MOUNT VERNON — The old bedtime adage, "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite," has more truth than some may suspect.

 

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One Response to “Bed bug infestations on rise”

  1. Harry Case

    By the early 1950’s bed bugs were nearly eliminated from the North American continent as a result of the widespread use of DDT. Their numbers were so decimated that generations raised after that time thought they were a myth, perpetuated in a nursery rhyme. Unfortunately, bed bugs are very real. The banning of DDT and the marked increase in international travel, have rapidly given us a resurgence of these nasty pests. Their increase started slowly at first, sort of like the front side of a bell curve, but then accelerated and intensified. We now appear to be on the steep and rapidly rising back side of the curve, with no idea of when the population will peak or when the curve will flatten out. Read the full post here: http://pestcontrolcenter.com/blog/?p=455