Bayer tackles mental health with charity collaboration

PRESS RELEASE ON BEHALF OF BAYER   Bayer tackles mental health with charity collaboration   Following reports from the BPCA that 44% of pest controllers felt that Covid-19 had affected their mental health during the last year, Bayer has teamed up with suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), to help support the industry.…

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National Pest Awards 2021

  The National Pest Awards have been launched to promote, reward and recognise excellence and good practice in British pest control. They are a fantastic way of rewarding some of the hard work that goes into the UK pest control industry, and also helps to reinforce it as a career of choice for the next…

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NPTA ANNOUNCE A REVOLUTION IN TRAINING

NPTA ANNOUNCE A REVOLUTION IN TRAINING Keen to always put our members first and recognising that many have busy working lives, the NPTA are today announcing an initiative that we believe is unique to the pest control industry. We will now be offering training on Saturday mornings. Members will be aware that we recently announced…

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New barn owl study finds improved breeding performance

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR RESPONSIBLE RODENTICIDE USE UK New barn owl study finds improved breeding performance Barn owl breeding success last year (2019) was four percent higher, at 2.66 fledglings per nest, than the preceding four-year average, according to a new report from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. On…

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Beware of rodents attacking precious straw stocks

PRESS RELEASE ON BEHALF OF BAYER   Beware of rodents attacking precious straw stocks Rodents are out in force again this year and with nationwide straw shortages, farmers are being urged to protect already scarce straw stocks, so they last the winter. Ken Black, national account manager at Bayer, says the poor 2020 harvest means…

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Cholecalciferol rodenticides covered by stewardship regime

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR RESPONSIBLE RODENTICIDE USE (PPC list)   Cholecalciferol rodenticides covered by stewardship regime Rodenticides based on cholecalciferol are subject to conditions of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime, operated by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use UK. This confirmation is prompted by new products coming to the UK…

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Surprise Resistance Surveillance Results Prompt Wake-up Call

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR RESPONSIBLE RODENTICIDE USE Surprise resistance surveillance results prompt wake-up call The spread of rats against which some rodenticides don’t work has taken a “surprising and troubling” turn, according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use chairman Dr Alan Buckle. New 2019-2020 survey results show not only that…

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Additional Biosecurity for Rat and Mouse Tail Samples

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR RESPONSIBLE RODENTICIDE USE    Additional biosecurity for rat and mouse tail samples Additional biosecurity measures when sending rat and mouse tail samples for rodenticide resistance testing have been introduced. Farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers are asked to follow new packaging guidance at thinkwildlife.org/downloads. Two main changes…

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