Robert's Rants
Robert's Rants
A personal blog on the Canadian pesticide industry and other pet peeves and interests

Insect Control 101. Can Logic Prevail? Before I retire?

As usual I have to preface this Rant that I am not advocating anything relating to using a chemical out side of the rules and regulations set forth by the government. When we are forced to put Pictograms on labels for the reading challenged, will it turn out to be 345 pages so we can […]

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PMRA Proposes Demand CS Indoor Uses Eliminated: ACT NOW

I’m inserting a section of the Product Re-evaluation Document specifically covering Demand CS .   The PMRA is proposing elimination of all indoor residential uses of the product. “The following postapplication scenarios were assessed: application for bedbugs, band and spot application, and crack and crevice application. Both cancer and non-cancer risks of concern were identified for […]

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Indoor Residential Uses: We lost another Product!

Well your good friends at PMRA have just published another Decision.  Again restricting product uses… So we have lost use of propoxur for indoor residential treatments.  The  reasoning?  Never really explained that I can see, even trying to read in between the lines, the fine print, the “sub-paragraph II.a.a.b, clause 2.7”…. So folks out there […]

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Boric acid re-evaluation…follow up as promised

For those of you who have trouble finding the document through the previous link, I have attached the 2 pdf files here for your use. PRVD2012-03 Acide Borique-fra PRVD2012-03 Boric Acid-eng This could be a big negative hit in the fight against bed bugs as this is one of the best dusts to use.  What […]

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BORIC ACID…Another lost product???? For Shame

If you take a few minutes to surf around the PMRA website, you might be lucky enough to stumble across the document (in English and French of course) concerning the Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2012-03 on boric acid and its Salts. I have provided the link below: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/part/consultations/_prvd2012-03/prvd2012-03-fra.php http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/part/consultations/_prvd2012-03/prvd2012-03-eng.php I will have the pdf docs ready […]

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Another One bites the Dust: Permadust that is

Just received word BASF will cancel Permadust production for Canada come end of 2012.  Hate to see another product fall by the wayside, but the market didn’t support it as much as required to keep it on the BASF range. Since the aquisiton of Whitmire we have lost Avert roach bait stations and gel, plus […]

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