Tom Butzler is our guest blogger today. Tom is the horticultural extension educator in Clinton County. For the past year, Tom has been working with our Program to develop an online pre-exam certification course. Check out Tom's "Gardening in the Keystone State" blog also!
To better protect children, pets and wildlife, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is moving to ban the sale to residential consumers of the most toxic rat and mouse poisons, as well as most loose bait and pellet products. The agency is also requiring that all newly registered rat and mouse poisons marketed to residential consumers be enclosed in bait stations that render the pesticide inaccessible to children and pets.
EPA's new web page provides training, outreach, and other resource materials for applicators and handlers, communities, state and local agencies, and others interested in understanding and implementing the current requirements for safe use of soil fumigants.