Regulatory Alert No.8

Industry Study: New California Regulations Should Help Reduce Runoff of Pyrethroid Insecticides into Urban Waterways

The interim results of a new study conducted by the Pyrethroid Working Group (PWG) indicate that new regulations can reduce potential pyrethroid insecticide runoff from structural pest control applications by as much as 50 fold, PWG officials announced today.

The results are important because today the new Surface Water Protection Regulations adopted by the California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) go into effect.

These regulations will apply to all commercial applicators, including maintenance gardeners and 17 types of pyrethroids used by pest control businesses. Pyrethroids represent a category of ingredients used in insecticides to control ants, cockroaches, termites and other important residential pests.

To learn more about the PWG’s “Pathway ID” study and read today’s news release, please click here.