Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA said what about bed bugs?!?

March 1, 2011

“A bedbug plague is sweeping the United States and shows no signs of stopping.” There’s nothing very unusual about this quote.  You’ve probably seen similar statements made in the media.  You might even agree that it fairly represents — more or less — your perception of the spread of bed bugs. The word “plague” is, […]

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Bed bug meeting takes place between EPA, CDC, DoD and Ohio leaders

August 19, 2010

TIME has reported that state and municipal leaders from Ohio were to meet with the EPA yesterday (August 18th): Although the EPA rejected Ohio’s propoxur plea in June, the agency has scheduled an Aug. 18 meeting with state and municipal leaders to try to formulate an abatement strategy everyone can live with. Among the meeting’s […]

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EPA warns consumers with bed bugs to choose pesticides carefully and follow label instructions

August 10, 2010

The EPA issued a new Consumer Alert today about the proper and safe use of pesticides in treating bed bugs: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to alert consumers that there has been an increase of individuals or companies who offer to control bedbugs with unrealistic promises of effectiveness or low cost. This is […]

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Bed bugs cheer: Ohio’s propoxur exemption request denied

June 11, 2010

Darnit. The Environmental Protection Agency has unfortunately denied the State of Ohio’s emergency Section 18 label exemption request for propoxur. According to the EPA’s Notice of the request, the exemption would have allowed for three products containing propoxur to . . . be applied as a crack and crevice or spot treatment to indoor residential […]

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Faulty bed bug information

August 3, 2009

Florida’s WCTV.com recently ran a story about the wonderful methods used at the University of Florida to bake bed bugs in furniture (they set up an ad hoc oven in the center of the room). That’s not news to us. However, this report also contained a curious sidenote: The environmental protection agency has prohibited the […]

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Washington D.C. Department of Health holding bed bug summit 3/27; also D.C. EPA bed bug conference 4/14 and 4/15

March 3, 2009

According to the Washington City Paper’s City Desk: The summit is skedded for March 27 from 10:00 am to 3 pm at 441 4th Street NW, Room 1107. Get ready for a “dialogue on creative and effective approaches to dealing with bedbugs.” That’s in addition to the even bigger EPA National Bed Bug Summit in […]

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Exciting news: EPA to hold public meeting on bed bugs April 14th

February 23, 2009

Renee Corea of New York vs. Bed bugs broke the news today that the EPA is holding a meeting on bed bugs on April 14th. Renee writes: We have just received information, from our one and only contact at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that EPA is set to hold a public meeting on […]

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