Rodent Control - LANTRA Integrated Training and Assessment

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The aim of this course is to give members a full working knowledge of both preventative and curative methods of rat and mouse control so that they can plan, implement and monitor a control programme appropriate to their situation.

Course objectives:

  • Identify rats and mice and the typical symptoms of the damage caused
  • Identify the degree and source of the infestation
  • Describe the life style and habits of rats and mice
  • State the legislative obligations and responsibilities relevant to the control of rats and mice
  • Plan, implement and monitor an effective programme for rats and mice
  • Select and carry out the most appropriate methods of rat and mouse control, in line with current legal guidelines and recognised good practice

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Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Why control rats and mice? What are the options?
  • Pesticides - rat and mouse control and the use of rodenticides vertebrate pest control products
  • Health and safety and other relevant legislation
  • Practical - Practice baiting skills for rats and mice and planning continuing control needed for site
  • Storage, records and disposal and emergency procedures
  • Conclusions and review