Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bed Bug News ~ Use Malathion!

From the AP:

US grapples with bedbugs, misuse of pesticides

The problem has gotten so bad that the Environmental Protection Agency warned this month against the indoor use of chemicals meant for the outside. The agency also warned of an increase in pest control companies and others making "unrealistic promises of effectiveness or low cost."


The Agency may be warning against it, but if you have bedbugs that is exactly what you should be doing. Buy some Malathion. They still sell it. It was used for years against bed bugs indooors. It is still recommended by the World Health Organization. See this.

Ohio authorities, struggling against widespread infestations in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and other cities, are pleading with EPA to approve the indoor use of the pesticide propoxur, which the agency considers a probable carcinogen and banned for in-home use in 2007. About 25 other states are supporting Ohio's request for an emergency exemption.


The Federal Government is to blame for Bed Bugs coming back, and they won't let you do anything about it. A majority of states support teh repeal of the EPA ban of propoxur, but it doesn't matter to the EPA. So buy some Malathion instead. Get some at Lowes or the Home Depot.

Here is an article from Jonathan Strong at the Daily Caller:


Is the EPA to blame for the bed bug ‘epidemic’?
By Jonathan Strong - The Daily Caller



Eradication can take months and cost thousands of dollars. There’s also the stigma — many high-end New York residences, for instance, keep their bed bug infestations secret to avoid embarrassment.

But why are bed bugs back? Though they’ve been sucking humans’ blood since at least ancient Greece, bed bugs became virtually extinct in America following the invention of pesticide DDT.

There were almost no bed bugs in the United States between World War II and the mid-1990s.

Around when bed bugs started their resurgence, Congress passed a major pesticides law in 1996 and the Clinton EPA banned several classes of chemicals that had been effective bed bug killers.

The debate isn’t over long-banned DDT, since modern bed bugs have developed a tolerance for that chemical. But in the pre-1996 regime, experts say, bed bugs were “collateral damage” from broader and more aggressive use of now-banned pesticides like Malathion and Propoxur.


And now that we have banned our most effective course of action, Bed Bugs are becoming more resistant to the remaining available pesticides:

the economic impact to victims can be severe. In many cases, victims discard most or all of their furniture and other belongings in a desperate push to rid themselves of the problem. There are extermination costs and expensive preventative measures like mattress encasements as well.

Compounding the spread of bed bugs are several factors other than EPA regulations, including the increased levels of travel and growing resistance in wild bed bug populations to the pesticides that are still allowed by the government.

According to research at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, academic headquarters for studying the six-legged beast, some strains of bed bugs can survive, zombie-like, for up to 16 days after being directly sprayed with currently used pesticides.


Do yourself a favor and break out the Malathion! Don't listen to the government!


If you consider that in most instances insects are intended to die shortly after coming into brief contact with pesticide residue, that’s pretty dramatic.

Meanwhile, tests at the University of Kentucky show the EPA-banned pesticides are still deadly effective at bed bug mass murder.

Notably, pest controllers can still rid your house or apartment building of bed bugs. It’s just way more expensive and time consuming since they’re using nerf guns instead of nukes.


Malathion is still deadly effective at bed bug mass murder! You can buy it at the hardware store for outside use. It is better than anything your exterminator is allowed to use. Call an exterminator and expect to pay hundreds or dollars for multiple treatments with a nerf gun, or just pay $8 for some Malathion at Lowes and kill them all in one application. It really is that simple.


Previously on the Cesspool:

Malathion Will Kill Your Bed Bugs!

Cincinnati ~ Bedbug Capital of the World! ~ Blame the EPA!

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34 comments:

Umm Malaika said...

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Shakes The Clown said...

Thanks!

Shakes The Clown said...

And good luck with your blog!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to know exactly HOW to use this for bed bugs. Like how much should I use (it's a concentrated bottle), where should I spray it, etc. Please and thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'm with anonymous. Now that I know what to use and where to find it...how is it mixed and applied? Should the area where used be banned for children, toys and pets?
If so, for how long.

Anonymous said...

Be very careful with Malathion. I have been fighting bedbugs for 4 weeks with the natural Diatomaceous earth and spray and foggers. It does slow them down, but as I said it's been 4 weeks now. I thought malathion was banned in Florida, but it’s not. I made my first batch too strong and spray in a room far enough way and thought I was OK. In the morning I woke up vomiting. WHAT I DID WRONG. 1st I made it too strong. I’m a little desperate at this point. Please research what official studies say, even if the studies are from the 1950s for the proper amounts. 2nd, Malathion is less poisonous is a DRY state. Spray and get out of the house. I have read that worker in the fruit and veggie fields are required to not re-enter the fields until 12 hours of “dry” time after the spraying. READ READ READ. Cover your skin and wear a mask, and wipe it off when you go back in the house (my suggestions). Also, it is against federal law to use this indoors. But if you are as despite as me… f the laws. I need to be bug free and get my life back.

Anonymous said...

World Health Organization refers to 2% Malathion for getting rids of bugs, but warns that the bug can become immune to it. But if Malathion has been banned from being used in interior space for many

http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/resources/vector237to261.pdf
http://search.who.int/

Tom said...

There are good reasons not to use malathion for indoors or vs bed bugs: death, birth defects, brain damage, gene damage, genetic damage carried on to your offspring and their offspring, organ damage, possible cause of leukemia, childhood intestinal defects, immune system weakening, heart defects.

It's also illegal to use in violation of its label.

Anyone tempted to use malathion vs bed bugs, or indoors for any reason, should at very least research the health and safety risks.

Here's a link to start that research:

http://www.chem-tox.com/malathion/research/

bedbug bug said...

apparently tom works for the epa and doesnt have bed bugs and has no experience with them

bedbug bug said...

apparently tom has never encountered bedbugs

bedbug bug said...

apparently tom has never encountered bedbugs

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zethfox said...

hey tom, you ever have bed bugs?
if not, shut down your computer and exit stage left. thanks.

9 months, have barely anything left in my place, still have them, 1200$ in the hole. nothing has worked.

at this point, dying would just be a blessing.

picking up some of this stuff tomorrow after work, thanks for the tip.

zethfox said...

just an update did my first treatment using malathion 57% mixed 1 part mala to 9 parts water in spray bottles.
confirmed: malathion worked.
my face didn't melt off, I didn't end up brain dead, no babies were harmed in the treatment, my cats are alive and well.
been apparently bedbug free since the application on the 24th of july. haven't found a single living bedbug since, in any of the locations i was able to find them for the last 9 months.

I post the mix amount i used with success because no one else on the entire internet cared to explain how much to use and how.
malathion 57% from your local lawn and garden place. mixed 1mala/10water,
applied wearing gloves and a face mask to EVERYTHING, and i mean EVERYTHING.
shut off my ac unit first as a precaution because of some random mumbo jumbo i read about it getting in the crawl space and concentrating, which i now believe is just BS spit out to keep you from using it indoors.

turned the electric off and lightly misted even my computer and tv.

took extra care to soak my bed, after placing the covers and sheets in a plastic bag for later cleaning at a local laundromat in the ghetto.

took extra care to spray the parameters of all the rooms, all seats, couches, sofas, and tables, and drawers which i emptied all the clothing into large plastic bags for cleaning at a laundromat later inside, under, on top, on bottom EVERYTHING.

lightly misted the entire floor of each room walking from furthest corner to the door, closing each room as they were considered 100% sprayed.

sprayed in all cabinets after emptying all the cans and food into bag to donate to red cross food drive <-this was done before i started while i still had ac.
throw away your toothbrush and spray the entire bathroom.

sprayed the entire tiled floor of my house, soaked the carpeted areas in my rooms.

about the cats, i have a disconnected laundry room where i set up a temp living area for them, it has screened windows, which i left opened.

about you, find a friends house to stay at. not saying you can't live in the house as im not sure. but this stuff literally smells like someone took a crap in the middle of the room.
I was out of my house for 1 and a half days, the windows were opened just enough with window lock thingies to vent but not enough that someone could climb in and rob me.

about laundry, i choose a ghetto coin clean place so i could wash 8 loads and dry them in just under 2 hours.

the smell of malathion goes away after just 3 days, it's "tolerable" after about just a day.

DO NOT GET IT ON YOUR SKIN, this stuff will make you feel weird if you mix it without gloves on or spray it on yourself.

I plan on doing one more full treatment this weekend. thats just about 17 days after the first. the reason for a 2nd treatment is to make sure i kill any bedbug eggs that hatch that somehow escaped my wraith. 15 day egg cycle, so this weekend will be perfect timing to do a 2nd and final treatment.

a full treatment took me about 3 hours to complete. been sleeping like a baby since :)

zethfox said...

just an update did my first treatment using malathion 57% mixed 1 part mala to 9 parts water in spray bottles.
confirmed: malathion worked.
my face didn't melt off, I didn't end up brain dead, no babies were harmed in the treatment, my cats are alive and well.
been apparently bedbug free since the application on the 24th of july. haven't found a single living bedbug since, in any of the locations i was able to find them for the last 9 months.

I post the mix amount i used with success because no one else on the entire internet cared to explain how much to use and how.
malathion 57% from your local lawn and garden place. mixed 1mala/10water,
applied wearing gloves and a face mask to EVERYTHING, and i mean EVERYTHING.
shut off my ac unit first as a precaution because of some random mumbo jumbo i read about it getting in the crawl space and concentrating, which i now believe is just BS spit out to keep you from using it indoors.

turned the electric off and lightly misted even my computer and tv.

took extra care to soak my bed, after placing the covers and sheets in a plastic bag for later cleaning at a local laundromat in the ghetto.

took extra care to spray the parameters of all the rooms, all seats, couches, sofas, and tables, and drawers which i emptied all the clothing into large plastic bags for cleaning at a laundromat later inside, under, on top, on bottom EVERYTHING.

lightly misted the entire floor of each room walking from furthest corner to the door, closing each room as they were considered 100% sprayed.

sprayed in all cabinets after emptying all the cans and food into bag to donate to red cross food drive <-this was done before i started while i still had ac.
throw away your toothbrush and spray the entire bathroom.

sprayed the entire tiled floor of my house, soaked the carpeted areas in my rooms.

about the cats, i have a disconnected laundry room where i set up a temp living area for them, it has screened windows, which i left opened.

about you, find a friends house to stay at. not saying you can't live in the house as im not sure. but this stuff literally smells like someone took a crap in the middle of the room.
I was out of my house for 1 and a half days, the windows were opened just enough with window lock thingies to vent but not enough that someone could climb in and rob me.

about laundry, i choose a ghetto coin clean place so i could wash 8 loads and dry them in just under 2 hours.

the smell of malathion goes away after just 3 days, it's "tolerable" after about just a day.

DO NOT GET IT ON YOUR SKIN, this stuff will make you feel weird if you mix it without gloves on or spray it on yourself.

I plan on doing one more full treatment this weekend. thats just about 17 days after the first. the reason for a 2nd treatment is to make sure i kill any bedbug eggs that hatch that somehow escaped my wraith. 15 day egg cycle, so this weekend will be perfect timing to do a 2nd and final treatment.

a full treatment took me about 3 hours to complete. been sleeping like a baby since :)

Anonymous said...

Zethfox the first time this happened I thought it coincidence but was more careful next time and so on it happened twice more: Days after spraying inside my wife and I start feeling like we both need an antidepressant and my male breastsget a little fatty-looking. This lasts for daysand doesn't kick in for days. It is the malathion. Seems like liver congestion and hormonal imbalance like, in my case, aromatase cascade. I'd almost rather have bed bugs than get bitch tits and start contemplating suicide. It is absolutely the malathion. All that crap about its toxicity being low is B.S.: it metabolizes into something way way worse in the body and hangs out!

Terminator said...

Use malathion full strength in a spray bottle - it kills them all within hours.

I used it during summer 2013 - they were everywhere - nothing else worked.

The next day they were GONE.

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Anonymous said...

Buy a cheap gas mask or respirator and yeah wear gloves. I'd also recommend a few de-humidifiers because if conditions get too dry the bed bugs won't survive their life cycle.

Anonymous said...

This is insane-- do not spray malathion in your house.

Anonymous said...

Ive used malathion indoors to rid of an infestation of roaches and bed bugs. Worked great, a certain amount of intelligence is required when applying nerve poison to things you will have to come into contact with in the future. Obviously this isnt something everyone should go out and begin thinking oh this will kill them and everything will be great... during the bed bug apocalypse no one and no pets should be present in the house for a day or two to allow the malathion to do its job then after the bug genocide is complete it is time for a complete decontamination of all surfaces that had come into contact with the malathion. Im not talking wipeing with a damp rag I am saying rubber gloves respirator and a desire to not have permanent damage.

Jen said...

DO NOT USE MALATHION in the house!! I've recently done so and I've been suffering from chest pain, headaches, breathing problems, dizziness, stomach pain, can't concentrate. The smell DOES NOT GO AWAY AFTER 3 DAYS!! It attaches itself to fabric!!! It smells like cat urine!!! I've tried to get rid of it with lemon water and febreeze and even tried steam cleaning my couch! The things I've used to spray to try and get rid of it, seemed to activate it again!!!! PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS!!! IT IS VERY HARMFUL!!!!!

william keaton said...

When I read some of these comments it frightens me to my bones. I've been a licensed pest controller for seven years and to think many people would try and do something like this on their own knowing nothing about what they're doing literally putting their lives in jeopardy. Organophosphate poisoning is irreversible and an endocrine disruptor.

william keaton said...

You need to study the bedbugs habitat learn how to find them. You can't just drop a silver bullet bomb, it doesn't work like that.

william keaton said...

All I can say is this, don't use The m chemical anymore, and pray nothing is happened to your system. I can't spell the M chemical because my type is not working and it won't text to speech properly

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RiotStarter said...

No, no, no, do not use this! I did yesterday. I immediately regret it. Yes no bed bugs but I for sure have poisoning. I did one part m to ten parts water and nope nope. I used 55%.... I had to discard a massive amount of stuff due to corrosion and damage. I am feeling sick and high, and have obvious signs of poisoning. Do not do this, seek professional help when using this product!

RiotStarter said...

No, no, no, do not use this! I did yesterday. I immediately regret it. Yes no bed bugs but I for sure have poisoning. I did one part m to ten parts water and nope nope. I used 55%.... I had to discard a massive amount of stuff due to corrosion and damage. I am feeling sick and high, and have obvious signs of poisoning. Do not do this, seek professional help when using this product!

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