Implications for rodenticide users of new label text specifying bait-station standards

Implications for rodenticide users of new label text specifying bait-station standards   Changes required by Health and Safety Executive to legally binding instructions on rodenticide product labels have significant implications for users in pest control, farming and gamekeeping. Updated text will appear on labels January onwards, according to chairman of the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide…

DEFRA issue new general licenses for 2022

DEFRA issue new general licenses for 2022   Defra have issued new general licenses for 2022 which will run for two years unlike the previous versions which lasted for one year. Defra state that this is to provide a more stable platform for operators to use. In general there are only minor changes but they…

Killgerm Subsidised Waste Disposal Scheme in 2022

Killgerm Subsidised Waste Disposal Scheme Killgerm has been operating the scheme to aid customers with the safe and environmentally sound disposal of their work-generated waste for over 20 years now, and many professional pest controllers regularly take advantage of the service. Register For Membership To register for membership of the Killgerm Subsidised Waste Disposal Scheme…

PESTTECH 2021 IN REVIEW

PESTTECH 2021 IN REVIEW   PestTech was back with a bang for 2021, with over 1,000 visitors flocking to the event’s long-awaited return.  After the difficult decision to cancel last year’s event due to the Covid-19 pandemic, that disappointment only served to enhance the buzz around PestTech 2021, with interest from exhibitors and delegates higher…

‘Five Years of Rodenticide Stewardship 2016-2020’ published

‘Five Years of Rodenticide Stewardship 2016-2020’ published A report of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime’s work covering 2016 to 2020 has been published by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. This feeds into a formal five-year review being carried out by its HSE-led Government Oversight Group. The regime’s work and achievements to date were discussed…

Legal teeth and rodent control update in 2021 Code of Best Practice to tackle “stubbornly static” rodenticide residues in barn owls

Legal teeth and rodent control update in 2021 Code of Best Practice to tackle “stubbornly static” rodenticide residues in barn owls Rodenticide use for permanent, pulsed or burrow baiting, or in covered and protected bait stations, is now only legal if the product label permits these ‘non-standard’ scenarios specifically. This applies equally to pest controllers,…

DEFRA’s ‘Action for Animals’

DEFRA have today released a document titled ‘Action for Animals’. The document has the backing of and includes a foreword by George Eustice (Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). The Action Plan for Animal Welfare sets out DEFRA’s plans, aims and ambitions across 5 key areas: · sentience and enforcement ·…