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On November 29th, the EPA released its Proposed Interim Decisions (PIDs) for the rodenticides with labelchanges that, if implemented, will have a major impact on all Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) who apply rodenticides. The industry and the public will have until February 13, 2023, to submit written comments.

The EPA proposals that would affect PMPs are the following:

  • All rodenticides would be classified as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs), which would restrict their sale anduse to state-licensed certified pesticide applicators. States do not have uniform regulations for RUPs, but in general, requirements include passing an exam to obtain the license, taking regular additional training for continuing education units (CEUs), and keeping records of applications when doing something as simple as refilling bait stations at a commercial or residential property.
  • The PPE label requirement for gloves would be changed to chemical resistant gloves, generally with athickness ≥ 14 mils (thicker than the current standard) which are unnecessary, more costly, and cumbersome when placing baits.
  • Loose bait applications (pellets, treated grains, and meals) will require applicators to use elastomeric halfmask respirators (APF10). The use of respirators during the physically demanding process of applying rodenticides poses hazards to the wearer, including heat exhaustion and breathing difficulties. The mask fitting, training and medical evaluation requirements for employees would increase the costs to pest control companies.
  • The cancellation of surface (non-bait station) applications of the first generation anticoagulants and zincphosphide for ground squirrels and voles on turf, lawns, recreation areas and other sites accessible to childrenand pets will make treatment unfeasible in some circumstances, and increase costs and decrease treatmentefficacy for most sites. Municipalities, facility managers, and PMPs who provide services to these customers are among those who will be impacted. These applications protect public parks, sports playing fields, golf courses, and other areas where rodents cause physical damage and harbor parasites and diseases.

The Rodenticide Task Force’s website Home | Rodenticide Task Force ( has the EPA’s documents organized and available for downloading, as well as summaries of the mitigation measures.There are detailed instructions on how to submit comments, links to the EPA’s comment submission portal, and templates for comment letters that people can customize to provide comments on the mitigation measures that will affect them. These comments will assist the Task Force and other industry organizations in having a constructive dialogue with the EPA about how the proposed changes decrease efficacy and increase costs. We encourage all PMPs to make their voice heard through this coordinated industry campaign.

2 Great Fly Control Products are in

Alpine Fly Bait now registered in New York

Nibor-D + IGR Foam just arrived

Liphatech’s new IGI CO2 System is now available in New York through Bug Off!

Say Hello to the Smith Line

Smith 48oz Sprayer.  48-oz tank. Weighted dip tube allows for angled spraying. Pressure relief valve. Includes 3 nozzles: brass adjustable, foaming, misting. $23.00

Smith XP100P 7.2v Lithium-Ion Sprayer

No more pumping! Rechargeable pump maintains optimum pressure range of 16-23 psi. 18″ brass wand and brass valve. Includes interchangeable 4-way tip and fan nozzle. 50″ reinforced rubber & nylon hose. Shoulder strap with pad. $179.00

Smith ULV17 Fogger.

Can be used with pesticides, deodorizers and disinfectants. Variable flow from ULV to light mist. Spray distance of up to 20 feet. Nozzle is mounted on end of flexible 36″ hose. 1.7-Gallon capacity. $259.00

Don’t Miss Our Next Special Event

Serious Rodent Management with Style

Featuring John Murphy, Liphatech

This workshop offers a briefing on looming changes to rodent management practices and ways that we can adapt to them and how to adopt new skills. Receive a briefing on Liphatech’s new IGI System. This event will be held in our own private space in an upscale cigar lounge. After the training program, we will enjoy good food, premium cigars and an open bar. Deadline for registration is Saturday, August 27. Register now, space is limited. You don’t want to miss out on this memorable evening.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

4:00 pm to…

Moises Cigars

306 West 231 Street

Riverdale, NY 10463

Note: The training portion of this event runs from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
If you arrive late or leave early for the workshop, you will not receive a certificate.  

Persons without photo ID may not sign the roster or be issued a course certificate.

Cost: $95.00

Includes Workshop, Food, Cigars and Open Bar!

Payment is final

Absolutely no registration at the door

Registration deadline is Saturday, August 27.

NYS DEC Credits: 3.0 EACH for 7A, 7F and 8

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The 20th Edition of The New York Pest Expo is set for Thursday, November 10.

Save the date. Details will follow.

Sniper Hospital Disinfectant. On EPA’s ‘N’ list for  disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Anti-bacterial and fungicide. Mold & mildew cleaner. Deodorizer. Non-pesticidal allergen remover. Does not require rinsing. Sanitizes food surfaces in 60 seconds. Non-corrosive. Does not contain VOCs. Indoor use for both home and institutional settings.

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Birchmeier Bobby Duster. Oversized bellows allows for smooth flow of dust. Comes with 16′ extension and 5 variable nozzles. Transparent tank holds up to 1lb of dust

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B&G Mouse Station – Box/48. Sturdy, economical tamper-resistant mouse station. Holds more bait than similar-sized stations. Sold in cases of 48.

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An exceptionally designed and dependable 4-gallon backpack sprayer designed for the professional. Ergonomic, ambidextrous, pin-to-cone spray tip, brass handle and 18″ extension, padded straps for comfort.

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Terrific compressed-air duster for multiple uses.

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For even, controlled spread of granular insecticides, grass seed, fertilizer and ice melt. Bag can hold over 10 lbs of material. Fill bag, sling over shoulder, select size setting and spread  over a 6-foot swath evenly.

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Brigand Soft Bait 16 lbs @ $65.00. While supplies last

Monark Soft Bait 16lb @ $69.00. While supplies last

Polti Cimex Eradicator Steamer @ $990.00. While supplies last.

Zapp Bug Oven 2 @ $250.00. While supplies last.

Reconditioned Cryonite Lance with full warranty @ $1,950.00. While supplies last.

Upcoming Training

Overcoming Growing Rodent Populations

Featuring: John Phil, Bell Labs

Thursday, May 27, 2021

12:30 to 4:30 pm

Cost: $45.00

NYS DEC Credits: CORE – 1.0, 7A – 3.0, 7F – 3.0, 8 – 3.0


The Pest Management Career Training Course

Required training for those wishing to become licensed in New York. Students who pass will receive a certificate which will allow them to take the state exams.  

DATES: June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 2021

•     TIME6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

•     COST: Entire course, including manuals: $600.00

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Payment is final.

Under no circumstances will registration be allowed at the door.

The Importance of Rodent Exclusion

The most important aspect of long-term rodent control. Best practices. Tool selection. Proper techniques.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Cost: $45.00

Payment is final

Absolutely no registration at the door

NYS DEC Credits: CORE – 1.0, 3 each for 7A, 7F, 8

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Author: Wm H Robinson
B&G Equipment Company

The B&G sprayer is the workhorse of professional pest control. Most service technicians use their sprayer every day for routine pest control service, or for special jobs that require precise application. The tip shut-off valve ensures customer safety, and the rugged stainless steel and brass construction ensures long service. However, the sprayer has moving parts, valves, and washers that require regular maintenance to keep them in top condition. Monthly care and cleaning of the sprayer will keep it trouble-free.

The ‘Six-Point Maintenance’ program will keep your B&G sprayer ready for any pest control job. This program covers the key components of the sprayer—from the nozzle to the tank—and takes about 15 minutes. Start with an empty tank, and the hose drained of liquid. It helps to work at a sink with good lighting. Start at the nozzle and work back to the pump tube, and finish by cleaning the tank.

Six-Point Maintenance

Nozzle – The nozzle is made of high-grade brass and will survive being knocked around in the back of service trucks. However, with extended use the openings for the fan sprays and the pin-stream will gradually enlarge. This increase will change the angle of the spray, and the distribution pattern of the liquid in the fan may become uneven.

Note: The general appearance of the nozzle may not indicate that the openings have enlarged or are damaged. Replacing the nozzle every year is a reasonable schedule and will maintain an accurate spray pattern and flow rate.

• Hose – The hose needs replacement only when damaged. Check the connection points: hose to valve, and hose to tank. These are common sites for wear and leaks. A leak at the host-to-tank connection may require replacing the Teflon washer. Don’t over-tighten this fitting, the washer may be crushed and clog the hose.

Filter/Strainer –The filter/strainer should be removed, cleaned, and replaced regularly. Regardless of the water source or insecticides used, small pieces of dirt and debris often get into the tank. The strainer keeps dirt from clogging the valve and blocking the spray.

The filter on the Next Generation valve is located at the hose and valve junction. It is a flat screen that filters the liquid before it enters the valve, and it is held in place by an O-ring. The mesh on this filter is the same as for the filter in the standard Extenda-ban valve and serves the same purpose—remove dirt from the incoming liquid. Remove it and clean with a nylon brush.

Valve – The Extenda-Ban valve is designed for long service without leaking. A leak in the gaskets may result in a small amount of liquid on the handle, or at the end of the valve. Small leaks can be corrected by slight tightening (1/4 turn) of the packing nut; use a 3/8 wrench.

Check Valve —The check valve at the base of the pump cylinder admits air into the tank as the pump handle is depressed. It can become worn and deposits around its edge (on the pump cylinder) can cause it to leak. Periodically replacing the check valve (PV-266) will keep proper pressure in the tank. Clean the bottom of the pump cylinder to remove deposits that build up around the edge of the check valve.

Cleaning the Tank

Pesticide residues can form on the inside of the tank, especially when the tank is not emptied every day. Cleaning inside the stainless steel tank is an important part of a care and maintenance program, but should be performed carefully and with the correct cleaning fluids.

Do not use bleach as a cleaning agent. It is not effective in removing pesticide residue, and it can create small holes in the stainless steel tank. Cleaning should be done with a warm, detergent solution and with a plastic brush to remove residue from the tank bottom and sides. Do not use ammonia-based cleaning materials because this chemical will damage the brass parts. The siphon tube extends along the side and close to the bottom of the tank; be careful not to hit (and possibly bend) the siphon tube when using a brush to clean inside the tank. The hose can be cleaned with detergent solution by pressurizing the tank and spraying into a sink for several minutes. Rinse the tank with clear water several times and flush the hose with clear water. If the sprayer is not going to be used for an extended period, remove the pump unit and store the tank upside down.