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

Wow, I gotta stop ranting when I’m high! But seriously, Rant 1

Robert high??  Surprising I know, but here I have the excuse of just getting out of St. Joe’s (or Mike’s or Bernie’s – St. Bernard – get it) and their Emergency room.

So a week or two ago, they saw me walk in bent over double and after numerous tests, withdrawals and probes, they finally gave me a little something to ease my pain.

Something like hydrocordomorpho, or at least that’s how it sounded.

I’ve had kidney stones before, but none that caused me to unwillingly fast (not even ice would stay down)and curl up in a fetal position for a week before getting sick enough to go to Emergency. So I’m on this hydromoph stuff until the little hoodlum rocks exit.  But I’ve learned to function, sorta.

So here’s my first Rant, and directed at the one province where a PCO who was licensed 30 years ago only has to pay the cost of one rat job to renew.  No more training, label updates, product knowledge, nor new regulation review required.

No CEUs.  For dummies that means Continuing Education Units.

so who’s to blame if some uneducated fool is still throwing place packs in drop ceilings or spraying DDVP in attics for squirrels (don’t go looking for him, he passed a few years back)

Continuing to Educate.

So the MOECC, or is it MOE again, of Ontario doesn’t see the benefit of further Education I guess.

I don’t really have to guess.  It would cost too much is what we were told the last time they were asked.

It falls to the bottom, but why?  No one is asking for training, are they?  Like why would they welcome more cost and time trying to earn a profit.

My staff never says “hey, boss, can we have some more TDG, WHMIS or ERP training?  Yippee!  And throw in First Aid, CPR and Fire Chief lecture!

But we need CEUs in Ontario, like most of the rest of the country!  Why?  So the regional inspector from PMRA isn’t writing folks up for stupid violations?  Why?  Before some consumer or environmental group mandates something we can’t live with.  Why?  Because someone may get hurt.

sounds justified to me



Here we go, and yes your on the list

My top ten targets and fodder for ranting about illogical, inane and insane things people or collective people called “associations”, Industry, guberment, whether municipal, provincial or federal, and suppliers do;

and anything else I feel like!

A$Sociations: value add or money grab.  Read it here first.

I could type each of these out but you all know these!   NPMA, CPMA, PMRA, SPMAO (just for fun ) and the newly formed SEAPMRA. Popping up here. Watch those search engines as my one reader is gonna click like hell.

Transport Canada, MOE, fire departments and street cleaners.

The INDUSTRY !  Hahahaha.

you gotta remember the boundaries.  There are chiefly great things coming out of the whole list, associations, government (okay not so many) and Industry.

Covid has hurt us as a collective, but in most cases the revenue stream has increased, and in big steps.

REVENUE like income, outgo, no go.  Did you know less th@n 25% of residences use PCO services?

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