Brad Harbison has a new article in PCT Online with more background on Ohio’s EPA request for a Section 18 label exemption request for Propoxur, the process it went through, its current status (“wait and see”), and the prognosis for other states following suit, should it be successful.
The change would allow Propoxur to be used in homes if applied by a licensed pest management professional.
This article from the May 15th, 2010 Columbus Dispatch updates the issue: we’re still waiting, but hopefully something will happen soon.
Ohio’s request would allow restricted home use of Propoxur, which means it would have to be applied by a licensed exterminator.
[Sen. Eric Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati] said he hopes that the resolution will move quickly to the Rules Committee. The Ohio Department of Agriculture first asked for the exemption last fall.
“We need an answer,” [Andrew Christman, owner of the Ohio Exterminating Co. and president of the Ohio Pest Management Association] said. “People are resorting to very drastic measures. Nothing I use is as dangerous as what they’re buying and trying on their own.”