A tenth rodenticide supplier, Bristol-based Barrettine Environmental Health, has re-joined the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).
Barrettine, who was previously a member, joins the other existing member-sponsors of CRRU, namely: BASF Pest Control Solutions, Bayer, Bell Laboratories, Killgerm Chemicals, LiphaTech, Lodi UK, PelGar International, Rentokil Initial and Syngenta.
This addition comes at an opportune moment and follows the Health & Safety Executive’s announcement that a stewardship programme for second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) is to be drawn up by pest control industry stakeholders. The programme”s development is being co-ordinated by CRRU – see Pest report here.
“Rodenticides are very important tools to our customers and we share a duty to help communication throughout the supply chain to end-users,” says Barrettine’s managing director, Steven Bailey. “If companies like ours do not pitch-in, those already supporting CRRU could face an unfair burden to fund and implement product stewardship on behalf of the whole industry.”
This latest expansion in corporate support comes at a good time, according to CRRU chairman Dr Alan Buckle. “As the stewardship programme”s design develops, another source of professional input and funding is most welcome,” he says.
Since CRRU”s establishment in 2005, it has promoted responsible rodent control to farmers, estate managers, game keepers and other care-takers of the countryside.