Government Study: Beware of bed bug pesticides

September 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
If you're worried about bed bugs, worry even more about the pesticides used to kill them.

The bed bug outbreaks of the past two years caused many victims to overdo it with powerful sprays and bug bombs.

A government study found misuse of pesticides has caused 80 illnesses and one death. Sickness included headaches, nausea, and vomiting.

The lone death was a 65-year-old woman who set off too many bug bombs.

You should read labels carefully or use a pest control company to get rid of bed bugs.