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EPA Creates Pesticide Database To Aid Consumers In Bed Bug Control

Photo Courtesy -- Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced its creation of a database that will assist consumers in choosing an "EPA-registered bed bug product that meets their needs and is safe if properly used according to label instructions."

Steve Owens, assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, urged consumers to use the database to ensure a safer way of controlling bed bugs while also taking preventative measures such as "reducing clutter, covering mattresses, vacuuming and other methods."

Currently there are more than 300 different products for bed bug control registered by EPA.

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