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There are 31 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 14, 2010, titled No bedbug relief: EPA rejects request to allow pesticide | The Colu.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The U.S. EPA has rejected Ohio's request to use an industrial and agricultural pesticide to fight bedbugs in homes.

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Darren

Marysville, OH

#23 Jun 14, 2010
Cartman wrote:
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You are wrong- DDT is a bad thing that is cheap to make with a huge profit margin. There are many other pesticides that work without the adverse affects but won't make the chemical companies as rich. It is all a question of profit margin and if the companies actually cared about the welfare of the children they would do the humanitarian thing and discount their product in a big way. Don't hold your breath.
Honest to goodness bud, WHERE do you come up with this stuff?

#1. The other pesticides don't work as well, so your exposure is higher. Beyond that, the consumer has to buy more therefore making the companies MORE money.
#2. To continually berate companies as not caring about some group (especially children) is just plain infantile. Companies are made up of people and they have kids.
#3. I would be willing to bet you a ton of money that the companies DO discount they product for the poor, destitute and people in our society who would rather have others take care of their responsibilities.

Why do you thing stuff costs so much for those of us who actually WORK in society?
Fatherof3

Zanesville, OH

#24 Jun 14, 2010
darren does it occur to you that some people cant work? Like maybe they dont have legs or arms or eyes or a stable mind...Youre one dumb stupid arrogant person to say something like that...rude a**. If it were your grandma or family disabled Ill be sure and mention what a lazy pos she is if I see her at walmart or somewhere..but YOU are the biggest POS for saying that...
Cartman

Powell, OH

#25 Jun 15, 2010
Darren wrote:
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Honest to goodness bud, WHERE do you come up with this stuff?
#1. The other pesticides don't work as well, so your exposure is higher. Beyond that, the consumer has to buy more therefore making the companies MORE money.
#2. To continually berate companies as not caring about some group (especially children) is just plain infantile. Companies are made up of people and they have kids.
#3. I would be willing to bet you a ton of money that the companies DO discount they product for the poor, destitute and people in our society who would rather have others take care of their responsibilities.
Why do you thing stuff costs so much for those of us who actually WORK in society?
Primarily through literacy and having no need to be a shill for corporate interests. Here is a brief note from a professional exterminator who would stand to get rich if you were right (as unlikely as that would be):

Insecticides are not an option to get rid of bed bugs, because insecticides should never be applied to an area where you sleep. Sticky traps, like those used for mice, are a good way to capture rogue bed bugs that have managed to escape your domestic exorcism. Some insecticides like Boric Acid might be used in areas around the bed, but never on the mattress itself.
Craig Smith

Dublin, OH

#26 Jun 15, 2010
"The EPA likely overestimated the exposure to children..."

Yeah, the EPA always errs on the side of environmentalist, thus preventing the use of hair sponges (human and pet hair contained in pantie hose) to help clean up the Gulf oil spill, because they were "not approved".

*sigh* Bureaucrats...
linda

Galloway, OH

#27 Jun 15, 2010
Forget the restriction, buy the poison and kill the bugs. Move you kids out for a month or two. Bomb the area and leave it sit. Who would they chew on.
Happy Endings R GOOD

Dublin, OH

#28 Jun 15, 2010
Propoxur--Isn't this what Michael Jackson OD'd on??
Will Burns

United States

#29 Jun 15, 2010
danny horn wrote:
why do you think it only used by people that know what they our doing, best move epa has made in a long time, remenber DDT. well you know the rest of the story
Dan Horn Lic: pest control operator
I rember ddt, cheap highly effective and demonized by an environmental terrorist. Claimed Bird eggs had thin shells because of ddt. Turned out the eggs had thin shells do to a parasite not ddt. Ddt probably saved the bald eagle not harmed them.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#30 Jun 15, 2010
Will Burns wrote:
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I rember ddt, cheap highly effective and demonized by an environmental terrorist. Claimed Bird eggs had thin shells because of ddt. Turned out the eggs had thin shells do to a parasite not ddt. Ddt probably saved the bald eagle not harmed them.
I don't believe any of these people anymore. They cry wolf all the time.
Cartman

Powell, OH

#31 Jun 15, 2010
Will Burns wrote:
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I rember ddt, cheap highly effective and demonized by an environmental terrorist. Claimed Bird eggs had thin shells because of ddt. Turned out the eggs had thin shells do to a parasite not ddt. Ddt probably saved the bald eagle not harmed them.
You must be over 100 years old. No one can become so stupid in a shorter amount of time. I hope an eagle rips your liver out but takes the time to explain why they didn't become extinct as a result of DDT.
wakeuppeople

Bronx, NY

#32 Jun 26, 2010
Pesticide making is a business just like dry cleaners and the local supermarket. I read that they are stopping the production of the anecdote for poisonous spider bites because "there is just not enough profit". I read this in an article. Google it and you will see. It's all about money and power. The EPA does not wanna ruffle the feathers of the people who are going green because those are their voters. DDT never harmed anyone I knew and I know people in their upper 60's into their 90's. Guess what is on the rise? Meningitis, whooping cough, etc. Bring back DDT and use it in the homes and not everywhere. Because people used it incorrectly instead of teaching people how to use it correctly, they just ban it. Cigarettes have NO USE but to make money and the EPA or Health people didn't ban them! This country is all f**ked up!!!
Frank

Dublin, OH

#33 Jun 27, 2010
Now I get why they say "don't let the bedbugs bite."

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