The losing defendants in Merrifield v. Lockyer have regrouped and are now trying to change the law found to be unconstitutional by
the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2008.
Read our 'Final Report' to see how the defendants' use of economic protectionism is still threatening our industry today.
g) Persons engaged in the live capture and removal or exclusion of vertebrate pests, bees, or wasps from a structure without the use of pesticides, provided those persons maintain insurance coverage as described in Section 8692. “Vertebrate pests” include, but are not limited to, pigeons, rats, mice, bats, raccoons, skunks, and squirrels. This section does not exempt a person from the provisions of Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 2050) of Division 3 of the Fish and Wildlife Code of Regulations.”
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