Farmers and landowners are primary custodians of the UK landscape and its wildlife. This is a huge responsibility for which they receive insufficient recognition. Controlling rodents without putting wildlife at risk is part of that responsibility.
Farmers’ four options for rodent control:
- Membership of a stewardship-approved farm assurance scheme, listed here
- Do training, pass an exam, get your own proof of competence. Full list of training courses here. There is also an online course and information from AHDB here.
- Employ a qualified pest control contractor…CRRU Wildlife Aware qualified list here
- Use products permitted for ‘amateur use’
Permanent baiting ‘just-in-case’ is NOT allowed.
Guidelines for stewardship-approved do-it-yourself rodent control here (CODE OF BEST PRACTICE) and here (CRRU CODE).