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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Yet another person tries to self-treat for bed bugs and sets building on fire

October 13, 2009 reports that fourteen people living in a Hamilton County, Ohio apartment building were displaced overnight by a fire caused by someone spraying alcohol-based pesticides while smoking: Fire investigators have determined the blaze was started by a resident spraying for bed bugs while smoking, said Capt. Steve Conn, spokesman for the Colerain Township Fire Department. […]

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Self-treatment for bed bugs probably caused Cincinnati fire

January 26, 2009

This article from Local 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio reports that a resident’s attempts to self-treat for bed bugs likely contributed to a fire last night in Scottwood Avenue in Bond Hill. Investigators believe the resident was treating a bedroom with a mixture of alcohol and bug killing solution. A cigarette may have ignited fumes generated […]

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