Wildlife Control & Pest Management
We fully support The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) and do our utmost to ensure that the exposure to rodenticide of all non-target animals, including wildlife, is kept to an absolute minimum, so reducing secondary poisoning to non target animals such as birds of prey.
The CRRU Code consists of 7 main points:
1. A planned approach
Prior to treatment, survey the site thoroughly, identify any opportunity to make environmental changes after the treatment to reduce the attractiveness of the site to rodents (proofing, clean up, weed removal), remove access to food such as spilled grain as best as possible, bait with rodenticide for as short a time as required to achieve control (usually within 35 days). If bait continues to be consumed without effect, a more potent anticoagulant should be considered. If bait take is poor, relative to the apparent size of the infestation, consideration should be given to re-siting the bait points and possibly changing to another bait base, as well as making other environment changes.
2. Record details of quantity of bait used & location
We draw up a site plan or location list identifying areas of concern and position of all bait points.
We record the quantity of bait used against the bait point reference through out the treatment, and details of any activity including any missing or disturbed baits, as the treatment progresses.
We pick up all unused bait at the end of the treatment period.
3. Sufficient baiting points
We follow best practice in using the correct number of baiting stations, quantity of bait per station, time period between visits to the bait stations. This way the rodent control treatment will be conducted most efficiently and in the shortest possible time, so restricting the duration of exposure of non-target animals to a minimum.
4. Rodent body collection and disposal
The bodies of dead rodents may carry residues of rodenticides, which if taken by predators or scavengers, could lead to the exposure of wildlife to rodenticides. We carry out regular searches for rodent bodies within a 100m perimeter of the baiting station. All rodent bodies are removed and disposed of safely using methods recommended in the rodenticide instructions.
5. Bait exposure to non-target animals and birds
We ensure that bait is protected from other mammals and birds to avoid accidentally poisoning them, we do this using natural materials where possible.
6. Bait inspection
We visit as frequently as the Risk Assessment and treatment plan indicates is necessary- be it daily or otherwise. At each visit baits are replenished according to the product label and a thorough search made to ensure that bodies and any spilled bait are removed and disposed of safely. Records of each visit are kept.
7. End of treatment
We will update any records and take all steps to ensure that the site is free of rodenticide bait, to reduce the opportunity of poisoning non target species such as predators and wildlife.