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Old 06-15-2012, 02:23 PM
Bed bug king of the USA

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47830314...iladelphia_pa/

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The City of Brotherly Love welcomes a multitude of new brothers: bedbugs.

Philadelphia has finally topped the list and beat New York City, its number one competitor, to win the dubious honor of 2012’s most bedbug-infested city in the United States.

When pest control company Terminix released its annual list on Monday, Philly came out on top. Cities honored for the first time as part of the Top 15 included Cleveland, Houston, Indianapolis, Miami and New Haven. The national bedbug epidemic began a few years ago and appears not to be abating anytime soon. Terminix says there has been a steady increase of bedbug buddies in most states since its first report in 2010. And with the influx of summer travelers in the coming months, Philadelphia should watch out.

So what do you do to keep the bedbugs from biting? Terminix offers a few tips: Hang all clothing, vacuum suitcases after you get home from travel and check you bed for bugs, bug shells and dark blood spots.



The 2012 most bedbug-infested cities include:

1. Philadelphia
9. Denver
2. Cincinnati
10. New Haven, Conn.
3. New York City
11. Dallas
4. Chicago
12. Houston
5. Detroit
13. Indianapolis
6. Washington, D.C.
14. Miami
7. Columbus, Ohio
15. Cleveland
8. San Francisco
Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1e2r6)


New Haven, Ct? Really? WOW! I am shocked Los Angeles is not on the list.

Anyone ever have or get bit by bedbugs? I was once bit, but I thought they were mosquitos. I had several bites on one of my legs mostly around my ankle while staying at a hotel. Took like 4 or 5 days to go away.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:00 PM
Well talking about bed bugs
There was a clip on the show Today Tonight quite a while ago

They tested quite a few expensive motels and cheaper versions and they found out that the expensive motels were the most common to have bedbugs

Which is not good the cheaper accomandation got quite a good rap saying they were the most cleanest

I think it si not only the USA which have problems with bed bugs it is all over the world

You have to change your sheets a few times a week so you know your self that they are clean
They even say that you should vacum your bed so you can rid your self of this bug

But it doesnt just happen in motels it happens at home too

Also you can get nits from a dirty pillow idf the former person who stayed there had them
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:21 PM
Why the heck is that list numbered so crazy?
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:35 PM
Well l was just looking at what was written and to me l do not care how the numbers have been put down

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:02 PM
You can thank the pseudo-science(actually more like junk science) infused hysteria spewed forth from Rachel Carson in her book Silent Spring(the environmentalist bible) that led to the banning of DDT by governments around the world for that.

DDT was one of the only substances known to combat malaria spreading mosquitoes(not to mention bedbugs) and since it was banned, 3 million malaria deaths resulted in the southern parts of Africa. That woman definitely has blood on her hands(and your sheets).
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:51 PM
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You can thank the pseudo-science(actually more like junk science) infused hysteria spewed forth from Rachel Carson in her book Silent Spring(the environmentalist bible) that led to the banning of DDT by governments around the world for that.

DDT was one of the only substances known to combat malaria spreading mosquitoes(not to mention bedbugs) and since it was banned, 3 million malaria deaths resulted in the southern parts of Africa. That woman definitely has blood on her hands(and your sheets).
Carson was not even for a total ban on the pesticide. She stated in the book that over time mosquitoes could develop a tolerance to DDT at the levels they were, at the time, currently being sprayed. She suggested spraying more lightly instead of dousing the soil with the stuff. Not to mention the fact that there was no worldwide ban.

Its the governments that took her book, had their scientists do research and come up with the results that led to the government's decision to ban it. So let's dampen the "hysteria" on both ends please.

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:58 PM
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Carson was not even for a total ban on the pesticide. She did state in the book that over time mosquitoes could develop a tolerance to DDT at the levels they were, at the time, currently being sprayed. She suggested spraying more lightly instead of dousing the soil with the stuff.

Its the governments that took her book, had their scientists do research and come up with the results that led to the government's decision to ban it. So let's just quit stomping on the woman's grave.
Sure, it's the governments that perpetuated and finalized her "work"(which was still specious at best) and employed THEIR "scientists" to go DO research and COME UP with their spurious sought after results. I should have worded it better. She's still culpable though. Bullshit is bullshit, after all. And never forget as Father Merron says to Damian Karras in The Exorcist(regarding the demon),..."will also mix lies with the truth, to attack us."
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:18 AM
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Sure, it's the governments that perpetuated and finalized her "work"(which was still specious at best) and employed THEIR "scientists" to go DO research and COME UP with their spurious sought after results. I should have worded it better. She's still culpable though. Bullshit is bullshit, after all. And never forget as Father Merron says to Damian Karras in The Exorcist(regarding the demon),..."will also mix lies with the truth, to attack us."
While her claims that DDT was a carcinogen were disproven over time, there is absolute evidence that DDT does contain endocrine-disrupting properties which affect human and animal reproductive systems. Not to mention that DDT is chemically similar enough to estrogen to trigger hormonal response in animals. Multiple studies in multiple countries have shown a link between high levels of DDT and DDE and the prevalence of diabetes in areas.

You also neglect to mention that places where they still continued to use DDT to combat malaria still eventually saw a rise in malarial deaths due to multiple factors such as poor leadership, management and funding of malaria control programs, poverty, civil unrest, increased irrigation and a resistance due to agricultural overexposure, the latter being what Carson warned in her book.

These things are not always a 100% wrong or 100% right outcome. You get these positives but also these negatives with either decision and have to decide which one is worth it. Simplifying this fact or completely ignoring it is beneficial to neither side.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:14 AM
Yes the bed bug can be a pain but if you clean. Your sheets revert three days you can hopefully get rid of them also l if you use a vacuum on the mattress they say that works well that is what l got from a current affair show

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Old 02-05-2013, 01:16 AM
The biggest problem with bed bugs are, they badly hides under the beds and mattress and hence are invisible. But they suck blood very badly. The little nuts are very expert in sucking blood at night and very smartly spread all over the house. It's good to spray Exterminator suffolk county ny to control or get rid of bed bugs and other termites. One should spray the pest control once in every month to keep your house clean and safe.
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