Content about Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

March 22, 2011

A warning issued on March 22 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that U.S. consumers can still purchase harmful home and garden insecticides over the Internet.

A warning issued on March 22 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that U.S. consumers can still purchase harmful home and garden insecticides over the Internet. 

More than 2,800 customers across the United States have purchased an ant control product called “Fast Ant Bait” through fastpestcontrol.com, according to the EPA. The product contains mirex, a pesticide that was banned in 1978 because it can cause liver, skin, reproductive and nerve damage.

March 14, 2011

As an EPA deadline looms, Parsippany, N.J.-based Reckitt Benckiser said its d-CON bait pellet rodenticide products will remain on the shelves.

On Jan. 28, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia mandated EPA to follow due process and hold hearings before making any recommendation that could result in the removal of its d-CON loose baits from the market, the company said. The company says it is hoping to avoid market confusion.

December 16, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Monterey Park, Calif.-based Kinetic Solutions Inc. -- doing business as Rabbit Air -- $82,400 for allegedly selling unregistered and misbranded pesticides and making unproven claims about their effectiveness.

September 28, 2010

A federal judge has ordered City of Commerce, Calif.-based 99ยข Only Stores to pay $409,490...