Occupational Health Watch: June 2015
Safer, Effective Cockroach Control for Buses and Trains
Cockroaches can be a big problem on buses and trains, but the pesticides used to treat them can cause worker illness.
Occupational Pesticide Illness Prevention Program of the California Department of Public Health has created a fact sheet for transit operators on controlling cockroaches without harming the health of passengers and drivers.
fact sheet (PDF) recommends changing conditions that attract cockroaches, as well as using safer and more effective Photo: Gel baits are effective non-chemical and gel bait treatments rather than spraying or for controlling cockroaches fogging pesticides.
Photo: Gel baits are effective for controlling cockroaches
Safer and Effective Cockroach Control for Buses and Trains – PDF fact sheet
Occupational Pesticide Illness Prevention Program
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