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On farm Rodent control – Changes in the provision of Rodent Bait for January 2023

DEFA as a purchaser of Rodenticide has to meet certain obligations under the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU). To meet these requirements, from 1st January 2023, those wishing to continue to obtain the free rodenticide provided by DEFA will need to have completed a Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use CRRU course and obtained the appropriate certification.

The Rodent Control on Farms Certificate is approved by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) Training and Certification Working Group and is designed to help people plan and carry out rat and mouse control in an agricultural or industrial setting.

Online courses are readily available which are intended to provide a full working knowledge of both preventive and curative methods to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme that is appropriate to the situation. Assessing and using the most efficient and safe methods along with due regard to the environment. By completing the Rodent Control on Farms certificate, you will gain an industry recognised certificate.

It is the responsibility of anyone carrying out rodent control to be familiar with the relevant legislation concerning the humane and effective management of rat and mouse problems. Whilst guidance is given during the course on the main legislation and its relevance to rodent control, it is essential that those engaged in pest control should keep up to date with changes in legislation that may affect pests or pest control.

The training will provide you with an understanding of why it is necessary to control rodents, the biology and behaviour of rodents and legislation associated with rodent control. You will understand what information is required when carrying out a survey and the non-chemical methods available to control rodents as well as the current rodenticides and formulations how they work, how to transport them, safe disposal and the importance of completing documentation.

Once successfully completed and the assessments passed a certificate of training is available for download or print. You may pause and continue your online modules at any time.

Once purchased you will receive an email with your confirmation and within 2 business days (usually within 2 hours) you will then receive your online assessment details to take the exam.

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