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Lantra Awards Responsible and Effective Control of Commensal Rodents


It is the responsibility of anyone carrying out rodent control to be familiar with the relevant legislation concerning the humane and effective management of rat and mouse problems. This course is designed to help people plan and carry out rat and mouse control. It is intended to provide a full working Knowledge of both preventive and curative methods to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme that is appropriate to the situation, assessing and using the most efficient and safe methods and with due regard to the environment.


This training is suitable for anyone new to rodent control or wishing to develop their skills further in rodent control.

The course is aimed at learners who wish to develop their skills in controlling rodents effectively. The training will provide a full working knowledge of preventative and curative methods to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme appropriate to the situation using efficient and safe methods with due regard to the environment.

Course content:

  • Safe Use of Biocides
  • Understand your responsibilities under the law
  • Interpret and use product label information
  • Store and transport biocides and containers safely
  • Dispose of biocides and containers safely
  • Record information correctly
  • Commensal Rodents
  • Identify rats and mice and the typical symptoms of damage caused
  • Identify non-target species
  • Identify the degree and source of an infestation
  • Legislative obligations and responsibilities relevant to the control of rats and mice
  • Lifestyle, habits and habitats of rats and mice
  • Planning and implementing effective control programmes for rats and mice
  • Selecting and carrying out the most appropriate methods of rat and mouse control in line with current guidelines and recognised good practice
  • Understanding the effect rodent control can have on the environment and ensure risks to non-target animals are minimised

Bespoke sessions can also be organised to take place either at a client's premises or at Askham Bryan Colleges site in York.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400