tips. This document provides full guidance on how to take and mail in your samples.
Published: April 2018
This new study by Reading University has identified the massive extent of L120Q resistance in rats across the whole of central southern England. Unfortunately lack of sample availability means data is not available to determine the extent of resistance across the UK generally.
Published: January 2018
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