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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Bed bugs are labelled…just not where they hide!

Here’s a prime example of an on-going PROBLEM in our federal registration process, and with the supplier industry to some extent. On the label, and rightly so, are statements explaining WHERE you can use a pesticide, and on WHAT pest, and at the correct RATE. Easy Peesy as my granddaughter would say. Au contraire.. A […]

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IPM – cheaper than you think

IPM IPM IPM. Do we really practice it much in Canada?  Not really. Should we?   Certainly. Do we hafta???   Once the insecticides are banned I guess so. Reason this train wreck of thought came up is I was reviewing our products and sales for the year, and one product sticks out like a sore thumb: […]

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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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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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ON SPECIALS… ON DISCOUNTS (on Prancer and…nah) SALES AND PROMOS….WHY?

If you are a registered user of this site (basically a Gardex active customer…although we may have a few dead ones subscribed) you get the occasional email blast showing products we have on sale. Seems the world is full of Sales and Discounts.  BOGO…gotta love that one.  Is it in Webster’s yet?  Senior’s Day for […]

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TIER 2 Bait Stations – Here is the Ultimate List (part 2)

Since this continues to raise it’s ugly head, I’ve decided it best to have the Ultimate list of all Tier 2 Bait Stations registered in Canada: Here it is: Nothing? Let’s Try Again: Still Nothing Hmmmmmmm….does that mean there really isn’t one? Correct! There is no Tier 2 bait station approved in Canada.

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TIER 1 Bait Stations – Here is the Ultimate List

Since this continues to raise it’s ugly head, I’ve decided it best to have the Ultimate list of all Tier 1 Bait Stations registered in Canada: Here it is: Nothing? Let’s Try Again: Still Nothing Hmmmmmmm….does that mean there really isn’t one? Correct! There is no Tier 1 bait station approved in Canada.

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The Children’s Wish Foundation receives $3000 donation from Gardex Customers

After looking at who may benefit from everyone’s contribution during our December fundraiser, and especially the support received from Bell Labs and Woodstream Canada, we made the donation of the $3000.00 to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. We know some deserving child will have a wish or dream come true, and thanks to all […]

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