Bloodsuckers. A Plague On Cimex Lectularius.

G’day,

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How’s life….I hope that it is treating you kindly, with days of wine and roses and nights of blissful repose.

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Or perhaps not ….the blissful repose part anyway.

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Would you believe that bedbugs are making a very successful comeback, after the days of the effective but now banned pesticides which were originally so effective decades ago.

These included the now infamous DDT.

It is very scary to think that we are all in danger of an infestation nowadays because there has been an explosion in their numbers worldwide, if not a plague of them.

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The University of Kentucky examined the levels of this problem by completing a worldwide survey of 1000+ pest control companies.

This covered 43 countries, all of whom are fighting a growing problem.

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Being clean at home does not prevent them finding you because they can now be picked at a holiday hotel and brought back home concealed in your luggage or your clothing.

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They are found at airports and in the seats on public transport.

They can even lie dormant for a year while waiting for you.

Everyone’s writing about it

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In places like the hotels in New York there are infestations, and there is a ‘Bed Bug Advisory Board’ which was set up last year to try and combat the menace.

Being posh does not help either because a few weeks ago branches of Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister had to be closed because they had similar infestations of the horrible things.

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I don’t know about you but it’s enough to make me freak.
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Now I don’t want to stay in hotels, even the top notch luxury ones, try on clothes in shops, go abroad for any reason or travel on public transport.
yet another good reason for sitting in the cupboard in a brown paper bag and shouting “eeek”.

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See, I always knew I was not mad when I did that!

Have an itch-free one today….if you can!
j.

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