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Rodent Control

Course Objectives.

Safe use of biocides

Understand your responsibilities under the law and help you become a safe

and competent biocide user

Interpret and use product label information

Store and transport biocides safely

Dispose of biocides and containers safely

Record information correctly

Commensal rodents

Identify rats and mice and the typical symptoms of damage caused

Identify non-target species

Identify the degree and source of an infestation

State the legislative obligations and responsibilities relevant to the control of

rats and mice

Describe the lifestyle, habits and habitats of rats and mice

Plan, implement and monitor an effective control 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

Understand the effect rodent control can have on the environment and ensure risks to non-target animals are minimised.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed to help people plan and carry out rat and mouse control. It is intended to provide a full working knowledge of both preventive and curative methods

to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme that is appropriate to the situation, assessing and using the most efficient and safe methods and with due regard to the environment.

The workbook has been produced to accompany a Lantra Awards training course and to inform operators of current ‘safe working practice’. It is written to give broad guidelines. Users of rodenticide must refer to literature, product labels and Health and Safety data sheets of any products they may use in controlling rodents.

It is the responsibility of anyone carrying out rodent control to be familiar with the relevant legislation concerning the humane and effective management of rat and mouse problems. Whilst guidance is given during the course on the main legislation and its relevance to rodent control, it is essential that those engaged in pest control should keep up to date with changes in legislation that may affect pests or pest control. The final interpretation of any piece of legislation rests in the court.


Lantra Awards integrated training and assessment Certificate


1 day

Course Content

Safe Use of Biocides

  • Legislation that affects Pest Management
  • Common terms for using biocides
  • Public health biocides product labels
  • Safe Storage and Transport of Biocides
  • Disposal of Biocides and Containers
  • Keeping Biocide Records

Commensal Rodents

  • Specific Legislation and best practice for the management and control of rats and mice
  • Target Pest Species
  • Non-target Species
  • Site Surveys
  • Evaluate Control Options
  • Control Programmes

Facilities/Equipment Required

A meeting room with power supply


1 day course – £190+VAT


Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

• 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00

• 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund

• 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund

• Less than 1 days notice, no refund