The registration provides localities and PMPs with another tool for use in efforts to control these pests. Dry ice complements other registered lethal baiting and contraceptive control pesticides and offers unique characteristics that applicators may find useful. The registration is also likely to resolve enforcement issues related to the use of unregistered dry ice in some locations across the country as part of rat abatement programs.
A Bell Laboratories spokesperson emailed PCT the following statement:
Bell Laboratories is currently working on state registrations for Rat Ice™ and will provide a more comprehensive update, including launch details, in the near future.