“Bug Bombs” responsible for 465 injuries and a baby’s death (8 states covered, 5 years)

by nobugsonme on October 16, 2008 · 1 comment

in bad ideas, bed bug research, bed bugs, bug bombs and foggers

HealthDay News (part of U.S. News and Word Report) reports that

Between 2001 and 2006, commercial “bug bomb” insect deterrents caused 466 cases of acute pesticide-related illness or injury in eight states, U.S. researchers reported Thursday.

Presumably many more cases have happened in the other 42 US states and in other countries.

We have been told these types of foggers do not work with bed bugs and may actually spread bed bugs further and deeper into homes.

But they’re also potentially dangerous.

We encourage you to find a professional who knows how to treat bed bugs safely, and not to experiment with bug bombs.

We are also reminded that one of the potential negative “health hazards” presented by bed bugs is the danger of misuse of pesticides.

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