Bedbug bites becoming bigger battle

Benac, Nancy
October 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/19/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 15, p1606
Academic Journal
The article reports on the growing problem about bedbugs in the U.S. and Canada. Bedbugs are blood sucking insects that were largely eradicated in both countries during the 1940s and 1940 because of widespread use of synthetic pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, which is already banned. They have returned and become highly resistant to several insecticides available to combat them. The health effects of their bites include allergic symptoms, skin rashes, irritation and exasperation.


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