Swedish Pest Control company Anticemex, have recently found poison resistant Sewer rats in 4 different locations in Sweden. The discovery was a result of 80 Random tests carried out which revealed that rats in Kristianstad, Linkoping, Vaxjo and Uppsala showed immunity to commonly used poisons. Anticemex Expert Hakan Kjellberg pointed out that it could be the use of poisons but also chemicals in the rats vicinity that can lead to them developing an immunity.
This is a worrying trend that the solution that has been used for decades may now be less effective. There are however,new and more advanced methods of controlling rat and mouse populations. In Ireland with the implementation of the CRRU( Campaign For responsible Rodenticide Use) and the Think Wildlife (IASIS) training, pest control companies are being urged to move away from Rodenticide based control and use as only a last resort. By implementing Integrated pest Management with more Eco Friend Control measures, such as PestGuard Alert, the Irish Market is slowly but steadily moving away from its dependence on rodenticide.
Darren O Toole(Technical Manager) from PestGuard is of the View that the Resistance to Rodenticide is a problem Pest Control Operatives face now and into into the future and we must all strive to find more effective measures of control.
Link to original article http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/poison-resistant-sewer-rats-discovered-in-four-swedish-cities-8824252.html