Illnesses associated with use of automatic insecticide dispenser units--selected states and United States, 1986-1999.

  • Published 2000 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report


To control indoor flying insects, restaurants and other businesses commonly use pyrethrin and pyrethroid insecticides sprayed from automatic dispensing units. Usually placed near entrances, these units are designed to kill flying insects in food service or work areas. On May 18, 1999, the Florida Department of Health (FDH) was notified by the Florida… (More)