The EPA is banning 12 popular rat and mouse killers that are available to the public. They are banning the product after a 2011 ban requiring rodent-killing products to stop using anticlotting chemical. The company that makes these 12 products, D-Con, has refused to meet EPA regulations.
“In a move to protect children and pets from toxic chemical poisoning, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making moves to ban 12 popular mouse- and rat-poisoning products sold under the D-Con brand name. Products included in the proposed ban include D-Con’s pellet, bait bits, and ready-mixed formulations.
EPA says it’s banning the products—as early as the end of February—because “they cause unreasonable and unnecessary risks to children’s health and the environment, without overriding benefits.”
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The article and the EPA both suggest getting rid of rats and mice in non-poisonous ways such as sealing out pests, not leaving out food for pests to eat, making your yard less appealing to mice, and being kind!!
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