RenCoco - badger deterrent - now banned
|Legal Notice regarding the banning of
|Renardine was the only legally permitted chemical deterrent which was
effective against badgers.
As from the 24th March 2005, Renardine has been banned.
Importantly, ALL the approvals for Renardine have now expired. This
* Renardine can no longer be advertised for sale.
* Renardine can not be bought from any shop, wholesaler, mail order,
agricultural supplies merchants, internet or by private sale.
* Renardine may no longer be supplied, sold, given away or swapped.
* Renardine may no longer by used.
* Renardine may no longer be stored (so any stocks you have must be
( Renardine-impregnated cocoa shells) has also been banned.
For more information see the
PSD's web site at http://www.pesticides.gov.uk/approvals.asp?id=1567
History of RenCoco
As RenCoco was a product made up from Renardine-impregnated
cocoa shells, RenCoco is also now banned. RenCoco was used as a top-layer on flowerbeds to act as a
weed-suppressant, and as a water-retention aid (as the layer reduced
evaporation). The cocoa shells added nutrients to the soil; and the
Renardine acted as an animal deterrent to help prevent digging by
badgers, moles, rats, dogs, etc.
The use of any chemical as a badger repellent is
It is no longer legal to use any chemical repellent to protect an
area such as a vegetable garden or flower borders or a putting
green, bowling green or cricket pitch. It is still illegal; even if such use does not cause
harm to the badgers or their setts.
Causing harm to badgers or their
setts can result in criminal proceedings.
Please contact your local Badger
Group for advice.
For further information
For more information refer to the publications which are available for download