Posted by Bed Bug Action Committee on Monday, December 20, 2010
By Heartland News
CAPE GIRARDEAU (KFVS) - One adult and five children went to the
emergency room Monday night after inhaling fumes from a type of insect
The incident occurred inside a unit at the Village on the
Green Apartments on Sprigg Street.
According to a Cape Girardeau
firefighter on the scene, the fumes came from bug bombs
that were set off by someone inside a unit next door.
The firefighter said the victims went to the emergency room in
their personal vehicle.
The condition of the victims was not known. Several
firefighters were waiting at the apartment complex Monday night for the tenants
to return from the hospital.
Bug bombs are typically cans of pesticide that spray out all at
once. They're used to kill insects and can cause headache, nausea,
vomiting, dizziness and difficulty breathing if inhaled.