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
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 third annual report from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use on the implementation of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. It reviews the key activities implemented in the year, summarises the monitoring reports from independent contractors and concludes that all professional rodenticide users must continue to work hard to implement stewardship as there are now just two more years in which to show that the regime has made significant progress towards it aims to change user behaviour and reduce residues in wildlife.
Published: January 2019
This useful two-page guidance note from Acheta summarises the recent changes in outdoor rodent control.
Published: November 2018
This short, 12-page document gives the Government Oversight Group's response to the UK Stewardship Regime's 2017 Annual Report. The Group is largely satisfied with progress and describes the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime as 'fit for purpose'.
Published: February 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
This is a new independent analysis by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) of barn owl livers supplied by the citizen science project, the Predatory Birds Monitoring Scheme in 2016. It is a key element in the monitoring of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime which aims to reduce the levels of rodenticide residue in the environment in general and in this sentinel species in particualr.
Published: October 2017
This new Barn Owl Monitoring Study has been published as part of the surveillance being carried out by the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. The study tracks barn owl breeding success across five areas of the UK for a minimum of three years. Funded by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) UK, field work has been by Wildlife Conservation Partnership and analysis by the University of Reading.
Published: September 2017