New British Lion code of practice is in the final draft stage and a big change has been made to pest control. I am in a different opinion to my pest controller of a way forward although I may be wrong.
The new COP states that 'no long term baiting' is allowed and to reference CRRU. It states that long term baiting is not permitted and baiting is only to be used as a reactive treatment and makes reference to using break back traps as your standard monitoring device.
My pest controller (who i question everything that comes out of his mouth) has told me he can change to non-toxic bait and we can still use baiting on our laying farms and our packing centre which i disagree with. The standards make no reference to the type of bait being used they just state 'NO LONG TERM BAITING PROHIBITED'. So to be sure I would rather remove any kind of baiting and go break backs throughout all sites.
I understand there would be a big financial loss for pest controllers if baiting is no longer needed as once break backs are placed that is it and useless rodent problems are on sites then there is no way to make additional money. I believe this is why my pest controller is against removing all baiting.
Can somebody please clarify?