RUTLAND (AP) _ The Vermont Agency of Agriculture says six
Rutland households have had to relocate after an exterminator used
a banned pesticide to get rid of bedbugs.
Cary Giguere says the chemical, Chlorpyrifos, can cause nervous
system and developmental disorders. It has been banned since
Vermont Public Radio reported that the state has called the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for help.
The state has identified 262 potential homes and apartments that
need to be tested for the chemical, all in Rutland County. So far,
92 samples have been sent to the state's lab.
Officials think the most serious contamination has already been