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.
Recently updated, this booklet from Killgerm provides guidance on the impact of floods on pests and the problems pests may bring in the aftermath of flooding.
Published: November 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
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
This useful two-page guidance note from Acheta summarises the recent changes in outdoor rodent control.
Published: November 2018
The inPEST catalogue from Italian company, GEA, lists a wide range of innovative rodent and insect monitoring traps, rodent bait stations, pheromone products, dry fog systems, bird repellents, UV flykillers and more.... It's a comprehensive catalogue of all all the products in the inPEST range. .
Published: November 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