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Additional biosecurity measures when sending rat and mouse tail samples for rodenticide resistance testing have been introduced.
Published: 22 September 2020
Amid COVID-19 disruption, users and sellers of professional-use-only rodenticides are reminded that a formal review of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime by its HSE-led Government Oversight Group is imminent.
Published: 21 May 2020
The 2019 annual report from the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime highlights that the first two years with all stewardship elements in place have seen “stubbornly intractable” rodenticide residues in barn owls.
Published: 09 March 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
The third annual report from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use on the implementation of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime was published this month. The take home message for all professional rodenticide users is to continue to work hard to implement stewardship. There are now just two more years in which to show that the regime has made significant progress by changing user behaviour to reduce residues in wildlife.
Published: 22 January 2019
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.
Published: 07 August 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.
Published: 20 March 2018