The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released an news article on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limitations on certain rodenticides and requirements for tamper-resistant bait stations by announcing its intent to cancel the registration of certain do-it-yourself rodent control products. The affected products are sold to consumers as loose baits and don’t have protective bait stations that prevent access by children and pets.
In the works for more than a decade, the cancellation has been under extensive study and review to ensure a final action in the best interest of American public health. In short, the mandate will remove products from the market that pose unacceptable risks to children, pets and wildlife. This important decision underscores the need for professionalism in treatment and allows the pest management industry to retain the means for providing effective, affordable services that protect consumers from rodent-borne dangers.
Since 1998, NPMA has worked with the EPA as rodenticide products have undergone considerable reevaluation to ensure all registered products meet today’s health and safety standards. This working relationship has proven beneficial, as it not only focuses upon protecting public health but also promoting the highest level of professionalism within the pest management industry.