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reaction to insecticide

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  1. fireant

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Tue Jul 29 2014 7:39:38

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    Has anyone else had an adverse reaction to the pesticide used by a PCO? They used Phobi-Dose and we have suffered from burning feet and itchy skin.

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Tue Jul 29 2014 7:47:41

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    Hi fireant,

    Phobi-Dose is a relatively new product to the market in the UK and although it was heralded as a breakthrough the lab data does not seem to agree with what people report in the field. I have tested it against our UK London strain as part of product reviews and its never been in the top 50% of the 30+ things that get trialed.

    They should have left you an information sheet with the quantity used, which would be helpful to know to see if its an over application issue.

    I have not heard of others with adverse reactions to the product although increased skin sensitivity has been reported in a small number of cases where various products have been used.

    Hope that helps.

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