Hertfordshire farmers have chance to ask experts about rat poison changes

PUBLISHED: 08:00 20 February 2016

Martin Harvey, president of the British Pest Control Association

Martin Harvey, president of the British Pest Control Association

Richard Whittle 2012

Farmers in Hertfordshire are being given the chance to find out what changes to pest control regulations will mean for them.

The UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime, which will start being introduced next month, sets up new controls for the use of specialist poisons for rats and mice.

Organisers of PPC Live, a Professional Pest Controller exhibition, have set up a ‘question time’ session to teach farmers how users of anticoagulant rodenticides must adapt or risk losing the use of products. Anticoagulant rodenticides are poisons which prevent the blood from clotting.

Farmers will also be able to put direct questions to a panel of industry experts, chaired by Martin Harvey, president of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA).

He said: “This is the perfect opportunity for everyone who buys and uses professional poisons to find out more about the changes within rat and mouse control and the impact it will have on them and their business.

“Farmers can find out precisely how they’ll be affected and can ensure they’re fully compliant.”

The exhibition is free to enter and will also feature a seminar on risk mitigation measures for using the poison.

There will also be exhibitions on the use of pest controls in food manufacturing, drones, falconry and how to clean and transport air rifles, and many more.

PPC Live takes place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough on Wednesday, March 16.

Register by going to www.bpca.org.uk/ppclive

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