PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS CONFIRMED AS KEY WORKERS

PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS CONFIRMED AS KEY WORKERS

PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS CONFIRMED AS KEY WORKERS The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) have announced that George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), has confirmed that pest management is an essential sector during the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic. The “food and necessary goods” section, specifically concerning hygiene, covers pest management in…

Tetramethrin reclassification

Tetramethrin reclassification Insecticides containing tetramethrin at a concentration of 1% and greater will, from the 1st of May 2020, be required to feature a new hazard phrase on the label: ‘H351: Suspected of causing cancer’ due to their reclassification as category 2 carcinogens. Such labels will also feature the ‘health hazard’ warning symbol. The key…

Disinfection procedures – A timely reminder of available options

Disinfection procedures: – A timely reminder of available options News reports covering the novel Coronavirus outbreak serve as a reminder about the importance of effective disinfection procedures. Regarding available disinfection options there are a variety of disinfectant surface sprays, and ULV disinfectants, suitable for use against a wide range of viruses and bacteria. Dealing with…

Bird control licences

Bird Licence Renewals for 2020

Bird licence renewals for 2020 Certain licences for bird management were renewed (class licences by Natural England and general licences by DEFRA) as of 1st January 2020. Notable renewals, relevant to public health pest controllers, for 2020 are: Class licences (Natural England) Birds: licence to catch them on food premises (CL03) Birds: licence to kill…