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by Alliance Environmental · August 24, 2010

Bed Bug Crisis Escalates into EPA Crisis Meeting

Excepts from a Yahoo! News article on bed bugs:

“For reasons still unknown, bedbugs really seem to like the state of Ohio. The problem is so dire in Cincinnati that some people with infested apartments have resorted to sleeping on the streets.

Cincinnati created a Bedbug Remediation Commission in 2007 and, like other local and national governments around the world, the city is trying to mobilize strategies to control infestations of the resilient insects, which can hide in almost any crack or crevice and can go a year or more without eating. On Aug. 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a consumer alert about off-label bedbug treatments, warning in particular of the dangers of using outdoor pesticides in homes. The Ohio Department of Agriculture has mounted a more unusual response to the crisis: it petitioned the EPA for an exemption to allow in-home use of propoxur, a pesticide and neurotoxin banned in the 1990s out of concern for its effects on children.

Although the EPA rejected Ohio’s propoxur plea in June, the agency has scheduled an Aug. 18 meeting with state and municipal leaders to try to formulate an abatement strategy everyone can live with. Among the meeting’s participants: representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, no joke, the Department of Defense…”

Alliance Environmental Group supports the belief that there are more effective ways to combat bed bug infestations!

Keeping your home, your family or your employees safe should be a top priority for anyone looking to eradicate bed bugs from a structure.  Rather than using chemicals, Alliance advocates for the usage of heat treatment.  There are definite benefits to Alliance’s heat treatment for bed bugs, including:

  • No toxic chemicals
  • No three-day move out
  • No odor
  • No bagging of food
  • No harm to pets or people
  • Fewer neighborhood complains

Alliance’s ThermaPure heat treatment kills beg bugs by elevating the temperature of a house to 140 degrees for three hours.  This increased heat kills both the bed bugs and their eggs, ensuring that your infestation is resolved.

Contact us today to learn more about how ThermaPure heat treatment is right for you!

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