UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF RODENT NICHE IN DISSEMINATION OF PATHOGENS AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

Understanding the role of rodent niche in dissemination of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance Lead Supervisor Dr Sheila MacIntyre, University of Reading, Dr Colin Prescott, University of Reading, Dr Alan Buckle, University of Reading, Dr Matthew Davies, industry supervisor, Killgerm Chemicals Ltd Background Rats and mice are one of the most prolific and widespread wildlife species.…

Cholecalciferol rodenticides covered by stewardship regime

Cholecalciferol rodenticides covered by stewardship regime 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 or gamekeepers considering the…

BASF introduces Selontra® in Europe

BASF introduces Selontra® in Europe New rodenticide bait offers different mode of action and faster control Limburgerhof, Germany– 2nd November — BASF has officially launched Selontra®, an innovative rodenticide bait that offers several unique advantages for professional users. The product contains the active substance cholecalciferol which has a different mode of action to the predominantly…

Does Your Vehicle Have Unexpected Passengers?

Does Your Vehicle Have Unexpected Passengers? You may have read the recent headlines in tabloid newspapers stating that rodents ‘big enough to put a saddle on’ are moving into a town near you, and while the size may be an exaggeration, rodent behaviour has certainly changed during lockdown. A British Pest Control Association (BPCA) poll…

How to Earn CPD Points During the Pandemic

How to Earn CPD Points During the Pandemic While the world sees significant changes to our daily lives it remains as important as ever to demonstrate your credentials to customers with independent proof that you have received proper professional training and have continued to update your expertise through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). During the pandemic,…