National restrictions for (authorised) anticoagulant rodenticid

Due to the identified risk for the environment and human health of anticoagulant rodenticides, all appropriate and available risk mitigation measures should be applied when authorising products containing anticoagulant rodenticides. 

In order to protect vulnerable groups and the environment, and in agreement with article 37 of the BPR, the Norwegian authorities apply stricter national restrictions for use of authorised anticoagulant rodenticides than the ones commonly agreed at EU level. Only some minor adjustments have been made of the previously applied national restrictions for the anticoagulant rodenticides.

Bait stations

One of the most important Risk Mitigation Measures (RMMs) for anticoagulant rodenticides is the use of bait stations (except for use in sewerage systems). The bait stations shall be tamper-resistant and clearly labelled. Moreover, the bait stations must be robust and weather proof [resistant] when used outdoors. It is recommended that the bait stations are transparent or have windows that makes it possible to monitor the bait consumption. Further, it is recommended that the bait is secured inside the bait station and the bait stations are anchored to the ground.

National restrictions 

The table lists all restrictions that apply for anticoagulant rodenticides in Norway (i.e. restrictions agreed at EU/EEA level and additional national restrictions. 

Restrictions for first generation anticoagulants 

(coumatetralyl, chlorophacinone)

Non-professional users

Certified and trained professional users

(who have attended a national training course) 

National restrictions:

  • Only products against mice for indoor use will be authorised.
  • Grain and pellet formulations are not allowed.
  • Pasta bait formulations will be authorised only when the bait is supplied in pre-filled sachets.

National restrictions:

  • Rodenticides will only be authorised for use indoors and around buildings, not for use in open areas and waste dumps.
  • Grain and pellet formulations will be authorised for use by trained professionals only, but only for use indoors, not outdoors - not even in bait stations.
  • For indoor use, products will be authorised for use in bait stations only, irrespective of product formulation (exception can be made in the product authorisation in very special cases).
  • The outer packaging must be clearly marked "Only for use by trained professionals".

Harmonised EU/EEA restrictions:

  • Maximum quantity of bait per pack:
    • 250 g (paste formulations)
    • 500 g (wax blocks)
  • Products will only be authorised for use in tamper-resistant bait stations (prefilled or refillable).

Harmonised EU/EEA restrictions:

  • Minimum quantity of bait per pack: 3 kg.
Restrictions for second generation anticoagulants 

(brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum, difethialone, flocoumafen)

Non-professional users

Certified and trained professional 
users

(who have attended a national training course)

National restrictions:

The restrictions are the same as for the first generation anticoagulants. In addition the following restrictions apply: 

  • Only products supplied in pre-filled bait stations will be authorised. 

 

 

 

 

The restrictions are identical as for the first generations products.

  

 

 

 

 

Harmonised EU/EEA restrictions:

  • Maximum quantity of bait per pack: 
    • 50 g (paste formulations)
    • 100 g (wax blocks)