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Rodenticide resistance confirmed in new areas of UK Rodenticide resistance confirmed in new areas of UK
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.
 
Permanent baiting indoor guidance improved Permanent baiting indoor guidance improved
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.
 
New report tracks progress of rodenticide stewardship New report tracks progress of rodenticide stewardship
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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).
 
So far, so good...for UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime So far, so good...for UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime
Another pest control event, another progress report on the stewardship of anticoagulant rodenticides!
 


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