To San Mateo County Businesses,
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued a CDFA Stop Use Notice regarding the use of W.O.W. (WHACK OUT WEEDS!) and ECOMIGHT-PRO pesticides. These products are herbicides that are marketed and labeled as organic, but were found to contain herbicides not disclosed on their labels (glyphosate, bifenthrin, permethrin and other substances also prohibited in organic production). Please be aware that these products both were found to have chemicals that would disqualify these products from being “organic” materials.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and DPR has contacted the manufacturer regarding this issue.
You may continue to use the product you have on hand, but you should not market your use of this product as “glyphosate-free” or “organic” as these statements would be false in light of the information provided in the news release.
Thank you so much for your efforts to provide pest control in a safe and legal manner.
Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions, comments or concerns at (650) 363-4700.