banned pesticides

Foster family gets bed bugs & chlorpyrifos hazmat situation

January 16, 2014

The horrific story of a Rutland, Vermont foster family’s bout with bed bugs and subsequent failed treatment, followed by the alleged application of the banned pesticide chlorpyrifos by a second pest control company, suggests some changes need to be made to how bed bugs are treated — and that education about how to deal with bed […]

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Pest control firm faces DEP fines in NJ for misapplying hazardous pesticides; owner also indicted in Massachusetts

February 1, 2011

Remember TVF Pest Control, the pest control firm that allegedly used pesticides not approved for indoor use to treat bed bugs in New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts? They’ve now been fined in New Jersey for using Malathion and Carbaryl (both illegal for indoor use). The DEP investigation also found the firm falsified documents so […]

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NJDEP orders cleanup of banned pesticides used by Newark firm to treat bed bugs

July 14, 2010

Remember Josimar Ferreira, the owner of TVF Pest Control in Massachusetts who was charged with using banned pesticides to treat bed bugs and other pests? Ferreira, who was said to be unlicensed and not ceritifed to apply pesticides in Massachusetts also owned firms in New York and New Jersey. (It’s unclear to me whether he […]

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Unlicensed exterminator charged with using banned pesticides to treat bed bugs

June 17, 2010 reports that a Massachusetts man has been charged with using agricultural pesticides malathion and carbaryl (which are banned for use indoors) to treat bed bugs in Quincy, Somerville, Malden, and Everett, Massachusetts, and is also charged with running a pesticide application business without certification. Josimar Ferreira owned TVF Pest Control, on Main Street in […]

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Ohio fighting to get Propoxur for residential bed bug applications

November 11, 2009

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an emergency exemption to allow the use of the pesticide Propoxur in residences; more than a dozen additional states are supporting this request, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The pesticide is currently in use for crops, on flea/tick collars, and in commercial applications.  […]

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