Posts Tagged ‘Rodenticide Risk Mitigation Decision’

The following article comes from PCT Magazine’s March 13 posting. With all the news and questions surrounding the EPA’s 2008 Rodenticide Risk Mitigation Decision we wanted to be sure all our readers were aware of the recent changes. Please let us know if you have any questions.
 
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Referring back to a recent article in PCT Magazine, another trend seen in the last decade is the loss of chemistries.  Over the last 10 years the EPA removed two major classes of pesticides from the industry: the organophosphates and the carbamates. The pest control industry relied heavily on these chemical families. Without them we have to work harder; some insects have become tougher to eliminate due to resistance issues; some species are making a comeback; and new, hard-to-control pests are gaining a toe-hold.

Dr. Roger Gold, professor and endowed chair in urban and structural entomology at Texas A&M University, is quoted in this article as saying “loss of chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate, was particularly impactful. I wish we had it back for bed bugs and some other things.”

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