Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

CDC Health Advisory - Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control

Wednesday - Nov 28, 2012

CDC Health Advisory

Health Concerns about Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control

Public Health Issues

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are alerting the public to an emerging national concern regarding misuse of pesticides to treat infestations of bed bugs and other insects indoors. Some pesticides are being applied indoors even though they are approved only for outdoor use. Even pesticides that are approved for indoor use can cause harm if over applied or not used as instructed on the product label.

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