EPA exempts pesticide for use in fighting crazy ants
by MBJ Staff
Published: June 4,2014
Tags: agriculture, BASF Corporation, Environmental Protection Agency, insecticide, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, Nylanderia sp.nr. Pubens, pesticide, raspberry ant, tawny crazy ant, Termidor SC
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A quarantine exemption has been issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the expanded use of Termidor SC Termiticide/Insecticide EPA Reg. No. 7969-210 to aid in the control of an invasive crazy ant species, Nylanderia sp.nr. Pubens, commonly referred to as raspberry or tawny crazy ants.
This exemption will allow for treatments to be made to the exterior of manmade structures in Jackson, Hancock and Harrison counties. The counties covered by the exemption are the only areas that the ant has been positively identified to date.
The registered product, Termidor SC, which is manufactured by BASF Corporation, must only be applied by certified pest control operators. This exemption will expire Nov. 1, 2015.
The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce’s Bureau of Plant Industry has authority under the provisions of Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to obtain an exemption from EPA for a non-labeled use of a pesticide if labeled products are not available or effective.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- UMMC reaching out after death of high school football player
- MDOT: Work on I-269 is on schedule, several phases at halfway point
- Margaritaville owner files for bankruptcy before landlord hearing
- Delta Council says condition of Highway 6 'of crisis dimensions'
- Severstal completes the sale of Columbus plant to Steel Dynamics
- City leaders vote against offering insurance to one adult, possibly same-sex partner
- Another marker going up on Mississippi Country Music Trail
- Researchers fly drone into hurricane for the first time
- House votes for transfer of Yellow Creek Port land to state