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Insecticides More Dangerous Then Bugs

Last updated on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

(INDIANAPOLIS) - People treating their homes for bed bugs may be doing more harm to themselves.

The centers for disease control and prevention say there have been 111 illnesses from bed bug-related insecticides from 2003-2010.

Those cases were confined to seven states with one death reported in North Carolina. Indianapolis Dr. Christopher Doehring says people tend to overuse over-the-counter bed bug treatments.

Dr. Doehring says when dealing with bed bugs or any pests, it's best to seek the help of a professional.

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