Are Bed Bug Pesticides Safe?

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Submitted by BedBug Central on Thu, 2011-10-06 00:00

In this episode, Jeff will answer one of the most popular e-mail questions he receives which asks if the pesticides being applied for bed bug infestations  are “safe”.  The first concern many home owners have when they find a bed bug infestation in their house is if pesticides are applied, are my kids or pets safe around those pesticides.  Many experts in the pest control industry will try to avoid using the word “safe” when referring to any pesticides applied in the home.  The bottom line with this topic is that many of the pesticides used in homes these days, if used consistently with the label directions and applied in the manner listed, have a low-risk of adverse effects on human than what many people traditionally believe.  If you have any further questions about the safety of pesticides being applied in homes, it is highly recommended that you talk to your pest control company and acquire the MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheets) sheets for the pesticides being applied and provide them to your doctor or physician for them to review and provide recommendations. 

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