New label changes will alter how fipronil is applied by pest management professionals (PMPs) in urban environments, particularly between November and February, during California's typical rainy season.
Concerns over continued detections in urban watersheds of fipronil, a broad-spectrum insecticide commonly used against ants and other pests, led to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) asking companies to modify the labels of liquid formulations of fipronil to reduce negative impacts of this pesticide on the environment. These use restrictions apply to surface applications along foundation perimeters of structures.
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Halloween is upon us, and what better time to resurrect some chilling stories from this year that highlight consumers misusing pesticides with disastrous results!
These cautionary tales are merely a sample of the preventable deaths, unnecessary sicknesses, hospitalizations, and serious injuries reported to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) this year.
Unfortunately, these stories are real – not fiction – and they highlight the importance of heeding warning signs, properly storing pesticides, and following pesticide label...
- Author: Cheryl Reynolds
[From the December 2016 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin]
School is already back in session for many children in districts throughout California, and several others will be starting back to school in the next couple of weeks. While students and teachers were enjoying summer break, an amendment to the Healthy Schools Act (HSA) went into effect on July 1st. It requires teachers, custodians, administrators, other staff or volunteers, and licensed pest management professionals applying any pesticide (this includes disinfectants and.../span>