Pest Test Issue 55: February & March 2018

Read through our articles on 'A new era for CEPA' (pages 12-13), 'May damage the unborn child' (pages 15 - 19), and 'Mouse resistance status update' (pages 26 & 27) in issue 55 of Pest and answer these questions:

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1: What is CEPA’s target number of CEPA Certified companies by the year 2020?
500 1000
750 2000
2: From what date must rodenticides with more than 30ppm of active substance display the ‘May harm the unborn child’ symbol?
1 March 2018 1 March 2019
1 September 2018 1 January 2020
3: In the light of the labelling changes what does NPTA’s Iain Turner say is the most important thing pest controllers can do?
Always use bait boxes Read the product label
Upgrade their PPE Check for old stock
4: What are the new maximum pack sizes for amateur products?
50g for rats & 30g for mice 1500g for rats & 500g for mice
150g for rats & 50g for mice 2500g for rats & 1500g for mice
5: When reading about resistance, what does heterozygous mean?
Animal inherits two resistant genes from one parent Animal inherits one resistant gene from two parents
Animal inherits one resistant gene from one parent Animal inherits no resistant genes at all
6: Which is the most severe form of rodenticide resistance identified to date?
F120Q L120S
F160Q L120Q

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