Under pressure from environmentalists, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has agreed to consider re-evaluating the impact of Second-Generation Anti-Coagulant pesticides on wildlife that can be — and is — killed by poison intended for pests like rats, ground squirrels and pocket gophers. While we are reasonably confident the department will decide to go ahead and make an objective assessment, it is also under pressure from the professional pest-control industry that still uses these pesticides (they were outlawed for consumer use several years ago) to leave things as they are.
Please email the CDPR at [email protected] to express your concerns and urge the department to take a hard look at these poisons, even if it means telling the pest-control industry they need to find creative new ways to accomplish their goals, ways that don’t kill raptors and other animals that feed on pests.
COMMENTS MUST BE SENT BY DECEMBER 17, SO DON’T DELAY!
You can see the department’s proposed decision to re-evaluate SGACR’s here: https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/registration/canot/2018/ca2018-22.pdf