Sustainable Arlington

An Envision Arlington committee & a Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) chapter

Folder 3. Pesticides, including Rodenticides



default 1. SGARs [Second Generation Anti-coagulant Rodenticides]

Save Arlington Wildife explains SGARs.

"As the name suggests, this class of rat poisons work by stopping the blood from coagulating (clotting) in its victim by inhibiting Vitamin K production in the body (Vitamin K is responsible for clotting the blood). This can incite  a fatal reaction in animals as ingestion of SGARs can cause internal hemorrhaging. There are four chemicals registered as SGARs in the United States: brodifacoum, bromadialone, difenacoum, and difethialone."  Read more here.

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"...chemical pollution has crossed a “planetary boundary”, the point at which human-made changes to the Earth push it outside the stable environment of the last 10,000 years."

default Community Action Works: Problems with pesticides

Want to Make a Difference in Massachusetts?

Community Action Works co-facilitates the statewide Community Pesticide Reduction (CPR) Network, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., along with the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA/Mass). 

Solutions for pesticide-free communities:

Pesticide Organizing Playbook: Maine [pdf]   /  Protecting Pollinators [pdf]    Pesticide-free Playing Fields [pdf]    Chemical-free Lawncare [pdf]   /   Non-toxic Lake Management [pdf]     Toxins in the Garden [pdf]

default Community Pesticides Reduction (CPR) Network

The pesticide and pollinator organizing network for Massachusetts, part of the Northeast Organic Farming Assoc./Mass.  contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The CPR Network holds monthly meetings to

  • connect people to create healthy landscapes that feed our communities and restore our environment
  • to reduce the use of toxic and persistent chemicals on all landscapes (schools, playgrounds, municipal properties, community gardens and farms)
  • educate on the dangers presented by our society’s over-reliance and abuse of synthetic biocides like glyphosate and neonicotinoids