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Natural England has begun the process of contacting pest professionals in relation to applications for individual bird control licences.
Published: 07 May 2020
The British Pest Control Association has announced it will be holding its first-ever all-digital forum event on Tuesday, April 7.
Published: 01 April 2020
NatureScot, Scotland’s Nature Agency, has announced that the new general licence (GL 03/2020) will, from April 1, only cover two species – Canada Goose and feral pigeons.
Published: 25 March 2020
Natural England has today released details of the new arrangements to allow pest professionals to use lethal controls to manage herring and lesser black-backed gulls in England. Anyone intending to control these species to protect public health and safety must apply for an individual licence, A08.
Published: 30 January 2020
On 12 September Defra launched a 12 week online public survey to gather evidence on the control that stakeholders consider is required under the General Licences. This forms part of a planned ongoing review of General Licences to manage wild birds in England.
Published: 16 September 2019
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Things may appear to have settled down following the publication of GL34, GL35 and GL36 on 14 June but, fearfully, this is unlikely to be the end of this story which professional pest control has, almost unintentionally, been drawn into.
Published: 15 July 2019
Few pest controllers could be unaware that Natural England revoked the three general licences for controlling wild birds (GL 04/05/06) on 25 April. The whole saga has reached such a point that there was a special one-off session for MPs on 21 May.
Published: 20 May 2019
The Government has bowed to pressure from wildlife activists, Chris Packham, Mark Avery and Ruth Tingay and, with effect from tomorrow, 25 April 2019, will be revoking three general licences for controlling wild birds. These licences (GL 04/05/06) cover 16 species of birds including several members of the crow family, Canada goose, some gulls and pigeons.
Published: 24 April 2019