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EPA Aging Listserve: Selecting Pesticides for Bedbug Control
September 10, 2010, 12:08 pm
Filed under: News

After being absent in the U.S. for nearly 50 years, bedbugs are back.  Experts say the reason is the ease and volume of international travel.  Bedbugs are not known to transmit or spread disease.  However, their bites itch and multiple bites can be unpleasant and distracting.  EPA cautions that certain individuals and companies are offering to eliminate bedbugs by use of pesticides not intended for indoor use.  The use of outdoor pesticides, or even misuse of indoor products, can make you, your family and/or your pets sick.  Before using any pesticide, read the label and follow the directions.  The EPA together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise that the best way to avoid or eliminate a bedbug problem is a non-chemical approach.  Advice and guidance are provided at:  http://epa.gov/pesticides/bedbugs

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