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Beware of bed bugs

Bed bugs are back and are no longer just found in beds. These pests are now making their way into workplaces and other public spaces. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, infestations in the U.S. have tripled since 2005, and a recent survey of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) found that 1 in 10 of those responding reported bed bugs in a commercial property.

Why the resurgence? Some say it’s due to increase in international travel and changes in pest control practices, including the use of bug pesticides that are less effective than DDT. For more information on how to properly identify a bed bug problem and how to treat it, check out WGA’s new white paper on the subject – Bed Bugs 101.

  1. Susan Forbes
    November 5, 2010 at 9:25 am

    More on bed bugs – a New York City hotel is hit with lawsuit http://www.businessinsurance.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101104/NEWS/101109954

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