Experts: ‘Bed Bugs Are Not Going Away Any Time Soon’

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A two-day bedbug summit in Washington, D.C., ended in defeat earlier this month: The bedbugs are virtually unstoppable, experts concluded. New York City sent its fiercest bedbug-fighting mind, entomologist Gil Bloom, a former member of Mayor Bloomberg's Bedbug Advistory Board, to the D.C. conference. "The goal of bed bug elimination should be replaced by the more realistic one of achieving bed bug control," she reported back. "Bed bugs are not going away any time soon." [Brick Underground via Gothamist]