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What Could Occur With Pesticides and Brexit?

It’s very easy to think of pest control when it comes to pesticides and Brexit as something that will only affect farmers.

But when it comes to pesticides and Brexit, it could get more complicated.

The way we choose to start governing our pesticides after we leave the EU, could have profound impacts on UK pest control. This could affect UK citizens as well as the environment around us.

Pesticides and Brexit – The Regulations

The EU regulations on pesticides and pest control are some of the strongest in the entire world. They protect our health and our environment too. With Brexit looming over our heads, the UK has a the possibility of a making this situation into a great shift towards change. Green lobbyists are suggesting that the government could use Brexit as an opportunity instead to create an even more rigorous regulatory system for pesticides.

pesticides sprayed on field

There are two ways (at least) it could go. On one hand, we could choose to take the road of echoing what the EU standards are currently. Or, as environmental groups are urging, we could surpass the existing guidelines to make even stricter rules. When it comes to pesticides and Brexit, we could be using this opportunity to reform our pest control laws in this country. Being able to change the rules surrounding pesticides allows for healthier and safer pest control measures to be used.

On the other side of this issue with pesticides and Brexit, the government could start introducing chemicals into the environment that work out more harmful to us and the ecosystem. There could be a risk if the UK enters trade deal negotiations with the USA. This could mean the UK being pressured to bring its pesticide standards to align more with those typical to the USA.

Possibilities And Proposals

Brexit is likely to cause the biggest shake-up of the British legislation in our lifetime. It is deemed to present both potential dangers and opportunities for the UK.

pest control technician

When it comes to pest control, environmental academics are advising that the UK have a new body within the government that will support and help Integrated pest management techniques make it into the pest control market. Funding research and development to come up with new and innovative ways of controlling pests is also being suggested as a way to support that initiative.

Whatever the outcome of Brexit, the team at Diamond Pest Control will continue to keep abreast with up-to-date methods and techniques. We will continue to bring you the safest yet most effective pesticides where they are needed. Our commitment is not only to beating London pests, but also to keep our customers and the environment as protected as possible.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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