The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and endosulfan registrants have been phasing out uses of this insecticide for several years. July 31, 2016 – this Sunday – is the end of the phaseout period, which started in 2012. This product cancellation was due to unacceptable health risks to farmworkers and wildlife. After the end of this month, it will be unlawful to use the product. Any remaining endosulfan should be disposed of through county-based unwanted pesticide disposal programs.
By Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist