Users in “last chance saloon” for rodenticide stewardship regime

Rodenticide users are in the “last chance saloon” in relation to the introduction of the UK’s new stewardship regime which controls the purchase of pest control products, according to the life science company, Bayer.

The company has released a video and a “crib sheet” to highlight what users need to do to comply with the new rules, introduced under the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU), accompanied by a warning that the industry can’t afford to get it wrong.

“The introduction of the scheme is seen as a ‘last chance saloon’ for the pest control and farm supply sector to demonstrate it can sell and use these products responsibly,” said Bayer in the company’s rodenticide crib sheet.

“If the stewardship measures are not shown to be effective, the products could be further restricted or even withdrawn. This is a very serious issue and requires the co-operation of all of those in the supply chain as well as the major users – professional pest controllers, farmers and game keepers.”

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