This product is usually imported illegally from the Dominican Republic, Mexico and other Latin American countries. The name means "three little steps" in Spanish.
The name implies that the product is so poisonous, mice will die very quickly after eating the poison. The active ingredient in Tres Pasitos is Aldicarb.
The EPA considers Aldicarb to be a very toxic chemical that should never be used in your home.
Children and pets are especially vulnerable to poisoning by Tres Pasitos. The product is made of small brown grains that look like food. Tres Pasitos is often sold in sandwich bags with little or no labeling.
Here are some simple rules to follow when looking for a pesticide to use in your home:
- Look for an EPA registration number on the pesticide's container. This number tells you that EPA has reviewed health and environmental information about the pesticide, and if the label says so, that the product is okay to use in your home.
- Look for a list of the active ingredients on the label. Any product registered with EPA must state the active ingredients on the label.
Foreign labeled Tres Pestidos.
Tres Pasitos can cause vomiting, weakness, dizziness, sweating, and shortness of breath.
The product is made of small brown grains that look like food.
Tres Pasitos is often sold in sandwich bags with little or no labeling.
Illegal Insecticide Chalk is also known as "Miraculous Chalk" or "Chinese Chalk." You may have seen the chalk in a neighborhood store or sold on the street for about $1 a box. It is mostly imported illegally from China and often labe