The brutal business of battling bedbugs
September 13, 2010
NEW YORK — Over the past summer, America has been gripped by bedbug fever — and not in a good way, according to the Daily Finance.
The minuscule pests have gotten out of control: In New York, they forced the closure of several high-end retailers, bedeviled Bill Clinton''s Harlem headquarters and were recently discovered in Google''s offices, the article noted.
While New York is officially the most bedbug-ridden city in the country, the nocturnal bloodsuckers have become a problem across the nation, as the emergence of pesticide-resistant strains of the bugs have made them harder and harder to fight, the article stated.
According to the article, a vast industry has sprouted up to fight infestation: From bug-sniffing dogs (particularly Beagles) to portable fabric steamers to undercover exterminators, the front lines of the bedbug battle are jammed with all manner of measures, including pricey and high- and low-tech options.
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