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BAMAPHIN 22
02-05-2006, 08:33 PM
Australia is suffering a bed-bug epidemic with the tourism industry losing an estimated A$100 million (US$75 million) a year because of the blood-sucking insects, according to a new entomology study.

Some pest controllers have reported more than a 1,000 percent rise in bed-bug outbreaks, said the Institute for Clinical Pathology & Medical Research at Sydney's Westmead Hospital.

The Australian outbreaks are part of a global epidemic, with the number of bed bugs worldwide doubling each year, Institute medical entomologist Stephen Doggett said Friday.

"Britain, Europe and a lot of America have reported a resurgence in bed bugs," said Doggett.

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Dolfan5000
02-06-2006, 04:07 PM
What can be done about that?

HansMojo
02-06-2006, 04:24 PM
What can be done about that?
Just remember that old bedtime story:

Nighty night. Sleep tight
Don't let the bed bugs bite
If they do
Pick a few
Then we'll have some bed bug stew.
:lol:

_dan24
02-06-2006, 04:50 PM
ew