Sen. Charles Schumer urges interagency bed bug task force

by nobugsonme on August 9, 2010 · 6 comments

in bed bugs, EPA

Pest Control Technology (PCT) reports that:

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) recently drafted a letter to heads of EPA, HUD and Health and Human Services (HHS) urging the groups to form an interagency task force to investigate and resolve bed bug infestations infesting properties.

The letter was dated July 20th, and you can download it from PCT Online here.

The recent Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clarifies the current roles of the CDC, EPA as well as HUD and other agencies regarding bed bugs (more on the joint statement here).

1 parakeets August 10, 2010 at 8:45 am

Thank you, Sentator Schumer. You are truly standing up for the health and well-being of our nation’s citizens. I applaud your letter and your strong voice behind it.

2 Larry August 10, 2010 at 10:56 am

Weak letter. Horribly weak letter. Infected from scratching? How about the emotional toll it is taking on people. I was present but missing mentally from work for 90 days. Ended up on Klonopin. Phantom everyone, PHANTOM and patience. If I had known about Phanton day one I couldve saved myself and my family 60 days of emotional trauma. De-clutter and 3 oz to the gallon.

3 waitingaround August 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Whats Phantom?

4 Larry August 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Phantom BASF insecticide.

Slow kill (up to 2 weeks) but NO resistance. As always, you have to be the buffet but I went through 2 Suspend (+Exponent…without it they drink it for fun) but it wasnt til I went with Phantom (and plenty of it…the PCO was mixing it .75 to the gal…the label itself says for this monster 3 oz per gallon) that it ended (knock wood…I will never say “the end” so long as I am in NYC)

5 Winston O. Buggy August 13, 2010 at 7:42 am

I think they need to stop making new committees and start using the information they already have everybody wants to to direct but no one wants to work.

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