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Horticulture and Home Pest News
Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists in the Departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Plant Pathology.

Ultrasonic Pest Control Claims Challenged by FTC

This article was published originally on 4/15/1992
The Federal Trade Commission has charged Sonic Technology Products, Inc., Grass Valley, California, with making false and unsubstantiated promotional claims for its ultrasonic devices called "PestChaser" and "Pestrepeller."

The devices do not, FTC said, eliminate rodent and flea infestations in the home, as claimed. Two officers of the company also were cited. FTC said the complaint is not a finding or ruling that the company has violated the law, but that if the complaint is upheld in a formal hearing the agency could prohibit the claims.-- Adapted from Pesticide Toxic Chemical News, March 11, 1992.



This article originally appeared in the April 15, 1992 issue, p. 60.

Year of Publication: 
1992
Issue: 
IC-463(8) -- April 15, 1992