Secret Site Map
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Home News NYC Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Banned Pesticides

NYC Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Banned Pesticides

News Coverage

A Chinese citizen living in New York City has pleaded guilty to selling at least 2,000 packets of a banned pesticide used for cockroach control, the New York Times reported.

| February 6, 2012

NEW YORK — A Chinese citizen living in New York City has pleaded guilty to selling at least 2,000 packets of a banned pesticide used for cockroach control, the New York Times reported.

Ja Ping Chen pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors on Friday. The poison he sold is not registered with the Environmental Protection Agency.

The New York Times reports that Chen is among around a dozen people accused of selling illegal household pesticides and rat poisons to undercover investigators.

One of the substances was called "The Cat Be Unemployed" because of its ability to kill rats and mice.

Investigators said the poison has 61-times the level of brodifacoum allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The substance causes rodents to bleed to death. In cities, you need a license to and protective gear to dispense it.

Click here to read the entire article.

Source: New York Times


 

Top news

Arrow Exterminators Acquires Florida Company

Arrow acquired Tallahassee, Fla.-based Action Pest Control.

NPMA Announces Results of 2014-2015 Board Election

Billy Tesh, Pest Management Systems, Inc., Greensboro, N.C., will serve as the association's president.

Viking Pest Control Introduces Roach Coaches

Several buses throughout New Jersey are decked out with cockroaches and the Viking Pest Control logo/contact as part of a new advertising initiative.

Central Garden & Pet Acquires Envincio Assets

The acquisition provides Central with EPA-exempt products, thereby allowing the company to expand its line of specialty products.

Photos: Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Additional photos from Dr. Michael Potter for the August PCT feature 'Holy Cow...Bat Bugs and Bird Bugs.'