Skip to comments.EPA Bans Many Household Rat and Mouse Poisons
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 EPAs Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. The EPA also will require that all rat and mouse poisons
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Stock up now folks. Get ‘em while they’re hot.
It’s a move of desperate self-preservation.
We use electronic “zappers”. It kills them just as dead.
Ya think that these will be used in the pills Hussein’s Death Panels will be dispensing to the elderly?
>> We use electronic zappers.
I’d like to know more. What model do you favor?
Since when did EPA become an omni-safety bureau? This should be a consumer products issue, at best.
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.
The Plague, brought to you by the Plague.
So Willard wins in 2011, not 2012?
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.
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.
Next week the EPA is going to mandate that all sharp corners be rounded off.
I wish I was joking ...
Next ban: cats and small dogs?
I hope I'm not the only person to get that reference.
Protecting their own...............
Another thing to stock up on. They’re not going to be satisfied until we have a big-time return of bubonic plague.
how many more people will die from rat infestations?
do they even KNOW about the black plague?
I have a Yorkie he gets all the mice lol
Next, it will be automobile antifreeze.
EPA is jealous that germany is getting all this attention from humble e. coli.
They are going big time- yersinia pestis!
It’s time for the Viking Kitties.
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.
Don’t give them any ideas!
Thousands of children and accidental exposures? You’d think something like that would at least make the local section of some paper somewhere.
Ah, so Victor DID go out and build a better mousetrap! :-)
Thanks for the insight, and FRegards
“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.
I use electronic mouse and rat traps. They work.
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.
So, the flatbed trucks will all overheat on the way to pick up the bodies of the plague victims.
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.
I live in an old farm house in a rural area. The electronic traps work great.
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.
They're protecting the environment. You're just collateral damage.
Yeah they did. LOL Bait it with peanut butter, cookies, they can’t resist! :-)
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.
Eventually they will get around to banning insecticides. Every ban is a loss of a little bit more of our liberty.
They are pushing, pushing, pushing until one day, they will wake up with 10,000 "Henry Bowmans" that don't have an off switch.
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.
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.
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???
They better not mess with my Sluggo.
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.
Actually, as far as they're concerned, you're the main target.
That looks so cruel. Me likes it.
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
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.