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Invasion of the bedbugs.

Manuel J - Environ. Health Perspect. (2010)

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But now they are making a comeback... Anecdotes about infestations can be found in blogs and newspapers in virtually every major city... Of 521 responding U.S. pest management companies, 95% reported encountering a bedbug infestation in the past year... By comparison, before 2000 only 25% of U.S. survey respondents reported bedbug infestations, according to a 26 July 2010 press release from the NPMA... Bedbugs are not known to transmit disease except for possible associations with hepatitis B and Chagas disease... They are classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “a pest of significant public health importance” under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act... Another is the resistance bedbugs have developed to pesticides. “Bedbugs have been treated so many times, they have developed a resistance to commercially available products allowed for use by the EPA,” says Dini Miller, an associate professor of entomology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University... Propoxur (sold as Baygon®) is one commercially available chemical that is still effective in killing bedbugs... Steamers and rapid freezing equipment will kill bedbugs on contact... But the insects are experts at hiding, and repeated treatments are required to be effective... Another blew the walls out of his apartment after setting off a bug bomb and failing to turn off the pilot light (aerosol propellants can ignite in an enclosed room)... Officials in the state of Ohio have become so concerned that they have asked the EPA to grant them an exemption under Section 18 of the FPQA, allowing them to use propoxur in residential environments... In August 2010, the EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a joint statement promoting an integrated pest management (IPM) approach to bedbug control... IPM includes heat treatment, vacuuming, nonchemical pesticides (such as diatomaceous earth), and “judicious use” of chemical pesticides.

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Invasion of the bedbugs.

Manuel J - Environ. Health Perspect. (2010)

An exterminator fumigates a Queens, New York apartment for bedbugs, 28 July 2010.
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f1-ehp-118-a429: An exterminator fumigates a Queens, New York apartment for bedbugs, 28 July 2010.

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But now they are making a comeback... Anecdotes about infestations can be found in blogs and newspapers in virtually every major city... Of 521 responding U.S. pest management companies, 95% reported encountering a bedbug infestation in the past year... By comparison, before 2000 only 25% of U.S. survey respondents reported bedbug infestations, according to a 26 July 2010 press release from the NPMA... Bedbugs are not known to transmit disease except for possible associations with hepatitis B and Chagas disease... They are classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “a pest of significant public health importance” under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act... Another is the resistance bedbugs have developed to pesticides. “Bedbugs have been treated so many times, they have developed a resistance to commercially available products allowed for use by the EPA,” says Dini Miller, an associate professor of entomology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University... Propoxur (sold as Baygon®) is one commercially available chemical that is still effective in killing bedbugs... Steamers and rapid freezing equipment will kill bedbugs on contact... But the insects are experts at hiding, and repeated treatments are required to be effective... Another blew the walls out of his apartment after setting off a bug bomb and failing to turn off the pilot light (aerosol propellants can ignite in an enclosed room)... Officials in the state of Ohio have become so concerned that they have asked the EPA to grant them an exemption under Section 18 of the FPQA, allowing them to use propoxur in residential environments... In August 2010, the EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a joint statement promoting an integrated pest management (IPM) approach to bedbug control... IPM includes heat treatment, vacuuming, nonchemical pesticides (such as diatomaceous earth), and “judicious use” of chemical pesticides.

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