The reason Bed Bugs are epidemic in Belmont, Gastonia, and Charlotte North Carolina

Posted: December 5, 2012 in Charlotte Pest Control, Malaria
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Today, I traveled up to a Lincolnton North Carolina Farm house to give a gentleman a price on Termite Protection for his home. After I performed an inspection, he took me out to his barn to show off a couple of old tractors. Immediately catching my eye on an old work bench was anachronistic blast from the past.

There it was, an unopened bottle of DDT. (See images below)  DDT  was Banned in the United States more than 30 years ago, and  it remains America’s best known toxic substance. Like some sort of rap star, it’s known just by its initials; it’s the Notorious B.I.G. of pesticides. And much like the Notorious B.I.G., it has been put to rest. Many scientist blame the thousands of deaths from malaria on the ban of DDT. Most industry leaders and media publications agree it’s common knowledge that the ban of DDT is the sole reason for the resurgence of a pest species which was almost extinct.

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Yes, Bed Bugs are back with a vengeance and epidemic in Belmont, Gastonia, and Charlotte, North Carolina due to the fact persistent pesticides like DDT have been banned forever.  We pride ourselves at Envirosafe Termite & Pest in offering organic pest control methods such as heat treatments, steam treatments, and Pest Control that is safe for you family, home, and pets. Business is booming here at Envirosafe Termite & Pest and we are thankful for the demise of DDT in more ways than one.


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Happy Holidays from Envirosafe Temite & Pest
Happy Holidays from Envirosafe Temite & Pest
  1. log beds says:

    I am thankful for the blog article.Much thanks again. Really Great.

  2. […] The reason Bed Bugs are epidemic in Belmont, Gastonia, and Charlotte North Carolina […]

  3. Ed Darrell says:

    Off-hand, I cannot think of any serious scientist who “blames thousands of deaths from malaria” on the U.S. ban on DDT.

    First, and most importantly, malaria deaths and infections have plunged, and now are at the lowest level in human history. At peak DDT use 500 million people got malaria every year, and it killed 4 million people. In 2009, 250 million people got a bout of malaria, and 800,000 died. Infections are down by 50%, deaths are down by 75%, largely without DDT.

    Second, DDT use was curtailed in 1965, not by any action by any U.S. agency, but because mosquitoes in Africa had become resistant and immune to that pesticide. WHO’s ambitious program to eradicate malaria from the planet was frustrated by this evolving resistance; Fred Soper called off the operation in 1965 and WHO officially abandoned it in 1969. So no U.S. action was at fault.

    But third, the U.S. EPA ban on DDT covered ONLY agricultural use, and ONLY inside the U.S. EPA’s jurisdiction ends at our borders. EPA Administrator William Ruckelshaus worried about money losses to the pesticide manufacturers, and he specifically wrote a rule that allowed U.S. manufacturing to continue, for the export markets. So the U.S. ban on DDT increased the amount of DDT available for use to fight malaria in other lands.

    How potent do you think that can of Electrolux DDT was? What was it intended for — killing bus IN the vacuum, or was there a sprayer attachment for the machine?

  4. […] a lot of DDT remains stored in barns and sheds on farms and in gardens across North America.  Over at a blog operated by an exterminator in Charlotte, North Carolina, we get a glimpse of history and potential disaster all at […]

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