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http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf66185
updated: Jan 30, 2013, 5:22 PM

EPA announced today they are moving forward in cancelling certain rodenticide products.

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 ANIMALLISTNER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 05:58 PM

EPA Moves to Ban 12 D-Con Mouse and Rat Control Products

EPA is taking action to cancel and remove from the consumer market 12 D-Con brand mouse and rat poison products. These products fail to comply with safety measures that EPA asked registrants to adopt by June 2011 and that are necessary to protect children, pets and wildlife from accidental exposure to rodent baits used in and around the home.
To protect children, pets and wildlife, mouse and rat bait products for consumer use must be used in, and sold with, protective bait stations that can reasonably be expected not to release the rodenticide bait. Bait forms that cannot be secured in bait stations, such as pellets or powders, are prohibited in these products.

To protect wildlife, consumer-use mouse and rat poison products also must not contain the second generation anticoagulants (brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum, and difethialone) as active ingredients.

For further information:
EPA Moves to Ban 12 D-Con Mouse and Rat Control Products / Action Will Prevent Thousands of Accidental Exposures Among Children Each Year, Jan 30, 2013 Rodenticide Cancellation Process

Rodenticide Products that Reduce Exposure to Children, Pets and Wildlife

The rodenticide products listed in the link below meet EPA’s new, more protective risk reduction standards. When used as directed by the label, these products can help consumers control household rodents while greatly reducing accidental exposure to children, pets, and wildlife. EPA will update this list of products as more rodenticide products meeting current risk mitigation standards are approved.
New, More Protective Rodenticide Bait Station Products

Some D-Con Products Unsafe

Twelve D-Con mouse and rat poison products produced by Reckitt Benckiser, Inc. fail to comply with safety measures that EPA asked rodenticide producers to adopt by June 2011 and that are necessary to protect children, pets and wildlife from accidental exposure. In January 2013, the EPA initiated regulatory action to remove those products from the market. See Cancellation Process for 12 D-Con Mouse and Rat Poison Products.... [ more ]

 

 COMMENT 369212 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 06:10 PM

How much time do we have? I need to load up. (I'll store them with my 100-watt light bulbs.)

 

 COMMENT 369228 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 07:23 PM

Good! This stuff is absolutely dangerous to humans and pets and wild animals. and cruel to rodents and other vermin stupid people try to use it on.

Time to evolve, move on and find a more modern solution.

 

 COMMENT 369233 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 07:41 PM

'Ts about time!

 

 YIN YANG agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 09:00 PM

Julia was headline news about this on KEYT!!
Good news, GREAT coverage, kudos to KEYT. And to ART & Julia of course. Thank you Julia & ART!

dang. doesn't seem to be online. Hope it will be, someone if not I will post link.

 

 COMMENT 369264P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 12:51 AM

Great news.

 

 COMMENT 369273 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 06:21 AM

What? No cries of "too much government" or "government interference with 'free enterprise."? The nabobs must not be up yet...

 

 COMMENT 369280 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 06:51 AM

Long live the raptors! Whoooo! Whoo-whoo!

 

 COMMENT 369314 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 07:41 AM

Use traps. They get the job done and the carcass is not toxic to every other creature in the world. If you are too squeamish to clean the traps then find a neighbor that will do it for you. I'd do it for my neighbors.

 

 COMMENT 369319 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 07:53 AM

Great news!

 

 COMMENT 369352 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 08:40 AM

I'm sure we'll be hearing about "the nanny state" from people who think in slogans rather than with facts and logic.

 

 COMMENT 369378 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 10:08 AM

Yay!!!

 

 COMMENT 369413 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 11:06 AM

I'm only reading two politically motivated comments at this time.....

 

 ANIMALLISTNER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 12:00 PM

http://www.keyt.com/news/New-pest-poison-rules-proposed-by-EPA/-/17671600/18347718/-/qj0dkjz/-/index.html
EPA on Rodenticide

 

 COMMENT 369609 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 05:55 PM

Its about time. Too many folks are ill informed and continue to use this poison. With my windows open tonight I will think of this when I hear the hoot of a great horn or the screech of the barn owl.

 

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