Brace Yourself for a Rat Infestation… EPA Bans D-Con

It’s bad enough that they kill jobs and profits, now this…

If you thought the bed bugs were bad, you ain’t seen nothing.
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The Obama EPA just banned D-Con. Here come the rats.
The AP reported:

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving to ban the sale of a dozen rat and mouse poisons sold under the popular D-Con brand in an effort to protect children and pets.

The agency said Wednesday it hopes to reduce the thousands of accidental exposures that occur every year from rodent-control products. Children and pets are at risk for exposure because the products typically are placed on floors.

The agency had targeted a handful of companies two years ago, saying they needed to develop new products that are safer for children, pets and wildlife. All but Reckitt Benckiser Inc., manufacturer of D-Con, did so.

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  • Ember George

    Oh, it gets better!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21236690 Cats killing billions of animals in the US

    I have to wonder just how much taxpayer money was spent on this? 1st, Cats are declared killers then, 2nd, D-con is outlawed. Our country is being run by idiots. We can only hope they are the victims of the plagues about to overtake our country.

  • Elizabeth

    I hate rats. Especially democRATS.

  • SeaBass

    The great thing is with dear leader’s economy even the rats will starve.

  • Warthog

    Ah yes, their track record on such things is amazing.

    Lightbulbs that are dim, and poisonous and expensive …
    Toilets that won’t flush…
    Detergents that won’t clean…

    I’m sure a resurgence of disease bearing rodents is just the thing we need.

  • xiphos

    D-Con (DemocRat-Control) was ‘banned’ in 08′ and to some degree during the Bush years.

  • Owain Penllyn

    Baning of D-Con and similar products can & will will give rise to little bugs, such as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) . An outbreak of Hantavirus could possibly devastate a densely populated urban or rural area.

  • Lily

    My cat will LOVE this — she IS a killer. She killed a snake in the basement (I love that cat!)

    In fact, people used to keep cats just for this purpose. Look at the illustrations in older kids books – they always show cats hanging around. In those days, cats earned their keep.

  • saveus

    rats protecting themselves

  • political_proxy

    Darwinism

    The rats will rule the Earth, at least reing over humans as they are less intelligent than the rats.

  • Just talking to a local farmer the other day, and she spoke of these regulations affecting farmers. They will no longer be able to use poison around the farm (e.g. in barns or around grain silos), which is going to create a HUGE problem! We’re going to have vermin invading our homes and farms! Wonder if we might have another rat-triggered plague? (Yeah, I know — it was the fleas — but they rode into town on rats!)

  • mg4us

    No surprise here. . RATs. .DemocRATs always protect their own. .

    They protected Hilary on Benghazi. .
    They protected Kerry on anti American Vietnamese antics. .
    They Protect Barney Frank on Housing bust
    They Protected Holder on Fast & Furious

    All DemocRATs. .and all protected. . and all Liars & Con-artists
    Dems con us all. . D-cons

  • Maudie N Mandeville

    I’m glad they’re banning rat killer. I’ve never had a problem but can you imagine the infestations that are certain to develop in Obama condo’s? They voted for it, now enjoy the fruits.

  • CODEKEYGUY

    How many MORE children will die from rat bites (when you don’t kill rats, they multiply like rabbits!!!) than have died from ingesting rat poison.
    This is like being against the death penalty because (rather one innocent man not get whacked than 99 guilty men get the chair. It costms way more to keep a lifer alive, than to bury a dead criminal)

  • Considering millions died from malaria in other countries when DDT was (unfairly) banned, this ought to go over well. Another case of the inmates running the asylum. Look for disease to spread of course as well as a result.

  • chunkdog

    I am seriously starting to think this administration is doing everything just can to quickly thin the citizen population, which would allow more, faster immigrantion , creating Obamas multi-cultural utopia.

  • mg4us

    No surprise here. .

    Under Obama and DemocRAT administration, we let more illegal aliens into this country than rats. . .

  • PJ

    Some agency also banned fragrance free hand soap in pump containers too. Haven’t been able to find it anywhere except the medicinal (expensive!) kind.

    Thanks! Now my allergies are terrible and I’m poor!

  • Obamao

    develop new products that are safer for children, pets and wildlife.

    wildlife?

    It’s supposed to kill wildlife

  • thegoldman

    Get ready for the next plague…

  • Joanne

    Meanwhile, fluoride – rat poison- is dumped in the public water supply. Just try to fight fluoride advocates to see just how ruthless these criminals are when they fear the truth will come out about the harmful effects of fluoride – one of the main ingredients in bombs to boot. Bloody hypocrites.

  • Patty

    Gross!!

  • jharp

    You can always just shoot the rats with your AK 47’s.

  • chas

    Man, sure glad we have those giant Boa Constrictors multiplying down here in Florida.They have to eat too.

  • GotFreedom

    To protect animals and children. . .keep your animals and kids out of my yard and they won’t come anywhere near the bait traps we have set out to kill mice!!!

    And incidentally, you may want to check with your local authorities but the service tech from a well known exterminator company told us that if someones pet/child comes in our yard and tampers with the bait boxes and gets sick from the poison, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE–not the animal owner (who should be keeping their animals out of my yard) and not the Parents (who should be teaching their children to stay out of other people’s yards unless they are invited in and even then–don’t touch things that don’t belong to you!!!)

    I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF THIS NANNY STATE TELLING ME WHAT I CAN/CANNOT DO ON MY OWN PROPERTY!!!

  • GotFreedom

    #23 January 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    chas commented:

    Man, sure glad we have those giant Boa Constrictors multiplying down here in Florida.They have to eat too.

    Know of a few politico’s we could feed to those giants as well, wouldn’t you agree?

  • BigRed

    “You can always just shoot the rats with your AK 47′s.”

    Nah. I don’t want your blood staining my kitchen floor.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The agency said Wednesday it hopes to reduce the thousands of accidental exposures that occur every year from rodent-control products. Children and pets are at risk for exposure because the products typically are placed on floors.

    I’m curious – at what point will we not be able to do anything at all for any reason because of the chance of an accident happening?

    My God.

  • Bobbi

    There are plants that can be used to repel rodents etc.

  • Bobbi
  • Karma

    All you ignorant fcks bitching about EPA. Write you f congressman and let them know. EPA only does what congress tells it to do. Read:

    All of the enforcemnet EPA conduts is direted by congress.

    Tthe United States Code as Title 42, Chapter 85. The House of Representatives maintains a current version of the U.S. Code, which includes Clean Air Act changes enacted since 1990.

    http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/

    http://www.epa.gov/regulations/laws/cwa.html

    http://www.epa.gov/oecaagct/lfra.html

  • tek

    The agency had targeted a handful of companies two years ago, saying they needed to develop new products that are safer for children, pets and wildlife. All but Reckitt Benckiser Inc., manufacturer of D-Con, did so.

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  • My four dogs are good ratters. 🙂

  • Lady Mondegreen

    Excuse me, but what’s wrong with protecting children from poisons? I mean, they’re not firearms or anything like that…

  • ButeoBliss

    I hunt with trained raptors, and truly feel that D-Con and similar products do a lot of harm to un-targeted species—specifically, the very same raptors that help keep rodents in check. I’m no fan of the EPA, but I fully support this ban.

  • shadow

    I hunt with trained raptors, and truly feel that D-Con and similar products do a lot of harm to un-targeted species

    Living on the water, as I do, rats are something that can’t be avoided. When I bought the place, there were several bait traps scattered around the yard, which I would refill whenever I spotted a rat. After reading how the different baits work, and the unintentional and secondary damage they can cause, I may have to rethink how I handle this.

  • Whiskeytangofoxtrot

    The Black Plague will now officially extend from the White House to our house. Oh well, think of the jobs as people call, “Bring out your dead!”. It will be like living in a Hollywood movie at last. Since we can’t be allowed to have the gift of Congressional, Judicial, and Executive Glitz, we get what is behind door #3. I, for one, will also stock up on D-Con and get a female cat. It may be that one day only your cat will stand between you and the Hunta or Bubonic. Doesn’t look like the Fed gives a rat’s a$$.

  • This safer rat poison that the other companies came up with, does it work, or is it just safer for the rats?

  • Earthmover

    Maybe we can kill the rats with raw milk….

  • Francesca

    I used to think it was a joke to call those people crazy. Not any more. They are INSANE!!

  • Timwi

    We have two cats and they make sure that the lives of any rodents entering our house are mercifully short.

  • Danny

    One would think that the EPA knows RATS killed off 30-50 % of the people in Europe by the black plague. Major cities in USA already have a rat problem. To save animals the EPA is risking millions of human lives. Once again the EPA proves themselves to be agenda driven radical agency.

  • Lim Lynn

    How idiotic will Socialist Democrat Commie Traitor in Chief want to control every single solution you have to stop rat infestation. Normally, pets and children won’t crawl under a narrow furniture if you leave rat poison there.

  • Lim Lynn

    Seems Traitor in Chief’s EPA has just earn a new title Rascals [who protected mice and rats] who will start a new outbreak Black Plague coming soon to your town.

  • MSO

    Relax everybody, the Whitehouse just added D-Con along with ammo, gold and silver to the alternative currency list.

  • Rose

    Red neighborhoods need to catch them in live traps and loose them in Dim neighborhoods

  • Rose

    I like traps in heavy sacks or cardboard boxes and toss the entire thing, sight unseen.
    The last 20 yrs, this area has too many feral cats to have to worry. Both are good for Rabies.
    Rabies are good for Dims. Dims being essentially Gangrene.

    People who are “spared” consequences lose brains through their crack pipes.

  • Spots the Dog

    This won’t last long. A rate can have a litter of 8 to 10 every 28 – 30 days.

    Watch the explosion come

  • Spots the Dog

    This won’t last long. A rat can have a litter of 8 to 10 every 28 – 30 days.

    Watch the explosion come

  • Progressive Conservative

    Old news, Reckitt Benckiser knew the changes were coming and they were the only major manufacturer that chose not to comply. One of my clients began preparing for this change by updating their products more than 2 years ago. The “new” poisons work, but they have to be in tamper-resistant “bait stations”. Pellets and other “loose” baits can’t be left out in the open.

  • To heck with what they say in New Zealand. Who the HELL needs flightless birds that can’t even swim!

    Get yourself some cats.

  • $24720607

    Banning rat and vermin poison…is a matter of self preservation for the Terrorists of the EPA and their enablers, liberal democrats and Kenyan immigrants.