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EPA Bans Many Household Rat and Mouse Poisons
Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/7/11 | Susan Jones

Posted on 06/07/2011 10:18:53 AM PDT by Nachum

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that it plans to ban the sale of “the most toxic rat and mouse poisons, as well as most loose bait and pellet products” to residential customers. The goal is to better protect children, pets and wildlife. “These changes are essential to reduce the thousands of accidental exposures of children that occur every year from rat and mouse control products and also to protect household pets,” said Steve Owens, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. The EPA also will require that all rat and mouse poisons

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1 posted on 06/07/2011 10:18:55 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Stock up now folks. Get ‘em while they’re hot.


2 posted on 06/07/2011 10:19:59 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Nachum

It’s a move of desperate self-preservation.


3 posted on 06/07/2011 10:20:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Nachum

We use electronic “zappers”. It kills them just as dead.


4 posted on 06/07/2011 10:20:45 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Nachum

Ya think that these will be used in the pills Hussein’s Death Panels will be dispensing to the elderly?


5 posted on 06/07/2011 10:21:09 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: DJ MacWoW

>> We use electronic “zappers”.

I’d like to know more. What model do you favor?

tks


6 posted on 06/07/2011 10:22:04 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Since when did EPA become an omni-safety bureau? This should be a consumer products issue, at best.


7 posted on 06/07/2011 10:23:45 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Chicago thugs/goons now running EPA bought off by professional exterminators association. Now only professional exterminators will be able to use nasty stuff.

Children and poor hit hardest as they will have to learn to live with rats and mice since they can’t afford professionals’ fees.


8 posted on 06/07/2011 10:23:50 AM PDT by american_ranger
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To: Nachum
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Plague, brought to you by the Plague.


9 posted on 06/07/2011 10:24:12 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Some of us still 'hold these truths to be self-evident'..Enough to save the country? Time will tell.)
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To: Nachum

So Willard wins in 2011, not 2012?


10 posted on 06/07/2011 10:24:23 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Welcome to the Willard Romney, "It's My Turn" tour..................)
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To: Nachum

Protect children and pets? Seems we should protect them from vermin and the diseases they carry, no? You just use the bait or pellet out of reach of pets and children. We have woods behind our house and get a mouse from time to time. We also have 3 dogs. Have used the pellets and the dogs have never gotten to them.

What doesn’t the government want to control (besides spending, of course)?

Light bulbs, gas mileage, toilets, circumcision, how we trim our trees. And I heard yesterday the United States in #9 on the list of free economies? Number nine??? Sickening.


11 posted on 06/07/2011 10:24:51 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nervous Tick

We use both Victor and Rat Zapper. Both work well. They can be put behind things and in cupboards. We have cats and it’s much safer than poison.


12 posted on 06/07/2011 10:25:48 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Next week the EPA is going to mandate that all sharp corners be rounded off.

I wish I was joking ...


13 posted on 06/07/2011 10:26:03 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Some of us still 'hold these truths to be self-evident'..Enough to save the country? Time will tell.)
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To: american_ranger

Next ban: cats and small dogs?


14 posted on 06/07/2011 10:26:08 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Sybeck1
So Willard wins in 2011, not 2012?

I hope I'm not the only person to get that reference.

15 posted on 06/07/2011 10:26:25 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Nachum

Protecting their own...............


16 posted on 06/07/2011 10:26:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (I killed Schrodinger's Cat with Occam's Razor.................)
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To: Nachum

Another thing to stock up on. They’re not going to be satisfied until we have a big-time return of bubonic plague.


17 posted on 06/07/2011 10:26:56 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Nachum

dumbasses

how many more people will die from rat infestations?

do they even KNOW about the black plague?


18 posted on 06/07/2011 10:27:04 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Nachum
I found a great mouse catcher last year - works better than the bait traps:


19 posted on 06/07/2011 10:27:57 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Nachum

I have a Yorkie he gets all the mice lol


20 posted on 06/07/2011 10:28:14 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: EternalVigilance

Next, it will be automobile antifreeze.


21 posted on 06/07/2011 10:28:14 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Nachum

EPA is jealous that germany is getting all this attention from humble e. coli.

They are going big time- yersinia pestis!


22 posted on 06/07/2011 10:28:17 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Mr. K

It’s time for the Viking Kitties.


23 posted on 06/07/2011 10:28:21 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Never had any success with rat poison. We exterminator sealed the house, set baited traps and that worked best of all.

Snap! Caught and killed that rat, no more rat. It was a big healthy one too. Bleh.


24 posted on 06/07/2011 10:28:42 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: EternalVigilance

Don’t give them any ideas!


25 posted on 06/07/2011 10:28:42 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nachum

Thousands of children and accidental exposures? You’d think something like that would at least make the local section of some paper somewhere.


26 posted on 06/07/2011 10:28:45 AM PDT by printhead
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To: DJ MacWoW

Ah, so Victor DID go out and build a better mousetrap! :-)

Thanks for the insight, and FRegards


27 posted on 06/07/2011 10:28:51 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Since when did EPA become an omni-safety bureau? This should be a consumer products issue, at best.”

Because give a tyrant an uncontested inch and they’ll take the entire country.


28 posted on 06/07/2011 10:29:44 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Mr. K
how many more people will die from rat infestations?

I use electronic mouse and rat traps. They work.

29 posted on 06/07/2011 10:29:44 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Nachum

30 posted on 06/07/2011 10:29:57 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Nachum

What are these people thinking? Do they have any idea how fast these rodents reproduce? How much damage they can do to a homes wiring, plumbing and structure?

Let’s not even begin to consider the disease and food that will be consumed.


31 posted on 06/07/2011 10:30:13 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: crusty old prospector
Next, it will be automobile antifreeze.

So, the flatbed trucks will all overheat on the way to pick up the bodies of the plague victims.


32 posted on 06/07/2011 10:30:24 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Some of us still 'hold these truths to be self-evident'..Enough to save the country? Time will tell.)
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To: Nachum

In the 1970s, the FDA banned Red Dye No. 2 for use in rat poison after some studies found that large doses could cause cancer in rats.


33 posted on 06/07/2011 10:31:25 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Nachum

I live in an old farm house in a rural area. The electronic traps work great.


34 posted on 06/07/2011 10:31:37 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: crusty old prospector
Next, it will be automobile antifreeze.

I'm really surprised that the government hasn't required a bittering chemical for it. I had a couple glasses and it was downright tasty OK, I just got a drop on my finger when working on my car and accidentally touched my mouth with it. When I tasted how sweet my finger was I realized it was antifreeze and spit it out. But it was tasty.

35 posted on 06/07/2011 10:31:53 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: Mr. K
how many more people will die from rat infestations?

They're protecting the environment. You're just collateral damage.

36 posted on 06/07/2011 10:32:38 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Nervous Tick

Yeah they did. LOL Bait it with peanut butter, cookies, they can’t resist! :-)


37 posted on 06/07/2011 10:32:38 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: andy58-in-nh

We’ve got two cats. They’re OK at catching mice...they just don’t know how to kill them. The skinny one catches it, then the fat one walks over, beats up the skinny one, steals his mouse, and starts playing with it. Then he gets so busy growling at the skinny cat to stay away from “his” mouse, the mouse gets up and runs off.

}:-)4


38 posted on 06/07/2011 10:32:51 AM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: Nachum

Eventually they will get around to banning insecticides. Every ban is a loss of a little bit more of our liberty.


39 posted on 06/07/2011 10:33:11 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: Nachum
These idiots ARE trying to get humans killed. Banning "too big" gardens, fining rabbit sellers, etcs. Plague, infestations, rabies...who knows?!

They are pushing, pushing, pushing until one day, they will wake up with 10,000 "Henry Bowmans" that don't have an off switch.

40 posted on 06/07/2011 10:33:32 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Nachum
I'd like to know where the EPA gets the legitimate authority to ban anything.

U.S. Constitution

Article I

Section 1.

All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

41 posted on 06/07/2011 10:33:56 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Some of us still 'hold these truths to be self-evident'..Enough to save the country? Time will tell.)
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To: printhead

Exposures which were likely way below the level required to cause permanent harm to humans. Kid grubs into some pellets then licks his fingers kind of exposures. I don’t know if there is a way to make rat poison taste lousy to humans but wonderful to rats, because their taste buds are similar.


42 posted on 06/07/2011 10:34:12 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Nachum

I suppose the idiots in the EPA have never heard of: Unintended Consequences!

Let’s see.... The companies who produce the vermin poisons for consumers to use will lose sales, shut down production and distribution lines and lay off workers. ....Mice and rat populations will grow unchecked and endanger humans and pets.

Is this another Obama Regime handout to UNION controlled exterminators, designed to force homeowners and landlords to pay a lot more for the services to support the high wages and benefits enjoyed by the Union workers???


43 posted on 06/07/2011 10:34:26 AM PDT by octex
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To: Nachum
as well as most loose bait and pellet products

They better not mess with my Sluggo.


44 posted on 06/07/2011 10:34:44 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Those will be GM battery powered flatbeds to haul the corpses. They won’t need antifreeze but maybe an extension to put up a GE solar panel.


45 posted on 06/07/2011 10:35:01 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: tacticalogic
They're protecting the environment. You're just collateral damage.

Actually, as far as they're concerned, you're the main target.

46 posted on 06/07/2011 10:35:17 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Some of us still 'hold these truths to be self-evident'..Enough to save the country? Time will tell.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
"We use electronic “zappers”. It kills them just as dead." Do what the ancient Egyptians did.....GET A CAT!
47 posted on 06/07/2011 10:35:50 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Rebelbase

That looks so cruel. Me likes it.


48 posted on 06/07/2011 10:35:59 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: andy58-in-nh

I prefer the electronic traps. Nimh gets the mice and brings them to me. And they aren’t always dead. At 2am I find it’s just not funny when he “gifts” Mommy and has to chase it on the bed. :-D


49 posted on 06/07/2011 10:36:02 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: EternalVigilance

There’s a debate about whether Congress can delegate authority to a bureaucracy, as it has done here. Congress has the right to yank that authority away or banish the bureaucracy.


50 posted on 06/07/2011 10:36:10 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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