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Hate insects? Afraid of Germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: Bedbugs carrying a staph "superbug."

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Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph "superbug." Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood. Bedbugs have not been known to spread disease, and there's no clear evidence that the five bedbugs found on the patients or their belongings had spread the MRSA germ they were carrying or a second less dangerous drug-resistant bacteria. However, bedbugs can cause itching that can lead to excessive scratching. That can cause breaks in the skin that make people more susceptible to these germs, noted Dr....

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Super Gross Facts About Bed Bugs and Mites.

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Super Gross Facts About Bed Bugs and Mites.

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They Suck Our Blood & Invade Our Castles': Beds Bugs Are Gross, Misunderstood & Love College Kids!

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Published:  February 4th 2013, 12:21pm   Bed bugs are misunderstood. "The fear is stoked with myth and misinformation, such as that they transmit infections, fly, leap tall buildings [and] are a sign of uncleanliness ... They're little vampires. They suck our blood and invade our castles." To be fair, that last part is true. But according to Richard Pollack, Ph.D., when it comes to not letting the bed bugs bite, there's a lot we just don't know. Pollack is the president and chief scientific officer of IdentifyUS, a Newton-based company specializing in the professional identification of pests, predominantly bed bugs, ticks and...

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Brooklyn Exterminator Shares His Best Bed Bug Horror Stories

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  Although bed bug complaints and violations were said to be in decline last year, exterminator Bill Swan isn't buying it. According to Swan, NYC's bed bug epidemic is still raging, and he attributes the drop in complaints to an increasing number of New Yorkers essentially giving up, sticking an apple in their mouths and tying themselves to spits for the bed bugs armies to feast upon. In a lengthy interview with Swan, he shared some of his craziest bed bug horror stories with us, and also explained why it doesn't work to try to get rid of them on your own....

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