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Pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers are being called upon to help create a more accurate national picture of resistance to rodenticides in rats and mice. In return, participants in the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) testing programme get a free indication of their location's...

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 market. CRRU chairman Dr Alan Buckle confirms that pest controllers, farmers...

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,...