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In California, the ability to protect many properties from drywood termites is at risk based on state regulatory proposals that would unnecessarily restrict structural fumigation. To prevent this, the fumigation industry is mobilizing to educate legislators and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation to help them understand the full ramifications of what is being considered. Your help is needed now.
Log on now to be heard
New California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) proposals would significantly restrict structural fumigation in the state. Your voice is needed now to make sure DPR considers the full impact of its proposals.
There are three ways to be heard:
Filling out the form takes less than one minute and is automatically sent to your state legislator and to Val Dolcini, the interim director of DPR. Your support is critical! The fumigation industry is mobilizing to ensure that DPR considers both the science supporting structural fumigation and the potential impact of its proposals to state residents and businesses.
Get your customers to help, too!
The fumigation industry has the science to support current structural fumigation practices, but there also is a political side to the DPR proposals. So, it’s important that you stand with industry, but also ask your residential and commercial customers (real estate agents, property managers, etc.) to make their voices heard. You can do so by asking them to visit http://tentingcali.org/. On that website, they will be asked what industry they represent and can quickly and easily fill out an online form that is automatically emailed to their state representative with a copy also sent to the acting director of DPR, Val Dolcini.
What DPR is proposing
Aspects of the proposed changes would severely restrict or eliminate professional fumigation:
What DPR needs to consider
The DPR proposal would have wide-ranging, negative effects:
What is the industry doing
Pest Control Operators of California is leading a coalition of fumigators, termite companies, industry distributors, Douglas Products, Professor Emeritus Dr. Vernard Lewis of the University of California, Berkeley and numerous trade associations and professionals, including real estate agents, property managers, lending institutions and more.
The fumigation industry recently held an educational tour for Val Dolcini, acting director of DPR. He visited three fumigation sites to help understand structural fumigation practices and why fumigation is essential. Industry representatives also held a legislative briefing about the regulatory proposals.
What industry wants
The fumigation industry wants to ensure that the public continues to be best served by science-based, workable regulations.