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Effective Vermin Control

2 November 2012, at 3:16pm

UK - Vermin on farm are a problem on many fronts. They are unpleasant for the staff, pose a health risk both to people and livestock, are highly destructive to fixtures and fitting and can eat a significant quantity of feed, says ACMC.

An effective vermin control plan is therefore essential advises Paul Thompson, veterinary consultant to pig-breeding company, ACMC.

He points out that, to really work, a thorough understanding of rat and mouse behaviour is necessary to set baiting points effectively.

On many farms apparent bait resistance can be linked to bait positioning or palatability. Bringing in professional assistance at least to help draw up a control plan is well worthwhile.