MOTOMCO Assures Consumers That Its TOMCAT® Brand Mouse and Rat Baits Meet New EPA Guidelines

Jun 16, 2011, 13:18 ET from MOTOMCO

MADISON, Wis., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement last week that it intends to take action to implement new safety standards that reduce household risks from mouse and rat poisons, MOTOMCO is reassuring consumers that its TOMCAT® brand baits already meet the EPA's recommended standards.

Three years ago, the EPA announced its intent to require that products released by June 2011 be designed to minimize the risks associated with exposure of mouse and rat poisons to children, pets and wildlife. While some competitive brands have fallen short of these objectives and have openly refused to comply, TOMCAT® is an exception.

Since the EPA's announcement in 2008, MOTOMCO has worked tirelessly to develop a comprehensive line of TOMCAT® branded mouse and rat baits that are fully compliant with these new guidelines. This line includes items that meet the EPA's highest standards, and that are proven to be tamper-resistant to both children and dogs.

"We want consumers to know that we share the EPA's concerns about accidental poisoning," said Steve Levy, President and CEO of MOTOMCO. "We take this issue very seriously. That's why we've been committed to working with the EPA, rather than resisting the changing guidelines. We've been happy to consult with them to develop product testing protocols, provide practical feedback, and more. And we've proactively ensured that our products — unlike some others — already comply with the latest guidelines. So our customers can rest assured that quality, lower-risk products are readily available today."

TOMCAT® Mouse Killer and TOMCAT® Rat Killer are available at retail stores across the country, many which have made a commitment to selling only those products that meet the new EPA guidelines.

"We've been a proud leader in our industry for years," noted Levy. "And we're pleased to offer consumers these products, to help put their minds at ease."

For details on the EPA's revised guidelines for mouse and rat poisons, consumers may visit and read the EPA press release at

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