Think Wildlife CRRU

Think Wildlife CRRU

Demands of consumers for high quality and safe food mean that there is a need for ever higher standards in all stages of food production. This has led to strict quality assurance requirements for the need for highly effective rodent control, without which rodents will contaminate and destroy food at every stage from the farm to the supermarket shelf.
At the same time, government agencies responsible for the regulation of rodenticides have raised concern that many species of wildlife, such as barn owls, kestrels and red kites, are being accidentally exposed to these products.
Under the banner “Think Wildlife”, the CRRU (The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use) promotes best practice and responsible rodent control, thereby protecting wildlife from rodenticide exposure. As a CRRU supporter, SK Ward Pest Control has signed a licence agreement undertaking to abide by the CRRU code.
As a professional pest controller, we demonstrate this in action by:
• Employing the ‘risk hierarchy’, as outlined in the CRRU Code of Best Practice, in which the second generation anticoagulants are not the first resort but one which is used only after consideration of all less risky options
• Using the simplified pro-forma ‘environmental risk assessment‘ applying rodenticides
• Advising clients, assertively and persuasively, against ‘just-in-case’ permanent baiting
• Taking opportunities to set a good example

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