KEEPING YOU INFORMED: PEST MANAGEMENT ALLIANCE – CODE OF BEST PRACTICE HUMANE USE OF RODENT GLUE BOARDS

In order to protect public health within high-risk environments, the use of rodent glue boards remains an important route if all other options are considered inappropriate. Although rodent glue boards are not designed to physically harm rodents, their use raises valid concerns and they should only be sold to or used by technicians who have…

Christmas Newsletter 2016

DOWNLOAD OUR 2016 CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER Christmas Opening Times We will close for Christmas on Friday 23rd December and the last order despatch time will be 2pm for deliveries on Wednesday 28th December. We will be open 8.30am – 5.15pm on the following days during the Christmas period: Wednesday 28th December to Thursday 29th December. The…

RAMPS UK in successful negotiations with CRD for the Fumigation industry

Regulatory requirements for the use of professional plant protection products require users to hold a specified certificate (demonstrating sufficient knowledge of safe and sustainable use) issued by an officially designated awarding body’ The BPCA Fumigation Diploma has been accepted for many years as the only viable qualification for invertebrate fumigation and is currently held by…

Killgerm Leeds Workshop Roundup 2015

Leeds Workshop Round Up!

Last week we hosted a packed workshop session in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The main themes of the session were around stewardship updates from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) and training requirements for the use of aluminium phosphide. We also discussed innovations in bird control and Dr Matthew Davies presented his findings on flies…

Approved proof of rodenticide competence certificates announced

In readiness for professional pest controllers in private and public sectors, farmers, land managers and gamekeepers having to show proof of competence when purchasing professional use rodenticides under the forthcoming rodenticide stewardship regime, a list of 14 CRRU approved certificates has been released. Five approvals are of ‘grandfather’ certificates from courses no longer taking place,…

Waste charges to affect all

The Environment Agency has confirmed their position regarding public hygiene pest control spent bait and related items. The following information explains this position and the implication this will have on all pest controllers in order to comply with the law. This position is valid in England and Wales only A consignment note needs to be…

Pests and Coastal Flooding

Floods can create the perfect environment for pests. If you work in areas currently at risk of coastal flooding, the Killgerm Flood workstudy provides information on disease, insect and rodent pests, precautions and a suggested clean up procedure. Floods can create the perfect environment for pests. If you work in areas currently at risk of…

Killgerm Apprentice 2014

Killgerm is delighted to announce the return of the Killgerm Apprentice Scheme. The Apprentice Scheme is a Working Together Initiative, aimed at supporting pest controllers setting up their businesses or for those who would like to grow their business. The winner of the scheme is entitled to a prize worth up to £3000, including the…