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

Pest Control 101 A quick lesson for those regulating the Industry

I’m going to skip with the lesson and go straight to the quiz. Multiple choice, so even our friends in Ottawa (sorry I forgot I don’t have friends there) can pass it. And only 2 questions! Question 1.) You have been asked to do a preventative treatment of a home backing on to the Rouge […]

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Mighty Mites!!!

Here I come to save the day! Mighty Mouse is on the way! Remember Mighty Mouse?  You might if you were born in the 40’s or 50’s.  That was one cool comic character, would kick the butt of those Paw Patrol wimps I tell you. Any…kinda digressed. Back to mites. Rat mites, bat mites, bird […]

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Let’s Get Real – and I won’t name names

In reviewing the data of a pesticide within the cyclical guidelines of the PCP Act, I decided to look at the maximum rates, and maximum allowable applications to determine the potential exposure levels possible. And to be on the safe side I take the evidence (rat and mouse studies) and apply a 300 fold safety […]

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Demand CS. You need to take action!

If you’ve read through my last rant (okay I deleted the last one) PMRA is planning on eliminating one of the best tools we’ve had in this industry for quite some time…Demand CS. “Potential of risks of concern” What kind of political mumbo jumbo BS is that?  ANYTHING has a potential of risk of concern!!! […]

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Should we capitalize on plagues and pestilence??? Why the hell not!

Okay…we don’t have to rape and burn and pillage…although I have really wanted to try that pillaging stuff.  Need a Viking hat…or a  PM’s costume. But when there is a rightfully known concern, and you have one of the better means and knowledge base to address those concerns, then why not put that to use, […]

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Health Canada Bans Water! Maple Syrup next in line.

You heard it hear first. Just look in the Canada Gazette,  Volume 190878, Chapter 113300, page 17587, July something, 2016. In a move to save Canadians from their own stupidity, Health Canada has banned water.  This in response to a drastic increase of accidents, dismemberment and deaths directly associated with the misuse and abuse of […]

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Licensing….anyone can drive (it seems) so why not spray pesticides???

First off, I’m surprised two months have gone by without a RANT!   And I’ve had “ranting my butt off” ideas everyday.  You just have to wake up and the stupidity starts. Anyway…typical scenario: Bbbbrrriiiing  bbbbrrrinnng (my version of a phone ringing) “Good morning Gardex Chemicals, Samatta speaking”. “Oh hi, My name’s Betty Homecottage and I […]

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Name Our Industry Contest! It needs more IMPACT!

A fellow traveler on the plane the other day asked what I did for a living, and I had to say I’m sell products for pest control to professional pest control companies.  Including pesticides. Surprisingly they didn’t begin throwing their cold hard Air Canada buns at me, accuse me of destroying the planet, or causing […]

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One simple step to increase pesticide safety

Here it is: Eliminate all Domestic uses. Simple enough. How many homeowners do you think buy a can of “Dr Invade Kil” at the local House Hardwire, go up home and spray the wasp nest above their garage. Without gloves Standing downwind Without goggles And their hand on the trigger…(actuator button really) And streams of […]

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