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Rodenticides are vital to prevent disease in humans and animals to protect property and equipment from damage and to ensure the highest possible standards of food hygiene. However, the way we use rodenticide causes contamination of some of our most important wildlife species.
The rodenticide industry, acting as a whole, has recognised the need to address the concerns surrounding the responsible use of rodenticides by creating the CRRU Stewardship Regime to ensure that rodenticides are used correctly and in ways that will minimise the exposure of wildlife. Lodi UK is a Director of CRRU UK and places paramount importance on the correct use of its rodent baits to ensure that end users get the results they have paid for whilst ensuring that none target species do not come to any harm from rodenticide use.
On 1st October 2016, new rules came into force meaning that all professional rodenticides with CRRU stewardship conditions attached to them can only be supplied to professional users holding certification demonstrating compliance with the CRRU UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.
Professional pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers purchasing stewardship labelled products will require proof of competence at point-of-sale. This can be either a certificate from an approved training course on rodent control or, until December 2017 for farmers, up-to-date proof of membership of an assurance scheme whose audited standards include a requirement for safe and effective rodent control. To check the latest CRRU approved certification and farm assurance schemes please see the Think Wildlife website or follow the links below.
Suppliers must also have a signed declaration form on file for each customer purchasing CRRU labelled rodenticide, either Supply Chain, End User or Farm Assurance. To ensure that suppliers and end users are compliant in the supply and use of stewardship labelled rodenticides, please follow the links below for the point-of-sale declarations, currently approved CRRU Training Certificates and approved Farm Assurance Schemes.
Approved CRRU Training Certificates
Please note alterations made to this list in regard to Rodent Control on Farms 'customised provision'
Supply Chain Declaration(to be completed by companies selling rodenticides with stewardship conditions)
Certificated User Declaration(to be completed by companies with certificated users who wish to purchase rodenticides with stewardship conditions)
Farm Assurance Scheme Declaration
(to be completed by farms that are members of an approved Farm Assurance Scheme who wish to purchase rodenticides with stewardship conditions)
Suppliers of professional use rodenticides to pest controllers, farmers and gamekeepers are required to register with BASIS Registration Ltd immediately for the new UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime Point-of-Sale audit process. Registration and a successful audit will ensure your ongoing compliance with the stewardship regime and allow you to retain the supply of these products after December 2018.
Point of sale checks also apply to online sales of professional use rodenticide packs. Detailed guidance for Internet Sales can be downloaded here:
CRRU UK Guidance for Internet Sales of Rodenticide in the UK
CRRU Code of Best Practice: