Author: CRRU UK

All professionals involved in rodent control have a role in tackling the spread of rats that survive high potency rodenticides, according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use chairman Dr Alan Buckle. In November last year, resistant rats were identified in new locations by a University of...

The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) has a new member company, contributing financially and providing expertise to the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. It is Quimunsa, based in Spain, specialising in applied chemistry R&D and manufacturing for industry. As a CRRU UK member, the company becomes...

New hotspots of rats that are resistant to anticoagulant rodenticides have been identified by monitoring carried out at The University of Reading. The study was commissioned by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) under its stewardship remit for the HSE-led Government Oversight Group (GOG). In...

Guidelines for online sales of anticoagulant rodenticide products have been updated for recently introduced smaller packs and lower active ingredient levels in products for general public use. All such rodenticides must now be lower than 30ppm of active ingredient. For wax block formulations, maximum packs sizes are...

In roughly equal measure, concerns and reassurance about rat control on farms have been identified by a recent survey. Working with the NFU, UK Rodenticide Stewardship obtained information from 117 farm owners and managers. The primary concern, according to stewardship spokesman and Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide...

Less than two years since the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime's mid-2016 introduction, 13,000 users of professional-use-only rat baits have undergone training and been awarded approved certification. This takes the proportion of stewardship-certified gamekeepers, for example, from 37% in 2015 to 60% in 2017. For professional pest...

Eleven assurance schemes with combined memberships of 95,000 farm businesses will be compliant with the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime for 2018. They are: AIC's Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops British Egg Industry Council's Lion code Duck Assurance Scheme Farm Assured Welsh Livestock Laid in Britain ...