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Apartments Lose $3.5MM Bed Bug Lawsuit

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Sixteen former and current residents of one of Los Angeles' largest apartment complexes have won a $3.5-million verdict over an infestation of bedbugs in their units, according to their lawyer.   Read more about the bed bug lawsuits.

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Woman Sets House Ablaze Trying to Kill Bed Bugs

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Flames broke out when a woman in a first-floor unit tried to kill bedbugs with rubbing alcohol that ignited near an open flame, either a candle or burning incense.   Read more DIY Bed Bug Killing Disasters.

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Chagas Disease Spread By Bed Bugs

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Michael Z. Levy, PhD of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, and researchers from Peru have confirmed that bed bug feces can transmit the parasite that causes Chagas disease.   Find out more about Bed Bugs Spreading Chagas Disease.

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Baltimore #1 on Top Bed Bug Cities List

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Every January Orkin releases its list of top bed bug cities based on requests into their call centers. This year’s winner is Baltimore, MD with Washington, DC running a close second.   Read the rest of the Worst Bed Bug Cities List.

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Bed bugs won't kill you, but the poisons used to kill them might!

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Bed bugs won't kill you, but the poisons used to kill them might!

The CDC has released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of interest to anyone with bed bugs, or that fears bed bugs. Also watch this video from the University of Colorado explaining that bed bugs have developed resistance to pesticides and chemicals designed to kill bed bugs.  See the list of Bedbug Pesticides that can kill you. Why would anyone spray toxic pesticides that don't work and even make the problem worse in an area where you spend ⅓ of your life? Stop the madness! Use electric heat to kill bed bugs.

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