Rodent Control Is Changing!
The use of what is generally termed as “rat poison” is soon going to be restricted.
This is due to the incidents of secondary poisoning in wild birds of prey such as the Barn Owl, Kestrel and Red Kite. The birds do not directly eat the poison, they get it from eating rodents (rats and mice) that have eaten it or have died from it. It is not necessarily killing the birds of prey but showing high levels in their bodies.
To reverse this problem the Health and Safety Executive is overseeing a Stewardship Programme to ensure that only qualified users apply certain toxic baits within tight guidelines for limited time periods.
Is your current pest controller compliant of this new legislation? Are they qualified to use second generation anticoagulant rodenticide (SGAR’s) baits?
All BTP staff are qualified in the application of Rodenticides for the control of rodents and maintain their continued professional development training in all industry and legislative updates.
This is a requirement of SGAR’S to able to use them against rodents in all situations.
BTP are supporters of the the Think Wildlife Campaign and follow their code of conduct. See their website HERE.
Please call us on 01296 630 934 to discuss your rat or mouse problems.