NPMA is excited to announce the availability of a new training course focused on the responsible use of anticoagulant rodenticides.
Commensal rodents are among the most significant public health pests that transmit disease, contaminate foods and damage infrastructure. Second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) are an advanced and indispensable tool that require educated and trained professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to apply these products. In an effort to mitigate rodenticide exposure to non-target wildlife, several states have moved to limit the use of SGARs to professionals only, or to ban them entirely. To further our industry’s dedication to stewardship of rodenticides, NPMA has developed a two-part training course. This 60-minute course focuses on strategies and methods that will instill knowledge above and beyond state and federal educational requirements for the handling and application of rodenticides. Instructional topics include the importance of rodent management, commensal rodent biology and behavior, integrated rodent management, and the safe handling and application of anticoagulant rodenticides.