“Health Concerns About the Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control” As a member of PESP I wanted to share this, It is a must read article on scams and pesticide use for Bed Bugs! Also here is some additional information they have posted in that article.
Important phone numbers and Web sites
If you believe you or a family member has become ill from a pesticide exposure:
Call your local poison control center: 1-800-222-1222, your local hospital emergency room, or the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378. You can also call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information Line at 1-800-CDC-INFO for information about pesticides.
If you believe your pet has become ill from a pesticide exposure:
Contact your local veterinarian or call the National Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435.
I will add one more important item from my list – Before hring anyone check them out: Within the last week I have had an opportunity to bid against someone who quoted a price of $150 for a 3 bedroom house – my price was over $1000. I also believe that they intended to only use pesticides – it is my opinion that this will not work in all circumstances and again I also believe it is important for people to understand about the use of pesticides within homes.