Bedbugs, now officially an epidemic!
I have written on this topic before and I was hopeful that science would have come up with a fairly simple answer to this age old problem. However these pests seem to have joined drug resistant staph infections as things that have stumped science.
Now we are having Bed Bug Summits! Actually the EPA had one last year (http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2009/bed-bug-summit.html) that completely slipped my notice. This year Bed Bug University, wait there is a whole university dedicated to eradicating these pests? Anyway they held a summit in Chicago this year and it attracted a whole lot of attention.
The official Site: http://www.nabedbugsummit2010.com/
Okay you get the idea. These pests have been on the march for a couple of years now and it seems that we aren’t going to get a chemical savior anytime soon. Unless of course we make DDT legal again. So we are in for a long frustrating battle that may only be in the end a holding action. No one is really sure why the infestation is growing so rapidly but there are certainly those searching for solutions.
Let’s just hope they find some good ones soon….
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