Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Entomologists Convene Bedbug Conference In Chicago

Yesterday, Reliapundit posted about how the Nike Manhattan store had been closed due to a bedbug infestation. The problem seems to have reached Biblical proportions.

Today, news comes that the problem is, indeed, so bad that a Conference will be held to address the problem.

As per usual, the problem has been created by the excesses of Leftism:

North America's first bedbug summit opened in Chicago on Tuesday morning with a sellout audience and a slate of entomologists representing top universities such as Yale and Cornell.

"This summit really represents access to the best information available on bedbugs to date," said organizer Phillip Cooper, president of BedBug Central.

His organization is an information resource that has a public website providing information on health, treatment and prevention methods.

"This summit will provide a sophisticated level of information to a variety of industries that can be lost in smaller or less specific seminars," he said.

Bedbugs, which were nearly eradicated 50 years ago, have been making a comeback in North America due to the banning of DDT and other toxic chemicals.

"Bedbugs have just increased, like phenomenal. I'm getting more and more calls I'm basically booked up two to three weeks in advance."

Read the full story here.


tarpon said...

Weren't bedbugs eradicated by DDT?

Looks like about 1.5 million African kids die of malaria due to lack of DDT.

Another liberal lie.

Pastorius said...

That's right,and that's because of misguided leftist policies, under the guise of environmentalism.

Always On Watch said...

The infestation of stinkbugs is also spreading. Here in D.C., they have invaded like you can't believe.