Rat bait© Tim Scrivener
Farmers who are members of a farm assurance scheme will be deemed “qualified” to use rat poison, without undergoing any further training, until at least the end of 2017. New rules are due to come into force from 1 June 2016 that will require people to hold a certificate of competence in rodent pest control if they wish to buy professional-standard rodenticides. The move is designed to reduce the risk of poisoning in non-target species – such as barn owls, […]
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