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THE RENEWAL OF ANTICOAGULANTS – EUROPEAN MARKET

These are specific constraints referring to the first Italian authorization. Each European Country will re-evaluate them. We can assist different solutions and requirements depending on the Country.
Anticoagulants are dangerous active ingredients for humans, the environment and non target animals.

LEGISLATIVE NEWS

The conditions of renewal of anticoagulants established at European level by the Biocidal Regulation and implemented by the Italian Ministry of Health have the aim of increasing the protection and safety in the use of these products. The renewal of anticoagulants changes the point  of view on rodenticides.


Anticoagulants are dangerous active ingredients for humans, the environment and non target animals

  • H360D May damage the unborn child.
  • H372/H373 Causes / may cause damage to organs (blood) through prolonged or repeated exposure.

They must and CAN be used in the most suitable way by the operators of the sector.
Are needed.

Therefor, 3 categories of users have been introduced with respective restrictions in terms of quantity of active ingredient and product sizes.


  • GENERAL PUBLIC

    Person who makes sporadic use of rodenticides in private (domestic use non-professional user).


  • PROFESSIONAL

    Person who uses rodenticides
    in carrying out his professional
    activity in various sectors.


  • TRAINED PROFESSIONAL

    Person who uses the rodenticides in the context of the professional rodent control (exterminator).

For the first 2 categories there are strong limitations:

  • Active principle up to 29 ppm (General Public only);
  • Use of the authorized product only in and around buildings;
  • Use of the rodenticide bait for 35 days;
  • Mandatory use of the bait station;
  • Small size bait point.

IPM – INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

The figure of the TRAINED PROFESSIONAL assumes greater importance: it is a competent technician who is required to act by making a RISK ASSESSMENT. It must set up an INTEGRATED STRATEGY for the control of rodents, where the use of the poisoned bait is just one of the steps to take.

  1. evaluate alternatives without anticoagulants to eliminate rodents TRAPS and / or GLUE TRAPS;
  2. evaluate interventions to modify the habitat of rodents and therefore make the place less suitable for dens prevent access to food and water, remove easily accessible food sources, close any holes;
  3. carry out an EVALUATION of the species that infests the area, verify the places of activity (nests, tracking patches) and the ENTITY OF THE INFESTATION to ADJUST THE DOSES NECESSARY TO THE FUTURE TREATMENT.

 

It is advisable to avoid cleaning the infested area as it may disturb the treatment.
Method of intervention:


  • IN BAIT STATION

    In the event that the AREA IS HIGH RISK or highly frequented or in the presence of children and / or non-target animals. The poisoning station must be labeled with the following information:
    Do not move or open
    Contains a rodenticide
    Product name or authorization number
    Active substance
    In case of accidental ingestion, consult a Poison Center


  • IN PROTECTED AND COVERED BAIT POINTS

    The use of the bait station reduces the acceptance of the bait by the rodents thus lengthening the treatment times. In the areas considered NOT AT RISK it is possible to avoid using it by following some precautions:
    Fixing the bait to the ground
    Fixing the bait to other structures
    Covering the bait properly
    THE USE OF PROTECTED AND COVERED BAIT IS AUTHORIZED ON ALL VEBI TRAINED PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS.


  • INSIDE THE NESTS

    When placing the bait inside the burrows, the exterminator must observe the CRITERION OF THE MAXIMUM PRUDENCE in order to reduce the exposure of children and non-target animals.
    Cover or close the entrance to the burrow to prevent the bait from being transported outside.
    THE USE OF THE BAIT INSIDE THE NESTS IS AUTHORIZED ON THE FOLLOWING VEBI PRODUCTS:

TRAINED PROFESSIONAL – THE NEWS

The assessment of the size of the infestation is a crucial moment within the broader integrated strategy that the exterminator must implement. To evaluate the size of the population it is advisable to carry out a pre-baiting period to better calibrate the bait point and to reduce the number of visits.

 

PLACES

Position the bait in places frequented by the target species:

  • Mus musculus e Rattus rattus inside and around buildings;
  • Rattus norvegicus.

TREATMENT

The frequency of visits to the treated area is at the discretion of the operator, in view of the inspection conducted and the data collected. However, the law requires these measures:

  • Mus musculus inspect the containers every 2-3 days at the beginning of the treatment, then at least once a week;
  • Rattus norvegicus e Rattus rattus inspect the containers every 5-7 days at the beginning of the treatment, then at least once a week

The product must NOT be used after 35 days WITHOUT an assessment of the status of the infestation and
treatment efficacy.

PERMANENT BAIT

In the case of sites with high potential for re-invasion and where it is demonstrated that all other methods of control are insufficient use of the permanent bait is permitted.

  • Food industries, waste storage, storage of food raw materials, etc.
  • Only using the bait station by placing it at the entrance to potential nests or in the immediate surroundings of buildings
  • The inspection must take place every 4 weeks to integrate the bait
  • Use is allowed only for Bromadiolone and Difenacoum

The use of the permanent bait is authorized on the following Vebi products:

PULSED BAIT TREATMENT

Anticoagulants have a slow action (they act in about 10 days) and rodents do not die immediately after ingesting the poisoned bait. This implies that mice and rats continue to feed on unnecessary rodenticide bait because the poison already in the body will act after several days. A major poisoned bait ingestion does NOT lead to a faster death! The pulsed bait treatment consists in placing the bait inside the bait station and repositioning it only once again after 3-7 days.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF PULSED BAIT TREATMENT?

  • Less use of poisoned bait: cost reduction;
  • Reduction of the risk of primary poisoning of non-target species;
  • Reduction of the number of visits by the operators.

Pulsed bait treatment is authorized for the Vebi product:

The assessment of the size of the infestation is a crucial moment within the broader integrated strategy that the exterminator must implement. To evaluate the size of the population it is advisable to carry out a pre-baiting period to better calibrate the bait point and to reduce the number of visits.

 

PLACES

Position the bait in places frequented by the target species:

  • Mus musculus e Rattus rattus inside and around buildings;
  • Rattus norvegicus.

TREATMENT

The frequency of visits to the treated area is at the discretion of the operator, in view of the inspection conducted and the data collected. However, the law requires these measures:

  • Mus musculus inspect the containers every 2-3 days at the beginning of the treatment, then at least once a week;
  • Rattus norvegicus e Rattus rattus inspect the containers every 5-7 days at the beginning of the treatment, then at least once a week

The product must NOT be used after 35 days WITHOUT an assessment of the status of the infestation and
treatment efficacy.

PERMANENT BAIT

In the case of sites with high potential for re-invasion and where it is demonstrated that all other methods of control are insufficient use of the permanent bait is permitted.

  • Food industries, waste storage, storage of food raw materials, etc.
  • Only using the bait station by placing it at the entrance to potential nests or in the immediate surroundings of buildings
  • The inspection must take place every 4 weeks to integrate the bait
  • Use is allowed only for Bromadiolone and Difenacoum

The use of the permanent bait is authorized on the following Vebi products:

PULSED BAIT TREATMENT

Anticoagulants have a slow action (they act in about 10 days) and rodents do not die immediately after ingesting the poisoned bait. This implies that mice and rats continue to feed on unnecessary rodenticide bait because the poison already in the body will act after several days. A major poisoned bait ingestion does NOT lead to a faster death! The pulsed bait treatment consists in placing the bait inside the bait station and repositioning it only once again after 3-7 days.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF PULSED BAIT TREATMENT?

  • Less use of poisoned bait: cost reduction;
  • Reduction of the risk of primary poisoning of non-target species;
  • Reduction of the number of visits by the operators.

Pulsed bait treatment is authorized for the Vebi product:

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