CDC Warns Of Misusing Pesticides For Bed Bug Treatment

Bed bug infestations a home is not like any other type of insect.  The realization that little bugs attack you while you are sleeping will drive even the sanest person to desperate measures to try to rid their home of the pesky little vampires.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health advisory this week about the health issues that consumers face when they misuse pesticides in their homes.  According to NBCNEWS.com on November 28, 2012, the “federal health officials are alarmed by the growing reports of pesticide misuse and poisonings” that are reported in the United States.

Reports are that between 2006 and 2010, there have been 129 people who have suffered mild to serious health harms when pesticides that are deemed safe for exterior use have been used on the interior of a home.

Out of desperation to rid their home of the bloodsucking pests, many people do not understand the dangers involved with using pesticides incorrectly.  It is not uncommon for consumers to buy pesticides and apply them liberally without reading the instructions or the warning labels.  Often times the pesticides that are used are not used for the pests that people are trying to kill, which causes consumers to reapply pesticides continuously without much thought as to the after-effects of the pesticide usage.

Many consumers do not realize that the instructions and warning labels that are included on every bottle and spray form of pesticide is the “LAW”.  The regulations for any particular pesticide have been created to protect consumers so that they do not become ill, or worse yet, cause death among those who use these products.

For the health and safety of your family, it is always best to hire a licensed pest control expert to treat bed bugs or any other home invading pest.  The expertise offered by a pest control technician of pesticide application will ensure proper application so that your family is safe from pesticide poisoning.