Canada places more controls on 1080
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has placed additional restrictions on the use of the vertebrate control agent, sodium monofluoroacetate (also known as 1080), to protect non-target birds and mammals. It is used as a bait and collar solution to control predators of domestic animals in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The PMRA initiated a special review of the pesticide in December 2011 and proposed additional restrictions last year (Agrow No 672, p 19). The final measures are similar to those proposed but the burying of multi-dose baits no longer applies when targeting individual coyotes.