BED BUG AND BEYOND
YUCCH! HEARD ABOUT THE INFESTATION OF THE UNION SQUARE CINEMA. NOW THIS ARTICLE, WHICH PREDICTED THE INCREASED OUTBREAKS IN APRIL, SAYS THEY ARE FINDING THEM IN CELLPHONES AND KEYBOARDS??? I GUESS IT'S TIME TO LAY OFF THE SEX WITH HOMELESS MEN FOR A WHILE. I'M ADMITTEDLY A BIT OF A HYPOCHONDRIAC, BUT ONE SITE MENTIONS MOVING YOUR BED AWAY FROM THE WALL AND NOT LETTING LINENS TOUCH THE FLOOR. THE BASTARDS CAN LIVE WITHOUT FOOD FOR 18 MONTHS!
Arrow Exterminating Expects Public to Get Hit Hard Post-Spring Break
LYNBROOK, N.Y., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Deutsch can't believe the places
he and the other technicians at Arrow Exterminating are finding bed bugs these
days: inside lamp bases, clock radios, TVs, computer keyboards, between the
pages of books, inside electric switches, behind ceiling moldings and in one
case, inside a cell phone. "We've never seen anything like this," says
Deutsch, the Arrow staff entomologist. "We certainly know that bed bugs are
not restricted to beds and upholstered furniture, but now we're finding them
in places even we never thought possible."
What's more, Deutsch believes the worst has yet to hit Long Island and the
Greater New York area. The ultra-high volume of spring break travel is bound
to yield more than a deluge of spectacular tans. "Expect to see a huge
increase in bed bugs after spring break is over this year," he says. Frequent
international travel and hotel stays have helped bed bugs to make a comeback
after near extinction in the U.S. The bugs find their way into suitcases and
end up being carried home here to the States. Another reason bed bugs are
back with a vengeance is that DDT, a pesticide commonly used in the
mid-twentieth century to treat bed bugs, has been banned and the pesticides
used today are safer but less effective.