Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Those of you who use fumigant for gopher control.

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) has identified you as one of our constituents that may be affected by fumigants and their use. Fumigants can be very effective when treating for burrowing rodent pests such as prairie dogs and gophers. Other known names for fumigants include Weevilcide, Fumitoxin, and Phostoxin. The most common formulation in New Mexico comes in the form of pellets. However, over the past few years we have seen an increase in the misuse of fumigants which has unfortunately lead to several deaths. NMDA is proactively addressing this issue by providing an informational flyer regarding fumigants that provides some helpful facts and links. The flyer is meant to serve as a helpful reminder for those who use fumigants as a pest control option. We hope that you can utilize the flyer to help educate pesticide applicators and the public about the seriousness surrounding the misuse of fumigants. If you are interested in a larger version of the flyer please let us know and we can send them to you. Remember to ALWAYS Read and Understand the Pesticide Label prior to use. Remember that 1/6 of a tablet contains enough poison to kill an adult. Remember Do NOT Share your Restricted Use Pesticides. To learn more about fumigants and rodent control options please visit our website: www.nmda.nmsu.edu/pesticides/consumer-information-2 If you have any containers or unused pesticide products that you would like to dispose of please contact NMDA at 575-646-2134 or email us at pesticides@nmda.nmsu.edu and we will assist you. Please contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding fumigants and/or their use. Sincerely, Pesticide Compliance Agricultural and Environmental Services Division New Mexico Department of Agriculture (3190 South Espina) MSC 3AQ New Mexico State University P.O Box 30005 Las Cruces, NM 88003-8005 Phone:(575) 646-2134 Email: pesticides@nmda.nmsu.edu www.nmda.nmsu.edu/pesticides

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