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A Downside to the Rodenticide Changes

Wednesday December 7, 2011

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Question:

I service a lot of construction sites in the Greater Boston area. I'm concerned about the new EPA Rodenticide Mitigation and if it will affect my perimeter/fence-line rodent control programs I have in place. Most of these sites don't have any structures to bait within 50 feet. Any suggestions?

Andy, MA

Mr Pest Control

Answer:

Your fears appear to be well founded. One effect of the RMD - Rodenticide Mitigation Decision - by the EPA this year will be to lose the ability to bait for Norway or Roof Rats or the House Mouse beyond that 50 feet from a "structure", and the EPA does not consider fences to be structures. The various rodenticide manufacturers offered summaries of... Read more

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