WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) says it will hold a summit next year to "help find solutions to the nation''s bedbug problem," according to United Press International
Infestation of bedbugs, tiny insects that feed on human blood, have become a nationwide problem as the pests have turned up in almost every region of the country, the article noted.
In February the Federal Bedbug Workgroup, which includes representatives from the departments of Defense
, will report on their progress in dealing with the infestations, the article stated.
According to the article, the multiagency summit will be "identifying knowledge gaps and barriers to effective community-wide bedbug control, proposals for next steps in addressing knowledge gaps and eliminating barriers and developing a framework for addressing the highest priority needs."