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Are bedbugs becoming more resistant?

Sydney - In alarming news for those with an aversion to bedbugs, the insects appear to be adapting to insecticides by developing thicker skins, according to new research.

British Airways plane grounded after bed bugs found

London - An aircraft, owned by the leading airline British Airways, has been withdrawn from service after a bed bug infestation was discovered on board.

Bed bugs can transmit Chagas disease

Bethesda - Disturbingly, a new study suggests that bed bugs (such as triatomines) can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease.

Man accidentally sets house on fire in attempt to kill bed bugs

A man set his house on fire while trying to rid his home of bed bugs. According to local police, four firefighters and the home owner were injured as a result of the fire.

New study aims at better control of bed bugs

Cincinnati - Bed bugs cause many problems. The insects are very difficult to get rid of and can be resistant to pesticides. Now a science team says targeting the bacteria inside the insects can lead to new and more efficient pesticides.

Chicago bites its way to the top for bed bug issues

Chicago - That tired old phrase "don't let the bed bugs bite" means something as it has become a serious problem of late. This has nothing to do with being clean, either.

Bedbug infestation index ranks New York as top American city

An annual city index on bed bug infestations, released just before the Memorial Day holiday, reminds travelers of the top cities where bedbug populations are concentrated.

Toronto mayor hopeful George Smitherman vows to fight bed bugs

Toronto - A couple of hours after Toronto frontrunner mayoral candidate Rob Ford announces his fiscal plan in Etobicoke, George Smitherman announced his $3 million plan to fight the growing problem of bed bugs in the city.

Bed bugs a growing problem worldwide

Bed bugs were almost eradicated in Western countries in the 1940s and 1950s. The use of DDT and better hygiene caused bed bugs to almost disappear. They were still prevalent in other regions of the world such as Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Bed bug infestations growing worldwide

Is something eating you? What are the health risks from bed bugs? How can you prevent bed bugs? How do you get rid of them?

US Government Hosts Two Day Conference on Bed Bugs

In what is being hailed as an outstanding use of taxpayer money, the United States government is hosting a two-day conference on the blood-sucking insects.

Congress Aims to Solve National Bed Bug Crisis

The United States House of Representatives is currently considering the bill H.R. 6068 titled The Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2008. Thats right, no issue is too small for the United States government!
 

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