Using IPM to Control Rodents- (Part 1 continued)

Using IPM to Control Rodents- (Part 1 continued)

This is the second part of my article about rodent control options that avoid the use of rat poisons. (Click here for part one.) Research is showing wildlife, pets and sometimes humans are suffering negative effects in particular from the stronger second-generation rodenticides. Gerry Miller, who worked years in pest control for both the state of California and Tulare County, provides some answers from his experience. [Read more…]

Don’t Buy d-CON (and a campaign to reduce rat poison use)

Don’t Buy d-CON (and a campaign to reduce rat poison use)

Kudos to the Los Angeles Times. Last Friday they pushed another important subject into the public arena in their editorial “Ban super rat poisons.”

I’ve been gathering info to write another post on the dangers of the stronger second-generation rodent poisons (see earlier post here).  Briefly, here’s the latest news on this problem: One manufacturer — Reckitt Benckiser — of the second generation of poisons, refuses to withdraw its d-CON products despite the EPA asking manufacturers to restrict their availability. [Read more…]