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

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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You Wanna New SDS???? Quit your whining and read the LAW!

Okay….so maybe this is a sore spot. The rules, laws, regulations blah blah blah set up around WHMIS 2015, SDS versus MSDS, Global Harmonization and expiry dates are not confusing at all,  if you have the 17 days, 4hours and 37 minutes to read them. BUT… This is actually something that makes sense.  I want […]

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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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A REAL RANT FOR ONCE…DOES LOGIC CONTINUE TO EVADE OUR FELLOWS IN OTTAWA??? WE REALLY WANT TO REDUCE THE GRAIN INDUSTRY?

I haven’t picked on Ottawa lately…creating some resistant super bugs by reducing classes of chemistry, allowing the consumer to buy whatever they want off a shelf, increase allergies and illness and downtime at work to keep the weeds happy.  Ahhh…those were some rants! All for the sake of keeping everyone 100% “unexposed”. Ideological…but have they […]

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NPMA 2014 Annual Meeting….”not available in Canada”

I haven’t written in a while…just not much happening…. But I did just back from the 2014 NPMA (National Pest Management Association) held down in Mickey Mouse land in Florida. Well attended from what I could tell, but with the location half were there on business and half on vacation. Spent 3 days tromping the […]

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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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If you’re billing at last year’s price…..you’re gonna go broke

As the jobs really start rolling in, I hope you did a serious breakdown of your costs, and are charging your customers appropriately. You’re 2 biggest line item expenses have all gone up… Labor…vehicles/fuel… Did anyone cut their technicians wages?   Nah Drive less or buy gas cheaper?  Nah I bet your insurance is way down?????   […]

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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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