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A CYNICAL LOOK AT THE DAILY GRIND

Monday, March 26, 2007

IT'S A BUG'S LIFE


Here's a good Monday morning "gross out."

If you read my column on Wednesday in the Community section, you know I've written about bed bugs before. But with families getting ready to take summer vacations, I thought I'd put out another little warning.

These creepy, crawly creatures are as close as your nearest hotel, even the clean, four- AND five-star ones at that.

Make sure you check mattress crevices for bed-bug poop before you bed down. If it's there, so are the 3 a.m. night stalkers.



For more information on the bugs, go to Cooper Pest Solution's Web site or
listen to New York Public Radio's Leonard Lopate show from 12:40 -1:00 p.m. today.


Get a leg up on them before they get you. Check out this blood-feeding video.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,

My name is Sean and I am a former pest control technician and now Quality Assurance Manager and Technical Advisor for one of North America’s largest pest control companies.

I have spent the better part of the past five years studying and researching bed bugs. It has literally become a hobby.

I have created a website geared toward providing the public with a place to go to get unbiased information and allow industry professionals to communicate with each other on this issue.

The site is called The Bed Bug Resource (www.thebedbugresource.com). At the top of the page there is a Forum button that will take you to the message boards.

If you find this to be a useful resource please feel free to post a link to it, or pass the information on to colleagues and the general public.

If you reference the site or use any of its material I ask that a copy of the article be sent to me.

Sincerely,

Sean
Entomologist / Pest Professional
www.thebedbugresource.com

Mon Mar 26, 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Dot said...

This topic just BUGS me ... ewwww!!

Mon Mar 26, 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Gee, Sean, I bet your wife wishes you'd take up some new hobbies! Yuck! Hopefully, you're not doing some wacko scientific experiments in your guest bedroom!

Mon Mar 26, 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous she's got legs said...

I think he made that blood-sucking video.......

Mon Mar 26, 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm itching to tell you, they really are out there in force!

Mon Mar 26, 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

Good night everyone...sleep well and don't let the bedbugs bite!

Mon Mar 26, 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Bedbugger Blog said...

The Lopate interview is useful. People need to avoid these monsters at all cost.

Wed Mar 28, 01:19:00 PM  

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