New resources for pest professionals

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As reviewed in the new edition of Pest magazine several new resources for pest professionals have been produced or are about to hit the streets.

You can download copies of these new resources by clicking on the front cover pictures or following the links in the text below.

New sewer baiting booklet
Twelve years after the first protocol on sewer baiting was published by Water UK and the Local Government Association, the document has been thoroughly reviewed and re-vamped. This comprehensive new 24-page booklet is essential reading for anyone involved, or intending to become involved, in sewer baiting. It is published by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s National Pest Advisory Panel (NPAP) with Dave Oldbury as the principal architect behind it.

It is packed with detailed guidance on qualifications and training, legislation, health and safety (including vaccination requirements), equipment, vehicle specification, planning, sewer treatment and record keeping. Specimen treatment record sheets and safe systems of work are also included and there is also a useful baiting flow chart and equipment checklist.

You can download a copy of the National Sewer Baiting Protocol Best Practice here or visit the NPAP website.

New procedures manual for cockroaches
The National Pest Advisory Panel (NPAP) has also published an excellent 24-page booklet on cockroaches. It is the latest edition to the Pest Control Procedures series.

Sections cover identification, inspection, treatment, insecticide storage and disposal. You can download a copy of the Pest Control Procedures Manual – Cockroaches here or visit the NPAP website.

Training webinars
PestPratice has reported plenty of interest in the latest batch of webinars which were released just in time for PestEx.Pestmagazine has had a hand in developing these webinars which we think are excellent – well we would say that wouldn’t we!. Seriously the training material is presented by industry experts and offers an exciting low cost and easy way to learn and keep up-to-date.

All you need to participate is a laptop or PC with sound and an internet connection. Each webinar lasts around 30 to 40 minutes and earns CPN points. Follow the link to find out more about PestPractice.

RAMPS Code of Good Practice
The Register of Accredited Metallic Phosphide Standards in the UK (RAMPS UK) is about to publish its Code of Good Practice document.

This, RAMPS tell us, will detail the RAMPS code for stockists, users and trainers. For each group there will be lists of requirements broken down into things that should always be done and those which should never be done.

At the end of the leaflet there are to be three helpful appendices.

  • The first will be a checklist on correct storage requirements and how to deal with a spillage.
  • The second will cover new ground, as it details, as requested by the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD), what users and stockists should do about waste disposal – of waste flasks, and the like.
  • Appendix 3 will provide suggested wording for those applying to buy aluminium phosphide.


Sewer booklet 


Cockroach booklet 

PestPractice front page 

RAMPS code

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