COLUMBUS, Ohio – A resurgence of bedbugs across the U.S. has homeowners and apartment dwellers taking desperate measures to eradicate the tenacious bloodsuckers, with some relying on dangerous outdoor pesticides and fly-by-night exterminators.
The problem has gotten so bad that the Environmental Protection Agency warned this month against the indoor use of chemicals meant for the outside. The agency also warned of an increase in pest control companies and others making "unrealistic promises of effectiveness or low cost."
Bedbugs, infesting U.S. households on a scale unseen in more than a half-century, have become largely resistant to common pesticides. As a result, some homeowners and exterminators are turning to more hazardous chemicals that can harm the central nervous system, irritate the skin and eyes or even cause cancer.
This is pretty scary.
I found this bedbug attempting to crawl into my frilly undergarments just last week.
This one escaped by scurrying around the right side of my bed.
It's enough to give one the night terrors.
I know DDT had its downside, but can we afford to allow this infestation to go on unchecked?
I'm being deadly serious here. A friend of mine found this bedbug attached to his 12 year old's penis.
It escaped before he could kill it & the next day he found this in his amongst his pre-teen's athletic supporters.
Ignore this at your own peril.