Reminder on rodenticide rule change and options
26th Dec 2016 / By Alistair Driver
The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) has reminded farmers about the options they have available following recent rule changes.
Since October 1, 2016, the rules have changed requiring buyers of stewardship-label rodenticides to show proof of competence certification - farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers unable to do so cannot be supplied. The rule applies to all supply routes, including trade, retail and internet.
To help suppliers explain this to customers, the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use UK has published a leaflet, which can be viewed here. It sets out four options for those affected:
1) Undertake a CRRU UK approved training course and exam (thinkwildlife.org/list-of-
2) For farmer members of a CRRU UK aligned farm assurance scheme, show proof of membership (thinkwildlife.org/list-of-
4) Purchase amateur use rodenticides.
CRRU UK is responsible for implementation of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. The leaflet is also available as a PDF download from thinkwildlife.org/downloads_