CONSUMER ALERT: EPA & BED BUG PESTICIDES
August 10, 2010 12:25 PM |
Posted By : Karen, Client Services, K-9 Sweeps
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CONSUMER ALERT FROM THE EPA: Bed Bugs and Pesticides - August 10, 2010
The EPA issued a statement today that advises care when selecting pesticides for bedbug control. They also recommend that an integrated pest management approach should be used for the control of bed bugs and that there has been an increase of pest control companies who offer treatments with unrealistic promises for effectiveness and low costs.
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to alert consumers that there has been an increase of individuals or companies who offer to control bedbugs with unrealistic promises of effectiveness or low cost. Because bed bug infestations are so difficult to control, there have been situations where pesticides that are not intended for indoor residential applications have been improperly used or applied at greater rates than the label allows. While controlling bedbugs is challenging, consumers should never use, or allow anyone else to use, a pesticide indoors that is intended for outdoor use, as indicated on the label. Using the wrong pesticide or using it incorrectly to treat for bedbugs can make you, your family, and your pets sick. It can also make your home unsafe to live in – and may not solve the bedbug problem.
Bedbugs can cause itchy bites on people and pets. Unlike most public-health pests, however, bed bugs are not known to transmit or spread diseases. Pesticides are only one tool to use in getting rid of bedbugs. A comprehensive approach that includes prevention and non-chemical treatment of infestations is the best way to avoid or eliminate a bedbug problem."
If you live in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Green Valley or the surrounding
areas of Southern Nevada and you need advice or need bed bug elimination pest control services, contact K-9 Sweeps LLC at 702-586-5179. K-9 Sweeps LLC has the required integrated pest management protocol to handle your bedbug situations.