Sen. Charles Schumer urges interagency bed bug task force

August 9, 2010

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 […]

6 comments Read the full article →

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 […]

5 comments Read the full article →

EPA’s new Controlling Bed Bugs page

May 17, 2010

The US Environmental Protection Agency has a brand new Controlling Bed Bugs page, with information on bed bug biology, prevention and identification and various forms of bed bug treatment (and Integrated Pest Management), choosing a pest management professional, as well as wonderful photos of bed bugs, cast skins, eggs, and other signs of bed bugs. […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Pest professionals talk to legislators about bed bugs

March 3, 2010

PCT Online reports on the Legislative Day held by the National Pest Management Association on Monday, where attendees educated legislators about bed bugs; they encouraged Congress members to consider: Providing additional resources and directing the CDC to provide leadership on the bed bug issue. Authorizing “a research program to helped develop effective methods of controlling […]

Read the full article →

Bed bug killer: Ohio’s Propoxur Section 18 label exemption request

January 27, 2010

Brad Harbison has a new article in PCT Online with more background on Ohio’s EPA request for a Section 18 label exemption request for Propoxur, the process it went through, its current status (“wait and see”), and the prognosis for other states following suit, should it be successful. The change would allow Propoxur to be […]

5 comments Read the full article →

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 […]

5 comments Read the full article →