Bugs with bugs: hospital insects harbour drug-resistant bacteria

Bugs with bugs: hospital insects harbour drug-resistant bacteria Aston University study finds nine in 10 insects analysed from English hospitals were carrying potentially harmful bacteria – over half of which were antibiotic-resistant ‘Bugs with bugs’ were collected from food preparation areas and wards including neonatal and maternity units Findings underline the importance of pest control…

General Licence Update

General Licence Update General Licences to kill or to take wild birds to prevent serious damage or disease; to preserve public health or public safety; and to conserve flora or fauna. Following discussions with representatives of licence users, Natural England is providing some further background to the claim for judicial review brought by Wild Justice…

ICUP 2020

ICUP 2020 Date and venue announced for ICUP 2020 conference Held once every three years, the dates and venue for the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) have been announced by the organisers. The conference is, once again, to be held in Europe and will take place from 29 June to 1 July 2020…

Bird control licences

Bird control licences – Secretary of State seeks evidence regarding impacts of licensing changes, via public consultation. Pest controllers urged to contribute.

Following the revocation of 3 bird control general licences by Natural England, this call for evidence seeks views on the use of general licences for the management of certain wild birds. This is an opportunity for those involved in bird control to contribute directly to the DEFRA consultation. Those involved in bird control need to…

General licences for bird control

Natural England revokes three general licences for controlling certain wild birds as of Thursday 25 April 2019

Natural England revokes three general licences for controlling certain wild birds as of Thursday 25 April 2019 These licences (GL 04/05/06) cover 16 species of birds including several members of the crow family, Canada goose, some gulls and pigeons. The change follows a legal challenge to the way the licences have been issued, which could…