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Resistance

You may recall in one of our previous Technical Tuesdays we have been participating in a research study by University of Reading’s Vertebrate Pests Unit, covering house mice and rats.

Preliminary results finds 93% and 61% respectively carrying at least one rodenticide-resistance gene.

Resistance in rats has been confirmed in several new areas including Durham, Tyneside Greater Manchester, Somerset, Shropshire and Devon adding to a widespread resistance in central and southern England.

The study will continue into 2020. The outcome will help pest controllers conduct more effective control measures.

https://bpca.org.uk/News-and-Blog/crru-finds-rodenticide-resistance-in-new-areas/238978

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