Author: CRRU UK

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 ...

No significant changes have been detected in barn owl liver residues of rodenticide between 2016 and a seven-year baseline. This comes from independent analysis by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) of barn owl livers supplied from the Predatory Birds Monitoring Scheme, a citizen science project. As a...

Suppliers of professional use rodenticides to pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers are required to register with BASIS Registration Ltd by the end of December for the new UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime Point-of-Sale audit process. This requires rodenticide authorisation holders to ensure UK sellers of their professional use products pass...