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…

Critical update to permanent rodenticide baiting conditions

Critical update to permanent rodenticide baiting conditions Conditions under which permanent baiting with rodenticide is allowed have been updated by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use UK to cover a critical difference between outdoor and indoor locations. In both situations, CRRU chairman Dr Alan Buckle emphasises that the fundamental requirement remains for a professional rodenticide…

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…