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And the most bedbug-
infested U.S. city is …

Houston Chronicle, by Eric Berger

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/17/2013 1:57:41 PM

As most everyone knows by now, bedbugs are back. The exact cause is not known, but experts associate the resurgence with increased resistance of bed bugs to available pesticides, greater international and domestic travel, lack of knowledge regarding control of bed bugs due to their prolonged absence, and the continuing decline or elimination of effective pest control programs at state and local public health agencies. The only people that are happy, it would seem, are pest control specialists. To that end, Orkin has announced its top 50 bed bug cities for 2012.

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Check out the list. #1..?....Chicago!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 1/17/2013 2:04:01 PM     (No. 9122434)

The problem is the banning of DDT ........... also the reason for millions of malaria deaths on Africa and other 3rd world areas.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 1/17/2013 2:10:01 PM     (No. 9122450)

Interesting that there is no particular demographic to point to because the cities are ethincally and racially diverse, but one thing most seem to have in common is that they are mostly liberal strongholds. I guess cleanliness isn´t very important to them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: viking diver, 1/17/2013 2:11:49 PM     (No. 9122451)

too bad we can´t use DDT... but then that book by Rachael Carson "silent spring" who fabricated all the facts ended that with her lies. not sure if it worked on bedbugs but it sure did work on the other bugs and didn´t cause any issues with humans, mammals or aviary species, but then the greenies don´t care about facts

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Reply 4 - Posted by: veritas, 1/17/2013 2:13:22 PM     (No. 9122455)

FTA: greater international and domestic travel

Which has also led to lots of entertaining third-world diseases here, diseases our docs have never seen or treated. Hmmm. "More travel." I wonder whether this might involve the de facto open borders policies? The refusal to deal with illegal aliens as illegal aliens? Guess I´m just suspicious....

#1: But it made Rachel Carson and her followers feel good. Doesn´t that matter? [/s, just in case]

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Reply 5 - Posted by: realrep, 1/17/2013 2:16:25 PM     (No. 9122462)

My liberal mother who lives in assisted living has bedbugs. Her commando chair has been removed. She will be getting a new $900 chair soon. She doesn´t want to be bothered with this health issue. After I go there, all the clothes that I wore there go into the contamination bag.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: youngtexan, 1/17/2013 2:19:41 PM     (No. 9122475)

Very high murder rate and now the most bedbug infested in the US. Nice. Obama must´ve been proud...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/17/2013 2:21:48 PM     (No. 9122484)

Dead fish is equally proud, #6. It happened on his watch!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/17/2013 2:25:00 PM     (No. 9122490)

Sorry for second post. Just shows what happens when you quit the control measures, in this case DDT and guns in the hands of law abiding citizens. Its amazing what happens when the victims can fight back.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: caddyjak, 1/17/2013 2:25:26 PM     (No. 9122492)

Mostly Democratic-run cities. Who would have thought???

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Reply 10 - Posted by: fishbone, 1/17/2013 2:32:31 PM     (No. 9122507)

#2, speaking of demographics I wonder what´s the population density of illegals in these cities?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Penney, 1/17/2013 2:54:27 PM     (No. 9122566)

´´LiberalISM,´´ is diseased? Well, this confirms it!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: UNCDoc, 1/17/2013 3:00:36 PM     (No. 9122576)

How can they lump in Fayetteville with Raleigh-Durham? It´s over an hour away!
Oh well, if anything it will be another deterrent to those nasty liberal Yankees who keep moving down here.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/17/2013 3:12:01 PM     (No. 9122602)

Perhaps zippy brought the bedbugs to Chicago when he returned from Pohkeestahn.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mrduc, 1/17/2013 3:20:04 PM     (No. 9122614)

Sanctuary cities? I know for a fact that #26 Hartford/New Haven both are.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pomom, 1/17/2013 4:10:30 PM     (No. 9122681)

New Orleans isn´t in the top 50 for bedbugs. Now, roaches are different story.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: retiree, 1/17/2013 6:53:36 PM     (No. 9122990)

DDT would take care of them. We had them back in the 40s. My mom did washings and ironings for people and someone she did clothes for brought them in to us. She stripped the wallpaper and "painted" every wall, ceiling and mopboard as well as floors with DDT. Got rid of them. Burned mattresses and upholstered furiture. Never got them again.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/17/2013 8:44:46 PM     (No. 9123190)

Why not bring back the weapon that works ?

Where did they first show up in recent history ? I-95 hotels with foreign visitors.

My mother used DDT in spring cleaning and ´oiled´ the bed springs with DDT. She lived to be 93 years old.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/17/2013 8:47:24 PM     (No. 9123198)

I read a horrible story in our local newspaper the other day. It seems that libraries are starting to get infested with bedbugs, and it´s costing them big bucks to eradicate them.

Why is this happening? Well, people like to read in bed. So, if you´re unlucky enough to bring home a book with a bedbug (or its eggs) secreted in its spine, you could be introducing bedbugs to your home. It´s made me think again about investing in a Kindle or e-reader of some sort.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/17/2013 9:02:39 PM     (No. 9123233)

Not surprising since libraries have become the favorite places for the homeless to hang out all day.

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