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Rodenticide packs getting smaller Rodenticide packs getting smaller
Regulatory changes mean that large 20kg packs of loose grain, pellets or granular rodenticide baits are being withdrawn from the market. The change will affect all such rodenticides currently available in 20kg sacks but the timing of the withdrawals will vary depending on when the product authorisations were renewed.
 
News from Bell - new 25ppm product on its way News from Bell - new 25ppm product on its way
There has been much industry discussion and, frankly, a good deal of disagreement about the reclassification of rodenticides by the EU as ‘Toxic to reproduction’. USA-based Bell Laboratories, one of the world’s leaders in rodent technology, says it has taken a balanced approach to meet the ongoing needs of the professional pest control market.
 
Free training material now available from CRRU website Free training material now available from CRRU website
The first of the free training materials from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide use (CRRU) UK have been published on the CRRU website. The material is being made available in support of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.
 
Norway rat control back on the Phostoxin and Talunex labels but... Norway rat control back on the Phostoxin and Talunex labels but...
The suspension of the approval of aluminium phosphide for the non-agricultural control of Norway rats has been lifted. This means that pest professionals holding the correct qualification – that’s the Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control - can, once again, use Phostoxin and Talunex for rodent control. However, there is a ‘but’ and it’s a ‘big but’!
 
Strong seminar programme at PPC Live 2018 Strong seminar programme at PPC Live 2018
It might only be its third outing but, as we’ve come to expect, PPC Live again had a strong seminar programme. We didn’t get to all the sessions but here’s a run-down of the ones we got chance to listen to.
 
Lessons from PestProtect 2018 Lessons from PestProtect 2018
All pest management events, wherever they are in the world, have one thing in common; they provide information and lots of it! The key points we gleaned from the seminar programme were: bed bugs and flat pack furniture are a challenging combination, sewer baiting in Germany is getting harder, but, at least, the Germans still try to control sewer rats and BASF have an interesting alternative rodenticide, if only the regulators would approve it!
 
Plans for policing rodenticide sales announced Plans for policing rodenticide sales announced
Plans for independent auditing of rodenticide point of sale controls have been announced jointly by BASIS Registration and the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).
 


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