Author: CRRU UK

Just over two-thirds of farmers no longer use rodenticides continuously around farmsteads. Instead, they employ measures such as tidy yards and rat-proofed buildings, cats or terriers, traps and shooting, in combination with tactical rodenticide only when needed. These are common findings of two different studies by Ulster University...

Conditions under which permanent baiting with rodenticide is allowed have been updated by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use UK to cover a critical difference between outdoor and indoor locations. In both situations, CRRU chairman Dr Alan Buckle emphasises that the fundamental requirement remains for a professional rodenticide user...

The Government of Jersey is introducing rodenticide stewardship covering the sale and use of professional rodenticides, modelled on the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use UK's regime. Jersey's Growth, Housing & Environment department has announced that stewardship point-of-sale competence checks will be introduced on 18 July next...

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...