Author: CRRU UK

Appeal to pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers for samples Free DNA testing for rodenticide resistance in rats and mice is available with the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. Chairman Dr Alan Buckle says that without more testing, pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers could be using products that...

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 HERE. Two main changes are to double-bag the samples and include a UN3373 label, which can be...

Testing for rodenticide resistance in rats and mice has been suspended due to coronavirus related closure of the laboratory where DNA analysis was being done. Funded by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use, this annual surveillance is a formal requirement of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. CRRU chairman...

Amid covid disruption, users and sellers of professional-use-only rodenticides are reminded that a formal review of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime by its HSE-led Government Oversight Group is imminent. Dr Alan Buckle, chairman of the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use that developed and runs the regime,...

An appeal for farmers, gamekeepers and pest control technicians to collect tail samples from freshly killed rats and mice has been issued by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. They will be analysed for rodenticide resistance genes and the results added to an online national map...

Rodenticide resistance in rats has been confirmed in several new areas by a Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use study. These include Durham, Northumberland, Tyneside and North Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and along the River Severn valley from Somerset to north west Shropshire, northern East Anglia and...