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Humane trap consultation Humane trap consultation
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) is seeking views through an online survey on its proposals for the implementation of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) in the UK.
 
Will big fines make customers take pest control seriously? Will big fines make customers take pest control seriously?
Here in the Pest office we’ve picked up on a number of big fines being levied on household companies for breaches in food safety. We're hoping these might make customers take pest management more seriously.
 
Regulators see sense regarding insect monitors Regulators see sense regarding insect monitors
At its meeting held on 12 May 2017, the European Commission backed down on its proposal to classify the pheromones contained within insect monitoring traps as biocides.
 
Insect monitor madness - but you can help stop this Insect monitor madness - but you can help stop this
The European Commission is threatening the future of insect monitoring traps that contain an attractant. It’s not the traps themselves that have caught the Commission’s attention but the pheromones used in them to attract the insects to the traps and thereby turn them into such effective monitoring tools. But if we act IMMEDIATELY, there is still a chance that we can save these monitors.
 
Permanent baiting – a Europe wide issue Permanent baiting – a Europe wide issue
The topic of permanent baiting took centre stage in the conference room on the first day of Disinfestando 2017, held in Rimini 8 & 9 March. In keeping with the international theme at this year’s event speakers had been invited from across Europe.
 
Brexit tops the story leader board in 2016 Brexit tops the story leader board in 2016
It should come as no surprise that the impact of the shock result in the referendum on the UK’s continuing membership of the European Union came top of the most well read stories in our 2016 best read web articles league. It was, after all, probably the biggest news story of the year for us Brits!
 
Some good news for anticoagulants Some good news for anticoagulants
The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) has adopted the opinions supporting the renewal of approvals for eight anticoagulant active substances for use in rodenticide products across the EU. This information was made widely available to the UK in a newsletter dated 30 June 2016 from the Health & Safety (HSE) Biocides team.
 


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