Important Rodenticide Update

As NPMA has reported in a number of member communications, rodenticide products shipped by manufacturers after June 4 must be sold in certain container sizes and bear significant label changes, though distributors and PMPs may continue to sell and use existing product in accordance with the product's labeling until supplies are exhausted.  (NPMA staff urges PMPs to carefully read rodenticide product labels and to carefully manage the use of old labeled products.)  Two of the more significant label revisions prohibit the use of

As we have reported in a number of member communications, rodenticide products shipped by manufacturers after June 4 must be sold in certain container sizes and bear significant label changes, though distributors and PMPs may continue to sell and use existing product in accordance with the product's labeling until supplies are exhausted.  (NPMA staff urges PMPs to carefully read rodenticide product labels and to carefully manage the use of old labeled products.)  Two of the more significant label revisions prohibit the use of rodenticides more than 50 feet from a building and, on some labels, limit the target species to only commensal rodents (Norway and roof rats, house mouse).     

NPMA staff has been actively engaged with EPA over the last few months to discuss the problem with these restrictions and the negative impact the new label language will have on rodent control.  During this dialogue we have raised certain examples such as the use of rodenticides around dumpsters or for the control of pack rats or deer mice that would be undermined or prohibited altogether.  Through our latest discussion with EPA officials we have learned that the Agency intends to initiate cancellation proceedings against consumer products that do not comply with the Agency's 2008 risk mitigation decision.  The companies that are subject to  the cancellation proceedings are referenced in EPA's press release, which can be accessed by clicking here.   

  

NPMA has also been advised that the Agency is developing guidance to address issues raised by the pest management, food and other industries.

For more information about NPMA's position, click here. 

 

If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact either Bob Rosenberg or Gene Harrington in NPMA's Government Affairs department.   

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