What is Bill AB 1788?
AB 1788 places a moratorium on the use of Second-Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides (with a few exemptions) until the CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation finishes reevaluating these dangerous products.
Passed: State Senate - a vote of 23-7
Concurrence by the State Assembly - a vote of 46-11
It was up to Governor Gavin Newsom to sign the bill into law.
On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Governor Newsom SIGNED California Bill AB 1788
AB 1788 went into effect on January 1, 2021.
Specific Labeling on Bait Stations
16 CCR section 1983(i) more specifically states, "When a covered or uncovered bait station is used for any pesticide, the bait station shall be adequately marked with the signal word or symbols required on the original pesticide label, the generic name of the pesticide, and the name, address, and telephone number of the structural pest control company."
How to Report
These poisons are not allowed in most cases for residential or commercial use.
Exemptions include wineries, breweries, medical and pharmaceutical companies.
If you see bait boxes with labels containing the above poisons, document the location of the poisons and other pertinent information (pest control company supplying the poison, etc.). Take a picture of the bait box.
DO NOT TOUCH THE BAIT BOX.
Report the information to Agricultural Commissioner in your area.
Report pesticide complaints to the Camarillo Office at (805) 388-4222, Santa Paula Office at (805) 933-2926, or you can send an email to: email@example.com://www.ventura.org/agricultural-commissioner/
Pest Exclusion and Produce Quality Bureau 562.622.0426 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures site: https://acwm.lacounty.gov/contact-us/
Thank you for helping rid our environment of these dangerous products.