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Permanent baiting indoor guidance improved Permanent baiting indoor guidance improved
The guidance on permanent baiting issued by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) in September 2018 has been changed. Where indoor permanent baiting has proved necessary, the frequency of inspections is now down to the pest professionals’ expertise. Previously, as with outdoor permanent baiting, inspections had to take place at intervals of at least four weeks.
 
News from Syngenta – handy new App News from Syngenta – handy new App
A new Syngenta Professional Pest Management App now provides pest controllers with all the information, advice and record keeping to get the best out of products, and offer a fully professional service to their customers.
 
Online Pest Tests now with automatic marking and CPD Online Pest Tests now with automatic marking and CPD
Pass an online Pest Test and, from now on your BASIS PROMPT Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points will be added automatically to your training record. This welcome development follows investment by Pest to dispense with the labour intensive manual inputting of test results.
 
Moving on at PestTech Moving on at PestTech
The first seminar of the day at PestTech 2018 was billed as 'The industry moves on', so it was quite appropriate that Simon Forrester, who is himself moving on to new pastures in the New Year, opened the session.
 
NPTA discuss compulsory CPD at AGM NPTA discuss compulsory CPD at AGM
The idea of forcing members to belong to a recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme (such as BASIS Prompt) prompted a lively discussion at the National Pest Management Association’s annual general meeting (AGM), held at NPTA House last night (18 January).
 
Digital switch and fee freeze for PROMPT members Digital switch and fee freeze for PROMPT members
For a tenth successive year, membership fees for the BASIS PROMPT professional register will be frozen. At the same time BASIS has announced an added bonus for members with certificates available in digital format from 1 January 2017.
 
Pest professionals asked to road test Environmental Risk Assessment documents Pest professionals asked to road test Environmental Risk Assessment documents
At the PestTech event on 2 November, the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) issued a prototype Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) Form together with guidance notes on how to complete it, asking pest professionals to road test the documents over the next few months.
 


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