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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
Rodenticide resistance in rats has been confirmed in several new areas including Durham, Northumberland, Tyneside, North Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, along the River Severn valley from Somerset to North West Shropshire, Northern East Anglia and Devon.
Published: 07 November 2019
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.
Published: 25 July 2019
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.
Published: 24 July 2019
It was no surprise that the Bábolna Bio stand at Parasitec in Budapest, 9-10 May, was among the busiest in the exhibition hall. This is home territory for this successful Hungary-based company and there was plenty to celebrate. In particular it was only at the end of March this year that one of Bábolna Bio’s most innovative rodenticides, Protect Sensation, received authorisation in its home territory.
Published: 20 May 2019
It was a very full house for the rodent control session held on Thursday 7 March, day two of Disinfestando 2019 in Milan. The high attendance level was proof, if it was needed, of the importance of rodent control and the desire among pest professionals across Europe for information on what can and can’t be done to combat infestations.
Published: 13 March 2019
Regulatory changes mean that large 20kg packs of loose grain, pellets or granular rodenticide baits are being withdrawn from the market.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.
Published: 08 August 2018
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.
Published: 08 August 2018