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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:13 am 
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Click on this link to find out which cities are most infested with BED BUGS!
http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/ ... -infested/

Bed Bug Pesticides Are Toxic!

These are the active ingredient chemicals that can be found in products labeled for bed bug control and the health effects that they have been linked to:


· Bifenthrin - Moderately Acutely Toxic, Cancer (possible), Endocrine Disruption, Neurotoxicity, Sensitizer/Irritant

· Chlorfenapyr* - Moderately Acutely Toxic, Cancer (potential), Kidney/Liver Damage

· Cyfluthrin* - Moderately Acutely Toxic, Reproductive Effects, Neurotoxicity, Kidney/Liver Damage, Sensitizer/Irritant

· Deltamethrin* - Moderately Acutely Toxic, Endocrine Disruption, Neurotoxicity, Sensitizer/Irritant

· D-Phenothrin* - Slightly Acutely Toxic, Neurotoxicity, Kidney/Liver Damage

· Fenvalerate - Slightly Acutely Toxic, Endocrine Disruption, Neurotoxicity, Kidney/Liver Damage, Sensitizer/Irritant

Hydroprene - Slightly Acutely Toxic, Sensitizer/Irritant

· Lamda Cyhalothrin - Moderately Acutely Toxic, Endocrine Disruption, Neurotoxicity, Sensitizer/Irritant

· Pyrethrins* - Slightly Acutely Toxic, Cancer (likely), Sensitizer/Irritant

· Permethrin* - Moderately Acutely Toxic, Cancer (possible), Endocrine Disruption, Reproductive Effects, Neurotoxicity, Kidney/Liver Damage, Sensitizer/Irritant

· Propoxur - [This pesticide is not registered by EPA for bed bug control, however, it has been used illegally and some pest companies and states are attempting to get EPA to allow it.] Highly Toxic, Cancer (probable), Reproductive Effects, Neurotoxicity, Kidney/Liver Damage

*These pesticides can be found in products that include uses for mattresses on the label.
Beyond Pesticides, September 2010 http://www.beyondpesticides.
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Is Ohio Bed Bug Capital of the U.S?

By Amelia Robinson, Staff Writer Updated 1:51 PM Tuesday, August 24, 2010
An alarming number of homes in the region and country have been invaded by bedbugs, said Mark Case, director of environmental Health at Montgomery County Public Health.

“They are going to be here a while until we learn how to control them,” he said.

Ohio was declared the bedbug capitol of the U.S. in recent reports by Time magazine and CBS’ “Early Show.”

“In 2005 we probably did less than 20 bedbug jobs,” said Jay Moran, owner of the Dayton area’s A-Abel Exterminating. “In 2010 we’re now doing more than 20 jobs each week.”

Because the tiny pests that feed on human blood and often hide in beds don’t carry diseases, health departments don’t keep exact counts of complaints.

“If you are the one being impacted by it, it is really serious,” Warren County health commissioner Duane Stansbury said. His department has received about 100 calls a year since 2008.

Miami County Health Commissioner Jim Lunken said there is not much local officials can do.

“Most of the people dealing with bedbugs are good, clean living people,” he said.

Click on the link below to read more on Bed Bugs
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoser ... edbugs.pdf
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Howard Garrett suggests: Using a capful of a high-quality d-limonene product per washer load should clean the bedding without harming the fabric OR
Spraying with EcoSMART and using "encasements" which are coverings for the mattress that don't allow they bugs out and they die.


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Check It Out Before Checking In
Adam Greenberg of US BedBugs.com recommends:

1. Conduct a thorough search of your hotel room or cruise ship cabin before accepting the accommodations and settling in.

2. Take a flashlight and check mattresses, bed linens, head boards, baseboards, and the areas where the floor and carpet meet.

3. Look for little dark spots that could be dust – but are likely to be bedbug fecal matter.

4. Do not place luggage on the floor, on or under the bed; keep the luggage on the luggage rack with an industrial strength plastic bag underneath and live out of the suitcase or use BugZip® Bed Bug Resistant Luggage Encasements ( http://www.usbedbugs.com ).

5. Cosmetics and toiletries should be kept in plastic bags and closed – not placed on surfaces.

6. Passive bedbug monitors placed on the nightstand can identify the presence of bedbugs as they enter and exit before and after “dinner.” They are easily packed into a suitcase and quickly eliminated at the end of the trip.


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