Monday, March 9, 2009

Pest control, are you being poisoned?

After doing the research,the problems I continue to have after all of the years of continually being exposed to the poisons being pumped into BGA, I decided to provide a little more information to the people who work there.Since we're all being poisoned daily by the management of BGA and Bermuda Pest Control.I say that because nobody gave me a choice. Do I get poisoned or not?I Guess I do have a choice I can work or not work.Believe it or not every time a living thing crosses the line from the outside to the inside of BGA's warehouse we are being poisoned because the poison never leaves.

Here's what the BGA management and Bermuda Pest Control is telling you.

The Insecticide sprayed at BGA is save for humans.

The Insecticide will only effect Bugs.

The last two statements are not true.

First off I feel sorry for the guy that works for Bermuda Pest Control that comes into the BGA warehouse and insists that what he is doing is safe and harmless. This man is poisoning his body by not wearing protection and by believing what the industry tells him is true. I suspect this guy will never see old age. If he does I wouldn't to see his insides.Here is a little truth that Management and Bermuda Pest Control isn't telling you.First of all the type of poisons they are using are safe but with very specific requirements listed as follows.The Bug spraying is not to be left in an enclosed area.

What this means is once it is sprayed and the bugs are exposed to the insecticide, humans are not suppose to remain in the general area of the poison as it will be absorbed into the body up to 17 days after spraying.

This type of Insecticide is a Neurotoxin, which causes the nervous system in bug and other animals to literally scream themselves to death. A neurotoxin increases the sensitivity of the cells ability to feel. Once exposed to the poison the bug or animal will then literally feel their nerves kill them.Humans can have different effects when exposed to such poisons. You may have noticed tremors, headaches, Eye pain. Sinus Pain, breathing problems, skin rashes.

Do any of these symptoms some familiar. The company's like Bermuda Pest control won't acknowledge that these problems are symptoms of insecticide poisoning because there is no prove, their industry doesn't test any of their product on humans nor do they keep records on long term exposure records of their products on humans. There are no recent cases of legal proceedings against Bermuda Pest Control probably because the people involved cant prove it was insecticide exposure. The last person at BGA who dead from a mysterious ailment past away in 2007 he was a long term employee with a history of long term exposure to the insecticide.

Was in the bug spray?

who knows.

Since this type of poison has to accumulate in the body over a long period of time to cause damage before it causes cancer it is hard to determine if its the insecticide or something else that has caused this persons illness. An necropsy would need to be performed.


Did you know that all of the testing done on the insecticide used by companies like Bermuda Pest Control is tested exclusively on animals and bugs not against HUMANS. I know what your saying now, that's exactly what an insecticide is used for so that's where it should be tested and you would be right except that the testing is rarely cross referenced to human beings. What that means is the poison that they are constantly pumping into the BGA Mill Creek warehouse is tested on the cells of insects and animals such as rats, mice and birds, etc but the industry makes assumptions that it will only kill bugs or certain animals based on the damage done to a living cell but at the same time they make the assumption that since those cells are not from a human the chemical is safe for humans. For example the most commonly used insecticide utilized in the industry today is called Permethrin and it is used to fog the inside of large buildings such as a Warehouse for bugs like flea's, lice, maggots, cockroaches etc.... what companies like Bermuda Pest Control do is they use this type of insecticide of a couple of reasons first it was designed to be distributed as a mist and that mist can be controlled. Depending on the application the size of the droplets can be increased or decreased in size depending on what your trying to kill (type of bug) .

Permethrin is on of the most common insecticides used in the industry today.

Insecticides like Permethrin is a neurotoxin its used depending on two things, the kind of applicator and the location, whether it is for indoor or outdoor use.

Bermuda Pest control would like everybody to believe that the chemicals they use are 100% safe for humans and will only kill bugs or rodents. The truth is it causes a lot more damage then that and it does it to "people". Chemicals insecticides like Permethrin are in the same classification of poisons as DDT. The effects are the same. the build up in the body is the same and the toxic effects to humans are the same.

Here is a list of the thing you didn't know.


According to EPA, half-life (the amount of time required for half of the original amount of a chemical to break down or move away from the study site) was 17 days in a North Carolina agricultural soil and 43 days in Illinois. When used as a termiticide, permethrin persists longer; soil concentrations did not decline during the first year. Permethrin also persists longer in tree needles, foliage, and bark, up to 363 days. The ability of permethrin to persist in the environment was graphically illustrated by a study of an application of permethrin ear tags to cattle. Permethrin was found on all surfaces analyzed, not only on the cattle, but also on the bark of trees in their pasture, on a fence pole, and in grass. Some residues were found three months after the ear tags were applied.

To the residents of Bermuda BGA is PUMPING unregulated amounts of a neurotoxic poison into the BGA warehouse. These poisons are accumulating in the environment and over time are poisoning the people who work at BGA. There are people that have worked and died in the warehouse for more then 20 years.

Which means those people have been poisoned on a monthly bases for over 20 years.


Permethrin was mutagenic (damaging to genetic material) in three tests with human cell cultures, one with hamster cells, and one with fruit fly larvae. In cultures of human lymphocytes (white blood cells), permethrin exposure caused an increase in chromosome aberrations, chromosome fragments, and DNA lesions. In hamster ovary cell cultures, permethrin exposure caused chromosome aberrations. Exposure to Ambush (a permethrin-containing insecticide) during larval development increased sex-linked lethal mutations in fruit flies.


According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), permethrin is a possible human carcinogen (chemical that causes cancer). EPA found that permethrin increased the frequency of lung tumors in female mice, and increased the frequency of liver tumors in male and female mice. The World Health Organization reports that permethrin increased the frequency of lung tumors in females in two out of the three mouse studies it reviewed. Lung tumors increased with increasing permethrin exposure in the third study, but the increase was not statistically significant.There are no publicly available studies of the carcinogenicity of permethrin-containing insecticide products.There are two molecular mechanisms which could explain permethrin’s carcinogenicity. First, permethrin reduces the activity of an enzyme involved in the breakdown of the amino acid tryptophan. This can lead to the buildup of carcinogenic.

Although there are no formal studies related to insecticide poisoning in Bermuda there is one case where a famous family had a medical procedure was done between 1998 and 2002 in order to find out the cause of some very serious problems with a family member. Mr Frank Gamble had a Necropsy performed on his wife to find out why she was showing all of the symptoms of a stroke, after the medical procedure was performed in London England it was found that she actually had high levels of insecticide poisoning, specifically BAYGON poisoning. The Insecticide was causing severe nerve and brain damage. Her system was flushed of the toxin but it never recovered.

BGA Brings in Tons of this product to Bermuda every month. There is no special handling procedures. There are no warnings posted to the Staff. There are no protective gear handed out to the employee's.

People are getting sick and the BGA warehouse is getting more and more toxic.

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