- Home »
- News »
- Breaking News »
- Vermont advises five Rutland area households to leave homes due to pesticide levels
RUTLAND (AP) _ On July 14, the Vermont Health Department advised
several people in the Rutland area to leave their homes within a
week because of high pesticide levels used to treat bedbugs.
The state suspended the license of Cary Buck of AAA Accredited
Pest Control in North Clarendon, who's accused of spraying homes
with the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been banned from indoor
use since 2001.
Vermont Health Commissioner Harry Chen says the state is testing
50 or more households that were treated for bedbugs by the company.
He says so far, five homes have tested positive for
The Environmental Protection Agency says high levels of exposure
can cause dizziness, nausea and confusion. Buck denies using the
pesticide since it was banned for indoor use.