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The spread of rats – which some rodenticides don’t work against – has taken a “surprising and troubling” turn, according to Dr Alan Buckle, chairman of the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).
Published: 20 October 2020
Additional biosecurity measures when sending rat and mouse tail samples for rodenticide resistance testing have been introduced.
Published: 24 September 2020
The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) has reminded users of rodenticides covered by the UK stewardship regime that no product is authorised for control of wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus), also known as long-tailed field mice.
Published: 01 September 2020
With resistant ‘super rats’ breeding in the UK, a new survey aims to establish the extent to which resistance is understood and what methods farmers are using to control rodent infestations.
Published: 06 August 2020
Free DNA testing for rodenticide resistance in rats and mice has resumed with the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).
Published: 24 July 2020
Financial difficulties created by COVID-19 has resulted in the University of Reading taking the difficult decision to close the Vertebrate Pests Unit (VPU).
Published: 18 June 2020
Testing for rodenticide resistance in rats and mice has been suspended due to the COVID-19-related closure of the laboratory where DNA analysis was being done.
Published: 05 June 2020
Amid COVID-19 disruption, users and sellers of professional-use-only rodenticides are reminded that a formal review of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime by its HSE-led Government Oversight Group is imminent.
Published: 21 May 2020