Disinfection procedures – A timely reminder of available options

Disinfection procedures: – A timely reminder of available options News reports covering the novel Coronavirus outbreak serve as a reminder about the importance of effective disinfection procedures. Regarding available disinfection options there are a variety of disinfectant surface sprays, and ULV disinfectants, suitable for use against a wide range of viruses and bacteria. Dealing with…

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…