Friday, August 27, 2010
Bedbugs, once thought all but eradicated, have become resurgent all across America. This summer, we've heard stories about these pests spreading all over the country — from the Empire State Building to rural towns. But why does the problem continue to get worse? Recently, a major pest-control company releaseed a top-10 list of the most infested cities in America. However, even with the number of reported infestations continuing to climb, all hope is not lost.
Monday, August 02, 2010
Bed bugs are coming back strong, but the city has a half a million dollar plan to help eradicate them. Gil Bloom, entomologist on the City’s Bed Bug Advisory Board, and president of the pest control company, Standard Pest Management, and Gale Brewer, City Council Member, discuss the return of bed bugs and the plan to rid the city of them.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Does anyone remember that old camp fire song? Well, after decades of living bedbug free, we are in for a massive comeback by these annoying little critters that live in our mattresses and furniture and hair and clothes and everywhere you can think of that will annoy you. The Environmental Protection Agency held a meeting dubbed the first National Bed Bug Summit this week to try and figure out a solution to this bed bug explosion. Greg Baumann is the Senior Scientist and Technical Director for the National Pest Management Association, and he’s been following these meetings closely.