Tuesday 14 September 2010

Bedbugs: The Baleful Biters Are Booming

Apologies beforehand if you end up itching like a mad thing by the time you finish reading this. However, bedbugs, which were once thought to have been almost eradicated, are enjoying a massive bug renaissance.

With the invention of DDT in the 1940s it was thought that the itch and rash would become a thing of the past. Yet like a scratch that you just can't itch the humble bedbug has made an enormous comeback.

(thanks Robert-John)

1 comment(s):

mister anchovy said...

They've been an increasing problem in my part of the world, but my only encounter has been at a motel in Northern Ontario a couple years ago.