Content about Pesticide

June 8, 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it is moving to ban the sale of “the most toxic” consumer 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 so children and pets cannot access the pesticide.

May 20, 2011

According to a report by CBS News, a number of Canadian consumers are coming into the United States to purchase pesticides, herbicides and other garden chemicals no longer sold in Canada because of that country’s strict regulations. Others are simply ordering products over the Internet from other countries.

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 7, 2011

The founder of Pest Control Insulation Systems says the time is right for an insulation product that doubles as pest control.

November 17, 2010

A Minnesota scientist has developed a pesticide that works its way up through the roots...

According to an article in the Star Tribune, a Minnesota scientist has developed a pesticide that works its way up through the roots of a plant to protect it from deer and other animals.

Because the pesticide product is weather-resistant, the company that licensed the product calls it a "game-changing" technology, according to the article.

 

September 28, 2010

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

September 21, 2008

When RONA, Canada’s largest hardware and gardening retailer, with $6.3 billion in annual sales, announced...

April 29, 2008

Retailers were told April 28 to remove Scotts’ weed preventer and related pesticides from their...