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Rodenticide with no known resistance approved for use in and around buildings

The Bayer Rodilon rodenticiderange is now approved for indoor and outdoor use, giving pest controllers a newchoice.

The rodenticide range waspreviously approved for indoor use only. As Rodilon is becoming an industryfavourite, then this is fantastic news for the sector, says Bayers, RichardMoseley.

According to Richard, this newapproval should transform the treatment of rodent populations in areas withpreviously unsuccessful control.

Rodilon contains difethialone,an active with no known resistance. Previously, the actives bromadiolone anddifenacoum have been approved for indoor and outdoor use, but some ratpopulations have developed resistance to them in areas of the UK.

 With the ability to applyRodilon indoors and outdoors (around buildings), rat populations can bepromptly controlled in a targeted manner, says Richard.

The new approval is part of awider initiative issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to ensurethat rodenticides are used more responsibly, and dont affect non-targetspecies such as field mice, voles and the birds of prey that eat them.

With this new approval, there isno limit to the distance around the building that the treatment is used (withinreason), as long as you can prove that rodent activity is affecting thebuilding.

The news will have a direct andpositive impact on the environment, because by using a product with noresistance, targeted control can be quickly achieved, and then you can revertback to non-toxic monitoring, he says.

Before these new measures werebrought in, actives with resistance could be left outside for long periods oftime, and because the rats have built up resistance, all youre doing isfeeding them. Also, if the rats didnt eat the bait, mice or voles would,controlling them and potentially transferring the poison to birds of prey,adds Richard. 

Highly palatable, Rodilon iseffective after just one feed. Its available in four different formulations,allowing for maximum uptake.

Rodilon Wheat Tech, is a wholewheat formulation with Turbo Impregnation technology, giving it extremepalatability and overall superior performance. Rodilon Blocks are highlydurable and moisture and mould resistant making them ideal for hot and dampconditions. Rodilon Soft Blocks offer control where there are high levels ofcompeting food sources available, and Rodilon Trio is formulated using mixedgrains and Turbo Impregnation making it ideal for mice control.

The new changes have beenapproved by the HSE and are in line with SGAR Stewardship regime, details ofthis can be found at;

Label terminology is thereforechanging, so please ensure that you read the label before use. 

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