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In light of recent events, we express our deepest sympathy to the Toone family for the loss of their daughters.

Because of customer concerns, we would like to clarify how the misinformed public have confused the facts concerning the suspected pesticide tragedy.

First, recent articles have said "rat pellets often have a compound called aluminum phosphide. ... " That is wrong. Most rodenticides, or "rat pellets" (as the media call them), do not contain any type of fumigant properties.

Second, fumigants are not commonly used as rodent control. Most professional pest control operators would not even consider using a dangerous fumigant in a residential area.

The media have carelessly caused people to be scared of pest control treatments. The public should know that there are safe methods to control rodents and pests.

Randy, Tim and Rob Hunt

Hunt Pest Control Service

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