Pesticides & Pest Control Courses


Rodent Control – Rat and Mouse

Changes have been made that will affect all users of rat and mouse poisons.  Use of the products has tightened up and by 1st June 2016, every bait user must hold an “appropriate” certificate of training before they can buy commercial amounts of bait. If you do not have such a certificate you will only be able to buy “amateur” quantities which have a limit of 2kg maximum.

If you have a LANTRA certificate for rat and mouse control training dated 2009 or later you will be covered.  If you have a LANTRA certificate older than that you will need to do a training day and assessment.


Course Content:

  • 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.

 This is an assessed course. On successful completion you will receive a certificate of training from a nationally recognised awarding organisation.

 Course Length

  • 1 day

 This training course attracts 10 Basis CPD points

West Berks & Oxon Training

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us

07919 430312

Kilmarnock House
Unit 1 Woolley Barns
Woolley Nr Wantage
Oxon, OX12 8TA