Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don't let the Bed Bugs Bite
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
I remember saying this little verse as a child and not thinking anything about what I was actually saying. I didn't even know bedbugs really existed until recently.
There has just been so much on the news and in the papers about how bed bugs are becoming an epidemic all over the country. They seem to be everywhere. Libraries, clothing stores, hotels, etc.
Add to that, the fact that it's very costly and difficult to eradicate them once you have them in your home.
Apparently, DDT was an effective way to get rid of them and they were pretty much eradicated in the 1940's. But, DDT was banned in the 70's so there isn't any pesticide that takes care of them.
I am not big on using pesticides in my home, but I would if I needed to get rid of bedbugs.
Is anyone else as freaked out about this as I am? Just wondering.