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05 February 2019

VIDEO: Building the ultimate rat-proof gamebird feeder

Mike Swan from Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has produced a video that explains how his feeder design feeds birds while keeping the rats away.

He hopes that the video will inspire others to think about rodenticide stewardship, in particular, using pesticides as a very last resort.

GWCT Head of Education Mike Swan said:

“I think that the method described is particularly appropriate as we come to the end of the shooting season when good practice dictates that keepers should carry on feeding their birds to get them through the hungry gap.

“At the same time, with game numbers at their lowest in the yearly cycle, we are trying to feed relatively small numbers of widely distributed gamebirds, so the potential percentage waste to rats is at its highest.”

Credit: Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

Source: Online

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13 June 2019

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Defra release three new general licences for bird control

Three new general licences for the killing or taking of wild birds in England will be issued at 00:01 on Friday 14 June, says Defra.  The recent call for evidence demonstrated a rang

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06 June 2019

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Bee removal and Glis glis added to Find a pest controller tool

The ever-popular BPCA Find a pest controller tool now includes options for ethical bee removal and Glis glis treatments. BPCA member companies that offer bee removal (rather

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04 June 2019

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BPCA marks World Pest Day 2019 with message to local authorities

Today is World Pest Day and to celebrate we’re launching a targeted campaign to local authorities. We’re urging councils across the UK to put pest management firmly on their radar,

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20 August 2019

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14th Fumigants and Pheromones Conference announced

Registration is now open for the 14th Fumigants and Pheromones Conference, taking place next May in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Insects Limited and Fumigation Service & S

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19 August 2019

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NBC secures backing from Santander

BPCA member NBC Environment has secured £1.2m funding with a major bank to boost the company’s growth. As a result of a successful extensive review of NBC’s busines

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09 August 2019

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VIDEO: A practical approach to wasp management

Practical wasp management is hazardous work, which is why pest technicians can always benefit from refreshing their knowledge and improving their competency around the control of wasp nests.

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