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Publication - Statistics Publication

Pesticide usage in Scotland: rodenticide use by local authorities 2015

Published: 5 Oct 2016
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781786524669

This report presents the results of a survey of rodenticide use by local authorities in domestic, industrial and agricultural settings in Scotland during 2015.

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Pesticide usage in Scotland: rodenticide use by local authorities 2015
Appendix 1 - Results tables

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Appendix 1 - Results tables

Table 1 Rodenticide formulations and products used by Scottish LAs in 2015

Weight of rodenticides applied, expressed as formulations (combination of active substances) and products (active substances, bait and other co-formulants)

Formulation Product
(g) Percentage of total use (kg) Percentage of total use
Brodifacoum 35 5 703 5
Bromadiolone 626 81 12,513 84
Bromadiolone/difenacoum (1) 2 <0.5 40 <0.5
Coumatetralyl 24 3 6 <0.5
Difenacoum 80 10 1,607 11
Difethialone <1 <0.5 25 <0.5
Flocoumafen 2 <0.5 48 <0.5
Total 771 100 14,942 100
Total first generation anticoagulants (2) 24 3 6 <1
Total second generation anticoagulants (3) 746 97 14,936 >99

(1) This formulation contains 50/50 bromadiolone and difenacoum
(2) First generation anticoagulant compounds: coumatetralyl
(3) Second generation anticoagulant compounds: brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum, difethialone, flocoumafen

Table 2 Weight of rodenticide products by use setting

Weight of rodenticides applied, expressed as products (active substances, bait and other co-formulants) in relation to setting of use

Use Setting Product
(kg) Percentage of total use
Domestic 11,434 77
Domestic/industrial (1) 712 5
Industrial 534 4
Sewer 34 <1
Agricultural 2,229 15
Total 14,942 100
Total (non-agricultural) 12,713 85

(1) Local authorities were asked to split rodenticide use by setting but in some cases this wasn't possible and data were supplied in relation to mixed domestic and industrial use

Table 3 Response to training and compliance questions

Response to questions regarding training and compliance with best practice of rodenticide use in relation to local authority baiting

Question Number of yes responses (n = 29) Percentage yes response
1) Have all pest control officers conducting baiting in 2015 completed a training course on rodenticide use? 29 100
2) Are quantity and location of baits recorded by pest control officers? 28 97
3) Are bait points always protected from non-target animals? 29 100
4) Is bait regularly inspected by pest control officers? 29 100
5) Are rodenticides always removed after targeted baiting periods? (answer no if bait is laid permanently of left after treatment has finished) 21 72
6) Are rodent carcasses searched for / removed? 26 90

Note: These responses are as reported by local authority representatives and no attempt has been made to check their accuracy


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