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13 September 2018

RRAG publishes updated resistance guidance for the Norway rat

RRAG's latest paper on Anticoagulant Resistance in the Norway Rat and guidance for the management of resistant rat infestations in the UK has been produced by Alan Buckle (University of Reading), John Charlton (John Charlton Associates), Adrian Meyer (Independent Consultant) and Colin Prescott (University of Reading), on behalf of the wider group.

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The paper incorporates an overview on background, history and development of resistance, and reference tables of VKORC1 mutuations and locations, and also the effectiveness of active substances against the various mutations (table below).

Rodenticide Resistance in the UK

The different anticoagulant active substances and their effectiveness against the resistance mutations found in rats in the UK.

Superceding version 1 which was published in 2015, Version 2 RRAG now hope to be able to update their other existing public paper on House Mouse resistance in the not to distant future. 

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30 October 2018

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Against all odds – Developing BPCA’s training offering

Meet the team | Blog With BPCA’s new Individual Recognition scheme just around the corner, we thought we’d catch up with Training and Development Manager, Karen Dawes, and see what

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29 October 2018

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VIDEO: Why do we control and manage pests in the UK?

There’s good reason to be concerned about a pest infestation when it strikes. Rats, mice, bed bugs, wasps, cockroaches, flies and fleas can all be dangerous, complicated and distressing, so when

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17 October 2018

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Bird of prey poisonings in Scotland at record low

Only a single case of illegal bird of prey poisoning was recorded in Scotland throughout 2017 – the lowest number since records began. The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime in S

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30 October 2018

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Against all odds – Developing BPCA’s training offering

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29 October 2018

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23 October 2018

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New member benefit: Springboard recruitment offer

BPCA has reached an agreement with pest control recruitment company Springboard Recruit to offer members preferential rates. Springboard Recruit help pest management companies source staff&n

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