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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Do you have bedbugs? If so, watch out for the scammers too

Photo by Wonderferrer
 They are everywhere and they like it when you help them relocate by hustling them off in your purse, on your shoes, luggage or clothes, and in the super market shopping bag. Getting rid of bedbugs is big business, and it’s bringing the exterminators out of the woodwork.

The National Pest Management Assn. says we are “on the threshold of a bedbug pandemic, not just in the U.S., but around the world. Now that would scare hell out of anybody.

DDT used to do the job but there is nothing today to effectively deal with bedbugs, and it could cost thousands of dollars to get rid of them. Nike Town, Victoria’s Secret and Abercrombie & Fitch closed their New York outlets to deal with infestations. So it is inevitable the con artists will soon abound from the Internet and from junk mail offers. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You have been warned!

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