Illegal Pesticide Use

What was the event?

Between February 2014 and January 2015, Indiana motel owner and manager Dipen Patel, allegedly supplied his housekeeping staff at the Knights Inn in Michigan City, Indiana and at the Super 8 Motel in Howe, Indiana, with a commercial pesticide called DOOM. Patel allegedly instructed housekeeping staff at both motels to mix DOOM with water and apply it to carpeting, bedding and mattresses to rid the rooms of bed bugs.

What was the event?

Between February 2014 and January 2015, Indiana motel owner and manager Dipen Patel, allegedly supplied his housekeeping staff at the Knights Inn in Michigan City, Indiana and at the Super 8 Motel in Howe, Indiana, with a commercial pesticide called DOOM. Patel allegedly instructed housekeeping staff at both motels to mix DOOM with water and apply it to carpeting, bedding and mattresses to rid the rooms of bed bugs.

What was the event?

Between February 2014 and January 2015, Indiana motel owner and manager Dipen Patel, allegedly supplied his housekeeping staff at the Knights Inn in Michigan City, Indiana and at the Super 8 Motel in Howe, Indiana, with a commercial pesticide called DOOM. Patel allegedly instructed housekeeping staff at both motels to mix DOOM with water and apply it to carpeting, bedding and mattresses to rid the rooms of bed bugs.

Resources

Public Health Statement for Dichlorvos

This public health statement tells you about dichlorvos and the effects of exposure.

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Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP)

Symptoms of Pesticide Poisoning

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Tools and Training

National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

Resources for Victims of Crime

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National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

Self-Help Tools

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