According to an article at treehugger.com the EPA is considering allowing the use of banned chemicals to fight bed bugs, including DDT which was banned in the 1970’s but was effective at killing bed bugs.
The state of Ohio’s Department of Agriculture is asking for an emergency exemption so they can use the insecticide known as Propoxur in homes to kill bed bugs. Propuxur is used in commercial buildings. According to the Columbus Dispatch over a dozen states are supporting the exemption that has been asked for by Ohio.
Should the EPA allow previously banned chemicals to be used to fight bed bugs? It would be interesting to see the results of a survey performed in New Jersey, New York City, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn on the issue of bed bugs and banned insecticides. New York City bed bugs are not popular.
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