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27 January 2017

Revised glueboard code launched

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Last month saw the re-launch of the Pest Management Alliance Code of Best Practice for the Humane Use of Rodent Glueboards. The Code has been revisited by BPCA and its fellow Alliance members, plus Natural England, DEFRA and the Government's Animal and Plant Health Agency.

The main changes are:

  • Definition of rodent glue boards established
  • Greater emphasis on the potential harm to non-target species, and use of appropriate methods to minimise harm or suffering
  • Reference to the CRRU Code of Best Practice and the risk hierarchy
  • Statement about training and competence of users
  • Information regarding use of on-site personnel to check glue boards more frequently to minimise rodents' time on boards (NB it remains the responsibility of the pest controller under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to deal with trapped animals)
  • Removal of guidance on specific measures of despatch: this is addressed through training

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  • Written by Simon Forrester 27 January 2017

Simon-Forrester-Staff-bubbleSimon Forrester
Chief Executive

27 January 2017  |  PPC86

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