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I'm livid!

Post by kated » 10 Feb 2018, 11:49

Went to buy a bucket of rat poison today to be told "only if you have a smallholder's licence"! I am limited to 200g at a time so pay exorbitantly for the privilege!

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Post by CP » 10 Feb 2018, 12:29

Does that mean you have to have a licence to have a smallholding now? Not that I have one anyway but I've never heard of it before.
I usually buy rat poison online & it is rather expensive anyway, but needs must, especially as the local council doesn't have a rat man (person) any more. (obviously council properties no longer have a rat problem..... :lol: )
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Re: I'm livid!

Post by kated » 10 Feb 2018, 13:09

I have since had a look at farming forums and it seems you can buy 1.5kg before they need to ask for something. A lot of grumpy farmers as you can imagine. It needs a LANTRA certificate to get more, not a smallholder's licence, which doesn't seem to exist. Shop lady didn't know any better.

There seem to be others but this would do: https://www.lantra.co.uk/awards/product ... al-rodents

It's yet another way of extracting money from us for things which have worked perfectly well in the past without such interference.

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