Rodenticides training for Control of Rats and Mice

Rodenticides training for Control of Rats and Mice Training Photo

BNG Training is now offering a new Rodenticides (Rat and Mouse Poison) training course to meet the changes in UK law - this LANTRA accredited training can be delivered at our centre in Ballycastle or throughout Northern Ireland.Our new Rodenticides training course meets the changes in law for Northern Ireland regarding the purchase and use of Rodenticides. We are one of a very few in Northern Ireland who are able to deliver these one-day LANTRA certificated courses in the Responsible and Effective Control of Commensal Rodents or Rodent control on Farms.

SAVE TIME by learning how to keep rodent numbers down on your property – and even how to eliminate them.

SAVE MONEY on wasted bait and avoid the thousands of pounds worth of damage rodents cause to stock, such as food products, grain, meal and bales.

REDUCE RISK to staff, yourself and to public health.

IF YOU ALREADY USE A PEST CONTROL CONTRACTOR, you can still save yourself a LOT of money. This course will train your staff or yourself in best practice for preventative controls, as well as raising awareness to monitor activity and spot the first signs to take action.

The Legal Stuff

In July 2015 the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) launched, a Rodenticide Stewardship Regime for the UK to ensure that risks from using rodenticides are properly managed. This Regime was established following discussions with Government and other interested stakeholders, including the UFU and other farming organisations. It will help to provide robust assurance that the continued use of rodenticides is following a hierarchy of risk controls for rodents and it promotes responsible use and good practice by all suppliers and professional users.

The use of Anticoagulant Rodenticides to control rodents outdoors presents a higher level of risk to other animals such as predatory birds and mammals than would normally be considered acceptable.

However the Government recognises that, despite these risks, the outdoor use of rodenticides is sometimes necessary as part of properly managed rodent control strategies.

From 31 March 2016 stewardship-labelled rodenticides products for outdoor professional use will require compliance with stewardship conditions. Non-stewardship-labelled products will be gradually removed from the market and they will cease to be available on 1 April 2017. To obtain professional quantities of rodenticides, farmers who are a member of a relevant farm assurance scheme will need to meet the requirements for stewardship by 31 December 2017, as part of the agreed transitional arrangements. The earlier deadline of 1 April 2017 is when all other users, who are not part of a relevant farm assurance scheme, need to comply with the requirements of stewardship to access professional quantities of products.

Course objectives:

  • How to avoid harbouring rodents
  • How to protect equipment, property and public health
  • How to monitor and record rodent activity
  • How to comply with Legislation
  • When to take further action
  • The most effective and appropriate methods of control Safe Storage
  • Transport of Rodenticides
  • Disposal of spent bait and Containers
  • Keeping Rodenticide Records

The things you need to know:
The day of training and assessment is delivered in a friendly classroom environment and can cater for up to 8 people. This certification will qualify participants to purchase and manage the use of rodenticides (rat and mouse bait) and, most importantly, will give you the ability to save time, money and minimise risks to staff, yourself and public health.