Tag: California rodenticide ban

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Fighting extreme measures

October 29, 2019 By
You don’t have to live in a big city to know rodents are everywhere. That’s why a legislative-led state-wide ban on certain rodenticides seems extreme when federal and state agencies have the power to regulate these products. California pest management... Read more»
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Industry advocates weigh in on California’s proposed rodenticide ban

September 26, 2019 By , and
Pest control industry advocates share their perspectives on California's proposed legislation to ban second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides. Read more»

Irony (and rodents) at work: Cal EPA building in Sacramento battles infestation

September 26, 2019 By
Rats reportedly infested California’s Environmental Protection Agency property, ironically during proposed legislation to ban rodenticides in the state. Read more»
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California SPAR talks about what’s next

September 18, 2019 By
Our September issue is devoted to coverage of the close call pest management professionals (PMPs) had in California with a proposed ban of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs). In mid-August, a proposed bill known as AB 1788 was shelved for approximately... Read more»
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Massachusetts eyes creation of commission to study rodenticides

September 18, 2019 By
California isn’t the only state dealing with activists opposed to the use of rodenticides. In Massachusetts, the state legislature’s Joint Environment Committee recently examined HB 3714, an act to create a special commission to study the effects of rat poison... Read more»
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U.S. pest control industry legislative milestones

September 4, 2019 By
Dig into the archives for legislative milestones that altered the course of the professional pest control industry over the years. Read more»
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California’s proposed rodenticide ban bill on hold

August 28, 2019 By
The California Ecosystems Protection Act, or bill AB 1788, that would ban the use of certain rodenticides in the state, has been put on hold for now. Read more»
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California moves closer to rodenticide ban

August 10, 2019 By
California's ban on second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides for use in the state, and first-generation anticoagulant rodenticides for use on state-owned property, is moving closer to becoming law. Read more»
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California moves a step closer to rodenticide ban

April 10, 2019 By and
Legislation to ban certain rodenticides passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on April 9. Read more»
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Rodenticide regulations may tighten in California

February 19, 2019 By
Rodenticides are on the radar of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, the agency responsible for regulating the sale and use of pesticides. Read more»