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Bed Bug Pesticide Alert – From the EPA

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Bed Bug Pesticide Alert – From the EPA

  • Never use a pesticide indoors that is intended for outdoor use.  It is very dangerous and won’t solve your bed bug problem.
  • Using the wrong pesticide or using it incorrectly to treat for bed bugs can make you sick, may not solve the problem, and could even make it worse by causing bed bugs to hide where the pesticide won’t reach them.
  • Check if the product is effective against bed bugs…if a pest isn’t listed on the product label, the pesticide has not been tested on that pest and it may not be effective. Don’t use a product or allow a pest control operator to treat your home unless bed bugs are named on the product label. 
  • Before using any pesticide product, READ THE LABEL FIRST, then follow the directions for use.
  • Keep in mind that any pesticide product without an EPA registration number has not been reviewed by EPA, so it hasn’t been determined if or how well it works. 

Minnesota Bed Bug Hotline:  Sponsored by the University of Minnesota
www.bedbugs.umn.edu  or call  612-624-2200