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…

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…

RAMPS UK Launch the updated 2018 RAMPS UK Code of Good Practice and new label tags for Phostoxin® and Talunex®

Label changes in the conditions relating to the use of both Phostoxin® and Talunex® for the nonagricultural control of brown rats resulted in the UK marketing companies putting a temporary suspension on the use of both products for rodent control until a clear and workable process could be agreed by all UK stakeholders. Additional label…

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…