Monday, August 30, 2010


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.


Morocco Bama said...

I know DDT had its downside, but can we afford to allow this infestation to go on unchecked?

I think an argument can be made that DDT was responsible for creating these Trilobitic Monsters.....similar to the thalidomide effect.

Better Living Through Chemistry.

ericswan said...

The problem with this mr. Richard is you don't have any money. Look at the work your counterparts can do with a few million of your tax dollars. I remember marching down the streets of New York in 1983. There were millions in the march but you don't know that because we couldn't pay off the mass media. What I do rememer were the finest on horseback that shut down the march every few blocks to allow traffic. Kinda loses it's effect.

just_another_dick said...

"The problem with this mr. Richard is you don't have any money."

That's true Eric, but I've always got a smile on my face, a song in my heart, and a kind word for everyone I meet.

The mass media misses much Mr. E. For instance, last night I was babysitting a client who has been feeling quite frisky lately. Last week he strangled my immediate supervisor, a freshly hired college graduate who they tossed to the wolves with promises of much advancement, then picked her up by her neck & carried her around the room a bit.

Quite amusing.

The week before that he tried to plant a knife in another staff's back.

Anyway, I've known this guy a long fucking time. While he generally gets around to belting everyone, he's never hit me. He tried, unsuccessfully, a few times many years ago, but nothing of recent vintage. I can always back him down from hitting others if I intercede. Unfortunately for my supervisor, I was off the night he snatched her.

So, as I'm sitting there while he eats a snack, I'm also guarding another complete nut job as he gets his haircut.

As the woman cutting his hair finishes, he punches himself, hard, in the head 4 times , then leaps out of his chair practically into my lap & goes for my eyes.

The 2 women with me run.

For some reason, I couldn't catch his hands, so I'm blocking & ducking as I feel his fingers touch my eyelash on one swing. The women are still gone & help doesn't appear imminent, so, not wanting to lose an eye, I place chin to chest, grab his shirt & flip him over my lap planting his ass on the kitchen floor.

I fall on him, still attempting to grab his hands as he still tries to claw my face & eyes. He then starts kneeing me in my back, so I fall across his thighs immobilizing them, finally grabbing his hands and literally restraining him by my lonesome.

There are at least 4 women in the room, yet none of them move to help me.
Do you know how many times I've interceded on their behalf?

Maybe if this was "must see TV," I'd be sitting in a room now being filmed as I bitched about their irrational fears & total cowardice.

As it stands, I work in a "don't ever wannna see TV" field, which means I'm doomed to perpetual exile here in "reality," the place no one ever wants to stay for long.

ericswan said...

You brought it on yourself Richie. I'm sure your Mom told you that long ago and it somehow percolated right into your soul.

You brought it on yourself Richard as penance for sins in a past life.

That's just the way you roll Richard.

When I'm on my break and had a bit of a rough day I remind myself that this half of my shift will pay for my cigarettes for just about a week. In my opinion you really are looking forward to Armageddon. Like they say, "A change is as good as a rest."

Don't let the bed bugs bite.

just_another_dick said...

Well Eric, that's one...I mean 3 ways of looking at it.

"Some say the end is near.
Some say we'll see Armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will.
I sure could use a vacation from this
3 ring
circus sideshow
of freaks."