Kettering Allotments Vermin Control Guidelines Version 1.2 August 2016


It is understood that allotments are always likely to sustain a small number of rats, mice, pigeons and other vermin by their vary nature. Nevertheless, it is important that the numbers of vermin do not increase and cause crop damage or pose a risk to health. Certain actions and behaviours by allotment tenants can encourage more vermin and need to be avoided. Other actions can discourage vermin and these, along with the control measures listed below, are encouraged and promoted by the Society.


Guidelines approved by the Committee of Kettering Allotments Society August 2016