New Educational Materials on Prairie Dog Control Pesticides Available for Certified ApplicatorsFor Release: June 5, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency has developed educational materials for certified pesticide applicators who use the anticoagulant rodenticides Rozol and Kaput-D Prairie Dog Bait to control black-tailed prairie dogs. The educational materials include a stewardship training program and instructions for conducting line transect searches.
These materials and additional information, including two videos, are available on EPA’s website at http://www.epa.gov/espp/anti-prairie-dog-bait-prod.html.
The stewardship training program and information provided on the website are designed to comply with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Biological Opinions for Rozol and Kaput-D Prairie Dog Bait for the control of black-tailed prairie dogs and is intended to minimize adverse effects of these anticoagulant rodenticides on listed species of concern. The training program covers information on:
- Required label changes and geographically-specific use limitations,
- Proper use of Rozol and Kaput-D Prairie Dog Bait and
- Methods to reduce non-target exposure.
State Lead Agencies will offer the stewardship training in their upcoming applicator training programs for initial certification and recertification related to vertebrate pest control.